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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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January 2021 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from January 2021. – Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot (J. J. Abrams’ production company) have tapped Joe Barton to script another sequel to Cloverfield. – Misha Green will write and direct the next installment in MGM’s rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, with Alicia Vikander reprising the eponymous role. – A24, Scott Rudin Productions, and DNA Films will produce writer/director Alex Garland’s next film Men. Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear will possibly star. – Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, and Josh Koenigsberg will write Secret Headquarters for Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films based on an original idea from Christopher Yost. Jost and Schulman will direct. – SF Studios has picked up Maria Karlsson’s historical drama The Stockholm Bloodbath. – Dirty Films (Cate Blanchett) has acquired the romantic drama Fingernails, written by Christos Nikou, Sam Steiner, and Stavros Raptis. Nikou will also produce and…

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December 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from December 2020. – Pedro Almodovar is set to write and direct his next feature Parallel Mothers. Penelope Cruz will star, and Almodovar will produce with his brother, Agustin, under their production company El Deseo S.A. – Universal Pictures, Hoorae (Issa Rae’s production company), and La La Land Productions will produce Angelica Nwandu’s horror comedy feature Juju. Thembi Banks will direct. – Patty Jenkins will script and direct the third entry in her Wonder Woman franchise for Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Entertainment, and Atlas Entertainment. – MGM and Plan B Entertainment (Brad Pitt) have picked up Lee Isaac Chung’s untitled romantic drama. Chung will also direct. – Keith Lucas, Kenny Lucas, and Alex Rubens will script the Revenge of the Nerds remake for Twentieth Century Studios and Fuzzy Door Productions (Seth MacFarlane). The Lucas Brothers will also star. The original movie…

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November 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from November 2020. – Lionsgate, Point Grey Pictures (Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s production company), and Stampede Ventures have picked up Chris Thomas Devlin’s horror spec Video Nasty. Jonathan Levine is in talks to direct. – Stampede Ventures and Savvy Media Holdings have acquired Mr. Croup, a spec spy thriller written by Ward Parry. – New Line Cinema and Atomic Monster (James Wan) are teaming up to produce Joshua Rollin’s untitled horror spec, set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Bishal Dutta will direct. – Curiosa Films will produce writer/director Claire Denis’ next film, Radioscopie. Juliette Binoche will star. – Gran Via Productions and The H Collective will produce the coming-of-age drama The Vineyard written by Tory Kamen. Mark Steven Johnson will direct. – Mark Chappell’s untitled murder mystery script, set in London’s West End in the 1950s, has found a home…

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October 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from October 2020. – Twentieth Century Studios and Original Film have picked up Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton’s action/fantasy spec The Princess, which follows a fierce princess who must fight to save her parents and her kingdom. Joey King will executive produce and star, and the film will be released on Hulu. – New Line Cinema and Five Quarters Entertainment have picked up Katie Wech’s untitled comedy spec, an animation/live-action hybrid described as Sausage Party meets Toy Story. – This month in Rachel Bloom news: Her untitled *NSYNC superfan script is moving forward with TriStar Pictures, Lance Bass Productions, and Cindy Cowan Entertainment. The story is based on an idea by Bass. – BuzzFeed is producing the gaming comedy 1UP, written by Julia Yorks. The story follows a female gamer as she deals with sexism in the eSports world. Kyle Newman…

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September 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from September 2020: – 2020 Script Pipeline Finalist Crosby Selander sold his spec sci-fi script Bring Me Back to Legendary Pictures in a seven-figure deal, making it one of the largest deals for a “new,” unproduced writer in recent years. The sale occurred after Script Pipeline introduced Selander to Kaplan/Perrone, who subsequently signed him a few weeks later. – Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Stampede Ventures, and Sony Pictures Entertainment have picked up Spa Day, a spec action/comedy written by Christine Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein. Along with producing, Longoria is set to direct and star. – RVK Studios and Will Packer Productions have picked up Beast, written by Ryan Engle and based on an idea from Jaime Primak-Sullivan, who will executive produce. Baltasar Kormakur is set to produce and direct, and Idris Elba will star. – Universal Pictures and LeBron James’s SpringHill…

