Christian Gudegast is set to direct the bank heist drama Den of Thieves for Relativity Media, marking this one-time music video director's debut into feature length projects.
According to Variety, the story centers on a thief who's planning a heist but gets trapped between two sets of criminals.
Gudegast wrote the screenplay with Paul Scheuring nearly a decade ago. The project was originally set up at New Line with Peter Berg attached to direct and Chris Bender and J.C. Spink producing. When a bigscreen version was deemed too pricey, Benderspink reimagined the project as a TV series and eventually brought writer-directors Glen Morgan and James Wong aboard. NBC made an initial commitment for its 2004-05 season, but the 20th Century Fox Television pilot never made it to air.
Benderspink recently brought Gudegast and Scheuring's screenplay to Relativity, which enjoyed modest success with this year's heist drama The Bank Job, starring Jason Statham.
Relativity is eyeing a fall start date for Den of Thieves.