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.

Screenwriting News (December 8-December 14, 2014)

December 14th, 2014 by

Brett Butler and Jason Butler writing-directing sports drama comedy “First Round Down”.

Karen Croner adaptation “Tribes of Palos Verdes” with Relativity Media.

Justin Doble writing untitled science fiction project for Sony Pictures and Bad Robot.

Nicky Gogan and Paul Rowley writing psychological thriller “Morocco” for Kasbah Films.

Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath adapting Japanese movie Birthright for Depth of Field Productions.

Bill Marsillii adapting graphic novel “Sebastian X” for Voltage Productions, Martin Campbell to direct.

Jonathan W.C. Mills rewriting “Bullet Run” for Voltage Pictures.

Ted Nusbaum sells sports drama spec script “In the Crease” to Leef Entertainment.

Henry Phillips and Gregori Viens co-writing comedy Still Punching the Clown for Permut Productions.

Robert Siegel writing drama bio “The Founder” for FilmNation Entertainment.

James Stewart adapting his own short film “Foxed!” for Prospero Pictures.z

Michael Werwie writing action adventure “Antartica” for Warner Bros. and Gulstream Pictures.


For my January 2013 interview with Michael Werwie, go here.

Screenwriting News (December 1-December 7, 2014)

December 7th, 2014 by

Matt Allen and Chris Borrelli sell untitled action comedy pitch to Universal Pictures.

Brandon Barker sells actions adventure spec script “Nottingham & Hood” to Walt Disney Pictures.

Jay Basu writing untitled monster movie for Universal Pictures.

Matt Charman untitled heist pitch for Twentieth Century Fox with Matt Reeves attached to direct.

Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland writing comedy “Rocky Mountain High” for Universal Pictures.

Benny Fine and Rafi Fine writing untitled teen comedy for Big Block Entertainment, the Fines to direct.

Jason Fuchs writing “Wonder Woman” for Warner Bros.

David Guion and Michael Handelman sell untitled Shakespearean comedy pitch to Sony Pictures with Will Ferrell attached to star.

Rob Riggle and Thomas Lennon rewriting comedy “The Boondoggle” for Dark Factory Entertainment with Riggle and Lennon to star.

Ben Ripley writing Source Code 2 for Vendome Pictures.

Jon Spaihts sells science fiction script “Passengers” to Sony Pictures.

Richard Tanne writing drama biopic “Southside With You” for Homegrown Pictures.


For my June 2013 interview with Chris Borrelli, go here.

Screenwriting News (November 24-November 30, 2014)

November 30th, 2014 by

Miles Chapman adapting “Monster Republic” for Komixx Entertainment.

Brian Duffield sells horror spec script “The Babysitter” to Wonderland Sound and Vision.

Dan Gilroy adapting crime thriller “Storming Las Vegas” for Summit Entertainment.

Art Marcum and Matt Holloway rewriting untitled “Blowback” cop project for Original Films.

Alex McAulay adapting drama novel “Cult” for Grey Eagle Films.

Frederic Richter and Joe Novoa with drama “Blind” for Joel Films, Novoa attached to direct.

Aaron Sorkin scripted biopic “Steve Jobs” picked up in turnaround by Universal Pictures.

Screenwriting News (November 17-November 23, 2014)

November 23rd, 2014 by

Tom Astle and Matt Ember adapting fantasy comedy “Goblins” for Walt Disney Pictures.

John August adapting “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” for CBS Films.

Adam Taylor Barker options action thriller spec script “Dig” to Vegas, Baby Productions.

Craig Borten adapting crime drama “The Hunt for El Chapo” for Universal Pictures.

David Callahan writing remake of action comedy “Jackpot” for Focus Features.

Sarah Cornwell adapting science fiction fantasy “Dragonriders of Pern” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Kalen Egan and Travis Sentell adapting science fiction horror “The Crawlers” for Edward R. Pressman Film Corp.

James Graham writing remake of “1984” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Nick Hornby adapting comedy drama “I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family” for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Dianne Houston adapting “Adé: A Love Story” for Bruce Cohen Productions, Maddonna attached to direct.

Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy adapting drama “Boston Strong” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Steve McQueen adapting British TV series “Widows” for New Regency.

