Multiple bio-pics were set up this month. Dreamworks to make a Martin Luther King Jr. film, penned by Kario Salem and produced by the King family. Ponzie’s Scheme, based on the life of Charles Ponzi and written by Christopher Weekes, to be produced through Starry Night Entertainment.
“Groundhog Day” for kids: Goosebumps author R.L. Stine’s yet to be published book, It’s the First Day of School…Forever! to be produced consecutively with the release of the book. Timely for the royal wedding, Scott Neustadter and (500) Days of Summer writer Michael Webber sold a romantic comedy for seven figures about a midwestern girl going to the UK and marrying a prince.
Ian Edelman sold his street basketball script to Paramount – Mark Wahlberg to produce and star, along with Justin Bieber in the cast. And a week before the release of the fifth installment of “The Fast and the Furious,” the sixth script, Fast Six, written by Chris Morgan, sold to Universal.
Other notable sales this month include:
– Ouija – written by Jon Huddle and based on the Hasbro board game.
– American Idiot, a musical based on the Green Day album and broadway musical, produced by Tom Hanks.
– The $700 Billion Man, written by Zach Helm, to star (an possibly be directed by) George Clooney.