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TV spin-off for sci-fi flick Push

Summit Entertainment’s 2009 feature film Push is to be spun-off into a TV series, after a deal with the production house behind HBO series Hung and the screenwriter of sci-fi movies Watchmen and X-Men.

E1 Entertainment will work with Summit to develop and produce the science-fiction thriller series, with the pilot being written by David Hayter. E1 and Dark Hero Studios, co-owned by Hayter and Benedict Carver, will jointly produce the series.

Hayter and Carver will be exec producers, along with E1’s Noreen Halpern and John Morayniss. Summit, E1 and Dark Hero are currently in discussion with US broadcasters about the series.

“The project is also the perfect vehicle to initiate Summit’s plans of producing programming for the global television marketplace,” said Summit co-chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger.

E1 will handle the TV sales in Canada as well as home entertainment and broadcasting rights in Canada, the UK and Benelux. Summit will distribute home entertainment in the US. Both Summit and E1 will split foreign sales by each handling separate territories.

The original film, written by David Bourla, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle and Djimon Hounsou, launched last February and went on to gross nearly US$50m worldwide.

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