Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, and Robert Orci have optioned a dozen Anne Rice novels, including Interview with a Vampire, to be adapted into a series The Vampire Chronicles with Universal. Stan Lee’s idea Apollo Rising will be combined with the February spec sale Eternal by Victoria Aveyard. Two projects set on space colonies are in the pipeline: Out of this World by Allan Loeb and Moonfall by David Weil. In the comedy world, Relativity picked up All Day and a Night, a pitch by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Horrible Bosses), and Hyde Park optioned Peter Hoare’s Killing Hasselhoff. . . Ken Jeong, David Hasselhoff, and Hulk Hogan to star. The Lonely Island is also getting a movie.
Other script sales include:
– Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph‘s Jennifer Lee to adapt A Wrinkle in Time.
– Katharine Hepburn, The Three Tenors, and some Brazilian hitman who killed 492 people are getting biopics.
– Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hardy producing an animal trafficking film.
– Journey to the Center of the Earth gets a sequel while The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will see a prequel.
– DC and Warner Bros. have hired two writers to see who will write the Aquaman movie.