Screenwriting News (January 25-January 31, 2016)

January 31st, 2016 by

Gregory Bernstein and Sara Bernstein scripted spy thriller “Official Secrets” moving forward with Clear Pictures Entertainment and The Solution Entertainment Group.

Mark Boal scripted Detroit riot project moving forward at Annapurna Pictures.

Gregory Crewdson and Juliane Hiam adapting drama novel “The Deepest Secret” for Marc Platt Productions.

Jared Hess and Jarusha Hess scripting “NickToons” for Paramount Pictures.

Tony Kushner adapting August Wilson play “Fences” for Paramount Pictures.

John Michael McDonagh adapting drama thriller novel “Assumption” for his Reprisal Films.

The Abi Morgan scripted adaptation of “Little House on the Prairie” picked up in turnaround by Paramount Pictures.

Andrew Niccol writing-directing “Anon” for K5 Film with Clive Owen attached.

Neil Purvis and Robert Wade teaming with director Nicolas Winding Refn on untitled project for Space Rocket Nation.

Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner comedy “East/West” moving forward at Universal Pictures.

Melisa Wallack sells pitch “The Fixer” to Fox 2000 with Jennifer Aniston attached.

Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese scripted science fiction “Life” moving forward at Skydance Productions with Rebecca Ferguson attached.

Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins, and Mike Desilets sell untitled comedy pitch to Universal Pictures.

Screenwriting News (January 18-January 24, 2016)

January 24th, 2016 by

David Bloomfield adapting novel “Crossing to Safety” for Escape Artists.

Andrew Dodge adapting webseries “Action Movie Kid” for Fox 2000.

Nat Faxon and Jim Rash sells slasher comedy pitch “Dead Mall” to Twentieth Century Fox.

T.J. Fixman writing 3D animation “Popeye” Sony for Pictures Animation.

Philippa Goslett and Helen Edmundson writing “Mary Magdalene” for Universal Pictures International Production.

Matt Loux adapting graphic novel “The Time Museum” for Broad Green Pictures.

Chase Palmer writing remake of German movie “The Robber” for FilmNation Entertainment.

Nicole Perlman writing a new version of “Labyrinth” for TriStar Pictures.

Tyger Williams sells thriller pitch “Bad Influence” to Broad Green Pictures.

Screenwriting News (January 11-January 17, 2016)

January 17th, 2016 by

Mike Binder adapting his novel “Keep Calm” for New Line Cinema.

Emma Donoghue adapting her novel “Frog Music” for Monumental Pictures.

Grant Pierce Myers writing Untitled Treasure Hunt Project for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Paula Pell sells comedy pitch “Do Nothing Bitches” to Universal Pictures with Tina Fey and Ronda Rousey to star.

Taylor Sheridan scripted drama “Wind River” moving forward with Thunder Road Pictures, Film 44, and Star Thrower Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (January 4-January 10, 2016)

January 10th, 2016 by

Joel Eisenberg and Steve Snyder scripted drama “January Rain” moving forward at Pacific Shore FIlms.

Emma Forrest adapting novel “The Chocolate Money” for Olympus Pictures.

F. Scott Frazer scripting “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”.

Peter Glanz writing untitled Byron Janis project at Paramount Pictures.

Jason Mantzoukas adapting graphic novel “Battling Boy” for Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment.

Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy adapting comic book series “Superior” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Justin Rhodes writing remake of “Fantastic Voyage” for 20th Century Fox with Guillermo del Toro to direct.

John Riggi sells untitled Mrs. Claus pitch to Universal Pictures.

Screenwriting News (December 14-December 20, 2015)

December 20th, 2015 by

Isaac Adamson writing “51 Dons” for Walden Media and Mandalay Sports Media.

Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan 2015 Black List script “Chappaquiddick” going forward with Apex Entertainment.

Lindsey Beer, Bert V. Royal, and Hilary Winston rewriting three versions of “Barbie” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Vondie Curtis-Hall adapting thriller novel “Residue” for Framelight Productions.

Zach Dean sells untitled science fiction pitch to Skydance Productions.

Russell Gewirtz adapting “The King of Oil” for BB Film Productions.

David Jaher adapting hist book “The Witch of Lime Street” for STX Entertainment.

David Koepp writing reboot of “Bride of Frankenstein” for Universal Pictures.

Jacob Koskoff and Michael Koskoff writing “Marshall” for Chestnut Ridge Productions, Super Hero Films, and Jonathan Sanger Productions.

Dan Mazeau rewriting “Section 6” for Universal Pictures.

Evan Spiliotopoulos adapting reboot “Charlie’s Angels” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist, and Zack Akers writing untitled Colombia mining thriller for Universal Pictures.

Screenwriting News (December 7-December 13, 2015)

December 13th, 2015 by

Salim Akil polishing “Counterfeit Son” for Alcon Entertainment.