Annie Mebane and Stephen Basilone writing drama comedy “Can’t Touch This” for Focus Features.

Terry Rossio rewriting action adventure “Yucatan” for Warner Bros.

Trevor Sands writing science fiction “Sligshot” for Gulfstream Pictures.

Nicholas Stoller writing untitled Tinker Bell adventure comedy for Twentieth Century Fox.

Peter Straughan adapting drama “The Goldfinch” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Melisa Wallack adapting crime drama “American Pain” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Screenwriting News (November 10-November 16, 2014)

November 16th, 2014 by

Mark Boal rewriting “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” for Sony Pictures.

Randy Brown adapting “Three Miracles From Heaven” for Sony Pictures.

Joseph Cedar writing drama thriller “Oppenheimer Strategies,” Cedar to direct, Richard Gere to star.

Blake Crouch sells novel rights to “Dark Matter” to Sony Pictures for $1.25M, Crouch to adapt.

Ian Fried sells thriller pitch “Pentacle” to Lionsgate.

Aaron Guzikowski writing “The Wolfman” for Universal.

David Jagernauth writing science fiction thriller “Second Born” for Rumble Pictures, Park Chan-Wook attached to direct..

Eric Koenig sells thriller spec script “Matriarch” to Paramount.

Caitlin Moran and John Niven adapting Moran’s teen drama novel “How to Build a Girl” for Monumental Pictures.

Jose Rivera writing remake of adventure drama “White Fang” for Walt Disney Pictures.

James Schamus adapting novel “Indignation” for Likely Story, Schamus to direct.

Aaron Sorkin adapting memoir “Molly’s Game” for the Mark Gordon Company.

Michael Starrbury sells action adventure spec script “ARES” to Paramount.

Paul Watson adapting “Heidi and the Magic Pool” for Carnaby International.

Dwain Worrell sells drama thriller spec script “The Wall” to Amazon Studios.

Screenwriting News (November 3-November 9, 2014)

November 9th, 2014 by

Kristin Lauren Anderson adapting period drama novel “Life and Death in Eden” for Grand Electric Entertainment.

Pam Brady rewriting untitled comedy project for Universal Pictures and Judd Apatow.

Jez Butterworth rewriting untitled James Bond sequel for EON Productions.

Jason Filardi sells untitled supernatural comedy pitch to Asylum Entertainment.

Rupert Friend writing “Barton & Charlie & Checco & Bill” for Bron Studios, Friend to direct.

Ken Nolan sells spy drama spec script “Defection” to Twentieth Century Fox for high-six against seven figures.

Will Simmons adapting action horror comic book “Day Men” for Universal Pictures.

Jack Thorne adapting YA novel “The Scorpio Races” for Focus Features.

Screenwriting News (October 27-November 2, 2014)

November 2nd, 2014 by

Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues writing thriller “A Man in the Dark” for Ghost House Pictures.

Travis Baker and Richard Tanne sell horror thriller spec script “Midnight” to Radar Pictures.

Dustin Lance Black adapting YA novel “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” for The Exchange with Black attached to direct.

Patrick Casey and Josh Miller writing remake “Ghost Town” for Depth of Field Productions.

Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster adapting drama comedy “IPO Man” for Fox Searchlight.

Alex Garland adapting drama thriller novel “Annihilation” for Paramount Picture with Garland to direct.

John Gatins rewriting “Skull Island” for Legendary Pictures.

Ricky Gervais writing satire “Special Correspondents” for Bron Studios with Gervais to direct.

Mitch Glazer adapting Starz TV series “Magic City” for QED International with Glazer to director.

Noah Goodman and Justin Zaager option comedy spec script “Cold War” to Chickie the Cop Productions.

Evan Jackson Leong writing drama “Snakehead” for 408 Films with Leong attached to direct.

Anthony McCarten adapting drama book “Hack Attack” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber writing drama comedy “The Disaster Artist” for Rabbit Bandini Productions.

Jordan Peele writing horror “Get Out” for Darko Entertainment with Peele attached to direct.

Chad St. John writing science fiction “Replicas” for Lotus Entertainment with Keanu Reeves attached to star.

Joshua Zetumer writing “Gambit” for 20th Century Fox with Channing Tatum attached to star.


To read my March 2013 interview with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, go here.