Sony Pictures is planning on developing action drama's White House Down and The Royal Honours Society. Both were picked up after a Heated bidding war between the studio and Paramount.

White House Down comes from The Amazing Spider-Man writer James Vanderbilt and is an action drama that combines Die Hard and Air Force One. The writer is also producing with Mythology Entertainment's Bradley Fischer and Laeta Kalogridis. Sony bought the script for $3 million.

The second, The Royal Honours Society, is a literary action-adventure from Ernest Lupinacci, which follows H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson through their adventures in the early 19th century.

Both projects are still in early development.