By Borys Kit
April 11, 2011
Verve has signed screenwriter-director Bragi Schut. Schut wrote Season of the Witch, the recent supernatural thriller starring Nicolas Cageand released by Relativity; the script won the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Competition in 2003.
He also wrote The Last Voyage of the Demeter, which explores a hidden aspect of the Dracula myth; Phoenix Pictures is behind the project that hasDavid Slade on board to direct and Noomi Rapace and Ben Kingsley attached to star.
Other scripts include Criminal Macabre, an adaptation of a Dark Horse comic by Steve Niles, and an untitled project for Roland Emmerich.
Schut also created the CBS series Threshold, which starred Carla Gugino and Charles Dutton.
On the directing front, Schut has helmed three shorts including Charlie Thistle, which hit the festival circuit and won several awards. He also directed commercials for such agencies as BBDO and VIA.
Schut continues to be repped by Rob Szymanski at Eclipse Law, and by Brian Spink at Realm Management.