Screenwriting News (October 13-October 19, 2014)

October 19th, 2014 by

Matthew Altman and David Matalon sells spec script “The Feud” to Vandal Entertainment.

Andrew Barrer and Gabe Ferrari sell thriller spec script “Low Tide” to Twentieth Century Fox.

Jeffrey Hatcher writing World War I drama “Megiddo” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Rob McElhenney sells family action adventure pitch “Figment” to Legendary Pictures.

Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales writing remake of thriller Vengeance for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Nicole Perlman writing new comic book series “Gamora” for Marvel Studios.

Mike White adapting novel “Love May Fail” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (October 6-October 12, 2014)

October 12th, 2014 by

Arash Amel adapting novel “Made in Sweden” for DreamWorks.

Steve Conrad untitled thriller at New Regency with Gore Verbinski attached to direct.

James DeMonaco writing-directing The Purge 3 for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions.

Katie Dippold and Paul Feig writing Ghostbusters 3 for Columbia Pictures.

Michael Feldman and Billy Crystal writing fantasy adventure “Which Witch?” for The Jim Henson Company.

Dan Frey and Russell Sommer sell action drama pitch “Eternal” to Paramount Pictures in a preemptive deal.

Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott sell action adventure pitch “Hood” to Sony Pictures for seven figures.

Seth Grahame-Smith writing the Lego Batman spinoff for Warner Bros.

Baltasar Kormákur and Olafur Egill Egilsson set up action adventure “Vikingr” at Universal Pictures, Kormákur to direct.

Jesse Kornbluth adapting his drama comedy novel “Married Sex” for Chockstone Pictures.

Natalie Krinsky adapting YA novel “I’ll Give You the Sun” for Warner Bros.

E. Nicholas Mariani adapting drama memoir “Not Without Hope” for Relativity Media.

Gary W. Moore and James Riordan adapting Moore’s novel “The Final Service” for Night Fox Entertainment.

Michelle Morgan and DJ Richardson writing romantic comedy “Is He The One” for MGM, Kerry Washington attached to star.

R. Scott Shields writing the untitled Oscar Schmidt biopic for Rafinha Bastos Productions.

James C. Strouse drama comedy “People Places Things” at Beachside, Strouse to direct.

Larry Stuckey writing “Santa is Real” for New Regency and Walden Media.

Pearry Teo writing “The Curse of Sleeping Beauty” for Bleiberg Entertainment, India Eisley attached to star.

Jonathan Tropper rewriting drama romance “Goodbye for Now” for Lionsgate.

Evan Turner sells action comedy spec script “Partners” to New Line Cinema.

Peter Warren writing comedy horror “Thrill Ride” for Twentieth Century Fox, Andrew Jay Cohen & Brendan O’Brien to direct.

Fred Wolf and David Spade writing the sequel Joe Dirt 2 for the Crackle website.

Screenwriting News (September 29-October 5, 2014)

October 5th, 2014 by

Kristina Lauren Anderson adapting YA novel “Invisibility” for Warner Bros.

Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman sell untitled supernatural cop pitch to Sony Pictures in a bidding war.

Dave Callahan writing Zombieland 2 for Sony Pictures.

Stephen Chbosky rewriting live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast for Disney Pictures.

Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz sell comedy pitch “Rocky Mountain High” to Universal Pictures in a bidding war.

Michael Diliberti sells crime drama pitch “The West” to Sony Pictures in a bidding war.

Gillian Flynn writing entire season of “Utopia” for HBO, David Fincher to direct all of the episodes.

Akiva Goldsman will rewrite adaptation of thriller novel “The Janson Directive” for Universal Pictures.

Gary Graham adapting his spec script “A Garden at the End of the World” for the reboot of I Am Legend for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Alex Holmes adapting thriller novel “The Killer” for StudioCanal.

Anthony Jaswinski sells action spec script “May You Live in Interesting Times” to Voltage Pictures.

