eOne Inks First-Look Film & TV Deal With Former Management 360 Exec Ben Forkner

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Entertainment One (eOne) has signed Ben Forkner to a first-look deal on all film, scripted and unscripted television, and new media projects. Forkner previously served as the President of Motion Picture Production at Management 360 where he worked with clients on matters relating to intellectual property, film and television development, financing, and production.

The first project under Forkner’s new deal will be the sci-fi thriller, Salvation Day, a feature adaptation based on the novel by geo-physicist turned novelist Kali Wallace. Karl Gajdusek, who co-wrote The King’s Man prequel with Matthew Vaughn, is attached to adapt the screenplay.

Set aboard an abandoned spaceship where a lethal virus is awoken, the story centers on a strong young woman fighting for a better world—ready to blow up the system—who comes to question everything she believes in. It’s about the thin line that can separate idealism and radicalism, that
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