Paramount Pictures has acquired the spec script Hyperdrive from Morgan Jurgenson (Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil) and David Daniels.
The story centers on a hard-boiled detective who teams up with a nerdy sci-fi author to help solve a mysterious murder. As they try to track down a murder witness, they find themselves in the middle of an intergalactic battle on Earth. The project is described as a cross between 48 Hours and The Fifth Element.
Mary Parent will produce Hyperdrive through her Distruption Entertainment banner. David Daniels is the pseudonym of Alex Ankeles, vice president of production at Panay Films.
No production schedule was released for Hyperdrive.