Channing Tatum attached to 'Ion' -- Fox's next 'Avatar'? (exclusive)
Right now Fox, through its label Fox 2000, is getting ready to bet on sci-fi again and is the lead contender to pick up an original spec script by Will Dunn titled â€œIon," which is generating interest from several studios.
Channing Tatum is attached to star in what is labeled a sci-fi romantic epic, with Ridley and Tony Scott attached to produce.
The plot revolves around a man who travels to different Earths and dimensions in order to find his reincarnated lover. Execs are using the magic word -- â€œAvatarâ€ -- to describe the scope and otherworldly elements of the script.
â€œIonâ€ actually made the rounds last year but didnâ€™t take. In the post-"Avatar" Hollywood, however, the script is generating renewed interest. It attracted the interest of the Scott brothers, who helped develop the script further, which then brought in UTA/Management 360-repped Tatum, who could be one of Hollywoodâ€™s next leading men. The whole package raised the mercury even higher.