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April 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from April 2022. The Streets of Rage adaptation found a home with DJ2 Entertainment and Escape Artists. The script was written by Derek Kolstad and based on the SEGA video game franchise. The original 1991 game was directed by Noriyoshi Ohba. Universal Pictures, Silk Mass, and Evil Media Empire have picked up Ryan Belenzon and Jeff Gelber’s thriller spec Batshit. Highland Film Group, Broken Open Pictures, and Volition Media Partners will produce David Frigerio and William Eubank’s action/thriller Land of Bad. Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth will star, and Eubank will direct. Far Pictures and Trybe Films will produce the romance/drama Re-Live: A Tale of an American Island, written by Rain Valdez and 2020 Script Pipeline Runner-up Rachel Leyco. Valdez will also direct. The script also appeared on the 2022 GLAAD List. Stop-motion powerhouse Laika will be making the animated noir…

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March 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from March 2022. Paramount Pictures, GK Films, and SISTER have tapped John Logan to script their untitled Bee Gees biopic. John Carney will direct. Trapdoor Pictures will make New Life, a horror/thriller from writer/director John Rosman. Ellen Shanman and Rawson Marshall Thurber will write a Voltron movie for Mandeville Films and World Events Productions. Thurber will also direct. The film will be based on the animated television franchise, which was originally adapted/edited from the Japanese anime series Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, both created by Saburō Yatsude. Over at Hasbro Studios: Emily V. Gordon will write and exec-produce a movie based on Play-Doh. John M. Chu will produce and possibly direct. It will be an animated film. 30WEST and Lit Entertainment Group will produce Day Drinker, a supernatural romance/thriller from writer Zach Dean. Marc Webb will direct. Lionsgate,…

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February 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from February 2022. – Stampede Ventures has picked up Nick Schenk’s action spec Galahad. – Paramount and SpringHill Entertainment will team up to produce writer/director Peter Remsey’s supernatural noir spec Blood Count. – Davis Entertainment, Lit Entertainment Group, Make It With Gravy Productions, and Inspire Entertainment will produce Ending Things, an action spec written by Kevin Sullivan. Anthony Mackie and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are attached to star. – Screen Gems and Broken Road Productions are moving forward with Cat Wilkins’ currently untitled comedy about a modern woman transported back to 19th century England. Tim Story will direct, and British comedian London Hughes will produce and star. – Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films are making a Beyblade movie, based on Japanese company Takara’s toyline. Neil Widener and Gavin James will provide the script. – Lionsgate and The District are making an…

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January 2022 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from January 2022. – New Republic Pictures and Jack Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories Productions have acquired the spec script Cut and Run, a heist thriller written by John Glenn. Gyllenhaal will also star. – The video game It Takes Two will be getting the movie treatment over at DJ2 Entertainment. Pat Casey and Josh Miller will provide the script. The game was directed by Josef Fares and written by Fares and Soni Jorgensen, and it was released by Hazelight Studios in 2021. – Universal Picturs and Working Title Films will produce writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s feminist body horror film The Substance. Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley will star. – Genesius Pictures is moving forward with the Wim Hof biopic The Iceman. Jeff Pope wrote the script, Kevin Macdonald will direct, and Joseph Fiennes will produce and star. – A24 is co-producing a very…

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December 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from December 2021. – Stampede Ventures has picked up the romantic thriller spec Lady Krylon by Brandon Constantine. – TSW Films is moving forward with a Suge Knight biopic written by Nick Cassavetes and Anthony Thorne. – The Hideaway Entertainment will produce the comedy Sleep Train, written by Andrew Nunnelly. – Jake Helgren will write/direct his thriller The Bodyguard for The Ninth House. – Entertainment 360 is producing an untitled sports drama about the true story of deaf football coach Keith Adams, who led an all-deaf football team to the D2 California State Championship. Luke Davies will write the script. – Mattel Films and Vital Pictures will produce Christmas Balloon, written by Gabriela Revilla Lugo and based on a true story of a young girl in a Mexican border town who ties her letter to Santa to a ballon and the…

