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.

Screenwriting News (July 20-July 26, 2015)

July 26th, 2015 by

Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen writing untitled sports comedy for Universal Pictures.

Scott Blaszak’s science fiction “Parallel” moving forward with Bron Studios.

Carter Blanchard adapting “Steelheart” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Brian Cogman adapting live action reboot of “Sword in the Stone” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow writing untitled Jurassic World sequel for Universal Pictures.

Destin Cretton and Andrew Lanham writing drama “Just Mercy” for Broad Green Pictures with Cretton to direct.

Patrick Doody and Chris Valenziano’s supernatural thriller “Eden’s Gate” going forward with The Realm.

Christopher D. Ford writing untitled Urban Explorers project for End Cue.

Liz Friedman writing untitled Kay Scarpetta project for Fox 2000.

Noah Harald scripted thriller “Brackish Water” moving forward with Radar Pictures with Harald to direct.

Simon Kinberg adapting “Logan’s Run” for Warner Bros.

Chris Osbrink writing suspense thriller “Collared” for The Realm.

Alex Sabeti writing musical drama “Delinquents” for  Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Shane Salerno and Don Winslow adapting Winslow’s novel “The Cartel” for Twentieth Century Fox with Ridley Scott to direct.

Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis sell untitled Emoji project to Sony Pictures Animation.

Andy Tennant, Rick Parks, and Adrien Brody writing romantic comedy “Manhattan Love Story” for Hero Films with Tennant to direct.

Screenwriting News (July 14-July 20, 2015)

July 19th, 2015 by

Max Adams adapting war drama “House To House” for Universal Pictures.

Billiam Colonel and Brad Epstein scripted comedy “Ripped” forward with Pelican Point Media.

Kristin Hahn adaptation of YA novel “Stargirl” going forward with BCDF Pictures.

Bill Kennedy options 2013 Black List script “The Fixer” to Fubar Films.

Karen McCullah rewriting “The Baby Shower” for Constantin Film.

Kealan O’Rourke writing “Happy Krampus!” for Walden Media and the Jim Henson Company.

Damian Shannon and Mark Swift writing Aladdin prequel “Genies” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Terri Tatchell adapting graphic novel “Apocalypse Now Now” for Redlab Digital and XYZ Films.

Matt Venne sells thriller spec script “The Edge of Normal” to Bold Films.

Screenwriting News (July 6-July 12, 2015)

July 12th, 2015 by

Matthew Fogel sells spec script “Prince Charming” to Disney.

Shaun Grant adapting “The Last Duel” for Studio 8.

Shaun Grant adapting “True History of the Kelly Gang” for Porchlight Films.

Anders Thomas Jensen and Nikolaj Arcel rewriting “The Dark Tower” for Sony.

Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan scripted untitled young Han Solo project going forward with Christopher Miller and Philip Lord to direct for Disney.

Ed Neumeier and Flint Dille adapting “Armageddon 2419 A.D.” for Angry Films.

David Posamentier and Geoff Moore adapting “Give + Take” for Incunable Productions.

Rosalind Ross scripted “Lioness” going forward with Ellen Page for Modern Man Films.

Seth Sherwood adapting comic books “Roche Limit” for Heavy Metal.

Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars book “Aftermath” gets the trilogy treatment.

Screenwriting News (June 29-July 5, 2015)

July 5th, 2015 by

Paul Thomas Anderson adapting “Pinocchio” for Warner Bros.

Colin Bateman and Nick Hamm writing “The Journey” for IM Global.

Abi Morgan adapting military biography “Ashley’s War” for Fox 2000.

Andrew Niccol adapting board game “Monopoly” for Lionsgate.

Screenwriting News (June 22-June 28, 2015)

June 28th, 2015 by

Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs sell comedy spec script “Move That Body” to Sony.

Joe Ballarini adapting novel “Greenglass House” for Paramount.

Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver writing untitled girl’s trip project for Universal.

Robin Bissell writing-directing “The Best of Enemies” for Material Pictures.

Max Botkin (2010 Black List) adapting YA novel “Ferals” for Fox 2000.

F. Scott Frazier adapting “The Good Spy” for Image Nation.

Stephen Gaghan writing untitled Charles Darwin adventure project for Disney.

Julia Hart to direct “Miss Stevens” which she co-wrote with Jordan Horowitz for Beachside Films and Gilbert Films.

Eric Kirsten adapting 2006 Japanese film Midnight Sun for Boies/Schiller Film Group.

Jason Micallef sells 50-page pitch treatment “Shadows” to Fox.

Ann Peacock adapting WWII novel “The Nightengale” for TriStar.

Greg Pritikin adapting novel “Funny Boys” for Grey Eagle Films.

Anthony Tambakis adapting book “Houses of Deceit” for Warner Bros.