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.

Screenwriting News (June 15-June 21, 2015)

June 21st, 2015 by

Adair Cole writing crime thriller “Norco” for MadRiver Pictures.

Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker sell thriller spec script “Free Fall” for Blumhouse Productions.

Ethan Furman adapting Charles Bukowski novel “Women” for Voltage Pictures.

George Gallo and Andy Weiss writing “The Bummy Davis Story”.

Philip Gawthorne adapting TV series “Kojak” for Universal Pictures.

Henry Gayden adapting historical drama “Ghost Army” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Joey Hartstone writing drama “LBJ” for King Size Productions.

Eric Heisserer scripted supernatural thriller “Lights Out” going forward at New Line.

Lisa Joy signs overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.

Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard rewriting untitled Bermuda Triangle project for Skydance Productions.

Jake Morse and Scott Wolman script “Preconception” moving forward at CBS Films.

Oren Moverman scripting untitled Groucho Marx end of life biopic with Rob Zombie to direct.

Robin Swicord and Terry George drama “The Promise” moving forward with Phoenix Pictures, George directing.

Linda Woolverton writing Maleficent sequel for Walt Disney Pictures.


Read my April 2013 interview with Eric Heisserer here.

Read my March 2014 interview with Lisa Joy here.

Screenwriting News (June 8-June 14, 2015)

June 14th, 2015 by

Kay Cannon writing Pitch Perfect 3 for Universal Pictures.

Adam Gibgot adapting true story “Man’s Search For Meaning” for Fuego Films.

Marc Haimes adapting graphic novel “Nimona” for  Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

Jody Hill, Danny McBride and John Carcieri writing “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter” for Rough House Pictures.

Evan Jones and Alaric Alexander Smeets adapting novel “Double Play” for Cortés Films.

Allan Loeb sells drama spec script “Collateral Beauty” to PalmStar Media.

Vince Marcello and Mark Landry adapting off-Broadway play “Zombie Prom” for Longitude Entertainment.

Michael Mitnick writing-directing comedy “Some Are Born Great” for Big Beach.

Lizzie Molyneux and Wendy Molyneux writing untitled female 21 Jump Street project for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Emma Needell sets up drama spec script “The Water Man” at Walt Disney Pictures.

Andrea Portes and Joel Silverman adapting novel “Liberty” for Fox 2000.

Marco Ramirez rewriting “Akira” for Warner Bros.

John Sayles adapting novel “Soul Catcher” for Dimitri Villard Productions.

Paul Russell Smith adapting true story “Operation Cowboy” for Mad Riot Entertainment.

David H. Steinberg writing remake of “Kindergarten Cop” for Universal 1440 Entertainment.

Black List screenwriter Jonathan Stokes sells moves rights to his novel series “The Thrifty Time Traveler’s Guide” to New Line Cinema.

Gideon Yago adapting novel “The Liar’s Ball” for A24.

Screenwriting News (June 1-June 7, 2015)

June 7th, 2015 by

Michael Bronner adapting memoir “Guantanamo Diary” for Zero Gravity.

Roger Christian writing-directing adaptation of his 1980 short film “Black Angel” for Carnaby International.

Dean Georgaris rewriting adaptation of novel “Meg” for Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema.

Medeni Griffiths and Julia Wehlan rewriting “The Oxford” for Screen Gems.

Sam Harper adapting children’s book “Frindle” for Gulfstream Pictures.

Tasha Huo’s script “Black Belle” set up at Brain Scratch Productions and Mad Riot Entertainment.

Eliza Kennedy adapting her comedy drama novel “I Take You” for Material Pictures.

Jennifer Kent writing-directing crime drama “Alice + Freda Forever” for Berlanti Productions and     Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

Michael Lesslie writing psychological thriller “Haven” for Element Pictures.

Susan McMartin adapting drama romance novel “After” for Paramount Pictures.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz writing remake of “Big Trouble in Little China” for 20th Century Fox.

Nicole Perlman rewriting science fiction “Wool” for 20th Century Fox.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless adapting 1940 Fantasia sequence “Night on Bald Mountain” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Peter Scott sets up comedy spec script “Parents Weekend” at Lotus Entertainment.

Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah writing remake of “Sister Act” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Juliet Snowden and Stiles White rewriting untitled Bermuda Triangle project for Universal Pictures.

Marlon Wayans and Rick Alvarez writing comedy spoof “Fifty Shades of Black” for IM Global.

Screenwriting News (May 25-May 31, 2015)

May 31st, 2015 by

Andrew Burrows-Trotman writing “If We Left”.

Lex Edness writing science fiction thriller “Spectrum” for Maple Leaf Films and Mad Horse Films.

Martin Hynes rewriting drama comedy “Lucky Guy” for Disney.

Chloe King writing drama thriller “Inconceivable” for EFO Films.

Graham Moore sets up untitled outbreak drama with NBC.

James Ponsoldt adapting and directing “West of Sunset” for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

Jason Reitman adapting and directing family fantasy “Beekle” for DreamWorks Animation.

