Screenwriting News (February 16-February 22, 2015)

February 22nd, 2015 by

Steve Conrad sells untitled driverless car pitch to Sony Pictures.

Alexander Dinelaris Jr. writing sports drama “The Year of the Monarchs” for Mandalay Sports Media.

Michael Finch and Alex Litvak set up “Medieval” at Sony Pictures, formerly at New Regency.

Robert Ben Garant untitled family horror project with Blumhouse Productions.

Kristin Gore adapting “The Psychopath Test” for Universal Pictures.

Jorge R. Gutierrez and Douglas Langdale writing untitled Kung Fu space western for Reel FX Animation Studios.

Gregory Allen Howard sells action spec script “Hunt, Capture, Kill” to Millennium Films.

Brad Ingelsby sells drama thriller spec script “The Burning Woman” to Scott Free Productions.

Jonathan Keasey and Brant Boivin sell untitled action comedy pitch to Fundamental Films.

James Andrew Miller writing untitled ESPN project for Focus Features.

Logan Miller and Noah Miller sell drama bio spec script “White Boy Rick” to Thruline Entertainment.

Sascha Penn sells action thriller spec script to Paramount.

Jeffrey Reddick writing-directing horror project “The Final Reel” for Rebel Maverick.

Sheldon Turner adapting “Sniper Elite” novels for Sony Pictures.

Irvine Welsh writing “Ivanhoe” for Egoli Tossell Film, Thunder Road Pictures and Film House Germany.


Note: 4 spec script deals for the week.

For my March 2013 interview with Brad Ingelsby, go here.

Screenwriting News (February 9-February 15, 2015)

February 15th, 2015 by

Carter Blanchard sells untitled ghost project pitch to DreamWorks.

Mac Barnett and Jory John adapting their children’s comedy book “The Terrible Two” for Universal Pictures.

Pablo Fenjves sells action comedy pitch “Mother” to Universal Pictures, Halle Berry attached to star.

Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland sell drama pitch “The Shoe” to Studio 8.

Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins romantic comedy “Work Wife” for New Line, Joe Swanberg attached to direct.

Gregg Hurwitz adapting his crime thriller novel “Orphan X” for Warner Bros. Pictures, Bradley Cooper attached to star.

Daniel Kunka adapting 1980s arcade game “Space Invaders” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

David Koepp adapting science fiction novel “The Themis Files” for Sony Pictures.

Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan writing ‘recalibration’ of the Halloween franchise for Dimension Films.

Ken Nolan adapting action comic book “The Activity” for Paramount Pictures.

Matthew Sand adapting untitled Benghazi project for Relativity Media.

Cat Vasko sells drama bio spec script “Queen of the Air” to Warner Bros. Pictures.


For my March 2013 interview with Carter Blanchard, go here.

For my July 2013 interview with Daniel Kunka, go here.

Screenwriting News (February 2-February 8, 2015)

February 8th, 2015 by

Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken rewriting “Desert Eagle” for Universal Pictures.

Andrew Jay Cohen & Brendan O’Brien, Nicholas Stoller and Evan Goldberg writing comedy Neighbors 2 for Universal Pictures.

Jared Cowie historical drama spec script “Bismarck” optioned by Universal Pictures.

F. Scott Frazier adapting videogame “Asteroids” for Universal Pictures.

Michael Gordon adapting “Robotech” for Warner Bros.

Marshall Herskovitz adapting real life untitled Doreen Giuliano story for Sony Pictures.

Mark Heyman adapting “How to Catch a Russian Spy” for 20th Century Fox.

Orlando Jones and Noam Dromi writing untitled cult deprogramming project for Drive-By Entertainment.

Mike Le and Tyrese Gibson spec script “Desert Eagle” optioned by Universal Pictures.

Anthony McCarten sells historical drama spec script “Darkest Hour” to Working Title.

Greg Russo writing disaster drama “Category 6″ for New Line Cinema.

Josh Weigel and Rebekah Weigel adapting short film “The Butterfly Circus” for Court Five.

James A. Woods and Nicolas Wright writing remake of “Stargate” for MGM.


To read my March 2012 interview with F. Scott Frazier, go here.

To read my March 2012 interview with Greg Russo, go here.

Screenwriting News (January 26-February 1, 2015)

February 1st, 2015 by

Andrea Berloff adapting drama crime memoir “Dangerous Odds” for Warner Bros.

Matthew Michael Carnahan adaptation of “Born to Run” for di Bonaventura Pictures and Outlaw Productions with Matthew McConaughey attached to star.

Ava DuVernay writing-directing untitled Hurricane Katrina drama for Participant Media.

Wes Jones adapting action comedy novel “Mad Dogs” for Warner Bros.

Andrew Knauer and Arthur Pielli sell comedy spec script “Senior Year” to CBS Films.

Kim Nguyen scripted drama “Two Lovers and a Bear” with Max Films.

Hernany Perla’s 2014 Black List script “Blink” at Atlas Independent with Noam Murro to direct.

Cameron Romero, Darrin Reed and Bryce C. Campbell writing horror project “Origins” for Radar Pictures.

Chris Weitz rewriting untitled Star Wars spinoff for Disney Pictures.

Screenwriting News (January 19-January 25, 2015)

January 25th, 2015 by

Gerard Barrett writing-directing drama “Brain on Fire” for Foundation Features.

Stuart Beattie writing untitled Blackwater drama for Voltage Productions.