Trey Kollmer and John Blickstead writing “Gumball 3000″ for Warner Bros. and Chernin Entertainment.

Michael McCullers writing animated “Boss Baby” for DreamWorks Animation.

Andrew Neel and Mike Roberts rewriting “Goat” for Killer Films and Robert Bandini Productions, Neel to direct.

Screenwriting News (September 22-September 28, 2014)

September 28th, 2014 by

Adam Brooks adapting “No Baggage” for New Line Cinema.

Charles Cumming adapting drama mystery “The Tracking of a Russian Spy” for The Picture Company.

Jason Filardi sells children’s book adaptation pitch “Floors” to Walt Disney Pictures.

Joe Henderson sells fantasy spec script “In the Land of Imagined Things” to Walt Disney Pictures.

William Monahan adapting New Yorker article “The Throwaways” for Paramount Pictures.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber adaptation of novel “The Rosie Project” lands Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to direct for Sony Pictures.

Bernard rose writing-directing remake of “Frankenstein” for Eclectic Pictures, Bad Badger, and Summerstorm Entertainment.

Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt iPhone horror game “The Drowning” for Radar Pictures.

Josh Singer adapting drama bio “First Man” for Universal Pictures.

Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson adapting remake of “All Quiet on the Western Front” for Radar Pictures.

Screenwriting News (September 15-September 21, 2014)

September 21st, 2014 by

Banipal Ablakhad and Benhur Ablakhad sell crime thriller spec script “North of Reno” to New Line Cinema.

Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard writing-directing remake of I Saw the Devil for Snoot Entertainment.

Max Borenstein writing Godzilla 2 for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard writing reboot of I Know What You Did Last Summer for Sony Pictures.

Josh Golden sells drama spec script “Road to Oz” to New Line Cinema.

Benjamin Grayson writing “I’ll Never Get Out Of This Alive” for Laura Bickford Productions, Grayson to direct, Chris Hemsworth to star.

Noah Hawley adapting his novel “Before the Fall” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Chad Hodge adapting “The Darkest Minds” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Tony Jaswinski sells thriller spec script “In the Deep” to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Tony Kaye writing untitled Peg Entwistle project for Arthur Sarkissian Productions.

Brian Kehoe and Jim Kehoe writing untitled Olympic Village comedy for The Tornante Company.

Adam Robitel writing “Cropsey” for A7SLE Films.

Mike Scannell sells horror thriller spec script “Scarecrow” to Screen Gems.

Ben Schwartz sells untitled comedy pitch to Good Universe, Seth Rogen attached to star.

Guinevere Turner adapting “The Family” for Roxwell Films.

Ross Venokur signs a three-picture deal with Vanguard Films and Animation.

Gary Whitta writing “Starlight” for 20th Century Fox.

Screenwriting News (September 8-September 14, 2014)

September 14th, 2014 by

Daniel Adams and William Barber scripted action thriller “Panama” going forward with Tulchin Entertainment, Adams to direct.

Josh Boone adapting drama novel “All We Had” for Tribeca Productions.

Max Borenstein adapting Minority Report as a TV series for Fox.

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert scripted dark comedy “Swiss Army Man” into production for Cold Iron Pictures.

Karen Leigh Hopkins adapting dark comedy novel “Mourning Glory” for Grey Eagle Films.

Justin Marks writing Top Gun 2 for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

Jonathan Penner writing “The Bye Bye Man” for The Weinstein Company.

Pamela Romanowsky adapting drama novel “Rant” for Rabbit Bandini Productions, Romanowsky to direct.

Rodney Rothman writing 23 Jump Street for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Diesel Schwarze writing musical drama “Ziggy” for Electric City Entertainment, Schwarze to direct.

Salvatore Stabile writing historical drama “A Civil Right” for Revolution Media.


For my May 2013 interview with Justin Marks, go here.

