A relatively quiet December and early January for script sales, in comparison to previous months—as expected. Script Pimp partner Sean McKittrick and Darko entertainment will co-produce the horror/romance “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” with Lionsgate and Natalie Portman’s company. The comic adaptation bug bites again, as the franchise “Deadpool” will see a film version, and other comedies and action/thriller scripts found their way in the winter sales. Few dramas marked the landscape of genres, at least for this period ending 2009.
Selected scripts include:
–An as-of-yet untitled Ron Howard / Vince Vaughn romantic comedy project.
–The comedy “Mail Order Groom,” which may star Tiny Fey and Steve Carell, who are producing.
–A new Mel Gibson-helmed film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and centering on the Vikings. Scripted by William Monahan.
–“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” a remake of the popular Swedish film of a different name.