Terry Rossio and Robert Rodriguez rewriting action adventure “Johnny Quest” for Warner Bros.

Paul Tamasy adapting drama novel “The Painter”.

Will Widger adapting comic book series “Lumberjanes” for 20th Century Fox.

Screenwriting News (May 18-May 24, 2015)

May 24th, 2015 by

David Barr III and David Scott Hay adapting period drama play “The Face of Emmett Till” for Skyland Pictures.

Craig Borten rewriting science fiction “Inherit the Earth” for Sony.

Richard Curtis writing a Bee Gees biopic for DreamWorks and MGM.

Paul Schrader and Matt Wilder set up crime drama “Dog Eat Dog” with Pure Dopamine.

Amy Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele rewriting untitled action comedy project for 20th Century Fox.

Trey Edward Shults sets up psychological thriller “It Comes At Night” with A24.

Robert Snow and Christian Magalhaes writing comedy “Micronations” for Buffalo Film Company.

Victoria Strouse writing fantasy adventure “Tink” for Disney.

Graham Wagner sells pitch adapting satirical comedy novel “Mermaids in Paradise” for Good Universe.

Byron Willinger and Phil De Blasi sell thriller spec script “Command & Control” to Film House Germany and Vandal Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (May 11-May 17, 2015)

May 17th, 2015 by

Josh Boone writing X-Men spinoff “The New Mutants” for 20th Century Fox.

Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles rewriting comedy “White Girl Problems” for Lionsgate.

Brian C Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi sell drama spec script “Pale Blue Dot” to Fox Searchlight.

Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen writing-directing untitled Bruce Willis detective comedy for Voltage.

Stephany Folsom writing “The Princess of North Sudan” for Disney.

Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer sell science fiction action comedy “Alpha Squad Seven” pitch to DreamWorks.

Luke Greenfield and Dana Stevens writing supernatural romance “Destiny” for DreamWorks with Greenfield to direct.

Christina Hodson writing reboot/sequel to The Fugitive for Warner Bros.

Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei writing remake of The Craft for Sony.

Nacho Vigalondo writing science fiction drama “Colossal” for Voltage Pictures.


You can read my January 2015 interview with Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles here.

You can read my April 2014 interview with Stephany Folsom here.

You can read my March 2012 interview with Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer here.

Screenwriting News (May 4-May 10, 2015)

May 10th, 2015 by

Suzanne Allain, discovered off the Black List site, signs two picture deal with Warner Bros.

David Auburn adapting crime drama “The Worst Marriage in Georgetown” for Voltage Pictures.

Max Borenstein scripted TV pilot Minority Report goes to series at Fox.

Tze Chun writing action adventure “Escape” for Paramount.

Ryan Condal sells action adventure spec script “The Infinite Horizon” to Warner Bros.

Roxanne Messina Captor writing and directing “Pearl” for China Film Group Corporation.

Louis C.K. to write, star and direct indie drama comedy “I’m a Cop”.

Khurram Longi writing and directing sports drama “Bronco Belle” for Sunday Night Productions and Embankment Films.

Derek Kolstad writing John Wick 2 for Lionsgate.

Luke Piotrowski and Ben Collins adapting horror thriller novel “A Head Full of Ghosts” for Focus Features.


For my January 2014 interview with Tze Chun, go here.

Screenwriting News (April 20-April 26, 2015)

April 26th, 2015 by

Ben August adapting action thriller novel “The Swimmer” for Kamala Films, Thunder Road Pictures and Film House Germany.

Alev Aydin adapting short film “Controller” for Fox.

Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow sell comedy pitch “White Boy Problems” to MGM and New Line.

Will Beall writing Robin Hood project for Warner Bros.

Michael Green writing “Wolverine” for Fox.

Eric Heisserer adapting comic book “Harbinger” for Sony.

Niall Leonard adapting “Fifty Shades Darker” for Universal.

Damon Lindelof renews overall deal with Warner Bros. TV.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller writing treatment for animated “Spider-Man” for Sony.

Katie Lovejoy adapting YA novel “The Selection” for Warner Bros.

Justin Marks sets up sci-fi thriller series “Counterpart” at Starz.

Richard D’Ovidio sells action spec script “Eye in the Sky” to Millennium.

Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve writing “Captain Marvel” for Disney.

Thomas Schnauz writing “Beanstalk” for Disney.

Andrew Weiss writing White Boy Rick project for Protozoa Pictures.

Screenwriting News (April 13-April 19, 2015)

April 19th, 2015 by

Tom Astle and Matt Ember writing live-action animation “kidrobot” for MGM.

Marissa Jo Cerar adapting drama novel “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky” for Relativity Media.

Bill Dubuque sells action adventure pitch “The Real McCoy” to Universal.

Jason Filardi and Walt Becker sell comedy pitch “Nick” to DreamWorks.

Jeremy Garelick sells untitled Josh Gad musical comedy pitch for seven figures to Universal.

Marc Haimes rewriting “Children of Paranoia” for CBS Films.

Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve writing “Captain Marvel” for Disney and Marvel.