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November 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from November 2021. – TriStar Pictures and Sugar23 have picked up Colin Bannon’s thriller spec Ultra, which follows a marathon runner in a deadly race. – Lionsgate, Genre Films (Simon Kinberg), and Freckle Films (Jessica Chastain) will produce Kinberg’s spec thriller Wayland. Michael Showalter will executive produce and direct. – EOne and Fuller Media have picked up the thriller Tarot from a pitch by writers Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman. André Øvredal will direct. – Fangoria Studios and Friel Films will team up for writer/director Anna Chazelle’s untitled horror film based on the myth of Medusa. – Vision Tree Media and Elevated Films are producing the psychological drama Hallow, written by Nadine Crocker and Chris Tardio. Crocker will also direct. – Moonshaker and Newen Distribution will produce writer/director Noé Debré’s dark comedy The Last of the Jews. – 21 Laps and…

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October 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from October 2021. – Twentieth Century Studios, Footprint Features, and A Seed & Wings Productions have picked up Wenonah Wilms and Becca Greene’s spec Darby Harper Wants You To Know, a coming-of-age supernatural dramedy. Silas Howard will direct. – Studio 8 and Wild Bunch are taking on Mind Fall, a sci-fi/thriller written by Graham Moore. Mathieu Kassovitz will direct, and Daisy Ridley will star. – One Community, Gunpowder & Sky, and Mazo Partners have optioned the action/thriller No Way In Hell, written by Chase Millsap and Charley Dane. – Village Roadshow Pictures and Brillstein Entertainment have picked up two scripts from this year’s Blood List: Casey Giltner’s On the First Day of Christmas… and Jose Nateras’s Zero Feet Away. – Robert Archer Lynn’s script Silent Night has found a home with Thunder Road Pictures and Capstone Group. The action/crime/thriller will star…

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September 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from September 2021. – Twentieth Century Studios purchased up Shawn Simmons’ untitled action/thriller script about a former teenage getaway driver who is drawn back into the life she left behind. Deadpool and Zombieland’s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will produce. – Common’s Stardust Films and Everlast Pictures will produce writer/director Eric Amadio’s sports drama The Faith of Long Beach. Common will also co-star. – Peter Saji will write and direct a film based on Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s hit song “Summertime” from their 1991 album Homebase. Screen Gems, Davis Entertainment, and Smith’s Westbrook Studios will produce. – Almost Never Films is moving forward with The Plus One, written by Austin Highsmith Garces and Brendan Bradley. Ashanti is set to produce and star. – Verdi Productions is moving forward with The Junkyard Dogs, a family comedy written by Jacob Cooney…

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August 2021 Script Sales

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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…

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July 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from July 2021. – Lionsgate, BuzzFeed, and Cr8tiv Universe have are moving forward with the romantic comedy My Fake Boyfriend written by Luke Albright, Joe Wanjai Ross, and Great Boaldin. Keiynan Lonsdale, Dylan Sprouse, and Sarah Hyland are set to star, and Rose Troche to direct. – Lionsgate, Khalabo Ink Society, and The Syndicate acquired Bill Collage’s heist thriller Black Collar based on a pitch. Kenya Barris will produce. – Code Entertainment picked up Jonathan Stokes’s action spec The Vampire Asset. – Media Rights Capital and Alloy Entertainment have acquired Witness Protection, a comedy written by Rupinder Gill and David West Read. Annie Murphy is set to executive produce and star. – Anthony and Joe Russo’s AGBO has tapped Daniel Casey to script the adaptation for Gatchaman. The Russos may also direct. Tatsuo Yoshida created the original anime series in 1978…