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August 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from August 2020: – Lionsgate and 87eleven have picked up Michael Finch and Alex Litvak’s adventure/fantasy spec Arcana. – DUST, Black Label Media, and Davis Entertainment have tapped Derek Kolstad to adapt the Korean short film The Time Agent by Jude Chun. – Village Roadshow optioned the thriller spec The Prize, written by Chris Sparling. Espen Sandberg is attached to direct. – Lionsgate and 21 Laps Entertainment acquired Kevin Couglin and Ryan Grassby’s horror spec Mother Land in a competitive auction. – Scott Beck and Bryan Woods will write and direct the sci-fi/thriller 65 for Raimi Productions. Sam Raimi will produce along with Beck and Woods, and Adam Driver will star. – STX Entertainment, Zero Gravity, and Sculptor Media have tapped Joe Carnahan to rewrite the action/thriller Copshop from Kurt McLeod’s previous draft, based on a story by McLeod and Mark…

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July 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from July 2020: – Screen Gems picked up the thriller spec Sabine written by Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner. The script follows a female detective who hunts down a serial killer and begins to see the world through the killer’s eyes. – Legendary Pictures and Hyperobject Industries have acquired Lauryn Kahn’s drama/thriller spec Fresh. Adam McKay will produce; Mimi Cave will direct. – StudioCanal, The Picture Co., and Billstein Entertainment Partners are teaming for Seth Owen’s thriller spec Role Play, based on an idea by George Heller, who will also exec produce. – Desert Moon Pictures optioned Lee Martin’s thriller script The Devil at Sandy Creek. – Spyglass Media Group and Phantom Four Films have acquired the rights to the short horror film “Mr. Lonely.” The short’s writer Marc Bloom and director David-Jan Bronsgeest will reteam for the feature. – Roy…

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June 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from June 2020: – Searchlight Pictures has picked up Stefani Robinson’s pitch Black Mozart, based on the true story of Chevalier de Sant-Georges. Stephen Williams is attached to direct. – Lionsgate, Good Fear, and Mangata have picked up Stephen Herman’s horror spec The Culling. David F. Sandberg is attached to direct. – Thunder Road Pictures picked up Doug Simon’s 2019 Black List script Breathe, a sci-fi/thriller. – Will Packer Productions and Universal Pictures have acquired One and Done, written by Chad Sanders and Chris Spencer. The sports drama script follows a top high school athlete who decided to attend an HBCU. – Brendan O’Brien has been tapped to script the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot for Nickelodeon Animation and Point Grey Pictures. – Christina Hodson will script the next entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for Walt Disney Pictures…

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May 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from May 2020: – Jamie Lee Curtis and Russell Goldman’s climate change horror script Mother Nature was acquired by Blumhouse. Curtis will make her feature directorial debut. – Taika Waititi and Krysty Wilson-Cairnstaika will write a Star Wars spinoff for Disney and Lucasfilm. Waititi will also direct. – Paramount Pictures and di Bonaventura Pictures picked up Mattson Tomlin’s sci-fi/drama/dystopian spec 2084. – Paramount Pictures, Weed Road Productions, and The Tea Shop & Film Company are teaming for Flight. Miles Chapman’s spec is a contained thriller set on an international flight, based on an idea by Johannes Roberts. Roberts will also direct. – Paramount Pictures and Fully Formed Entertainment won out in a bidding war for Daniel H. Wilson’s sci-fi spec The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever, based on his short story. – Good Films Collective will produce Petter Skavlan’s true-story drama…

