Novel (and graphic novel) adaptations are the hot item in April, including the sci-fi Anomaly with Joe Roth producing, and The Graveyard Book with Disney at the helm. Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Live By Night, set in the 1920s during the Black Sox scandal. Since we’ve gone way too long without a good poker movie: DiCaprio also producing a film with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake about illegal online gaming, Runner Runner. And former Script Pipeline Workshop “Recommend” writer Michael Starrbury will write an adaptation of The Great Unknown, originally published by Image Comics.
Other script sales include:
– A reboot of Daredevil, to be drawn from Frank Miller’s own reboot of the popular comic hero.
– Based on the NBC TV series, The Rockford Files. Vince Vaughn to produce and star.
– The 1982 film Poltergeist will get a Sam Raimi-esque remake.
– An animated feature from Pixar, Day of the Dead, revolving around the holiday Dia De Los Muertos.