March was a great month for sci-fi writers, with numerous projects moving forward at different companies. Warner Bros. picked up Jim Uhls’ spec The Leviathan, Matt Savelloni’s horror/sci-fi spec Temple found a home at Erebus Pictures, Chris Hager’s spec Proxima is moving forward with David Lancaster and Jim Wedaa producing, and 20th Century Fox bought Dan Futterman’s dystopian spec A Shot in the Eye. Outside of the sci-fi world, Benderspink will produce Eric Bress’ spec thriller American Hostage, about home invaders who chose the wrong house. Finally, a few supernatural thriller specs are moving forward, including Descendent by Jeff Buhler and Realm by Rebecca Sonnenshine.
Other script sales:
– Jason Segel and Drew Pearce to write The Billion Brick Race, a spinoff from The Lego Movie.
– Gone Girl‘s Gillian Flynn and 12 Years a Slave‘s Steve McQueen are teaming for the crime/thriller Widows, about four widows attempting to successfully pull off the heist their husbands died during.
– Art Marcum and Matt Holloway to write the Alien Nation remake.
– Paramount is moving forward on Substitute Teacher, based on the sketch by Key and Peele and written by Rich Talarico and Alex Rubens.
– Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to produce the female-driven, high school sex comedy All the Way by Kelly Oxford.
– Ridley Scott to produce an adaptation of George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman novels.