A number of novel adaptations, a handful of specs, and some low-to-mid budget projects dot the May script sales landscape. Disney will remake a live-action version of Cinderella, in addition to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Cameron Crowe dips back into directing and will helm the family-drama project We Bought a Zoo. And since it’s been so long since we’ve seen the beginnings of the Spider-Man series, the franchise will get a re-boot (it has been almost eight years since the “original” awesome version came out. . .).
Other selected sales include:
–New Line’s MacGyver will see a reload for the big screen. Jason Richman will pen the adaptation.
–JJ Abram’s Bad Robot and writer Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) will team up on a heist action/thriller revolving around the true story of thieves that robbed a jewelry facility in Belgium.
–A film adaptation of the TV series Gidget.
–The Age of Adelaine, focusing on a women who becomes immortal after an accident. Katherine Heigl will star.
–Lionel Grandison’s story of helping cover up Marilyn Monroe’s apparent suicide in Marilyn.
–The comedy Clown Girl, optioned by and starring Kristen Wiig. Plot is sort of self-explanatory. . .