Here are some of the most notable script sales from November 2021.
– TriStar Pictures and Sugar23 have picked up Colin Bannon’s thriller spec Ultra, which follows a marathon runner in a deadly race.
– Lionsgate, Genre Films (Simon Kinberg), and Freckle Films (Jessica Chastain) will produce Kinberg’s spec thriller Wayland. Michael Showalter will executive produce and direct.
– EOne and Fuller Media have picked up the thriller Tarot from a pitch by writers Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman. André Øvredal will direct.
– Fangoria Studios and Friel Films will team up for writer/director Anna Chazelle’s untitled horror film based on the myth of Medusa.
– Vision Tree Media and Elevated Films are producing the psychological drama Hallow, written by Nadine Crocker and Chris Tardio. Crocker will also direct.
– Moonshaker and Newen Distribution will produce writer/director Noé Debré’s dark comedy The Last of the Jews.
– 21 Laps and Indian Meadows Productions have picked up E. Nicholas Mariani’s Scipio Africanus Jones biopic The Defender. George Tillman Jr. is attached direct, and Sterling K. Brown will produce and star. The script previously appeared on 2018 Black List.
– MGM is making a buddy cop action/comedy based on an idea from Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, and Jonathan Tropper. Tropper will provide the script, and David Leitch will direct. Momoa and Bautista will star.
– New Republic Pictures, Dirty Films (Cate Blanchett), ITV Studios, and Red Hour Productions (Ben Stiller) will produce a film based on the 1968-69 TV series The Champions. Stiller will direct, and he and Blanchett will star.
– New Regency, Working Title Films, and Lammas Park will produce writer/director Steve McQueen’s upcoming film Blitz.
– Writer/director Patrick Hughes’ action/sci-fi War Machine has found a home with Lionsgate, Range Media Partners, and Huge Film.
– MGM and Appian Way (Leonardo DiCaprio) are making a Jim Jones biopic from a script by writer Scott Rosenberg. DiCaprio in talks to star.
– Aeysha Carr will script a Midnight Run sequel for Universal, Tribeca Productions (Robert De Niro), Rh Negative (Regina Hall), and Jesse Collins Entertainment. Hall will also star. The original film was directed by Martin Brest and written by George Gallo.
– Sony, Brownhouse Productions (Elizabeth Banks), and Pascal Pictures (Amy Pascal) are moving forward with The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the original script, and Janet Mock will rewrite and direct.
Adaptations currently in development can be found here on Book Pipeline.