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April 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from April 2020: – Paramount Pictures and Gina Rodriguez’s I Can and I Will Productions have acquired Ryan Firpo’s sci-fi/comedy spec The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed. Along with producing, Rodriguez is attached to star. – Anthony McCarten’s Whitney Houston spec I Wanna Dance With Somebody found a home with Primary Wave and Muse of Fire Productions. Stella Meghie is in talks to direct. – Lionsgate, along with Zaftig Films and Vertigo Entertainment, picked up John Fuqua and Glenn Ficarra’s zombie spec 16 States. – See-Saw Films, Anonymous Content, and Screen Australia are moving forward with Thomas Wright’s crime/thriller The Unknown Man. Wright will direct, and Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris are set to star. – David Callaham will write the live-action Hercules remake/adaptation for Disney. Anthony and Joe Russo will produce. – Paramount Animation, Hasbro Studios, and eOne have tapped…

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March 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from March 2020: – Paramount Pictures and Original Film have picked up Murder in the White House, a crime/mystery/thriller spec written by Jonathan Stokes. After the President is murdered during a private dinner, a female Secret Service agent has until morning to identify the killer to prevent a peace agreement from failing. – Over with Warner Bros. and J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot, The Pinkerton found a home. Daniel Casey’s spec is described as a supernatural revenge-western hybrid. – The faith drama When We Pray is moving forward with Cinema Libre Studio, Fight to Fame Films, and Fast Mouse Films. The script was written by Jamie Foxx and Donald Ray Caldwell, and Foxx will also direct. – Loos Change Films has optioned Max Goodson’s drama script The Rescuer, which follows a young pastor torn between turning his church into a glitzy megachurch…

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February 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from February 2020: – Taika Waititi and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson will script the next installment in Marvel/Disney’s Thor franchise: Thor: Love and Thunder. Waititi will direct, and Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tessa Thompson will also return, with Christian Bale potentially joining the cast. – And in more Marvel/Disney news, Michael Waldron will rewrite Jade Bartlett’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness script. Sam Raimi is in talks to direct, while Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen are set to star. – Chris Thomas Devlin will script the Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot/remake for Legendary Pictures and Bad Hombre. Fede Alvarez will produce; Ryan Tohill and Andy Tohill will direct. – Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton will star in a spiritual sequel to The First Wives Club entitled Family Jewels. The script, written by Peter Hoare,…

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January 2020 Script Sales

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Here are some of the most notable script sales from January 2020: – Previous Script Pipeline winner Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) will script the Anaconda remake for Columbia Pictures. The original movie was written by Hans Bauer, Jim Cash, and Jack Epps Jr. – …and previous Script Pipeline winner Tripper Clancy (Stuber) has an action/comedy series over at Quibi. Titled Die Hart, the series is written by Tripper and Derek Kolstad and directed by Eric Appel, and it stars John Travolta and Kevin Hart. – Rian Johnson’s sequel to Knives Out is in development. Johnson will write and direct, and Daniel Craig will possibly star again as well. – Jennifer Harrington’s sci-fi/action/comedy sped It’s the End of Liz as We Know It was picked up by The Detective Agency and Sony Pictures Entertainment. – Robert Sudduth’s ensemble Latina female-driven drama spec Tias found a home with Will Packer…

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December 2019 Script Sales

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Some of the most notable script sales for December 2019: – Jimmy Warden’s untitled bear spec has found a home with Lord/Miller (Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s production company), Radio Silence, and Universal Pictures. The horror/comedy is described as a cross between Good Boys and The Revenant, and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will direct. – Sanjay Shah’s untitled script about an Indian boy band was acquired by Universal Pictures, Marc Platt Productions, and Lighthouse Management & Media. Nisha Ganatra is attached to direct. – Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby were tapped to adapt the Skybound/Image comic book Stealth, written by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri. Lee Daniels will produce/direct for Universal. – Anvil Pictures and Universal are moving forward with Storybook Ending. The fantasy ilm was written by Dean DeBlois and Bill Teitler, and DeBlois will also direct. – William Boyd will adapt John Treherne’s novel The Galapagos Affair…

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