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Monthly selected screenplay sales from 2009 to the present.

November 2011 Script Sales

Plenty of novel adaptations mark the over 100–yes, 100–November script sales, yet perhaps the most exciting (and odd) is an adaptation of the mega-popular children’s “book” Where’s Waldo? An actor has not yet been found, but he’s probably hiding behind something red and white. Writer and longtime Script Pipeline partner Alejandro Seri sold his thriller […]

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October 2011 Script Sales

A few Facebook-inspired movies, sans Jesse Eisenberg and intense web programmer drama, are in development. Less techie, more whimsy, Johnny Depp could take on another biopic role as Dr. Seuss. What seems a natural fit, the infamous Boston mobster Whitey Bulger is getting film immortality with the Afflecks attached to star, produce, write, direct, and […]

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September 2011 Script Sales

A handful of sci-fi epics mix with a good deal of dramas and remakes. For those of you who went to elementary school in the eighties, Dreamworks will produce an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantasy classic The BFG (which could mean so many things in the 21st century, but stands for “The Big Friendly Giant”). […]

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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 […]

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July 2011 Script Sales

First month in a while where the majority of script sales (and there were a ton) are comprised of some pretty “well-tread” plots. But all is not lost, as screenplays based on the true stories of Bonnie and Clyde and the trapped Chilean miners of 2010 are in the works. Steve Carrell, Nicholas Cage, and […]

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June 2011 Script Sales

Can’t decide between going to a movie or playing Angry Birds? Well, relax cowboy: the game by Rovio will have an animated (obviously) film adaptation. No word yet on whether there will be a Angry Birds Rio movie, which would make it the first movie based on a game based on a movie. On another […]

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May 2011 Script Sales

May was a fantastic month for spec sales. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa sold his remake of the 1976 horor “Carrie.” Yogi and Boo Boo are back in Yogi Bear 2, written by Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia. In what sounds reminiscent of Terminator 2, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant penned the film “The Machine,” about a […]

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April 2011 Script Sales

Multiple bio-pics were set up this month. Dreamworks to make a Martin Luther King Jr. film, penned by Kario Salem and produced by the King family. Ponzie’s Scheme, based on the life of Charles Ponzi and written by Christopher Weekes, to be produced through Starry Night Entertainment. “Groundhog Day” for kids: Goosebumps author R.L. Stine’s […]

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March 2011 Script Sales

A second busy month in a row, with over a hundred new projects, March wrapped up with the sale of the latest script for the Iron Man, with Drew Pearce’s Iron Man III. Three movies, with three different writers for the francise. With Jon Favreau opting to direct Magic Kingdom instead, Shane Black, writer of […]

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February 2011 Script Sales

February is usually one of the busiest months of the year in the screen trade, and with over 100 script sales this month, 2011 was no different. The month included two sales based on Houdini, “The Secret Life of Houdini,” by Noah Oppenheim, which will be produced by Summit Entertainment, and “Voices from the Dead,” […]

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