Deadline has revealed in an exclusive that Amy Pascal has just acquired Michael Diliberti’s pitch Athena.
Athena is the story of a troubled young woman who is recruited by a covert agency and learns she is the descendant of the fabled goddess of wisdom and war. Deadline speculates that the deal was for mid-six against seven figures.
Pascal just finished production on Paul Feig’s female-driven Ghostbusters with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Her next project involves the reboot of the Spider-Man franchise with Kevin Feige co-producing, Jon Watts directing and Tom Holland as Peter Parker.
Pascal will produce Athena at her new Sony-based Pascal Pictures along with Rachel O’Connor, and Bryan Haas.