Here are some of the most notable script sales from October 2020.
– Twentieth Century Studios and Original Film have picked up Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton’s action/fantasy spec The Princess, which follows a fierce princess who must fight to save her parents and her kingdom. Joey King will executive produce and star, and the film will be released on Hulu.
– New Line Cinema and Five Quarters Entertainment have picked up Katie Wech’s untitled comedy spec, an animation/live-action hybrid described as Sausage Party meets Toy Story.
– This month in Rachel Bloom news: Her untitled *NSYNC superfan script is moving forward with TriStar Pictures, Lance Bass Productions, and Cindy Cowan Entertainment. The story is based on an idea by Bass.
– BuzzFeed is producing the gaming comedy 1UP, written by Julia Yorks. The story follows a female gamer as she deals with sexism in the eSports world. Kyle Newman will direct, and Ellen Page will star.
– 3311 Productions has acquired Revolver, a romantic comedy written by Kate Tefry. Andrew Stanton will direct, and Maya Hawke and Ehtan Hawke are set to star.
– Michael Sherman and Steve Desmond’s sci-fi script Orb found a home with Infinite Entertainment. Steve Desmond will direct.
– AGC Studios, Dream Bros Entertainment, and ASAP Entertainment are producing Universe’s Most Wanted, a sci-fi thriller written by F. Scott Frazier and Jimmy Loweree. Dave Bautista and Brad Peyton will produce, Peyton will direct, and Bautista will star.
– Over at Sony: Lauren Tyler will script the sports comedy One and Done, based on an original idea by Brendan O’Brien, Kyle Pennekamp, and Scott Turpel. Martin Lawrence to produce, potentially star.
– Kenya Barris will write and direct a Richard Pryor biopic for MGM, Khalabo Ink Society, Levantine Films, and Tarnished Angel.
– Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber will script the sequel to Warner Bros.’s The Meg. Ben Wheatley will direct, and Jason Statham will potentially reprise his role.
– Universal Pictures, Dylan Clark Productions, and Genre Films have tapped Simon Kinberg to adapt Battlestar Galactica for film. The original TV series was created by Glen A. Larson.
– Ridley Scott is making a Napoleon Bonaparte movie, written by David Scarpa. Scott will produce under his company Scott Free Productions, and Joaquin Phoenix is attached to star. The project is set up at Twentieth Century Studios.
– Matthew A. Cherry is writing Tut for Sony Pictures Animation, based on an idea by Cherry and Monica A. Young. The story is an afro-futuristic, coming-of-age story inspired by the young Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. Cherry will also direct.
– And in other pharaoh news: Paramount Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, and Pilot Wave have picked up Cleopatra, written by Laeta Kalogridis and based on an idea by Gal Gadot. Kalogridis and Gadot will produce alongside Patty Jenkins, Gadot will star as Cleopatra, and Jenkins will direct.
– Disney is making a Space Mountain movie. Joby Harold is set to write.
Adaptations currently in development can be found here on Book Pipeline.