November was a great month for spec sales. Centropolis Entertainment acquired Scarletville, a thriller spec by Jason Young about a diner owner who delays a deadly criminal with twisted stories until the police arrive. Electric Entertainment will produce Steven Altiere’s sci-fi/fantasy spec Countdown. Dean Devlin (Stargate, Independence Day) will direct and produce. Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, The Flash) to produce Free Guy. The action/comedy spec, written by Matt Lieberman, follows a bank teller who realizes he’s just a background character in a realistic video game and is the only one who can save the world. Amazon Studios is moving forward with Holland, Michigan, a dark comedy spec written by Andrew Sodroski. Finally, Bridesmaid and Spy director Paul Feig will produce Charlie Kesslering’s sci-fi/comedy spec Turned On.
More script sales:
– Adam McKay (The Big Short) to write/direct a biopic based on former Vice President Dick Cheney.
– The Wedding Crashers sequel has found its writers: Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.
– David Guion and Michael Handelman (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) to write the Sesame Street movie for Warner Bros.
– Leah Rachel to write and direct the crime thriller Ruby In Murdertown. Laurence Fishburne and Royalty Hightower to star.
– Christina Hodson (Shut In) has been tapped to script the Harley Quinn spinoff for Warner Bros.