Screenwriting News (September 28-October 4, 2015)

October 4th, 2015 by

Peter Filardi sells “Magicus” pitch to DreamWorks.

Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing adapting novel “The Boy Who Drew Monsters” for New Line.

Cort Johns and Luke Jaden Sawicki writing “Hacker” for Eden Road Pictures.

Katie Lovejoy sells thriller pitch “In Sight” to Universal Pictures.

Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton sell untitled heist fantasy pitch to Sony Pictures.

Sam Regnier sells 2015 Nicholl Fellowship winning screenplay “Free Agent” to CBS Films.

Luke Jaden Sawicki and Cort Johns writing “The Wolf Who Cried Boy” for Eden Road Pictures.

Will Staples adapting Wired magazine article “Dark Web” for Twentieth Century Fox.

George Tillman Jr. and Nathan Skulnik writing “More Soul Food” for Fox 2000.

Mike Van Waes sells science fiction spec script “Hammerspace” to Warner Bros.

Screenwriting News (September 21-September 27, 2015)

September 27th, 2015 by

Macon Blair writing drama thriller “Hold the Dark” for A24.

Luke Davies rewriting drama “Beautiful Boy” for New Regency and Plan B Entertainment.

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara writing “The Favourite” for Scarlet Films and Element Pictures.

Timothy Dowling rewriting science fiction thriller “Stealing Time” for DreamWorks.

Michael Gunn sells spec script “The Virginian” to New Line Cinema.

Eric Heisserer adapting mystery novel “And Then There Were None” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Tom Kuntz writing dark comedy “Desired Moments” for Amazon Studio.

Eugene Lee adapting his play “East Texas Hot Links” for Night Fox Entertainment.

Tobias Lindholm adapting drama “The Tunnels” for FilmNation Entertainment and The Mark Gordon Company.

Kate Maberly writing-directing teen thriller “The Forest of Hands and Teeth” for Hypnotic and 7 Star Pictures.

Jordan Peele writing-directing horror “Get Out” for Blumhouse Productions.

Cat Vasko adapting drama thriller “The Spy Who Loved” for Bluegrass Pictures.

Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi writing action thriller “The Commuter” for StudioCanal and The Picture Company.

Screenwriting News (September 14-September 20, 2015)

September 20th, 2015 by

Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari writing untitled Transformers project for Paramount Animation.

John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle adapting action thriller novel “Six Minutes to Freedom” for MadRiver Pictures.

Todd Jones and Earl Ritchey Jones sell spec script “Humbug” to Universal Pictures.

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant sell action comedy pitch “The Revenger” to Universal Pictures.

Jeremy Lott writing action “Rally Car” for Fundamental Films.

David Magee writing untitled Mary Poppins sequel for Walt Disney Pictures.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber adapting drama romance novel “Our Souls At Night” for Netflix.

Gina Prince-Bythewood rewriting Black List script “Before I Fall” for Awesomeness Films.

Dan Wiedenhaupt writing action thriller “Solutrean” for Studio 8.

Bryce Zabel adapting “Captured” for Stellar Productions and Gotham/Principal.

Screenwriting News (September 7-September 13, 2015)

September 13th, 2015 by

Stuart Fink writing comedy drama “The Last Word” for Myriad Pictures, Wondros, and Water Bear Productions.

Erica Oyama sells comedy pitch “Schooled” to Universal Pictures.

Zack Parker and Kevin Donner writing thriller “Inversion” for Along The Tracks Productions and Plattform.

Victor Salva writing-directing “Jeepers Creepers 3” for Myriad Pictures and American Zoetrope.

Ari Schlossberg writing thriller “The Twisted” for Ridley Scott Presents.

Clay Senechal and Bob Persichetti writing “Playmobil” for ON Entertainment, Wild Bunch, and Morgen Studios.

Alan Wenkus adapting “Code Name: Johnny Walker” for 28 Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (August 30-September 6)

September 6th, 2015 by

Brian Clark psychological thriller “Sadie” going forward with ETV Films.

Chris Frazier and Charlie Frazier sell thriller pitch “Heist” to Warner Bros. Pictures.

Conor McPherson adapting “Artemis Fowl” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg set up horror thriller pitch “Cropsey” at DreamWorks Studios.

Aaron Sorkin writing Untitled Lucille Ball Project for Escape Artists.

Christopher Yost writing adventure fantasy “Monkey King” for Abstract Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (August 24-August 30, 2015)

August 30th, 2015 by

William Broyles Jr., Burr Steers, and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers & Stephen Harrigan’s adaptation of novel “Emperor” moving forward at Summit Entertainment.