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June 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from June 2021. – Original Film has picked up Macmillan Hedges’ spec Relay, which has been described as a sci-fi tentpole movie. – Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have tapped Matthew Robinson to script their Star Wars: Rogue Squadron film. Kathleen Kennedy will produce, and Patty Jenkins will direct as previously announced in December 2020. – Polly Pockets are getting a movie! Lena Dunham will write and direct for MGM, Mattel Films, and Good Thing Going. Lily Collins is set to star. – Spyglass Media Group and Good Fear have picked up Paul Haapaniemi’s thriller Deadpoint. Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky will direct. – Josh Cooley will write a Tower of Terror movie for Disney. – Trek Entertainment Group and MegaMinda Media are moving forward with Daryl Spivey’s Greenwood Avenue. Morris Chestnut will produce. – Walter Hill is writing and directing…

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May 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from May 2021. – Warner Bros. Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Green Door Pictures (Idris Elba’s production company) have acquired Tyler Marceca’s spec Stay Frosty. Sam Hargrave is attached to direct and produce, and Elba will also star. – Universal Pictures, Lord Miller (Phil Lord and Chris Miller), Picturestart, and Rabbit Hole Pictures picked up Strays, a comedy written by Dan Perrault. Josh Greenbaum will direct. – Lionsgate, Perfection Hunter Productions, and Luber Roklin Entertainment acquired Rod Lurie’s West Point–set drama West Pointer. KJ App will executive produce and star, and Lurie will also direct. – Eric Roth will write a Cher biopic for Universal, Littlestar Productions, and The Playtone Company. Cher will produce! – StudioCanal, Film4 Productions, and Complete Fiction Pictures: Joe Cornish will write, direct, and produce the sequel to his 2011 film Attack the Block. John Boyega will…

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April 2021 Script Sales

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Some of the most notable script sales from April 2021. – Twentieth Century Studios and Star Thrower Entertainment have picked up No One Will Save You, a sci-fi/horror spec written by Brian Duffield. Kaitlyn Dever is attached to executive produce and star, and Duffield will also direct. – Universal Pictures—along with Davis Entertainment, 1stAveMachine, and Altogether Entertainment—have picked up Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles’s untitled family adventure/comedy spec. It is based on an idea by Ross Siegel, who will also produce. – Brickell & Broadbridge International will produce the sci-fi thriller Soul Assassin, written by Jesse Atlas and Aaron Wolfe, based on their short film “Let Them Die Like Losers.” Atlas will also direct, and Bruce Willis to star. – Warner Bros. and MACRO are moving forward with their reboot/remake of the 1973 film Cleopatra Jones. Ihuoma Ofordire will write the script, and Misha Green will produce. The original film…

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March 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from March 2021. – Paramount Players and ‘Twas Entertainment have acquired Quinceanerx from screenwriter Alvaro Garcia Lecuona. Kevin Lima will produce and direct. – Ubisoft Film & Television is moving forward with Replay, a romantic dramedy written by Annabel Seymour. Seymour participated in Ubisoft’s 2020 Women’s Film & TV Fellowship before they acquired her script. – Woodward Original and Red Leaf Entertainment will produce Mike Young’s heist comedy Stealing Jokes. Aside from writing, Young will also direct and produce. – ThunderCats, ho! The animated series and toy line is getting a new film over at Warner Bros. Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard will provide the script, and Wingard will also direct. Ted “Tobin” Wolf created the franchise in 1985. – Over at Rough House Pictures and Spire Animation Studios, Kevin Barnett and Chris Pappas will script Trouble, a family adventure/fantasy based…

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February 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from February 2021. – New Republic Pictures and HungryDuck Productions have picked up Michael Sucsy and Elliott Wheeler’s holiday musical A Lot Like Christmas. Sucsy will also direct. – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Olive Bridge Entertainment (Will Gluck) will produce Keith Bunin’s family fantasy script Constance. Gluck will also direct. – Universal Pictures and Working Title Films are moving forward with the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise, written by Ted Melfi and based on an idea by Ol Parker and Daniel Pipski. Parker will direct, and George Clooney and Julia Roberts will star. – Tribeca has picked up Elisabeth Seldes Annacone’s drama Places, Please. Meryl Streep is set to star and produce, and Michael Cristofer will direct. – Paramount Players, Broken Road Productions, and Good Fear have acquired Brandon Scott Jones’s comedy Senior Year. Rebel Wilson will produce and star. –…

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