Screenwriting News (October 10-October 16, 2016)

October 16th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Isaac Adamson sets up science fiction “Helios” at Fox 2000.

John August writing “Aladdin” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Dave Callaham rewriting “The Wolf Man” for Universal Pictures.

Daniel Casey adapting graphic novel “Incognito” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Glenn Fraser “Bautiful Voice” for Industry Works.

Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi writing “Ride Along 3” for Universal Pictures.

Brian Helgeland adapting “Impossible Odds” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

James Luckard sells spec script “Silent Night” to Fox International Productions.

Jeff Nathanson writing live-action version of “The Lion King” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Billy Ray writing “Don Quioxte” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Michael Ross writing “The Grace of Kings” for DMG Entertainment.

Marja-Lewis Ryan writing-directing “6 Balloons” for Netflix.

Robert Schenkkan writing “K Troop” for Amazon Studios.

Screenwriting News (October 3-October 9, 2016)

October 9th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Ben Bolea sells comedy spec script “The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire Aboard the Horn High Yo” to LD Entertainment.

Ray Bogdanovich and Dean Lines writing crime drama “Pretty Boy” for Hereford Films.

Michelle Dean writing untitled Dee Dee Blanchard & Gypsy Rose project for Writ Large.

Barry Jenkins writing untitled Claressa “T-Rex” Shields project for Universal Pictures.

Connor Martin sells comedy spec script “Federal Offense” to Boundless Pictures.

Karl Mueller adapting “The Visible Man” for Campfire.

Jay Roach rewriting “Intelligent Life” for Amblin Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (September 26-October 2, 2016)

October 2nd, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Nika Agiashvili heist thriller spec script “The Silver Arrow” sells to Green-Light International.

Eric D. Cohen adapting “Radioactive Boy Scout” to write and direct for OBB Pictures.

Paul Duddridge drama “Together” with Marmont Films, Duddridge to direct.

Ray Gideon and Bruce Evans writing “The Big O: Roy Orbison” for Marty Katz Productions.

Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue adapting “Beautiful Ruins” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Mindy Kaling untitled Talk Show spec script sells to Fox 2000.

Michael Kvamme and Jordan Dunn sell comedy spec script “Operation Prince of Freedom” to 20th Century Fox.

Sebastian Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz drama “Disobedience” with Film4 Productions, Lelio to direct.

Davis Moreau and Tad Safran scripted action adventure “Every Other Weekend” with Safran Company and Forecast Pictures, Mel Gibson to star.

Nicole Perlman writing science fiction TV drama “True Skin” for Amazon Studios.John Swetnam writing thriller series “kRawl” for MTV.

John Phillips adapting “Straight to Hell” for Paramount Pictures.

Gary Whitta scripted project “FATE” going forward with Amasia Entertainment, Brad Anderson to direct.

Terence Winter rewriting “Scarface” for Universal Pictures.

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.