Danny Boyle will direct the indie thriller, Ponte Tower.
The film will be set entirely in one of Africa's tallest skyscrapers, the 54-story cylindrical Ponte Tower in Johannesburg, South Africa. Variety adds it was a powerful symbol of white affluence under Apartheid when it was built in 1975; local papers even dubbed it 'heaven on earth,' but the urban landmark became a wind-ravaged hellhole infected by gangs.
Michael Thomas is writing the script, loosely based on a book by German novelist Norman Ohler, about a girl from Soweto who moves to the tower at the end of Apartheid and comes under the control of a charming drug lord.
No production schedule has been set for Ponte Tower.