By Liza Foreman
New Regency and Gore Verbinski’s Blind Wink are joining forces on the feature film “Pyongyang,” about outsourcing run amok when a young animator sent to North Korea is accused of spying.
This film will reteam director/producer Gore Verbinski and writer Steve Conrad (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”) for the adaptation of Guy Delisle’s graphic novel “Pyongyang.” Verbinski is currently in post-production on “The Lone Ranger,” which is set for a Summer 2013 release.
Founded in 2008, Blind Wink is Gore Verbinski’s transmedia production company. Blind Wink’s first production was the Oscar-winning feature “Rango,” for Paramount, which has grossed over $240 million worldwide.
Founded in 1991 by Arnon Milchan, New Regency Productions is involved in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television and sports. Distributing its films through Twentieth Century Fox, Regency has produced many high-profile films over the years, including: “Fight Club,” “Heat,” “JFK,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” and “LA Confidential.”