Screenwriting News (July 20-July 26, 2015)

July 26th, 2015 by

Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen writing untitled sports comedy for Universal Pictures.

Scott Blaszak’s science fiction “Parallel” moving forward with Bron Studios.

Carter Blanchard adapting “Steelheart” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Brian Cogman adapting live action reboot of “Sword in the Stone” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow writing untitled Jurassic World sequel for Universal Pictures.

Destin Cretton and Andrew Lanham writing drama “Just Mercy” for Broad Green Pictures with Cretton to direct.

Patrick Doody and Chris Valenziano’s supernatural thriller “Eden’s Gate” going forward with The Realm.

Christopher D. Ford writing untitled Urban Explorers project for End Cue.

Liz Friedman writing untitled Kay Scarpetta project for Fox 2000.

Noah Harald scripted thriller “Brackish Water” moving forward with Radar Pictures with Harald to direct.

Simon Kinberg adapting “Logan’s Run” for Warner Bros.

Chris Osbrink writing suspense thriller “Collared” for The Realm.

Alex Sabeti writing musical drama “Delinquents” for  Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Shane Salerno and Don Winslow adapting Winslow’s novel “The Cartel” for Twentieth Century Fox with Ridley Scott to direct.

Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis sell untitled Emoji project to Sony Pictures Animation.

Andy Tennant, Rick Parks, and Adrien Brody writing romantic comedy “Manhattan Love Story” for Hero Films with Tennant to direct.

Screenwriting News (July 14-July 20, 2015)

July 19th, 2015 by

Max Adams adapting war drama “House To House” for Universal Pictures.

Billiam Colonel and Brad Epstein scripted comedy “Ripped” forward with Pelican Point Media.

Kristin Hahn adaptation of YA novel “Stargirl” going forward with BCDF Pictures.

Bill Kennedy options 2013 Black List script “The Fixer” to Fubar Films.

Karen McCullah rewriting “The Baby Shower” for Constantin Film.

Kealan O’Rourke writing “Happy Krampus!” for Walden Media and the Jim Henson Company.

Damian Shannon and Mark Swift writing Aladdin prequel “Genies” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Terri Tatchell adapting graphic novel “Apocalypse Now Now” for Redlab Digital and XYZ Films.

Matt Venne sells thriller spec script “The Edge of Normal” to Bold Films.

Screenwriting News (July 6-July 12, 2015)

July 12th, 2015 by

Matthew Fogel sells spec script “Prince Charming” to Disney.

Shaun Grant adapting “The Last Duel” for Studio 8.

Shaun Grant adapting “True History of the Kelly Gang” for Porchlight Films.

Anders Thomas Jensen and Nikolaj Arcel rewriting “The Dark Tower” for Sony.

Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan scripted untitled young Han Solo project going forward with Christopher Miller and Philip Lord to direct for Disney.

Ed Neumeier and Flint Dille adapting “Armageddon 2419 A.D.” for Angry Films.

David Posamentier and Geoff Moore adapting “Give + Take” for Incunable Productions.

Rosalind Ross scripted “Lioness” going forward with Ellen Page for Modern Man Films.

Seth Sherwood adapting comic books “Roche Limit” for Heavy Metal.

Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars book “Aftermath” gets the trilogy treatment.

Screenwriting News (June 29-July 5, 2015)

July 5th, 2015 by

Paul Thomas Anderson adapting “Pinocchio” for Warner Bros.

Colin Bateman and Nick Hamm writing “The Journey” for IM Global.

Abi Morgan adapting military biography “Ashley’s War” for Fox 2000.

Andrew Niccol adapting board game “Monopoly” for Lionsgate.

Screenwriting News (June 22-June 28, 2015)

June 28th, 2015 by

Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs sell comedy spec script “Move That Body” to Sony.

Joe Ballarini adapting novel “Greenglass House” for Paramount.

Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver writing untitled girl’s trip project for Universal.

Robin Bissell writing-directing “The Best of Enemies” for Material Pictures.

Max Botkin (2010 Black List) adapting YA novel “Ferals” for Fox 2000.

F. Scott Frazier adapting “The Good Spy” for Image Nation.

Stephen Gaghan writing untitled Charles Darwin adventure project for Disney.

Julia Hart to direct “Miss Stevens” which she co-wrote with Jordan Horowitz for Beachside Films and Gilbert Films.

Eric Kirsten adapting 2006 Japanese film Midnight Sun for Boies/Schiller Film Group.

Jason Micallef sells 50-page pitch treatment “Shadows” to Fox.

Ann Peacock adapting WWII novel “The Nightengale” for TriStar.

Greg Pritikin adapting novel “Funny Boys” for Grey Eagle Films.

Anthony Tambakis adapting book “Houses of Deceit” for Warner Bros.

Screenwriting News (June 15-June 21, 2015)

June 21st, 2015 by

Adair Cole writing crime thriller “Norco” for MadRiver Pictures.

Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker sell thriller spec script “Free Fall” for Blumhouse Productions.

Ethan Furman adapting Charles Bukowski novel “Women” for Voltage Pictures.

George Gallo and Andy Weiss writing “The Bummy Davis Story”.

Philip Gawthorne adapting TV series “Kojak” for Universal Pictures.

Henry Gayden adapting historical drama “Ghost Army” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Joey Hartstone writing drama “LBJ” for King Size Productions.

Eric Heisserer scripted supernatural thriller “Lights Out” going forward at New Line.

Lisa Joy signs overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.

Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard rewriting untitled Bermuda Triangle project for Skydance Productions.

