The superhero movie trend isn’t going anywhere for a while, with a number of script sales based on comics/graphic novels, including Sleeper, to be produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. And after what is soon to be six Lord of the Rings films, Tolkien himself (well, an actor playing Tolkien) will hit the big screen in a biopic produced by Fox Searchlight. Napoleon, too, gets the biopic treatment. Rupert Sanders directing. Seems like this is the case every month, but it was far more noticeable in November: nearly 100% of script sales were either a pitch, an adaptation, or material based on a true story.
Other script sales include:
– For those who haven’t heard of Key and Peele, you will soon, in a Judd Apatow-helmed project.
– You had us at “Untitled Stan Lee Pitch,” Columbia Pictures.
– Monster High, based on the Mattel line of dolls.
– The Heat may not have lived up to critical expectations, but it’s getting a spin-off film.