Hollywood typically slows down for the holidays in December, and 2018 was no exception. To start things off: Ivan Reitman’s The Montecito Company and Tristar Pictures picked up the spec comedy The Best Friends. Chad Kultgen and Amy Rhodes’ script is described as a high-concept, meta romantic comedy. Lionsgate, The Picture Co., and Khalabo Ink Society are teaming up for Anthony Jaswinski’s horror spec The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared, which sets a vampire story during Hurricane Katrina. Endeavor Content snagged Peter Begler’s spec Wolf Country. The story follows a female cop as she tracks down a convicted fugitive, a former lawman who happens to be her father. Finally, Khalabo Ink Society and Twentieth Century Fox acquired Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis’ comedy The Guysmaids.
Other script sales:
– David Marshall Grant and Dan Savage are set to adapt Michael Ausiello’s book Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies for Focus Features. Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name Is Doris) to produce and direct, and Jim Parsons to produce and star.
– Johannes Roberts to write and direct a Resident Evil reboot for Constantin Film.
– Evan Spiliotopoulos to write and direct an adaptation of James Herbert’s novel Shrine for Screen Gems and Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures.
– DC and Warner Bros. have tapped Amanda Idoko to script their Plastic Man movie.