Alert, young disciples. Nick's a guy from Atlanta -- not exactly the center of movie-dom -- who started a wee website, cultivated his relationships, worked his ass off, and is now a movie producer. He ain't related to nobody. He never moved here.
It's been in the works a while but there was no reason to discuss it until it became official.
But it's done. The deal aspect at least. New Line Cinema is the studio that will be doing what millions of readers have been wanting to see ever since Steve Alten started writing about man-eating fish. Very large man-eating fish even. They are making Meg the way it's meant to be made. Big and bad ass.
Steve Alten wrote the first several drafts and with many headaches thanks to notes from the producing team of Larry Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Ken Atchity, Guillermo del Toro, and myself. The already solid book became a cooler film, if you ask me. Much cooler. In fact, stay tuned to this site as we unveil the details of Steve's upcoming "director's cut" of his novel, due this summer. Shane (Ghost Rider, Breakdown, Armageddon) Salerno is doing the rewrite of the script and Jan (Speed, Twister) Debont is directing.
You could do worse than grow up to be Nick Nunziata.
Of course, then you'd have to carry whatever child-molesting cousin you have who's your personal equivalent of Dave Davis, but we all have a cross to bear.