Hossein Amini writing “Steelskin” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari writing “Ant-Man and The Wasp” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Dave Callaham sells untitled action comedy pitch to New Line Cinema with Dwayne Johnson attached to star.

John J. Griffin writing “Romeo and Juliet: The War” for Lionsgate.

Mike Jones adapting “The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip” for MGM.

Brad Ingelsby’s thriller spec script “Claire” lands at Scott Free Productions.

Matthew Orton sells untitled sci-fi pitch to MGM in a preemptive deal.

Sarah Polley adapting comedy novel “& Sons” for RatPac Entertainment.

Lisa Rubin adapting comedy drama novel “Food Whore” for DreamWorks Studios.

Chris Weitz rewriting “The Mountain Between Us” for Fox 2000.

Gary Whitta scripted “The War Magician” going forward at StudioCanal with Benedict Cumberbatch to star.

Bryce Zabel adapting nonfiction war drama “The Last Battle” for StudioCanal and The Picture Company.

Screenwriting News (November 30-December 6, 2015)

December 6th, 2015 by

Kristina Lauren Anderson’s 2014 Black List script “Catherine the Great” going forward with Gil Netter Productions and Barbara Streisand directing.

Carter Blanchard adapting short film “Uncanny Valley” for Ground Control.

David DiGilio adapting “The Stars My Destination” for Paramount Pictures.

Jacqueline Fitzgerald comedy “Hooking Up” with Wonderland Sound and Vision.

Stephany Folsom writing “Thor: Ragnarok” for Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Aaron Guzikowski writing reboot of “Friday the 13th” for Paramount Pictures.

Max Hurwitz sells drama spec script “Forgive Me” to Amazon Studios.

Jason Keller and Eric Pfeffinger adapting novel “The Paladin” for The Firm and Big Kid Pictures.

Wayne Lemon spy thriller “The Havana Affair” going forward with Appian Way and Material Pictures.

Neal Shusterman adapting his National Book Award winning YA novel “Challenger Deep” for Chernin Entertainment.

Ali Siegel sets up comedy “Girls Night Out” with Disruption Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (November 16-November 29, 2015)

November 29th, 2015 by

Jessie Andrews writing-directing dramedy “Empress of Serenity” for Good Universe and Mr. Mudd, Bill Hader to star.

Philippa Boyens adapting YA novel “The Merlin Saga” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Scott Cooper rewriting-directing “White Knight” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Jon Croker adapting “The Famous Five” for Working Title Films.

Chuck Hayward’s “Ain’t No Half Steppin'” going forward with Broad Green Pictures.

Brad Ingelsby sells drama spec script “Claire” to Black Bicycle Media and Scott Free.

David K. Israel adapting true story “Balanchine” for Gulfstream Pictures.

Doug Jung rewriting “God Particle” for Paramount Pictures.

T.J. Miller and M. Miller Davis sell action comedy pitch “Ex-Criminals” to DreamWorks Studios.

William Monahan writing Untitled Evel Knievel Project for Paramount Pictures.

Damien Ober adapting novel “Far Bright Star” for The Affleck/Middleton Project.

Matthew Orton sells untitled Adolf Eichmann spec script to MGM.

Brian Selznick adapting his novel “Wonderstruck” for Killer Films, Todd Haynes to direct.

Edgar Wright and David Walliams writing Untitled Shadow Project for DreamWorks Animation, Wright to direct.

Screenwriting News (November 9-November 15, 2015)

November 15th, 2015 by

Chris Collins adapting short film “The Flying Man” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

David Leslie Johnson rewriting “Aquaman” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Max Landis script “Deeper” with Phantom Four Films.

Gary Lundy dramedy script “A Happening of Monumental Proportions” moving forward with Great Point Media.

Rod Lurie and Kyra Davis adapting novel they optioned “Black-Eyed Susans” for Battleplan Productions.

Phyllis Nagy adapting novel “The Trap” for TriStar Pictures.

Kris Pearn and Adam Wood adapting children’s book “The Willoughbys” for Bron Studios.

Eben Russell rewriting “The Pact” for Good Universe.

Jon Spaihts and Eric Heisserer writing “Van Helsing” for Universal Pictures.

Screenwriting News (November 2-November 8, 2015)

November 8th, 2015 by

Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum writing “Control Alt Delete” for Pascal Pictures.

Michael Diliberti sells pitch “Athena” to Pascal Pictures.

Allan Loeb adapting novel “Q” for Lionsgate.

Anthony McCarten adapting “The Siege” for StudioCanal.

Jeff Nathanson adapting nonfiction book “Young Woman and the Sea” for Paramount Pictures.

Kirsten Sheridan writing-directing “Amy Winehouse” for Lotus Entertainment.

Thania St. John adapting “The Witcher” for The Sean Daniel Company.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson sell pitch “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” to Paramount Pictures.

Kurt Voelker writing-directing “The Bachelors” for Matthew Baer Films.

Kurt Wimmer writing untitled Jason Statham project for Road Pictures.