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August 2011 Script Sales

A ton of remakes are in the works, including The Thin Man with Johnny Depp, Dirty Dancing, Wargames, Flatliners, The Wild Bunch. . . . There’s more, but you get the idea: the industry needs more great, original ideas. A handful of mostly romantic comedies and dramas fill out the remainder of September. Although the one bright (and pretty cool) spot comes from 11/22/63, where a man travels back in time to try and stop the JFK assassination. Based on an upcoming Stephen King novel. King’s epic tale The Stand is also getting a re-boot in feature form.

Other script sales include:

– Legendary director Ridley Scott takes on a new and seemingly less legendary-like challenge: a film based on the board game Monopoly.

– Abigail Breslin will star in the teen comedy A Virgin Mary, signaliing her official entrance into the PG-13 teen/sex/comedy crowd.

– A sequel to the Wolverine solo story. Promises to be even Wolveriner.

– The Last Exorcism Part 2. . . which is sort of a contradiction, no?