Screenwriting News (November 16-November 29, 2015)

November 29th, 2015 by

Jessie Andrews writing-directing dramedy “Empress of Serenity” for Good Universe and Mr. Mudd, Bill Hader to star.

Philippa Boyens adapting YA novel “The Merlin Saga” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Scott Cooper rewriting-directing “White Knight” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Jon Croker adapting “The Famous Five” for Working Title Films.

Chuck Hayward’s “Ain’t No Half Steppin'” going forward with Broad Green Pictures.

Brad Ingelsby sells drama spec script “Claire” to Black Bicycle Media and Scott Free.

David K. Israel adapting true story “Balanchine” for Gulfstream Pictures.

Doug Jung rewriting “God Particle” for Paramount Pictures.

T.J. Miller and M. Miller Davis sell action comedy pitch “Ex-Criminals” to DreamWorks Studios.

William Monahan writing Untitled Evel Knievel Project for Paramount Pictures.

Damien Ober adapting novel “Far Bright Star” for The Affleck/Middleton Project.

Matthew Orton sells untitled Adolf Eichmann spec script to MGM.

Brian Selznick adapting his novel “Wonderstruck” for Killer Films, Todd Haynes to direct.

Edgar Wright and David Walliams writing Untitled Shadow Project for DreamWorks Animation, Wright to direct.

Screenwriting News (November 9-November 15, 2015)

November 15th, 2015 by

Chris Collins adapting short film “The Flying Man” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

David Leslie Johnson rewriting “Aquaman” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Max Landis script “Deeper” with Phantom Four Films.

Gary Lundy dramedy script “A Happening of Monumental Proportions” moving forward with Great Point Media.

Rod Lurie and Kyra Davis adapting novel they optioned “Black-Eyed Susans” for Battleplan Productions.

Phyllis Nagy adapting novel “The Trap” for TriStar Pictures.

Kris Pearn and Adam Wood adapting children’s book “The Willoughbys” for Bron Studios.

Eben Russell rewriting “The Pact” for Good Universe.

Jon Spaihts and Eric Heisserer writing “Van Helsing” for Universal Pictures.

Screenwriting News (November 2-November 8, 2015)

November 8th, 2015 by

Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum writing “Control Alt Delete” for Pascal Pictures.

Michael Diliberti sells pitch “Athena” to Pascal Pictures.

Allan Loeb adapting novel “Q” for Lionsgate.

Anthony McCarten adapting “The Siege” for StudioCanal.

Jeff Nathanson adapting nonfiction book “Young Woman and the Sea” for Paramount Pictures.

Kirsten Sheridan writing-directing “Amy Winehouse” for Lotus Entertainment.

Thania St. John adapting “The Witcher” for The Sean Daniel Company.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson sell pitch “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” to Paramount Pictures.

Kurt Voelker writing-directing “The Bachelors” for Matthew Baer Films.

Kurt Wimmer writing untitled Jason Statham project for Road Pictures.

Screenwriting News (October 26-November 1, 2015)

November 1st, 2015 by

Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker adapting YA novel “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda” for Fox 2000.

Ryan Coogler writing-directing drama “Wrong Answer”.

Jason Fuchs writing science fiction “Luna Park” for Paramount Pictures.

Dennis Kelly rewriting “World War Z” sequel for Paramount Pictures.

Paul King writing-directing “Paddington 2” for StudioCanal and Heyday Films

Robert Knott writing untitled Bradley Snyder project for Red Entertainment.

Joshua Malkin writing untitled Murder Mansion project for The Coalition Group.

Elan Mastai adapting his novel “All Our Wrong Todays” for Paramount Pictures.

Olivia Milch writing all-female “Oceans Eleven” remake for Smokehouse Pictures.

Howard Rodman adapting “Monopolists” for Big Beach.

Laura Sandler sets up “Bottle Girls” at Lionsgate.

Screenwriting News (October 19-October 25, 2015)

October 25th, 2015 by

Robert Festinger writing drama “Hampstead” for Ecosse Films.

Gary Graham adapting science fiction novel “Railhead” for Warner Bros.

Lauren Graham adapting drama romance novel “The Royal We” for CBS Films.

Jhan Harp writing horror “Lockbox” for AWOL Studios.

Christopher Hollier writing fantasy adventure “Jason and the Argonauts” for Paramount Pictures.

Bret McKenzie adapting science fiction adventure “Fortunately, the Milk” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Grant Pierce Myers adapting YA novel “Queen of Hearts” for Universal Pictures.

Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel writing-directing remake of their documentary “Meet the Patels” for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Mark Pavia writing horror “Fender Bender” for Shout! Factory and EchoWolf Productions.

Carlito Rodriguez and Malcolm Spellman writing untitled Sylvia Robinson project for Warner Bros.

Scott Rosenberg rewriting remake of “Jumanji” for Columbia Pictures.

Catherine Shepherd writing drama “Like A Virgin” for BFI.

Justin Simien writing-directing untitled musical for Macro Ventures.

Malachi Smyth 2014 Brit List script “Gateway 6” for Sentinel Entertainment and Stigma Films.

Thomas White and Miles Hubley writing drama “The Shave” for Route One Films and Lost City.

Tom Wheeler writing live action family adventure “Dora the Explorer” for Paramount Pictures.

Tom Wheeler writing science fiction action adventure “Micronauts” for Paramount Pictures.

