A second busy month in a row, with over a hundred new projects, March wrapped up with the sale of the latest script for the Iron Man, with Drew Pearce’s Iron Man III. Three movies, with three different writers for the francise. With Jon Favreau opting to direct Magic Kingdom instead, Shane Black, writer of the Lethal Weapon series, will direct. Based on the loveable penguin characters from the movie “Madagascar,” Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the screenwriters for Megamind, sold the script for an untilted project to Dreamworks. Perhaps connected to the success of Katy Perry’s last music video, Universal picked up Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger’s Candyland, based on the bord game by Hasbro. Kevin Lima (Enchanted) is attached to direct.
Other notable script sales this month include:
– The latest reboot of Les Miserables, penned by Bill Nicholson, picked up by Universal
– SNL writer Bryan Tucker’s Party Starters, to be produced by Lorne Michaels, Kenan Tompson attached to star.