Logan Secures DreamWorks Deal

By Caillan
December 6, 2001 - 12:52 PM

Motion picture studio DreamWorks today announced it has signed 'Star Trek: Nemesis' scribe John Logan to write two new historical films.

The first will focus on the life of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, Variety reported. DreamWorks co-founder Steven Spielberg is currently slated to direct.

A Greek island is the setting for the second film, which is based on a true story. The as yet untitled movie centres around a group of Allied commandos who sought refuge in an Eastern Orthodox monastery from the Germans in the second World War.

Veteran producer Walter Parkes will make his fiction debut with the film, having previously directed the documentary 'The California Reich' in 1975.

This deal is the latest in a long line of successes for the Academy Award-nominated Logan. His previous works include co-writing 'Gladiator' and adapting 'The Time Machine' from H.G Wells's classic novel. In addition, he wrote the acclaimed HBO film 'RKO 281,' earing an Emmy award nomination in the process.

'Star Trek: Nemesis,' written by Logan, Rick Berman and Brent Spiner (Data), is currently in principal production.

The original Variety article can be found here. Thanks to Tom A-N for this!

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