Screenwriting News (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 6th, 2014 by

Brandon A. Cohen and Michael Doneger scripted romantic comedy “The Escort” shooting with Doneger, Lyndsy Fonseca, Bruce Campbell, Tommy Dewey, Rumer Willis, Rachel Resheff, and Sonya Walger rounding out the cast. Brandon is one of my original Quest writers.

Chad Damiani and J.P. Lavin rewriting “Flat Stanley” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Jeremy Doner writing action drama “Odysseus” for Warner Bros.

Jonathan Lemkin writing “G.I. Joe 3″ for Paramount Pictures.

Nick Schenk writing remake of 2012 Dutch thriller “Taped” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

J. David Stem and David N. Weiss writing “Enchanted 2″ for Walt Disney Pictures.

Screenwriting News (June 23-June 29, 2014)

June 29th, 2014 by

Arash Amel writing remake of the 1983 War Games for MGM.

Travis Beacham’s Pacific Rim gets a sequel scheduled for release April 7, 2017 with Guillermo del Toro directing, plus an animated TV series.

Shane Black writing treatment and Fred Dekker writing script for sequel of 1987 Predator for 20th Century Fox, Black attached to direct.

Joe Carnahan rewriting “Five Against a Bullet” for Sony Pictures, Carnahan to direct.

Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer rewriting Karate Kid 2 for Sony Pictures and Overbrook Productions.

Richard Gray adapting Japanese thriller novel “Audition” for MFK Productions.

Mark Hogan adapting true story “Blackout” for Mythology Entertainment.

Brant Hughes sells thriller pitch “Visceral” to Solipsist Films.

Juan Iglesias and Juan Saba writing remake of French drama comedy “Claire” for Rilean Productions.

David Bar Katz rewriting untitled comedy FBI wedding project for Universal Pictures, Jason Bateman attached to star.

Annie Neal adapting YA novel “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” for Overbrook Productions.

Ken Nolan writing untitled Granite Mountain Hotshots project for di Bonaventura Pictures and Conde Nast Entertainment, Scott Cooper attached to direct.

Peter O’Brien adapting Korean crime thriller “Secret” for New Line Cinema.

Gavin O’Connor writing remake of World War II soccer film Victory for Warner Bros.

Zak Penn rewriting science fiction “Ready Player One” for Warner Bros.

Ashleigh Powell writing female-centric action “The Athena Project” for Warner Bros.

Sarah Polley adapting novel “Looking for Alaska” for Paramount.

Jessica Postigo adapting four book YA series “Monstrumologist” for Warner Bros.

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade rewriting “Bond 24″ for Sony.

Jennifer Schuur writing black comedy “Look Away” for Locomotive.

Andrew Stern writing “Van Cliburn” for Temple Hill Productions and Crystal City Entertainment.


You may read my July 2013 interview with Arash Amel here.

You may read my March 2012 interview with Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer here.

You may read my May 2013 interview with Ashleigh Powell here.

Screenwriting News (June 9-June 15, 2014)

June 15th, 2014 by

Bryan Cogman adapting role-playing card game “Magic: The Gathering” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar sell spec script “Captain Nemo” to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

E. Lockhart options teen drama “We Were Liars” to Imperative Entertainment with Lockhart to adapt.

Adam Mason and Simon Boyes writing horror thriller “Fear Followers” for Relativity Media.

Eric Warren Singer adapting spy thriller novel “Red Sparrow” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Adam Storke adapting drama novel “Acts of Violence” for MacMan Entertainment.

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo writing untitled comedy for TriStar Pictures with Wiig to direct.

Screenwriting News (June 2-June 8, 2014)

June 8th, 2014 by

Todd Alcott and Holly Golden sell “Medusa” pitch to Sony Pictures Animation.

Bryan Bertino adapting science fiction thriller short film “Abe” for MGM.

David DiGilio adapting the remake of South African thriller iNumber Number for Universal Pictures.

Jen Kleiner adapting true story “Switching Time” for Aaron Magnani Productions with Kleiner to direct.

Peter Landesman writing and directing untitled NFL concussion project for Sony Pictures Entertainment with Will Smith circling.

David Matalon writing and directing romantic comedy “Lemonade” for Sunday Ruckus Productions.

Alex McAulay writing the sequel War of the Roses: The Children for Permut Presentations and Grey Eagle Productions.

Elliot San options action thriller spec script “Safe Core” to 26 Films.

David Schickler rewriting crime comedy “Mule” for Warner Bros.

Oliver Stone adapting “The Snowden Files, The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” with Stone to direct.

Amy Welsh sells untitled comedy spec script to Focus Features.

