A final trickle of spec sales, as well as a good number of novel adaptations, to close out the end of December and 2011. Two superhero scripts, based on characters by comic guru Stan Lee, are slated for development, with Lee to serve as producer on both. Disney and Benderspink are teaming up on Bob the Musical, a comedy about a man whose life turns into a musical. And on a more dramatic note, the true story of Jacob Barnett, a child genius diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.
Other script sales include:
– A remake of American Psycho, minus the genius of Christian Bale. Lionsgate to produce.
– Grown Ups 2, sequel to the Adam Sandler ensemble comedy (although wouldn’t “Grown Upper” be a better title?)
– Gangsters, vampires, and aliens do battle in, where else, 1920s Prohibition-Era America. From the graphic novel Turf.