Screenwriting News (March 16-March 22, 2015)

March 22nd, 2015 by

Amy Fox writing drama “Equity” for Broad Street Pictures.

Chris Hager sells science fiction spec script “Proxima” to Rumble Films.

Jonathan Herman rewriting remake of Scarface for Universal Pictures.

Antony Hoffman and Brian Brightly sell action drama pitch “Fox Hunt” to Fox International Productions.

Anthony Jaswinski sells science fiction pitch “Variant” to Warner Bros.

Mary Krell-Oishi writing untitled Sam Cooke project for Mpire Films.

Craig Kyle writing remake of Blue Thunder for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Rob McKittrick rewriting comedy “Tag” for New Line Cinema.

Annie Neal rewriting “Agatha” for Paramount Pictures.

Kelly Oxford sells teen comedy “All the Way” to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Vlas Parlapanides, Charley Parlapanides, and Scott Charnick writing war drama “Zero Footprint” for Alcon Entertainment.

Jonathan Perera writing political drama “Ms. Sloane” for FilmNation Entertainment.

Sarah Polley writing remake of Little Women for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Neil Widener and Gavin James sell epic drama spec script “Verona” to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (March 9-March 15, 2015)

March 15th, 2015 by

Ryan Belenzon and Jeffrey Gelber set up sports bio “The Rocket” at Black Bear Pictures.

Mark Boal writing untitled Bowe Bergdahl project for Annapurna Pictures.

Eric Bress sells thriller spec script “American Hostage” to Merced Media Partners.

Joe Carnahan rewriting action thriller “Motorcade” for DreamWorks Studios.

Jake Crane and Jonathan Stewart adapting period drama “The Axmann Conspiracy” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Scott Frank adapting documentary “The Seven Five” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Sophie Goodhart adapting her own short film “My Blind Brother” for Low Spark Films.

Michael Green writing remake of Murder on the Orient Express for 20th Century Fox.

Melissa London Hilfers sells legal thriller spec script “Undone” to Black Bear Entertainment and Parks+MacDonald.

Kurt Johnstad sells untitled science fiction action pitch to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Tricia McAlpin adapting comedy drama novel “Forever, Interrupted” for Vertigo Entertainment.

Barbara Muschietti and Andy Muschietti adapting Stephen King short story “The Jaunt” for Plan B Entertainment.

Vlas Parlapanides, Charley Parlapanides and Scott Charnick writing an untitled military thriller to Warner Bros.

Drew Pearce writing male version of Ghostbusters reboot for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (February 23-March 8, 2015)

March 8th, 2015 by

Dave Andron adapting science fiction drama novel “Stone Rider” for Working Title Films.

Michael Berg adapting children’s fantasy book “Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of Nimh” for MGM.

Jeff Buhler sells supernatural thriller spec script “Descendant” to Lotus Entertainment.

Diablo Cody rewriting comedy “Barbie” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Christopher Cosmos rewriting action fantasy “Red Sonja” for Nu Image/Millennium Films.

Evan Daugherty writing reboot of action adventure “Tomb Raider” reboot for GK Films.

Dan Futterman sells science fiction action spec script “A Shot in the Eye” to 20th Century Fox.

Marc Guggenheim adapting science fiction novel “Uprising” for 20th Century Fox.

John Hamburg, Nicholas Stoller and Ian Helfer writing comedy “Why Him?” for 20th Century Fox.

Joby Harold writing action adventure “Robin Hood: Origins” for Appian Way.

Julia Hart writing “Madame X” mini-series for HBO.

Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne rewriting “Winter’s Knight” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber adapting John Green novel “Looking for Alaska” for Temple Hill Productions.

T.S. Nowlin adapting YA novel “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” for 20th Century Fox.

Brendan O’Brien and Andrew J. Cohen sell comedy “The House” to New Line.

Zak Olkewicz adapting science fiction graphic novel “Malignant Man” for 20th Century Fox.

Nick Schenk adapting untitled elderly drug mule project for Imperative Entertainment.

Michael William Schmidt writing remake of “Brewster’s Millions” for Nasser Entertainment Group.

Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn adapting drama romance novel “On the Island” for MGM.

Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg adapting drama bio book “The Crowded Room” for New Regency.

Damian Szifron sets up untitled thriller at TriStar Pictures.

Adam Targum adapting war drama “Fearless” for Relativity Media.

Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly set up science fiction thriller “Intelligent Life” at Amblin Entertainment.

Max Vaney and Luke Goltz sell crime drama spec script “Smoke” to Relativity Media.

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.