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Steve Knight's 'Hummingbird' Optioned By Shine Pictures

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Apr 11, 2011 | 8:55am EDT

Screenwriter Steve KnightSteve Knight's Hummingbird has a home. According to Variety, the thriller has been optioned by Shine Pictures and will be financed by New Regency Productions. 20th Century Fox plans to distribute. Knight plans to make his directorial debut with the film, which follows an ex-special services soldier turned criminal. Hummingbird will also reunite Knight with Paul Webster and Tracey Seaward, the same team that brought his novel Eastern Promises to life.

No one is yet cast, but Shine Pictures chairman Stephen Garrett seems excited about the project.

"Steve Knight's Hummingbird is as classy a project as they come," he said. "His screenplay is clever and compelling, and there is no better way for Shine Pictures to celebrate its role as a champion of the best of British and European talent than for us to be hosting Steve's directorial debut. I believe the story is timely and the characters are drawn from a city full of broken lives and sudden opportunities."

Anyway, this seems to be a whole bunch of positive talk for a movie with details as sparse as this. That said, Hummingbird's are pretty damn cute, so you know, the film has that going for it regardless.

Source: Variety

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