Jake Morse and Scott Wolman script “Preconception” moving forward at CBS Films.

Oren Moverman scripting untitled Groucho Marx end of life biopic with Rob Zombie to direct.

Robin Swicord and Terry George drama “The Promise” moving forward with Phoenix Pictures, George directing.

Linda Woolverton writing Maleficent sequel for Walt Disney Pictures.


Read my April 2013 interview with Eric Heisserer here.

Read my March 2014 interview with Lisa Joy here.

Screenwriting News (June 8-June 14, 2015)

June 14th, 2015 by

Kay Cannon writing Pitch Perfect 3 for Universal Pictures.

Adam Gibgot adapting true story “Man’s Search For Meaning” for Fuego Films.

Marc Haimes adapting graphic novel “Nimona” for  Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

Jody Hill, Danny McBride and John Carcieri writing “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter” for Rough House Pictures.

Evan Jones and Alaric Alexander Smeets adapting novel “Double Play” for Cortés Films.

Allan Loeb sells drama spec script “Collateral Beauty” to PalmStar Media.

Vince Marcello and Mark Landry adapting off-Broadway play “Zombie Prom” for Longitude Entertainment.

Michael Mitnick writing-directing comedy “Some Are Born Great” for Big Beach.

Lizzie Molyneux and Wendy Molyneux writing untitled female 21 Jump Street project for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Emma Needell sets up drama spec script “The Water Man” at Walt Disney Pictures.

Andrea Portes and Joel Silverman adapting novel “Liberty” for Fox 2000.

Marco Ramirez rewriting “Akira” for Warner Bros.

John Sayles adapting novel “Soul Catcher” for Dimitri Villard Productions.

Paul Russell Smith adapting true story “Operation Cowboy” for Mad Riot Entertainment.

David H. Steinberg writing remake of “Kindergarten Cop” for Universal 1440 Entertainment.

Black List screenwriter Jonathan Stokes sells moves rights to his novel series “The Thrifty Time Traveler’s Guide” to New Line Cinema.

Gideon Yago adapting novel “The Liar’s Ball” for A24.

Screenwriting News (June 1-June 7, 2015)

June 7th, 2015 by

Michael Bronner adapting memoir “Guantanamo Diary” for Zero Gravity.

Roger Christian writing-directing adaptation of his 1980 short film “Black Angel” for Carnaby International.

Dean Georgaris rewriting adaptation of novel “Meg” for Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema.

Medeni Griffiths and Julia Wehlan rewriting “The Oxford” for Screen Gems.

Sam Harper adapting children’s book “Frindle” for Gulfstream Pictures.

Tasha Huo’s script “Black Belle” set up at Brain Scratch Productions and Mad Riot Entertainment.

Eliza Kennedy adapting her comedy drama novel “I Take You” for Material Pictures.

Jennifer Kent writing-directing crime drama “Alice + Freda Forever” for Berlanti Productions and     Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

Michael Lesslie writing psychological thriller “Haven” for Element Pictures.

Susan McMartin adapting drama romance novel “After” for Paramount Pictures.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz writing remake of “Big Trouble in Little China” for 20th Century Fox.

Nicole Perlman rewriting science fiction “Wool” for 20th Century Fox.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless adapting 1940 Fantasia sequence “Night on Bald Mountain” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Peter Scott sets up comedy spec script “Parents Weekend” at Lotus Entertainment.

Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah writing remake of “Sister Act” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Juliet Snowden and Stiles White rewriting untitled Bermuda Triangle project for Universal Pictures.

Marlon Wayans and Rick Alvarez writing comedy spoof “Fifty Shades of Black” for IM Global.

Screenwriting News (May 25-May 31, 2015)

May 31st, 2015 by

Andrew Burrows-Trotman writing “If We Left”.

Lex Edness writing science fiction thriller “Spectrum” for Maple Leaf Films and Mad Horse Films.

Martin Hynes rewriting drama comedy “Lucky Guy” for Disney.

Chloe King writing drama thriller “Inconceivable” for EFO Films.

Graham Moore sets up untitled outbreak drama with NBC.

James Ponsoldt adapting and directing “West of Sunset” for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

Jason Reitman adapting and directing family fantasy “Beekle” for DreamWorks Animation.

Terry Rossio and Robert Rodriguez rewriting action adventure “Johnny Quest” for Warner Bros.

Paul Tamasy adapting drama novel “The Painter”.

Will Widger adapting comic book series “Lumberjanes” for 20th Century Fox.

Screenwriting News (May 18-May 24, 2015)

May 24th, 2015 by

David Barr III and David Scott Hay adapting period drama play “The Face of Emmett Till” for Skyland Pictures.

Craig Borten rewriting science fiction “Inherit the Earth” for Sony.

Richard Curtis writing a Bee Gees biopic for DreamWorks and MGM.

Paul Schrader and Matt Wilder set up crime drama “Dog Eat Dog” with Pure Dopamine.

Amy Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele rewriting untitled action comedy project for 20th Century Fox.

Trey Edward Shults sets up psychological thriller “It Comes At Night” with A24.

Robert Snow and Christian Magalhaes writing comedy “Micronations” for Buffalo Film Company.

Victoria Strouse writing fantasy adventure “Tink” for Disney.

Graham Wagner sells pitch adapting satirical comedy novel “Mermaids in Paradise” for Good Universe.

Byron Willinger and Phil De Blasi sell thriller spec script “Command & Control” to Film House Germany and Vandal Entertainment.