Warner Bros. acquires untitled action adventure spec script written by Oren Uziel and John Krasinski. From Deadline:
Krasinski and his Sunday Night banner will team with Pearl Street partners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to produce under their Warner-based company. Uziel, best known for scripting the genre mash-up The Kitchen Sink, which is getting made at Sony Pictures, will be a producer and Scott Z. Burns will be exec producer. The studio is keeping the logline under wraps.
This is the second spec script sale by Krasinski, better known as an actor. The other script: “Promised Land”.
Writers are repped by WME and Circle of Confusion (Uziel).
By my count, this is the 85th spec script sale of 2013.
There were 97 spec script sales year-to-date in 2012.
NOTE: As always during the last 2 weeks of the year, I will go through additional deals reported by other outfits to see if I can confirm they are actual sales — not options, not free options, not signing with reps reported as deals — but legitimate acquisitions.