Screenwriting News (May 26-June 1, 2014)

June 1st, 2014 by

Dan Ahdoot writing untitled Janoskians project for Lionsgate.

Carter Blanchard rewriting Independence Day 2 for Twentieth Century Fox.

Larry Charles writing remake of 2001 Australian cult hit “The Man Who Sued God” for New Films International.

Tripper Clancy sells pitch “Stranded” to Sony Pictures Entertainment, Kevin James attached to star.

Ava Dellaira adapting her novel “Love Letters to the Dead” for Fox 2000.

Joe Gazzam writing remake of “Cliffhanger” for StudioCanal and Original Film.

Steven Knight writing the sequel to World War Z for Paramount Pictures.

George Olson writing untitled Jesse Owens project for Inspire Entertainment.

Stephen Rivele and Chris Wilkinson rewriting “China Black Chamber” for Fundamental Films and Grand Via Productions.

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo writing and directing thriller “The Gray Man” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Nia Vardalos writing My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 for Gold Circle Films and The Playtone Company.

Screenwriting News (May 19-May 25, 2014)

May 25th, 2014 by

Rodney Barnes rewriting comedy “Any Means Necessary” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen rewriting untitled James Donovan drama thriller for DreamWorks Studios, Steven Spielberg attached to direct, Tom Hanks to star.

Marlene King adapting horror novel “The Merciless” for Lionsgate.

Max La Bella adapting “The Devil’s Rooming House” for A7SLE Films.

Jean-Claude LaMarre writing drama “Chocolate City” for Nulite Entertainment and Zanar Entertainment.

Gerald McMurray writing and directing drama “Underground” for Significant Productions.

Jeremy Saulnier writing and directing “Green Room” for Broad Green Pictures.

Justin Shady writing crime thriller “Vendetta” for Lionsgate and WWE Studios.

Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley writing animated LEGO fantasy adventure “Ninjago” for Warner Bros.

Rob Weiss and Jeff Santos rewriting “Hell’s Angels” for Fox 2000, Weiss attached to direct.

Gary Whitta writing first untitled Star Wars stand-alone movie for Walt Disney Pictures.

Screenwriting News (May 12-May 18, 2014)

May 18th, 2014 by

Martin Aguilera and Alex Bram writing supernatural thriller “Cloudland” for 1984 Private Defense Contractors.

Jane Anderson adapting drama novel “The Wife” for Meta Films, Glenna Close attached to star.

Sascha Arango adapting his drama novel “The Truth and Other Lies” for Chockstone Pictures.

Ben Brewer and Adam Hirsch writing crime thriller “The Trust” for Highland Film Group, Nicholas Cage and Jack Huston attached.

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer writing “Who The F#@k Took My Daughter” for Safran Company.

Kenny Golde adapting science fiction novel “Thirteen” for Straight Up Films and Vinson Films.

Laurence Malkin and Chad Thumann adapting action thriller novel “SAS: Red Notice” for Altitude Film Entertainment.

Ken Marino and Erica Oyama sell comedy pitch “Me Time” to Universal Pictures.

Chris McCoy casts his 2011 Black List drama-comedy “Good Kids” for Voltage Pictures with McCoy to direct.

Damien Ober rewriting “Black Mirror” for Warner Bros.

Roberto Orci to direct Star Trek 3 for Paramount.

Ol Parker writing biopic “Jimi”.

Nic Pizzolatto adapting his crime thriller novel “Galveston” for Low Spark Films.

Robert Rodat rewriting true story “Beautiful” for The Mark Gordon Company, Morgan Freeman attached to star.

Chris Sparling adapting crime novel “Blood on Snow” for Warner Bros., Leonardo DiCaprio attached to possibly star.

Austin Stark writing-directing “The Runner” for Paper Street Films.

Oren Uziel adapting “The Intern’s Handbook” for Sony Pictures, Dave Franco attached to star.

Sherry White writing “Maudie” for Landscape Entertainment.

To read my March 2012 interview with Chris McCoy, go here.

To read my March 2012 interview with Chris Sparling, go here.

Screenwriting News (May 5-May 11, 2014)

May 11th, 2014 by

Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck rewriting sports drama “The Trade” for Warner Bros.

Andrew Baldwin writing The Bourne Legacy 2 for Universal Pictures.

Mark Boal partners with Megan Ellison to form Page 1, a new movie and television venture.

PJ Byrne, Terry Scannell, Aaron Ginsburg and Wade McIntyre sell comedy pitch “Brothers of the Bride” to New Line.

Ronnie Christensen writing horror “Latitude” for Relativity Media.

Evan Daugherty rewriting “Ink and Bone” for Dimension Films, Daugherty also to direct.

Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields, and Todd Casey writing horror comedy “Krampus” for Legendary Pictures, Dougherty attached to direct.

Stephany Folsom (2013 Black List) adapting thriller novel “Missing You” for Warner Bros.

Deborah Goodwin scripted drama “The Pastor” started shooting this week in Brooklyn for WolfGang Cinema, Arturo Muyshondt in the lead role.

Kristin Gore writing untitled crime thriller for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Channing Tatum attached to star.

Chris Henchy writing animated remake of The Flinstones for Warner Bros.

Ken Marino and Erica Oyama sell road trip comedy pitch “Me Time” to Universal Pictures.

John Markesano adapting WWII drama “A Higher Call” for Solipsist Films and Deep Springs Pictures.

Angelo Pizzo writing sports drama “My All American” for Paul Schiff Productions, Pizzo also to direct.

Richard Stratton adapting crime drama novel “Facing the Wind” for Fabrication Films, Joe Berlinger attached to direct.

James C. Strouse writing “The Hollars” for Sunday Night Productions, Sycamore Pictures and Groundswell Films, John Krasinski to star and direct.

Will Staples writing Mission: Impossible 5 for Paramount Pictures.

Jovanka Vuckovic and Christian Francis scripted horror “Jacqueline Ess” with Raven Banner Entertainment.

Irvine Welsh writing sequel to Spring Breakers for Wild Bunch and Muse Productions.

For my April 2014 interview with Stephany Folsom, go here.

Screenwriting News (April 28-May 4, 2014)

May 4th, 2014 by

Jordan Cahan rewriting comedy “Sick Day” for Universal Pictures, Johnny Knoxville attached to star.

Derek Connolly sells supernatural horror comedy “Cloaked” to Warner Bros.

Lucinda Coxon adapting drama novel “The Danish Girl” for Working Title, Tom Hooper attached to direct.

Frank E. Flowers adapting untitled LeBron James sports drama for Universal Pictures.

Cary Fukunaga adapting Alexandre Dumas novel “The Black Count” for Sony Pictures, Fukunaga to direct.

David Goyer writing a treatment for remake of Fantastic Voyage for 20th Century Fox.

Alex Hollister adapting spy thriller novel “Spy Dance” for Solipsist Films.

Kelly Marcel writing untitled Elvis Presley biopic for Warner Bros.

Jeff Morris and Steve Pink sell comedy pitch “The Yank” to TriStar Pictures, Will Ferrell attached to star.

Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm writing untitled divorce project for OddLot Entertainment.

Olen Steinhauer adapting his own novel “All the Old Knives” for Chockstone Pictures and Nick Wechsler Productions.

Danny Strong adapting “Salinger’s War” for Black Label Media with Strong to direct.

Soren Sveistrup adapting drama mystery novel “The Snowman” for Working Title, Tomas Alfredson attached to direct.

Tate Taylor adapting “Tuppeware Unsealed” for Mandeville Films.

Screenwriting News (April 21-April 27, 2014)

April 27th, 2014 by

Jenny Bicks adapting Barbie [the doll] movie for Sony Pictures.

Andrew Eisen writing drama comedy “Youth in Oregon” for Sundial Pictures.

Brooks Elms and Glen Sanders writing science fiction horror “Snowfall” for Gold Circle Films, Clark Baker attached to direct.

Evan Endicott writing drama comedy “13th Grade” for Sycamore Pictures, Andy Tennant attached to direct.

Naomi Foner adapting World War II drama “Moon Flower of Flying Tigers” for Desen International Media.

Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon writing untitled family comedy adventure for Walt Disney Pictures.

Liz Garcia adapting novel “Sisterhood Everlasting” for Alloy Entertainment.

George Gatins adapting drama novel “Golfing for God” for Gemfilms.

Callie Kloves adapting teen science fiction fantasy “Seeker” for Columbia Pictures.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci going separate ways on film projects, still partners on TV.

Jonathan Lemkin adapting drama “The Longest Night” for Paramount Pictures, Frank Marshall attached to direct.

Ian McCulloch sells elevated thriller pitch “3 Videotapes” to New Regency and Plan B.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay adapting reboot of “Flash Gordon” for Twentieth Century Fox.

Zak Penn sets up science fiction thriller “Black Chapter” at Skydance Productions.

Adam Rifkin options to adapt the candy franchise “Peeps” through his own production company.

Jared Stern writing family adaptation of Disneyland’s theme park ride “It’s a Small World” for Disney.

Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese adapting video game “Watch Dogs” for Sony and New Regency.

Mark Wheaton releases his first full-length novel “The Sword of the Realm”.

Zoe Worth scripted drama “Blackout” with Bentley House Productions and Starstream Entertainment, Worth attached to star.