Adaptations, spin-offs, sequels. . . source material dominated in July, with Skull Island spinning off from King Kong and a live-action Dumbo moving forward. WB picked up Anne McCaffrey’s fantasy series Dragonriders of Pern and classic arcade game Space Invaders. Mike Tyson and Shel Silverstein are getting their own biopics as well. On the original script front: Diablo Run by Shea and Evan Mirzai, a Blacklist project, has found a home at Atmosphere Entertainment. Matthew Kennedy, repped by Energy Entertainment’s Brooklyn Weaver, sold A Man Called Death, and country singer Miranda Lambert will star in Something in the Water.
Other script sales include:
– The sequels Enchanted 2, G.I. Joe 3, and Last Vegas 2 are all moving forward with new writers attached.
– Quentin Tarantino un-cancelled his western The Hateful Eight.
– Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to produce Manimal adaptation for Sony.
– Steve Carell producing Brooklyn Family Robinson, based on an idea by David Reynolds, Charlie Hartsock, and Vance Degeneres.