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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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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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