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July 2011 Script Sales

First month in a while where the majority of script sales (and there were a ton) are comprised of some pretty “well-tread” plots. But all is not lost, as screenplays based on the true stories of Bonnie and Clyde and the trapped Chilean miners of 2010 are in the works. Steve Carrell, Nicholas Cage, and Jack Black will star in a comedy–who cares what it’s about? Has to be funny with that line-up. What’s not so funny? A movie adaptation of Entourage. Somewhere, a real talent manager is cringing.

Other script sales include:

– Captain Planet gets the live-action treatment. No word on who will play the main villain: a plastic circly thing that goes around soda cans.

– Gore Verbinski will direct a new adaptation of Clue. Details are being kept under wraps. . . how fitting.

– George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The Geico duck rumored to star.

– A story based on the life of Rich Franklin, who went from high school math teacher to UFC champion (and that’s why you need to learn math, kids).

– To-be-written screenplay on the history of ESPN. Chances are the plot won’t revolve around late-night World’s Strongest Man competitions.