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Uprising In The Cards For Petersen

Columbia Pictures' UPRISING will be directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher through their Sony-based Red Wagon studio, VARIETY reports.

The sci-fi thriller is about the resistance efforts of citizens after Earth has been occupied by an evil alien race.

BLOOD DIAMOND scribe Charles Leavitt is writing the script.

Petersen has worked with Columbia on DAS BOOT, IN THE LINE OF FIRE and AIR FORCE ONE.

Red Wagon's most recent films with Sony include MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA and RV.

Petersen was the director of POSEIDON, TROY and THE PERFECT STORM, among many others.