Spec Script Deal: “Move That Body”

June 22nd, 2015 by

Sony acquires R-rated comedy spec script “Move That Body” written by Lucia Aniello and Paul W Downs. From Deadline:

She [Aniello] is attached to direct a female-driven comedy described as The Hangover meets Weekend At Bernie’s, and he [Downs] is attached to play the male lead.

Aniello and Downs are co-executive producers of the Comedy Central series “Broad City”.

Writers are repped by UTA and 3 Arts.

By my count, this is the 35th spec script deal in 2015.

There were 31 spec script deals in 2014.

Spec Script Deal: “Free Fall”

June 15th, 2015 by

Universal Pictures acquires spec script “Free Fall” written by Gregg Maxwell Parker and Sean Finegan. From Deadline:

When a man joins his estranged daughter on a mountain climb in an attempt to repair their relationship, a tragic accident leaves them stranded hundreds of feet in the air. As a storm sets in, the two must fight against the elements and terrifying heights in order to survive.

Writers are repped by Paradigm and Madhouse Entertainment.

By my count, this is the 34th spec script deal in 2015.

There were 30 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.

Spec Script Deal: “The Water Man”

June 14th, 2015 by

Walt Disney Pictures acquires drama spec script “The Water Man” written by Emma Needell. From Deadline:

The Water Man is a magical family drama about a precocious young boy Gunner who, in order to save his ill mother, runs away from home to find a mythic/legendary character called The Water Man, who has been rumored to be able to cheat death. While extremely close to his mother, he and his father Amos have an adversarial relationship and are forced to learn about each other as Amos goes on the search for his son.  It has elements of Stand By Me mixed with the tonal ambition of classic Steven Spielberg films like E.T. or Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

Writer is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.

By my count, this is the 33rd spec script deal in 2015.

There were 30 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.

Spec Script Deal: “Collateral Beauty”

June 11th, 2015 by

PalmStar Media acquires drama spec script “Collateral Beauty” written by Allan Loeb. From Variety:

The story follows a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, the plan works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.

Writer is repped by CAA.

By my count this is the 32nd spec script deal in 2015

There were 28 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.

Spec Script Deal: “Parents Weekend”

June 2nd, 2015 by

Lotus Entertainment acquires comedy spec script “Parents Night” written by Peter Scott. From Deadline:

…an expected R-rated comedy about a couple who take advantage of their freshman son’s parents weekend to have the college experience they never had while visiting him.

That’s a terrific comedic spin on Back to School.

Writer is repped by Gersh and Industry Entertainment.

By my count, this is the 31st spec script deal in 2015.

There were 27 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.

Spec Script Deal: “Command & Control”

May 19th, 2015 by

Film House Germany and Vandal Entertainment acquire thriller spec script “Command & Control” written by Byron Willinger and Phil De Blasi. From Deadline:

The producers are out to select directors on the project, which follows a NSA employee as he takes over the most secure room in the nation — U.S. Cyber Command — using its advanced spyware technology to unravel a deadly conspiracy. In an effort to redeem himself and save millions of innocent lives, he gains the trust of a young female hacker to stop a false-flag operation being run by members of the government.

Writers are repped by Verve.

By my count this is the 30th spec script deal in 2015.

There were 25 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.

Spec Script Deal: “Pale Blue Dot”

May 13th, 2015 by

Fox Searchlight acquires drama spec script “Pale Blue Dot” written by Brian C Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. From Variety:

The story follows a successful female astronaut who, after coming back home from a mission in space, starts to unravel when confronted by her seemingly perfect American dream life.

The story explores the theory that astronauts who spend long periods of time staring at the Earth from space begin to lose their sense of reality when they return home.

Reese Witherspoon is attached to star.

Writers are repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment.

By my count, this is the 29th spec script deal in 2015

There were 25 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.

Spec Script Deal: “The Infinite Horizon”

May 6th, 2015 by

Warner Bros. acquires spec script “The Infinite Horizon” written by Ryan Condal, an adaptation of a comic book mini-series. From THR:

The six-issue miniseries takes its cues from Homer’s The Odyssey to tell a military story set in the near future about a soldier who leads a group of abandoned soldiers on a 10-year journey back home. Along the way, he faces shipwrecks, an opponent wearing Cyclops-like battle tech armor and the call of sirens.

And the power of the the Hero’s Journey marches on!

Condal is repped by WME and Management 360.

By my count, this is the 28th spec script deal in 2015.

There were 25 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.

Spec Script Deal: “A Meyers Thanksgiving”

April 28th, 2015 by

Universal Pictures acquires comedy spec script “A Meyers Thanksgiving” written by David E. Talbert. From Deadline:

The pic is a holiday themed comedy about an estranged family facing their first Thanksgiving together since the death of the family matriarch.

Talbert is repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

By my count, this is the 27th spec script deal of 2015.

There were 25 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.

Spec Script Deal: “Septillion to One”

April 2nd, 2015 by

OddLot Entertainment acquires romantic comedy spec script “Septillion to One” written by Adam R. Perlman and Graham Sack. From Deadline:

An over-zealous former FBI agent who has been relegated to the fraud unit of the Texas State Lottery begins investigating a beautiful and shrewd woman who had inexplicably defied all odds and hit the lottery jackpot three times. He realizes the odds are over one in a billion for this to happen, creating a game of cat and mouse with the suspect whom he ultimately falls head over heels in love.

Writers are repped by Gersh.

By my count, this is the 24th spec script deal in 2015.

There were 20 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.