Screenwriting News (May 16-May 22, 2016)

May 22nd, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Joe Ballarini writing adaptation of YA novel “Charlie Paris and the Young Ambassadors” for Fox 2000.

Jared Butler and Lars Norberg scripted thriller “Misfortune” with Envision Media Arts, John Cusack to star.

Brandon Camp writing remake/reboot of “Benji” for Blumhouse Productions.

Emily Carmichael writing-directing family adventure “Powerhouse” for Amblin Entertainment.

Matias Caruso sells action thriller pitch “Judgement Day” to Warner Bros. Pictures.

Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson writing remake of  “Carry On Doctors” for Hereford Films.

David Freyne scripted “The Third Wave” with Tilted Pictures and Bac Films, Freyne to direct, Ellen Page to star.

JP Lavin and Chad Damiani writing “Fruit Ninja” for Vinson Films.

Ol Parker adapting “A Boy Called Christmas” for StudioCanal and Blueprint Pictures.

James Vanderbilt writing “The Janson Directive” for Universal Pictures, Dwayne Johnson to star.

Andy Weir sells untitled drama pitch to Twentieth Century Fox.

Imran Zaidi developing “The Fellowship for Alien Detection” with The Montecito Picture Company.

Screenwriting News (May 9-May 15, 2016)

May 15th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Benjamin August adapting “The Billion Dollar Spy” for Walden Media and Weed Road Pictures.

Frank Baldwin writing remake of “In Order of Disappearance” for StudioCanal and Paradox.

Tamara Chestna rewriting comedy “Revenge Wedding” for CBS Films.

Derek Connolly writing “Pacific Rim 2” for Legendary Pictures.

David Dastmalchian writing-acting in “All Creatures Here Below” for Planeo Films.

John Fusco OWA adapting YA novels “Spirit Animals” for Universal Pictures.

Drew Goddard adapting the novel “Wraiths of the Broken Land” for Twentieth Century Fox and Scott Free Productions.

Gregory Allen Howard adapting “Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina” for New LIne.

Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Fillipou scripted drama “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” with Film4 Productions, New Sparta Films, and Element Pictures.

Graham Moore sells historical drama spec script “The Last Days of Night” to Black Bear Pictures, an adaptation from his own book which will be published in October.

Hallie Meyers-Shyer writing-directing comedy “Home Again” with Black Bicycle Entertainment.

Eric Nazarian and Jon Avnet scripted “Three Christs” with Highland Film Group and Brooklyn Films.

Matt Rager adapting “The King of Oil” for BB Film Productions.

Lynne Ramsay writing-directing “You Were Never Really Here” for Film4 Productions and British Film Institute.

James Sclafani scripted “The King of Counterfeit” with Lotus Entertainment and Phoenix Pictures.

Sebastian Silva scripted dark comedy “Captain Dad” with Archer Gray Productions.

Joshua Turek scripted dark comedy “Jake” with Global Genesis Group.

Screenwriting News (May 2-May 8, 2016)

May 8th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Roger Avary and Gala Avary scripted “Unwind” with Constantin Film and Voltage Pictures.

David Birke scripted “Slender Man” with Screen Gems, Mythology Entertainment, and Madhouse Entertainment.

George Brant adapting his play “Grounded” for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Film 360.

Andy Briggs and Paul Finch scripted “War Wolf” for Amber Entertainment with Simon West to direct.

Dave Callaham writing “Jackpot” for IM Global.

Diablo Cody scripted “Tully” at Bron Studios.

Alexander Dinelaris rewriting crime thriller “Entering Hades” for Broad Green Pictures.

F. Scott Frazier adapting comic book “Empress” for Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum.

Young Il Kim adapting “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt” for Stay Gold Features.

Lisa Langseth writing-directing “Euphoria” for Vikarious Productions.

Daniel Libman and Matthew Libman adapting graphic novel “Sexcastle” for 20th Century Fox

Elissa Matsueda rewriting “Live Like Line” for LD Entertainment and Apex Entertainment.

Michael McGrale sells thriller spec script “Victim 321” to Millennium Films.

Kelly McCormack scripted drama “Sugar Daddy” with McCormack to star, Wendy Morgan to direct for Clique Pictures and Violator Films.

Susan McMartin adapting novel “The Earth Breaks In Colors” for Primary Wave.

Stephenie Meyer adapting YA book series “Anna Dressed in Blood” for The Solution Entertainment Group.

David Robert Mitchell writing-directing “Under the Silver Lake” for Michael De Luca Productions.

