It’s a perfect world for novelists and those with incredible true stories. . . . A handful of fantasy/sci-fi specs in development, including The Drowned World, WB and Heyday producing, and the children’s fantasy Tunnels, both based on novels of the same name. A new Fantastic Four coming soon. Newcomer Josh Trank at the helm. And Melissa McCarthy will try her hand at writing (and still starring, this time with real-life husband Ben Falcone) in Just Do It, about a married couple who plans to have sex for 101 straight days. Naturally, a romantic comedy.
Other script sales include:
– A testament to the talents of the late John Hughes, Paramount and Roth films working on a rewrite of his script The Grisbys Go Broke.
– Barry Levinson directing a biopic on gangster Whitey Bulger. Johnny Depp attached.
– Keeping the video game adaptation trend alive: Spy Hunter, based on the popular Midway release. Dan Lin and Roy Lee producing.
– Universal wins another bidding war, this time for The Secret Garden. Guillermo del Toro to produce (and potentially direct?).