Screenwriting News (4/16-4/22/12)

April 22nd, 2012 by

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest movie may be about scientology.

Nice article about Chris Colfer (“Glee”) and his screenplay for the new movie Struck By Lightning.

Academy Award winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious) interview.

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love) hired to direct “Focus” from their script for Warner Bros.

George and John Gatins (Real Steel) hired to write “Need for Speed” for Dreamworks.

Lee Goldberg, TV writer and novelist, with a first-person essay in the LAT.

David Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade) sets up an untitled project to produce at Lava Bear.

Mitch Hurwitz talks “Arrested Development”.

Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier to write untitled project for Skydance Productions.

Writer-director Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill) talks about going the independent movie route with his new film Darling Companion.

David Levien and Brian Koppelman take on movie adaptation of 70s TV series “The Rockford Files” for Universal.

Seth Meyers (“Saturday Night Live”) sets up “Alone for the Holidays” at Fox 2000.

Jason Micallef sells rom-com spec script “Ground Control to Major Tom” to Walt Disney Pictures.

T.S Nowlin sells sci-fi action pitch “Agent 13″ to Universal for seven figures, part of a package including director Rupert Wyatt and actress Charlize Theron.

Brad Peyton (Journey 2) to write and direct “Lobo” for Warner Bros.

Taylor Sheridan (“Sons of Anarchy”) sells action-crime spec “Comancheria
to Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

First-timers John and Thomas Sonntag sells sci-fi spec “Alter” to Voltage Pictures.

Tommy Wirkola to rewrite and direct “Afterburn” for Relativity Media.

Finally at the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert DeNiro revealed he is working on a script for Midnight Run 2.

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