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Monthly selected screenplay sales from 2009 to the present.

January 2011 Script Sales

January was a great month for script sales. Hat’s off to Adam Lorenzo’s for his script sale of “Lidsville” to Dreamworks Animation. Based on the 70’s t.v. show, this children’s fantasy is about personified talking hats and headgear; Conrad Vernon is set to direct. Warner Brothers picked up Steven King’s “The Stand,” a story about […]

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December 2010 Script Sales

A relatively busy month of script sales to close out 2010. Dan Brown (The DaVinci Code) will see his next film adaptation, The Lost Symbol, in the works. Judd Apatow to produce and direct a spinoff of Knocked Up, and James Franco to write/direct the drama As I Lay Dying and Blood Meridian. And Disney’s […]

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November 2010 Script Sales

Plenty of action/thrillers in a fairly slow month for sales. Leonardo DiCaprio will produce and star in Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination, which exposes a fresh perspective and potentially real secret behind the JFK assasination. Men in Black will see its third installment–Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprise their […]

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October 2010 Script Sales

Comedy is in the air for the fall. October brought us a few major sales, including Dan Goor’s El Presidente, acquired by Warner Brothers and focusing on an “overly-committed Secret Service agent who is assigned to guard the country’s worst former president, a bumbling sleaze” after someone threatens to kill the ex-president. In non-comedy sales, […]

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September 2010 Script Sales

A mix of genres (more so than in recent months, anyway) dot the landscape. Plenty of specs, some random 3D projects, and fewer overall adaptations this month. Leonardo DiCaprio will produce, and potentially star, in Portofino, a thriller so secret even the plot is thoroughly ambiguous. A biopic on former president Ronald Reagan is in […]

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August 2010 Script Sales

Riding his train of popularity, Steve Carrell hops on board another comedy, a remake of an Argentine film, A Boyfriend for My Wife. Kind of self-explanatory. . . . The immensely popular comic series (well, sort of–at least for the seventies) Iron Fist is getting a film version, and Angelina Jolie dips her feet in […]

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July 2010 Script Sales

A flood of comic book and graphic novel adaptations continue to move into development, including The Untamed, A Contract with God, Astro City, The Strange Case of Hyde, and the likely much-anticipated Xerxes, the prequel to Frank Miller’s bloody and epic masterpiece, 300. A vampire twist on the biblical story of Cain, a handful of […]

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June 2010 Script Sales

Crime/drams, thrillers, and some fairly unusual adaptations in June. . . . Fresh off his role as Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe will star in a remake of the classic All Quiet on the Western Front. A sequel to Men in Black, The Bourne Identity, Clash of the Titans, and Ghost Rider are in the works […]

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May 2010 Script Sales

A number of novel adaptations, a handful of specs, and some low-to-mid budget projects dot the May script sales landscape. Disney will remake a live-action version of Cinderella, in addition to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Cameron Crowe dips back into directing and will helm the family-drama project We Bought a Zoo. And since it’s […]

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April 2010 Script Sales

Every genre you can think of makes up April script sales, from horrors and legal thrillers, to teen comedy franchises (see: American Pie 4) and an animated religious drama. I Dream of Jeannie is in yet another stage of rewrites, as is Stretch Armstrong–yes, the Hasbro toy. Sascha Baron Cohen will star in and produce […]

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