Here are some of the most notable script sales from August 2021.
– Lionsgate, Lord Miller (Phil Lord and Chris Miller), and 3 Arts have picked up Jordan VanDina’s comedy/biopic spec 48 Hours in Vegas, which follows Dennis Rodman’s 48-hour vacation in the middle of the 1998 NBA Finals. Rodman will executive produce.
– Michael Green will script the Jungle Cruise sequel for Disney, Davis Entertainment, Flynn Picture Company, and Seven Bucks Entertainment (Dwayne Johnson). Jaume Collet-Serra will possibly return to direct, and Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson will reprise their roles. Green co-wrote the original film.
– Sony, Silver Pictures (Joel Silver), and Nine Dot Entertainment purchased David Rothley’s thriller spec The Dryline.
– Paramount and Original Film picked up Witnessville, an action pitch from writer Michael McGrale.
– Writer/director Kurt Wimmer’s The Bee Keeper found a home at Miramax. The action/thriller spec will star Jason Statham, who will produce alongside Wimmer.
– Universal, Safehouse Pictures, and She Ready (Tiffany Haddish) picked up I.F., a live-action/animation family comedy about an imaginary friend. Darren Lemke wrote the script. Michael Mitchell will direct, and Haddish will also star.
– Duplass Brothers Productions and Indian Meadows Productions are moving forward with the sci-fi Biosphere from writers Mark Duplass and Mel Eslyn. Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, and Sterling K. Brown will produce, and Eslyn will direct.
– Screenwriter Adam Mazer’s untitled Gene Roddenberry biopic will be produced, fittingly, by Roddenberry Entertainment.
– The Hideaway Entertainment, Hardy Son & Baker (Tom Hardy), and 77 Films have tapped Terence Winter to script Otherwise Illegal Activity, a true-story thriller based on a Joint Terrorism Task Force operation.
– Aardman Studio and Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Networks will co-produce an animated family/comedy/fantasy film written by Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. It will follow a young Indian elephant with dreams of becoming a Bollywood dancer. Chadha will also direct.
Adaptations currently in development can be found here on Book Pipeline.