Screenwriting News (September 1-September 7, 2014)

September 7th, 2014 by

Duane Adler directing “Heart Beats 3D” from his own screenplay for Das Films.

Ned Benson rewriting drama “How Starbucks Saved My Life” for The Weinstein Company.

Chadwick Boseman and Logan Coles sell untitled thriller pitch to Universal Pictures.

Carlo Hintermann and Marco Saura scripted “The Book of Vision”, Gabriel Byrne attached.

Darren Lemke writing “Shazam!” for New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson attached.

Kenneth Lonergan directing drama “Manchester-by-the-Sea” from his own screenplay for OddLot Entertainment, Matt Damon attached.

John Phillips comedy “Driving Dick Kelly” aka “Dirty Grandpa” with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro attached for QED International.

Dax Shepard acting and directing in remake of “CHiPs” from his own screenplay for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Tom Sheridan writing faith-based animated “The Lamb” for Sony Pictures Animation.

Jonathan Tropper writing “Priority List” for Warner Bros., Steve Carell attached.

Screenwriting News (August 25-August 31, 2014)

August 31st, 2014 by

Cory Goodman writing reboot of action horror Underworld franchise for Lakeshore Entertainment.

James Ellroy adapting remake of the 1944 movie Laura for Fox 2000.

Mark Friedman adapting untitled Exodus 47 project for Crystal City Entertainment and Ocean Blue Entertainment.

Ed Gass-Donnelly writing science fiction thriller “Pivot” for Lotus Entertainment, Gass-Donnelly also to direct.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz writing untitled Acme / Looney Tunes project for Warner Bros.

Kyle Ward adapting science fiction “Cosmic Motors” for Warner Bros.

Screenwriting News (August 18-August 24, 2014)

August 24th, 2014 by

Thompson Evans Black List script “Past Due” acquired by Warner Bros.

Andrew Dominik writing remake of Shaolin Temple for Seven Stars Film Studios and Enlight Pictures, Justin Lin attached to direct.

Peter Hoare writing untitled celebrity death pool comedy for WWE Studios and Hyde Park Entertainment.

Nicole Holofcener writing and directing drama “The Land of Steady Habits” for Fox Searchlight.

Jojo Moyes adapting her own drama comedy novel “One Plus One” for New Line Cinema.

Mickey Rapkin sells pitch based on his book “Theater Geek” to Material Pictures.

Johnny Rosenthal sells comedy spec script “The Three Tenors” to Lionsgate.

Paul Ruehl and Lester Lewis scripted action comedy “All Day and a Night” to be produced by Relativity Media.

Shane Salerno sells action drama package based on the Mack Bolan book series for Warner Bros. with Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips attached to produce, possibly to star and direct respectively.

Oscar Sharp gets a blind script deal with Material Pictures based on his short film “The Karman Line”.

Randi Mayem Singer writing Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 for Fox 2000.

Jim Uhls and James Mullaney scripted “The Destroyer” with Sony Pictures Entertainment with Shane Black to direct.

David Weill sells science fiction spec script “Moonfall” to Audax Films.

Screenwriting News (August 11-August 17, 2014)

August 17th, 2014 by

Stephanie Allain and Lenore Kletter adapting memoir for untitled Misty Copeland project for New Line Cinema.

Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec writing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 for Paramount.

Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad writing separate “Aquaman” scripts for Warner Bros.

Pamela Gray adapting drama novel “The Husband’s Secret” for CBS Films.

Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes writing sequels Journey 3 and Journey 4 for New Line Cinema.

Dennis McNiholas adapting animated short “Henchmen” for Bron Studios and Gary Sanchez Productions.

Bert V. Royal adapting Broadway musical “13″ for CBS Films.

Shane Salerno adapting Mack Bolan book series for his company The Story Factory.

Seth M. Sherwood writing horror prequel “Leatherface” for Millennium Films.

Will Staples writing untitled animal-trafficking project for Warner Bros. Pictures and Appian Way.