Screenwriting News

February 19th, 2012 by

Adam Mason and Simon Boyes set up micro-budget thriller “NSFW” at Universal with Joe Johnston set to direct.

Comedy writers Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer (Eurotrip land a gig adapting the YouTube hit “Ultimate Dog Tease” for Paramount.

Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones Diary) tapped to pen a new take on “Beauty and the Beast” for Warner Bros. and director Guillermo del Toro.

Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) to adapt sci-fi book “Altered Carbon” for her company Mythology Entertainment.

Veena Sud (“The Killing”) to write the script for Paramount’s remake of Suspicion.

D.C. Walker to adapt prize-winning graphic novel “I Killed Adolf Hitler” for Studio Eight Productions.

Black List scribe Arash Amel (“The Expatriate”) hired to write I Am Legend 2.

Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) negotiating to write “Perry Mason” for Robert Downey, Jr. and Warner Bros.

Another Guggenheim [David], who penned Safe House, lands a gig to write the novel “Exile” for Mullholland Books.

Greg Russo project “High Speed,” which sold as a spec in 2011, lands Scott Waugh as its director.

S. Craig Zahler’s project “The Big Stone Grid,” which sold as a spec to Sony in 2011, gets a director: Michael Mann.

Josh Zeutmer (“Vale”) sells pitch for spy thriller to Universal.

2009 Black List script “Dark Was the Night” [aka “The Trees”] from writer Tyler Hisel lands Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas to star.

Joss Whedon (Serenity) talks about Cabin in the Woods.

Alexander Payne (The Descendants) chats with Patrick Goldstein about his upcoming movie “Nebraska”.

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