LaToya Morgan sets up spec script untitled Angela Davis project at The Firm.

Jonathan Tropper scripted drama “Kodachrome” with Motion Picture Capital and 21 Laps Entertainment.

Tommy Wirkola writing “Irredeemable” for Twentieth Century Fox.

S. Craig Zahler writing reboot of “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich” for di Bonaventura Pictures.

Screenwriting News (April 25-May 1, 2016)

May 1st, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Adam Cooper and Bill Collage adapting World War II novel “The Noble Assassin” for DreamWorks with Cary Fukunaga to direct.

James Coyne writing “Sherlock Holmes 3” for Warner Bros..

Evan Dickson writing horror comedy “The Wildness” for The Realm and Bron Studios.

Sam Esmail 2008 Black List script “Sequels, Remakes and Adaptations” set up at STX Entertainment.

Noah Hawley signs first-look film deal with 20th Century Fox.

Ben Jacoby scripted prequel “The First Omen” lands director Antonio Campos for 20th Century Fox.

Toni Kalem writing “Layover” for Animus Films, Serena Films, and Fortitude International with Penelope Cruz to star.

Stacey Menear writing remake of “Dennis the Menace” for Warner Bros.

LaToya Morgan adapting thriller novel “The Two-Minute Rule” for Original Film and Story Mining & Supply.

Nate Parker writing “Predilection” for BB Film Productions and Bleiberg Entertainment.

Robert Rodat writing “The Catcher Was A Spy” for PalmStar Entertainment, Animus Films, and Serena Films with Paul Rudd to star.

Terry Rossio adapting nonfiction “Callous Disregard” for his Chamaeleon Productions.

Mike Scannell writing remake of “See No Evil” for Screen Gems.

Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi sell drama bio spec script “Exposure” to Entertainment One Films International.

Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan sell untitled pitch to Paramount Pictures

Screenwriting News (April 18-April 24, 2016)

April 24th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Sean Anders and John Morris writing “Daddy’s Home 2” for Paramount Pictures.

Joshua Friedlander sells fantasy drama spec script “Couple Up” to Lionsgate.

Joe Greenberg sells elevated science fiction spec script “Man Alive” to Twentieth Century Fox.

Adam Cole-Kelly and Sam Pitman rewrite of “Paternity Leave” going forward at New Line.

Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein writing redo of ABC series “Three’s Company” for New Line.

Christopher Landon sells supernatural thriller pitch “Liminal” to write-direct for Fox 2000.

Roberto Marinas scripted thriller “Lasso” going forward with Lindsey Morgan to star, Evan Cecil to direct.

George Mastras adapting article “The Possibly-True Story of the Super-Burglar Trained to Rip Off al Qaeda” for Studio 8.

Sean Macaulay adapting real life story “The Day Donny Herbert Woke Up” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

James Ponsoldt writing and directing “I Want My MTV” for A24.

Laura Steinel sells comedy spec script “Women In Business” to Twentieth Century Fox with Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon and Jillian Bell attached to star.

Bomani Story scripted “Rock Steady Row” going forward with Supergravity Pictures.

Anthony Tambakis scripted comedy “Sun Dogs” going forward with director Jennifer Morrison and her Apartment 3C Productions.

David Twohy rewriting to direct science fiction “Ice Moon Rising” for Das Films.

Kraig Wenman writing action heist “Money Plane” for Das Films.

S. Craig Zahler writing-directing “Brawl in Cell Block 9” for XYZ Films with Vince Vaughan attached to star.

Screenwriting News (April 11-April 17, 2016)

April 17th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles sell romantic comedy pitch “Swiped” to CBS Films.

Hadi Hajaig sets up “Blue Iguana” at UK Film Studio Productions with Sam Rockwell to star.

Cliff Hollingsworth options spec biopic “Done It All” at GMH Productions

Richard LaGravenese writing “Gypsy” for STX Entertainment, Barwood Films and Silver Picture with Barbara Streisand to star.

Max Landis sells supernatural action spec script “Deeper” to MGM with Bradley Cooper to star.

Justin Marks writing “The Jungle Book 2” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Brendan O’Brien sells untitled comedy pitch to Universal Pictures with Will Ferrell to produce and start.

Gay Talese sets up nonfiction story “The Voyeur’s Motel” at DreamWorks Studios with Sam Mendes to direct.

Screenwriting News (April 4-April 10, 2016)

April 10th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski sell adaptation pitch “Great Men” to Amazon Studios.

