Screenwriting News (June 20-June 26, 2016)

June 26th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Assaf Bernstein writing-directing thriller “Behind the Glass” for Dana Lustig Productions, Primary Wave, and Ace in the Hole Productions.

John Brancato and Josh Olson sell action spec script “Trigger Warning” to Thunder Road.

Aron Eli Coleite adapting fantasy graphic novel “Amulet” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Jon Croker adapting horror comic book “Aleister Arcane” for Amblin Partners and Mandeville Films, Jim Carrey to star.

Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser, and Spenser Cohen sell science fiction spec script “Moonfall” to Universal.

Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn adapting comic book “Jupiter’s Legacy” for di Bonaventura Pictures.

Anthony Jaswinski sells thriller spec script “Mary” to Tooley Productions.

Jay Longino sells graphic novel-based pitch “Son of Shaolin” to Sony.

Adam McKay sells pitch “Bad Blood” to Legendary Pictures in bidding war, Jennifer Lawrence to star, McKay to write and direct.

Michael Sheen adapting graphic novel “Green River Killer” for QC Entertainment and Dark Horse Entertainment, Sheen to direct and star.

Dan Wiedenhaupt writing remake of 2014 German movie “Who Am I” for Warner Bros., David Goyer to direct.

Screenwriting News (June 13-June 19, 2016)

June 19th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Andrea Berloff adapting comic book series “The Kitchen” for New Line Cinema.

Matt Charman sells thriller Untitled Cronkite Project to DreamWorks SKG.

Julia Cox sets up 2015 Black List thriller “Do No Harm” at Paramount Pictures.

Matt Ember and Tom Astle rewriting comedy “The War With Grandpa” for Dimension Films.

Christian Gudegast and Paul Sheuring with “Den of Thieves” at STX Entertainment.

Lee Hall scripted “Victoria and Abdul” with BBC Films, Focus Features, and Working Title Films.

Jinder Ho adapting “My Descent Into Death” for Alcon Entertainment.

David Leslie Johnson writing “The Nun” for New Line Cinema.

Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson adapting their play “F****ing Identical Twins” for Twentieth Century Fox.

J. Michael Straczynski adapting comic book series “Rising Stars” for MGM.

Miriam Toews and Erik Rutherford writing animated movie “Charlotte” for Telefilm Canada and January Films.

Screenwriting News (June 6-June 12, 2016)

June 12th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Bill Broyles adapting science fiction novel “Seveneves” for Skydance.

Chris Case writing mockumentary “Soul Soul Soul: The Murray Murray Story” for Netflix.

Anders Holm writing action comedy “Game Over, Man!” for Netflix.

Lisa Joy writing remake of “Battlestar Galactica” for Universal Pictures.

Mitchell LaFortune sells action script “Burn Run” to Thunder Road Pictures.

Jamie Linden rewriting “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go” for Lionsgate.

Allan Loeb sells thriller pitch “Role Play” to Good Universe.

Matthew Orton sells political thriller spec script “Reason Of State” to Black Bear Pictures.

Joe Penhall writing “The Over The Hill Mob” for Working Title Films.

Jack Thorne adapting classic family book “The Secret Garden” for StudioCanal and Heyday Films.

David Weil adapting short story “Mika Model” for Netflix.

Byron Willinger and Phillip De Blasi sell science fiction spec script “Backward Fall” to Storyscape Entertainment.

Krysty Wilson-Cairns adapting “The Voyeur’s Motel” for DreamWorks.

Screenwriting News (May 30-June 5, 2016)

June 5th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Paul Thomas Anderson with untitled fashion project at Annapurna Pictures.

Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec sign first-look deal with Paramount.

Lucas Carter sells action comedy spec script “The Gun Show” to Paramount.

Ryan Condal writing remake of “Logan’s Run” for Warner Bros.

Brian Duffield adapting YA novel “Spontaneous” for Awesomeness Films.

Adam Mervis sells thriller spec script “17 Bridges” to STX Entertainment.

Joe Pokaski writing “Count” for Warner Bros.

Zed Warren sets up spec “Disorder” at Grey Matter Productions.

Screenwriting News (May 23-May 29, 2016)

May 29th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Chris Borrelli writing remake of 2009 Korean movie “Secret” for New Line.

Whitney Cummings and Neal Brennan comedy adaptation “The Female Brain” going with Black Bicycle Entertainment, Cummings to star and direct.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley rewriting and directing “Game Night” for New Line Cinema.

Julia Hart co-written / directed Miss Stevens picked up for distribution by The Orchard.

Dwight “Heavy D” Myers and Avery O. Williams thriller “Crossed” with Crush Films.

Adam Sandler with untitled animation project at STX Entertainment.

Lori Evans Taylor sells thriller pitch to Sony Pictures.

Rawson Marshall Thurber sells action pitch “Skyscraper” to Legendary Pictures for $3M with Dwayne Johnson attached to star.

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.