J. Mills Goodloe adapting YA novel “Everything, Everything” for MGM.

Kara Holden adapting sports bio doc “Long Shot” for WWE Studios.

Max Hurwitz scripted science fiction “The Titan,” story by Arash Amel, moving forward with Sam Worthington and Ruth Wilson for Automatik.

Barry Jenkins writing-directing drama “Moonlight” for A24 and Plan B Entertainment.

Gideon Raff sells drama pitch “Operation Brothers” to Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Rosalind Ross adapting memoir “Escaping North Korea” for 3AD and Das Films.

Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt adapting 2013 Japanese action thriller “Shield of Straw” for Depth of Field Productions.

Jac Schaeffer’s 2014 Black List script “The Shower” with Andrew Lauren Productions and Anne Hathaway to produce and star.

M. Night Shyamalan writing-directing Untitled Project for Blumhouse Productions.

John Whittington adapting comedy drama memoir “Under One Roof” for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Screenwriting News (August 17- August 23, 2015)

August 23rd, 2015 by

Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski adapting graphic novel “Tag” for Twentieth Century Fox and BOOM! Studios.

Derek Connolly doing a polish on “Kong: Skull Island” for Universal Pictures.

Zach Dean writing “Sagan” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Ciaran Foy writing-directing thriller “The Shee” for Blumhouse Productions.

John Gary sells spec script “Sarah” to Lionsgate.

Mark Mallouk writing “Untitled Calabrese Project” for Black Label Media.

Carolyn V. Murray adapting her novel “Jane by the Sea” for Voltage Pictures.

Sascha Penn writing “April 29, 1992” for Lionsgate.

Robert Rodat writing “Kursk” for EuropaCorp.

Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy writing post-apocalyptic reboot “Zorro Reborn” for Lantica Pictures.

Richard Stratton writing “Untitled Ecstasy Project” for Meathawk Productions.

Dwain Worrell sells fantasy drama pitch “Dante’s Inferno” to Warner Bros. Pictures.

Christopher Yost writing “Masters of the Universe” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (August 10-August 16, 2015)

August 16th, 2015 by

Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski writing untitled horror project for A24.

Randall Green sells comedy pitch “Reunion” to Universal Pictures.

Bill Marsilii sells supernatural thriller pitch “Cold” to Lionsgate.

Billy Ray adapting period thriller book “Devil In The White City” for Paramount Pictures.

Mark L. Smith rewriting “Collider” for Paramount Pictures.

Screenwriting News (August 3-August 9, 2015)

August 9th, 2015 by

Mark Bomback writing untitled Ronda Rousey Project for Paramount Pictures.

Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer adapting teen drama comedy “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” for CBS Films.

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen adapting Ross MacDonald novel “Black Money” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis sell thriller pitch “The Children” to New Line Cinema.

Frank DeJohn and David Hedges sell untitled action pitch to Fundamental Films.

Cameron Fay writing animated Pez Candy project for Envision Media Arts.

Greta Gerwig writing-directing drama “Lady Bird” for IAC Group and Scott Rudin Productions.

Cole Haddon adapting science fiction thriller novella “Small Things” for Twentieth Century Fox.

David Leslie Johnson writing reboot of “Nightmare on Elm Street” for New Line Cinema.

Christopher Kyle options his adaptation of “Wrong Move” to Good Universe.

Art Marcum and Matt Holloway writing untitled Military Team project for Sony Pictures.


For my August 2014 interview with Frank DeJohn and David Hedges, go here.

Screenwriting News (July 27-August 2, 2015)

August 2nd, 2015 by

Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow writing comedic remake of “Shaft” for New Line Cinema.

Martin Blank adapting his play “The Law of Return” for The Jackal Group.

Peter Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay rewriting untitled science fiction drama for STX Entertainment.

Robert Eggers to write and direct a remake of the 1922 silent film “Nosferatu” for Studio 8.

David Gleeson action script “Down to a Sunless Sea” lands at Focus Features with Morgan Freeman attached.

JT Petty adapting 80 year-old New Yorker article “Voices Through The Trumpet” for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Chuck Pfarrer sells science fiction spec script “Crash Site” to Alcon Entertainment.

Daniel Ragussis and Michael German co-scripted real life crime drama “Imperium” at Atomic Features with Ragussis to direct.

Lori Evans Taylor sells thriller spec script “Bed Rest” to MGM.

Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh sell sports comedy pitch “Red Shirts” to Paramount Pictures.