May was a fantastic month for spec sales. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa sold his remake of the 1976 horor “Carrie.” Yogi and Boo Boo are back in Yogi Bear 2, written by Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia. In what sounds reminiscent of Terminator 2, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant penned the film “The Machine,” about a humaniod robot discovered and befriended by a young boy. Vin Diesel to produce and star. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are teaming up again for the film “Turkey Day,” another Adam McKay project, pitched by Robert Carlock and Scott Silverie. And “Responsible Adults,” a romantic comedy about a 30-year-old woman falling for a 22-year-old guy, only to find out that she used to be his babysitter 15 years earlier, sold this month. Script is written by Alex Schemmer, with Katie Holmes to star.
Other script sales include:
-The Girlfriend Equation, written by Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio, a romcom about a Harvard student pursuing the love of his life through complex math equations.
-Let it Snow, pitch by Jordon Roter, is a teen comedy about a snowstorm crippling a town on Chrismas Eve.
-Thor 2, written by Don Payne (also wrote Thor)