Everyone seemed to be looking to the stars in May, so sci-fi sales soared, including a sequel to Blade Runner (with the imaginative title Blade Runner 2), Beyond Apollo about a failed mission to Venus, and Wool, set in a future where the air is contaminated, to be produced by the brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. Universal picked up the mystery thriller, The Disciple Project, and Disney hopes to score big with an adaptation of the beloved children’s book Peter and the Starcatchers.
But never fear, if science fiction isn’t your favorite box office fare, a bio-pic on the life of James Bond creator Ian Flemming is also in the works, as is a fantasy comedy entitled The Canterville Ghost to be voiced by House’s Hugh Laurie and fellow Brit Stephen Fry.
Other script sales include:
– An update of the 1970’s TV series, The Night Stalker.
– A bio pic on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs written by Aaron Sorkin.
– A sequel to Planet of the Apes for 20th Century Fox.
– Dear Satan, a comedy about a girl who misspells Santa’s name, to be produced by the Farrelly brothers.