The extraordinary writer of Safe House, David Guggenheim, sold his high-concept action spec Black Box to Universal. Speaking of which, a sequel to Safe House in the works, with Ryan Reynolds possibly starring. Disney will produce a remake of The Flamingo Kid, and Warner Bros. on board for another crack at a live-action/animated Looney Tunes movie. Powerhouses Benderspink and Heyday Films team up on an adaptation of the soon-to-be-published teen sci-fi/adventure The Planet Thieves. And rounding on noted sales include a couple former Blacklist scripts: a period drama, The Imitation Game, and the action By Way of Helena.
Other script sales include:
– Nic Cage is attached to the latest from Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko), the legal drama Amicus. Script Pipeline partner Darko Entertainment producing.
– Soon, movie audiences can witness the power of “trading up” in One Red Paperclip, how one man, through a number of trades, goes from owning a paperclip to owning a house.
– Waterman Entertainment (Alvin and the Chipmunks) taking on an adaptation of the series Mr. Ed.
– Roman Polanski writing and directing Venus in Fur. Shooting in France with a title like that, the dramedy is sure to be right up Polanski’s alley. . . .