Walt Disney Pictures acquires spec script “Nottingham & Hood” written by Brandon Barker. From Deadline:
Nottingham & Hood has a Pirates Of The Caribbean tone and the hope is to launch a new adventure franchise that fits Disney’s global brand.
Sony recently bought a Robin Hood pitch, so here we go again: Hollywood dueling projects.
Barker is a first-time writer. He is repped by UTA and Benderspink.
By my count, this is the 61st spec script deal in 2014.
There were 97 sped script deals year-to-date in 2013.