Andrea Berloff adapting drama/crime memoir “Dangerous Odds” for Film 360.

Robert Eggers sells untitled fantasy pitch to Studio 8.

Liz W. Garcia and Josh Harto writing drama “Lonely Hearts Killers” for Showtime.

Jane Goldman rewriting fantasy drama “Fables” for Heyday Films.

Doug Jung and Simon Pegg writing Star Trek 3 for Paramount Pictures.

Matt Lieberman writing animated “The Jetsons” for Warner Bros.

Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph comedy “Army of One” with Nicholas Cage attached to star, Larry Charles to direct.


My June 2013 interview with Liz W. Garcia here.

My April 2014 interview with Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman here.

Screenwriting News (January 12-January 18, 2015)

January 18th, 2015 by

Nika Agiashvili drama crime “Punch It” for Storyman Pictures.

Dan Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin writing comedy “Nine Lives” for EuropaCorp.

Aaron Buchsbaum and Teddy Riley sell comedy pitch “Psych” to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Cliff Dorfman adapting “Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion” for Relativity Media.

Gillian Flynn writing remake of “Strangers on a Train” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Jason Hall writing “American Drug Lord” for Legendary Pictures.

Brenda Herrold adapting bio sports drama “Eighty-Dollar Champion” for MGM.

Mike Mills writing-directing drama “20th Century Woman” for Annapurna Pictures.

Spenser Mondshein sets up spec script “The Search” at Voltage Pictures.

Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos adapting bio music book “The Dirt” for Focus Features.

Erin Cressida Wilson adapting thriller novel “Girl on the Run” for DreamWorks Studios.

Edgar Wright writing-directing “Baby Driver” f0r TriStar Pictures.

Screenwriting News (December 15-December 21, 2014)

December 21st, 2014 by

Zach Frankel 2013 Black List script “Make a Wish” with Paramount Pictures.

Ted Melfi adapting teen drama novel “Every Exquisite Thing” for The Weinstein Company, Melfi attached to direct.

James Ponsoldt adapting drama thriller novel “The Circle” for The Playtone Company with Tom Hanks attached to star, Ponsoldt to direct.

Johnny Rosenthal sells comedy pitch “Deep Cover” to Red Granite Pictures with Jim Carrey attached to star.

Michael Starrbury rewriting science fiction family “Ed Terrestrial” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Screenwriting News (December 8-December 14, 2014)

December 14th, 2014 by

Brett Butler and Jason Butler writing-directing sports drama comedy “First Round Down”.

Karen Croner adaptation “Tribes of Palos Verdes” with Relativity Media.

Justin Doble writing untitled science fiction project for Sony Pictures and Bad Robot.

Nicky Gogan and Paul Rowley writing psychological thriller “Morocco” for Kasbah Films.

Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath adapting Japanese movie Birthright for Depth of Field Productions.

Bill Marsillii adapting graphic novel “Sebastian X” for Voltage Productions, Martin Campbell to direct.

Jonathan W.C. Mills rewriting “Bullet Run” for Voltage Pictures.

Ted Nusbaum sells sports drama spec script “In the Crease” to Leef Entertainment.

Henry Phillips and Gregori Viens co-writing comedy Still Punching the Clown for Permut Productions.

Robert Siegel writing drama bio “The Founder” for FilmNation Entertainment.

James Stewart adapting his own short film “Foxed!” for Prospero Pictures.z

Michael Werwie writing action adventure “Antartica” for Warner Bros. and Gulstream Pictures.


For my January 2013 interview with Michael Werwie, go here.

Screenwriting News (December 1-December 7, 2014)

December 7th, 2014 by

Matt Allen and Chris Borrelli sell untitled action comedy pitch to Universal Pictures.

Brandon Barker sells actions adventure spec script “Nottingham & Hood” to Walt Disney Pictures.

Jay Basu writing untitled monster movie for Universal Pictures.

Matt Charman untitled heist pitch for Twentieth Century Fox with Matt Reeves attached to direct.

Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland writing comedy “Rocky Mountain High” for Universal Pictures.

Benny Fine and Rafi Fine writing untitled teen comedy for Big Block Entertainment, the Fines to direct.

Jason Fuchs writing “Wonder Woman” for Warner Bros.

David Guion and Michael Handelman sell untitled Shakespearean comedy pitch to Sony Pictures with Will Ferrell attached to star.

Rob Riggle and Thomas Lennon rewriting comedy “The Boondoggle” for Dark Factory Entertainment with Riggle and Lennon to star.

Ben Ripley writing Source Code 2 for Vendome Pictures.

Jon Spaihts sells science fiction script “Passengers” to Sony Pictures.

Richard Tanne writing drama biopic “Southside With You” for Homegrown Pictures.


For my June 2013 interview with Chris Borrelli, go here.

Screenwriting News (November 24-November 30, 2014)

November 30th, 2014 by

Miles Chapman adapting “Monster Republic” for Komixx Entertainment.

Brian Duffield sells horror spec script “The Babysitter” to Wonderland Sound and Vision.

Dan Gilroy adapting crime thriller “Storming Las Vegas” for Summit Entertainment.

Art Marcum and Matt Holloway rewriting untitled “Blowback” cop project for Original Films.

Alex McAulay adapting drama novel “Cult” for Grey Eagle Films.

Frederic Richter and Joe Novoa with drama “Blind” for Joel Films, Novoa attached to direct.

Aaron Sorkin scripted biopic “Steve Jobs” picked up in turnaround by Universal Pictures.