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.

Screenwriting News (August 1-August 6, 2016)

August 7th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Matt Altman sells spy thriller spec script “Red Widow” to STX Entertainment.

Nathan Atkins writing remake of the 1988 horror movie “Pumpkinhead” for A Bigger Boat Productions.

Donald Diego sells romantic comedy spec script “The Wedding Years” to Lakeshore Entertainment.

Aaron Guzikowski with “Home Invasion” at Paramount Pictures, Mark Wahlberg to star.

Brian Lynch writing “The Secret Life of Pets 2” for Universal Pictures.

James Ponsoldt writing-directing “Wild City” for Walt Disney Pictures.

J.K. Rowling adapting “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Marja-Lewis Ryan writing gender-switched remake of the 1984 movie “Splash” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Farhad Safinia rewriting and directing “The Professor and the Madman” for Voltage Pictures and Icon Pictures.

David Seidler and Ken Pisani writing “Rising From Ashes” for Radar Films.

Wash Westmoreland adapting and directing “The Earthquake Bird” for Amazon Studios and Scott Free Productions.

Mike White scripted indie comedy “Beatriz at Dinner” at Bron Studios and Killer Films.

Erin Cressida Wilson adapting crime thriller novel “Eileen” for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Screenwriting News (July 25-July 31, 2016)

July 31st, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Shane Atkinson writing “Poms” for Sierra/Affinity, Mad as a Birds Films, and Rose Pictures.

David Auburn writing reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Adrian Butchart, Eric Johnson, and Paul Tamasy writing untitled Leicester City soccer project for Bedlam Productions and Knightsbridge Films.

Joe Carnahan adapting “Uncharted” action adventure video game for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan scripted “Wildlife” indie drama set up with June Pictures and Dano directing.

Maya Dunbar writing crime drama “Soul on Bikes” for Levity Entertainment Group.

Sheri Elwood sells comedy thriller pitch “Besties” to Alcon Entertainment.

J. Mills Goodloe rewriting “Anatomy of a Misfit” for Paramount Pictures.

Eric Heisserer writing “Lights Out 2” for New Line Cinema.

Nahnatchka Khan sells comedy pitch “Hair Wars” to Fox 2000.

Barry L. Levy writing true story crime drama “Stranglehold” for The Solution Entertainment Group and Broken Road Productions.

Matt Spicer and Max Winkler writing reboot-sequel “The Rocketeers” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Screenwriting News (July 18-July 24, 2016)

July 24th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

John August signed a three-book deal for a children’s fantasy series with Penguin imprint Roaring Book Press.

Will Beall writing “Aquaman” for Warner Bros.

Dan Black writing “Pokemon” for Legendary Pictures.

Chadwick Boseman and Logan Coles writing untitled Reverend Jeffrey Brown project for Paramount Pictures.

Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic sell comedy spec script “Besties” to DreamWorks and Montecito Pictures.

Kirsten Dunst and Nellie Kim adapting “The Bell Jar” for Priority Pictures, Echo Lake Productions, and Abandon Pictures.

Lauryn Kahn sells untitled comedy pitch to Paramount Pictures.

Ted Melfi sells drama pitch “Fruit Loops” to Fox 2000.

Keith Merryman and David A. Newman sell rom com pitch “Worst Tender Date Ever” to Warner Bros.

Nate Parker sets up an untitled project at Legendary Pictures

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay writing “Star Trek 4” for Paramount Pictures.

Rhianna Pratchett adapting “Wee Free Men” for The Jim Henson Company.

Seth Rosenfeld writing remake of the 1975 drama “Cooley High” for MGM.

Chris Salmanpour lands two blind script commitments via the Black List with StudioCanal and Warner Bros.

Gary Whitta adapting graphic novel “Mouse Guard” for Boom! Studios.

Screenwriting News (July 4-July 10, 2016)

July 10th, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, and Keith Maitland writing “Enemies Within” for Killer Content.

Raphael Bob-Waksberg rewriting “The Lego Movie 2” for Warner Brothers Animation.

Pete Bridges sells science fiction spec script “The Fall” to Amblin Entertainment.

Scott Z. Burns adapting upcoming book “Secrecy World” for Grey Matter Productions.

Jim Cox writing “Codename Housewife: The Case Of The Missing Rock Stars” for GFM Films and Home Plate Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (June 27-July 3, 2016)

July 3rd, 2016 by

This week’s writing deals and movie project news.

Deniz Gamze Erguven writing-directing “Kings” for CG Cinéma.

Ori Guendelman and Rob McClelland 2015 Black List script “Bump” at Working Title with Zach Braff to direct.

Blaise Hemingway adapting novel “The Gates” for DreamWorks Studios.

Phil Johnston and Rich Moore writing-directing “Wreck-It Ralph 2” for Walt Disney Feature Animation.

Young Il Kim adapting true story “Super Fan” for SK Global and CJ E&M Pictures.

Max Landis releasing new Comic Series with Skybound and Image.

Justin Malen adapting “Clifford The Big Red Dog” for Paramount Pictures and Paramount Animation.

Antonio Macia sets up western spec script “Porter Rockwell” to Hyperion Media Group.

Pamela Pettler writing animated “The Flamingo Affair” for Paramount Animation.

Morgan Spurlock writing-directing biopic “Can I Go Now” for Warrior Poets and the Arlook Group.

Erik Sudberg writing “Destiny: Queen of Thieves” for Framelight Productions.

Joe Tripician directing his scripted crime comedy drama “Team Joy” for Truth Entertainment.

Alexis Zegerman adapting 2014 Danish film “All Inclusive” for WeLove.

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.