Screenwriting News (September 19-September 25, 2016)

September 25th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Amy Aniobi adapting “The Love Playbook” for Codeblack Entertainment.

Christian Contreras 2015 Black List script “LABryinth” moving forward with Open Road Films with Johnny Depp to star.

Richard Cordiner writing untitled Wimbledon FC project for Fox 2000.

Christopher Cosmos sells historical drama spec script “American Rebel” to Pascal Pictures.

J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani adapting mobile game “Fruit Ninja” for New Line Cinema.

Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi adapting horror thriller novel “Breed” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Jenny Lumet writing untitled pilot for CBS.

Dylan Meyer rewriting “Heist Society” for Lionsgate.

Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera adapting “Hearts” from a Stephen King novella for The Fyzz Facility with Roberts to direct.

Kel Symons adapting “Sandman Slim” book series for Studio 8.

Sheldon Turner adapting “Wolf Boys” for TriStar.

Terence Winter writing “Warhol” for Michael De Luca Productions with Jared Leto to star.

Screenwriting News (September 12-September 18, 2016)

September 18th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Mike Arnold and Chris Poole writing remake “The Toxic Avenger” for Storyscape Entertainment, Weed Road Pictures, and Troma Entertainment, Inc.

Chris Boyle writing “The Hype” for Catalyst Global Media.

Jeremy Brock writing untitled Mortara project for The Weinstein Company.

Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles adapting children’s books “Zita The Spacegirl” for Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

Chris Boyle McQuarry writing “The Pilgrimage” for DMC Films.

Taylor Sheridan writing “Disorder” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Ben Younger writing-directing “Isle of Man” for Bold Films and Michael De Luca Productions.

Screenwriting News (September 5-September 11, 2016)

September 11th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Alfonso Cuarón writing-directing untitled Mexican family drama for Participant Media and Pimienta Films.

Tom Hanks scripted World War II drama “Greyhound” at FilmNation Entertainment with Hanks to star.

Zach Helm writing-directing “We Do Not Forget” for First Look Media and Fuqua Films.

Cory Koller writing remake of 2000 Swedish movie “Naked” for Broken Road Productions and Wayans/Alvarez Productions.

Felix Randau writing “Revenge – The Story of Iceman” for Port Au Prince, Echo Film, and Lucky Bird Pictures

Theodore Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum writing sequel “Shanghai Dawn” for MGM.

Paul Schrader writing-directing “First Reformed” for Arclight Films and Killer Films, Inc.

Screenwriting News (August 29-September 4, 2016)

September 4th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Gesha-Marie Bland writing “The Ripper” for Maven Pictures.

Daniel Casey scripted “Kin” going forward with 21 Laps Entertainment.

Richard Linklater adapting “Last Flag Flying” for Detour Filmproduction.

Guy Moshe writing “The Last Draw of Jack of Hearts” for Lituanica Films.

Michael Ross adapting “The Most Notorious Counterfeiter” for Overbrook Entertainment.

Rupert Wyatt and Erica Beeney sell science fiction spec script “Captive State” to Participant Media.

Screenwriting News (August 22-August 28, 2016)

August 28th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Brandon Boyce scripted thriller “Bad Samaritan” at Electric Entertainment with David Tennant to star.

Michael Gilio writing “Dark Universe” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman rewriting “The Croods 2” for DreamWorks Animation.

Daniel Kunka sells spec script “The Ark” to NBC.

Abi Morgan writing TV series “The Split” for BBC.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber writing “New Mutants” for 20th Century Fox.

Hillary Seitz rewriting “Heist Society” for Lionsgate.

Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse adapting “Blood in the Water” for TriStar Pictures.

Screenwriting News (August 15-August 21, 2016)

August 21st, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Jeff Buhler writing “Blood” for Bold Films.

Etan Cohen writing-directing “Holmes and Watson” for Sony Pictures Entertainment with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly attached to star.

Cameron Fay writing feature adaptation of TV series “COPS” for Boies/Schiller Film Group.

Dan Fogelman sells spec script “Life Itself” to FilmNation Entertainment.

Lauren Iungerich sets up comedy pitch “My Daughter’s Quinceañera” at Universal Pictures.

Christopher Keyser writing remake of “Witness for the Prosecution” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Mark McDevitt sets up 2015 Black List script “Ida Tarbell” at Amazon Studios.

Shea Mirzai and Evan Mirzai set up 2012 Black List script “Doppelgangers” at Paperclip Ltd.

Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch writing “Pokemon” for Universal Pictures.

Luke Scott writing-directing “The Hunger” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Laura Solon sells action comedy pitch “Bodyguards” to Universal Pictures.

Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel period drama adaptation “The Aftermath” lands at Fox Searchlight Pictures with Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard to star.

Screenwriting News (August 8-August 14, 2016)

August 14th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

David Bruckner adapting horror novel “The Ritual” for The Imaginarium.

Joel Carpenter options script “The Ridge” Imprint Entertainment

Brady Corbet writing “Vox Lux” for Killer Films, Inc., Corbet will also direct and star.

Eisa Davis writig untitled Angela Davis project for Codeblack Entertainment.

Greta Gerwig adapting “Little Women” for Sony Pictures.

Adam Gibgot writing biopic “The Search” for Fuego Films and Heartwire Productions.

Steve Lemme sells untitled breakdance pitch to Lionsgate.

Bret McKenzie writing “Moonland” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Samantha McIntyre scripted “Unicorn Store” with The District, Brie Larson to star and direct.

Ellen Shanman adapting anime series “Tiger & Bunny” for Imagine Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (August 1-August 6, 2016)

August 7th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Matt Altman sells spy thriller spec script “Red Widow” to STX Entertainment.

Nathan Atkins writing remake of the 1988 horror movie “Pumpkinhead” for A Bigger Boat Productions.

Donald Diego sells romantic comedy spec script “The Wedding Years” to Lakeshore Entertainment.

Aaron Guzikowski with “Home Invasion” at Paramount Pictures, Mark Wahlberg to star.

Brian Lynch writing “The Secret Life of Pets 2” for Universal Pictures.

James Ponsoldt writing-directing “Wild City” for Walt Disney Pictures.

J.K. Rowling adapting “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Marja-Lewis Ryan writing gender-switched remake of the 1984 movie “Splash” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Farhad Safinia rewriting and directing “The Professor and the Madman” for Voltage Pictures and Icon Pictures.

David Seidler and Ken Pisani writing “Rising From Ashes” for Radar Films.

Wash Westmoreland adapting and directing “The Earthquake Bird” for Amazon Studios and Scott Free Productions.

Mike White scripted indie comedy “Beatriz at Dinner” at Bron Studios and Killer Films.

Erin Cressida Wilson adapting crime thriller novel “Eileen” for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Screenwriting News (July 25-July 31, 2016)

July 31st, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Shane Atkinson writing “Poms” for Sierra/Affinity, Mad as a Birds Films, and Rose Pictures.

David Auburn writing reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Adrian Butchart, Eric Johnson, and Paul Tamasy writing untitled Leicester City soccer project for Bedlam Productions and Knightsbridge Films.

Joe Carnahan adapting “Uncharted” action adventure video game for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan scripted “Wildlife” indie drama set up with June Pictures and Dano directing.

Maya Dunbar writing crime drama “Soul on Bikes” for Levity Entertainment Group.

Sheri Elwood sells comedy thriller pitch “Besties” to Alcon Entertainment.

J. Mills Goodloe rewriting “Anatomy of a Misfit” for Paramount Pictures.

Eric Heisserer writing “Lights Out 2” for New Line Cinema.

Nahnatchka Khan sells comedy pitch “Hair Wars” to Fox 2000.

Barry L. Levy writing true story crime drama “Stranglehold” for The Solution Entertainment Group and Broken Road Productions.

Matt Spicer and Max Winkler writing reboot-sequel “The Rocketeers” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Screenwriting News (July 18-July 24, 2016)

July 24th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

John August signed a three-book deal for a children’s fantasy series with Penguin imprint Roaring Book Press.

Will Beall writing “Aquaman” for Warner Bros.

Dan Black writing “Pokemon” for Legendary Pictures.

Chadwick Boseman and Logan Coles writing untitled Reverend Jeffrey Brown project for Paramount Pictures.

Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic sell comedy spec script “Besties” to DreamWorks and Montecito Pictures.

Kirsten Dunst and Nellie Kim adapting “The Bell Jar” for Priority Pictures, Echo Lake Productions, and Abandon Pictures.

Lauryn Kahn sells untitled comedy pitch to Paramount Pictures.

Ted Melfi sells drama pitch “Fruit Loops” to Fox 2000.

Keith Merryman and David A. Newman sell rom com pitch “Worst Tender Date Ever” to Warner Bros.

Nate Parker sets up an untitled project at Legendary Pictures

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay writing “Star Trek 4” for Paramount Pictures.

Rhianna Pratchett adapting “Wee Free Men” for The Jim Henson Company.

Seth Rosenfeld writing remake of the 1975 drama “Cooley High” for MGM.

Chris Salmanpour lands two blind script commitments via the Black List with StudioCanal and Warner Bros.

Gary Whitta adapting graphic novel “Mouse Guard” for Boom! Studios.