Diablo Cody sets up untitled project for Right of Way Films with Jason Reitman to direct, Charlize Theron to star.

Vineet Dewan and Samantha Taylor Pickett “Be Here Now” for Voltage Pictures with Dewan to direct.

Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy set up comedy “Life of the Party” at New Line Cinema.

Nicholas Martin writing “The Duke” for Pathé and Neon Films.

David Matthews adapting “The Corporation” for Paramount Pictures.

Hank Nelken writing animated family comedy “Speedy” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

David Scarpa rewriting “Cleopatra” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

David Seidler and Jacqueline Feather writing “Edge of the World” for The Mark Gordon Company, Koch Company, and the China Film Group Corporation.

Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse writing “Edge of Tomorrow 2” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Aaron Stockard writing “Bunker Hill” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Andrew Kevin Walker writing remake of 1946 movie “The Killers” for Universal Pictures.

Randall Wallace writing “The Flying Tigers” for Skydance Productions and Alibaba Pictures Group.

Richard Wenk adapting “The Second Life of Nick Mason” for Lionsgate.

Screenwriting News (March 28-April 3, 2016)

April 3rd, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Arash Amel writing remake of “Starman” for Columbia Pictures.

Sofia Coppola writing-directing remake of 1971 movie “The Beguiled” for American Zoetrope.

Cynthia D’Aprix adapting her novel “The Nest” for Amazon Studios and Topple Productions.

Evan Daugherty pitch to resurrect “Rose Red” is a go with Walt Disney Pictures.

Delia Ephron adapting her novel “Siracusa” for Working Title Films.

Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz sell horror pitch “The Fortress” to Universal.

Jonah Hill sets up drama spec script “Mid ’90s” with A24 and Scott Rudin Productions.

Paula Pell rewriting “Dashing Through the Snow” for Disney.

Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse adapting “The Children of Willesden Lane” for BBC Films.

Screenwriting News (March 21-March 27, 2016)

March 27th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Sarah Conradt (2011 Black List) writing remake of Finnish thriller “Black Ice” for MGM.

Ava DuVernay co-writing The Battle of Versailles with Michael Starrbury for HBO, DuVernay to direct.

Taylor Kitsch writing-directing-starring in “Pieces” for EFO Films and Film 44.

Max Landis sells spec script “Bright” for $3M to Netflix, Will Smith and Joe Edgerton attached to star, David Ayer to direct.

Mike P. Nelson writing-directing “The Domestics” for MGM.

Christopher Parker writing “44” for Alcon Entertainment.

Ol Parker rewriting adaptation of novel “Sorta Like A Rock Star” for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Roxane Gay adapting Gay’s novel “An Untamed State” for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Audrey Wells adapting YA novel “The Hate U Give” for Fox 2000.

Nick Yarborough’s spec script Letters From Rosemary going forward with Anonymous Content and Arlook Group with Emma Stone attached.

Screenwriting News (March 14-March 20, 2016)

March 20th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Isaac Adamson 2015 Black List script “Bubbles” acquired by Starburns Industries.

Etan Cohen writing-directing remake of “Cannonball Run” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Michael Colton and John Aboud’s adaptation of “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” going forward with Principato-Young Entertainment, Pacific Electric Picture Company, and Darko Entertainment.

Guillermo del Toro writing-directing untitled Cold War project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Jason Fuchs writing “Lobo” for Walt Disney Pictures and DC Entertainment.

Paul Gerstenberger’s script “The Woods Run” set up at Red 21 Laps Entertainment.

Merritt Johnson scripted “The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll” going forward with Indigenous Media and Untitled Entertainment.

David Keopp writing Indiana Jones 5 for Walt Disney Pictures.

Max Landis sells action thriller spec script “Bright” to Netflix for a reported $3M.

Michael Lerner adapting “On the Brinks” for Focus.

Jason Mosberg writing “Philly Fury” for Emmett/Furla Films.

Elizabeth Palmore is writing “The Evening Hour” for Star Thrower Entertainment.

Nate Parker adapting ESPN memoir “Carry On” for Walden Media.

Charles Randolph developing hour war drama series for Amazon.

Duncan Samarasinghe sets up science fiction thriller “The Caretaker” at Screen Gems.

Eduardo Sanchez Sevenfold Blumhouse Productions Haxan Films

Tristine Skyler’s adaptation of “River Town” going forward with Fugitive Films.

Rebekah F. Smith adapting YA science fiction novel “Flawed” for Warner Bros.

Chris Sparling sets up thriller spec script “Intrusion” at Good Universe.