Stampede Ventures Picks Up Action Spec ‘The Paladin’ From ‘Kate’ Scribe Umair Aleem

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Stampede Ventures Picks Up Action Spec ‘The Paladin’ From ‘Kate’ Scribe Umair Aleem
Exclusive: Greg Silverman and Jon Berg of Stampede Ventures have snapped up rights to screenwriter Umair Aleem’s new action-adventure spec script The Paladin, which is being eyed as a franchise-starter, unfolding into a much larger, expansive universe.

Billed as Doctor Strange meets Unforgiven, The Paladin centers on a broken-down, last-of-his-kind warrior mage who undertakes a final quest to protect a child who has the power to save or destroy our world.

Silverman and Berg will produce the feature with a plan to go into production next year. The packaging of a star and filmmaker are underway.

The Paladin comes on the heels of Aleem’s hard-action feature Kate, a 2017 Black List script, which premiered on Netflix in September starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Woody Harrelson and Mike Martineau. Kate was the most watched film on any streaming service for 12 straight days. Aleem also adapted Danger Girl and wrote the sequel to Mile 22 for STX.
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