With most of the WGA having fired their agents, things slowed down a little in terms of script sales. Red Wagon Pictures and Sony Pictures have scooped Thomas O’Donnell’s spec I Heart Murder, a female-driven horror crime/thriller. Meanwhile, Lionsgate and Temple Hill Productions have picked up Matt Lieberman’s comedy spec Meet the MacHines. The story follows two robots who try to find a family for their recently deceased creator’s son as they to blend in modern suburbia. Good Fear, BRON Studios, and Kituufu Films have picked up Sabrina. The script, written by Kristen Buckley, tells the true story of Sabrina Greenlee, single mother to four children (including NFL wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins) who was attacked and left for dead but nevertheless persevered. Sam Bailey will direct. John Wikstrom’s 2018 Black List thriller AMA (Ask Me Anything) found a home with Assemble Media. Zelda Williams will direct.
Other script sales:
– Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo have a new script! The Oscar-nominated writers’ Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar found a home with Lionsgate and Gloria Sanchez Productions. Wiig and Mumolo will star, Josh Greenbaum will direct.
– Greg Russo will adapt the video game Saints Row for Warner Bros. F. Gary Gray is attached to direct.
– Universal has hired Nic Pizzolatto to rewrite Ghost Army, based on Rick Beyer & Elizabeth Sayles’ book The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery. Ben Affleck will produce and direct.
– Gary Dauberman will script an adaptation of Stephen King’s ’Salem’s Lot for New Line Cinema. James Wan will produce.
– And over at Legendary Pictures, Alex Ross Perry will write/direct an adaptation of Stephen King’s “Rest Stop.”
– Akela Cooper will script the sequel to The Nun for New Line.
– Killing Eve and Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge is polishing the script for the 25th Bond movie.
– Amy Jump will script the sequel to last year’s Tomb Raider reboot for MGM and Warner Bros.
– John August is set to write and direct Summer Loving, Paramount’s prequel to Grease.