June was a lighter month for script sales. 20th Century Fox picked up Courage, a sci-fi spec written by Karl Gajdusek. The movie is described as in the same vein as Inception and Edge of Tomorrow. Amazon Studios meanwhile has picked up Flint Wainess’s 2016 Black List script Linda and Monica about the relationship between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinski. Zodiac Features is teaming with Bankside Films and Head Gear Films to produce Devon Graye’s horror/thriller I See You. Helen Hunt is set to star.
Other script sales:
– Universal Studios picked up Sarah Rothschild’s workplace comedy pitch 24/7. Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington are set to star in and produce the film.
– Material Pictures is moving forward with Patrick Ness’s Home, based on George Saunders’s New Yorker short story.
– Lauren Graham to write and produce an adaptation of Jennifer E. Smith’s YA novel Windfall.
– Margie Claus found a home at New Line Cinema. Ben Falcone and Damon Jones wrote the script. Falcone to direct, and Melissa McCarthy to star.
– William Fichtner to direct Cold Brook, an adventure drama he co-wrote with Cain DeVore.
– Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant have been tapped to writer the Cannonball Run remake for Warner Bros.
– Mike Van Waes to write the Conjuring 2 spinoff The Crooked Man.