Neil Widener and Gavin James writing action drama “Battle for Alcatraz” for Paramount Pictures.

Garry Williams adapting YA novel “The Adoration of Jenna Fox” for Dolphin Entertainment.

Screenwriting News (October 12-October 18, 2015)

October 18th, 2015 by

Nick Cassavetes writing-directing remake of “Road House” for MGM with Ronda Rousey to star.

Neil Cross writing remake of “Escape From New York” for 20th Century Fox.

Gary Dauberman writing sequel “Annabelle 2” for New Line Cinema.

Ava Dellaria adapting novel “Obsidian” for Sierra/Affinity and Mr. Mudd.

Brian Duffield sells thriller spec script “Underwater” to 20th Century Fox.

David Frigerio sells untitled “Cars” in space pitch to Paramount Animation.

Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon writing “Gorgeous George” for WWE Studios.

Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton adapting “T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents” for Huayi Brothers Pictures and Branded Entertainment.

Christopher Monger adapting novel “Orphan Train” for Broad Green Pictures and Groundswell Productions.

John Ridley writing-directing untitled L.A. Riots Project for Imagine Entertainment and Broad Green Pictures.

John Sayles writing sequel “Django Lives!” for Fast Draw Films.

Matthew Senreich, Tom Sheppard, and Zeb Wells writing “Rabbids” for Sony Pictures Family Entertainment Group.

Shannon Triplett sells science fiction spec script “Ascension” to 20th Century Fox.

Screenwriting News (October 5-October 11, 2015)

October 11th, 2015 by

Matt Charman writing YA drama thriller “Wilderness” to Fox 2000.

Aaron Guzikowski writing remake of 1973 movie Papillon for Red Granite Pictures.

Sylvia Jahshan writing Untitled Terrell Project for Foxy Roxy Productions.

Matt King sells drama thriller spec script “Boomtown” to Focus Features.

Miriam Kruishoop adapting 2003 documentary “Hood Girls” for Atlantic Screen Productions.

Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton writing “T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents” in partnership with the United Nations and Huayi Brothers Media Corporation.

Kelly Marcel writing family comedy drama “Cruella” for Walt Disney Pictures.

Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer sell spec script “Met Gala Heist” to New Line Cinema.

Mike Vukadinovich adapting YA novel “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock” for The Weinstein Company.

Screenwriting News (September 28-October 4, 2015)

October 4th, 2015 by

Peter Filardi sells “Magicus” pitch to DreamWorks.

Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing adapting novel “The Boy Who Drew Monsters” for New Line.

Cort Johns and Luke Jaden Sawicki writing “Hacker” for Eden Road Pictures.

Katie Lovejoy sells thriller pitch “In Sight” to Universal Pictures.

Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton sell untitled heist fantasy pitch to Sony Pictures.

Sam Regnier sells 2015 Nicholl Fellowship winning screenplay “Free Agent” to CBS Films.

Luke Jaden Sawicki and Cort Johns writing “The Wolf Who Cried Boy” for Eden Road Pictures.

Will Staples adapting Wired magazine article “Dark Web” for Twentieth Century Fox.

George Tillman Jr. and Nathan Skulnik writing “More Soul Food” for Fox 2000.

Mike Van Waes sells science fiction spec script “Hammerspace” to Warner Bros.

Screenwriting News (September 21-September 27, 2015)

September 27th, 2015 by

Macon Blair writing drama thriller “Hold the Dark” for A24.

Luke Davies rewriting drama “Beautiful Boy” for New Regency and Plan B Entertainment.

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara writing “The Favourite” for Scarlet Films and Element Pictures.

Timothy Dowling rewriting science fiction thriller “Stealing Time” for DreamWorks.

Michael Gunn sells spec script “The Virginian” to New Line Cinema.

Eric Heisserer adapting mystery novel “And Then There Were None” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Tom Kuntz writing dark comedy “Desired Moments” for Amazon Studio.

Eugene Lee adapting his play “East Texas Hot Links” for Night Fox Entertainment.

Tobias Lindholm adapting drama “The Tunnels” for FilmNation Entertainment and The Mark Gordon Company.

Kate Maberly writing-directing teen thriller “The Forest of Hands and Teeth” for Hypnotic and 7 Star Pictures.

Jordan Peele writing-directing horror “Get Out” for Blumhouse Productions.

Cat Vasko adapting drama thriller “The Spy Who Loved” for Bluegrass Pictures.

Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi writing action thriller “The Commuter” for StudioCanal and The Picture Company.

Screenwriting News (September 14-September 20, 2015)

September 20th, 2015 by

Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari writing untitled Transformers project for Paramount Animation.

John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle adapting action thriller novel “Six Minutes to Freedom” for MadRiver Pictures.

Todd Jones and Earl Ritchey Jones sell spec script “Humbug” to Universal Pictures.

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant sell action comedy pitch “The Revenger” to Universal Pictures.

Jeremy Lott writing action “Rally Car” for Fundamental Films.

David Magee writing untitled Mary Poppins sequel for Walt Disney Pictures.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber adapting drama romance novel “Our Souls At Night” for Netflix.

Gina Prince-Bythewood rewriting Black List script “Before I Fall” for Awesomeness Films.

Dan Wiedenhaupt writing action thriller “Solutrean” for Studio 8.

Bryce Zabel adapting “Captured” for Stellar Productions and Gotham/Principal.