Channing Tatum To Star in AVATAR like Movie “ION”
Fox is in contention, through its Fox 2000 label, to pick up the rights to a romantic sci-fi picture entitled “Ion.” Will Dunn wrote the script for the film that Ridley and Tony Scott are attached to produce. Channing Tatum is attached to star in the romantic epic.
The idea behind the plot is being compared by many Fox executives to “Avatar” thanks to its other-worldly feel. The story follows a man who travels between different Earths and dimensions in search of his reincarnated lover. The script for the film made the rounds in Hollywood last year but had no takers. Now with the success of “Avatar,” it appears there is renewed interest in the project.
Films such as “Avatar,”, “Star Trek,” and “District 9” have recently reopened the doors in Hollywood to sci-fi projects and studios appear ready to cash in. Tatum is becoming a leading man in Hollywood with several projects underway. He most recently appeared in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “Dear John.”
(Source: THR Blog)