Movie News: Script

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Kelly Marcel To Pen "The Little Mermaid"

darkhorizons.com – Kelly Marcel is making a deal to pen a re-write of Joe Wright's upcoming live-action adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fable "The Little Mermaid". Marcel scored acclaim for her script "Saving Mr. Banks" about the gestation of "Mary Poppins". She's also at work adapting E.L. James' best-selling S&M love story "50 Shades Of Grey." Abi Morgan ("Shame") previously worked on the script. 1 year 14 weeks ago via jetli
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Slasher Comic Spec 'You'll Be The Death Of Me' Sells To Lionsgate/Summit

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: In a mid six-figure deal, Lionsgate/Summit has bought Mark Hammer’s slasher/comedy spec You’ll Be the Death of Me. The logline: Nothing can spoil falling in love in New York City, but a masked knife-wielding psychopath hell bent on keeping you single can certainly make falling in love more difficult. 1 year 21 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Weinstein Co. Sets James Ponsoldt To Script 'Pippin,' And Write/Helm New Novel By 'Silver Linings Playbook' Author

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company is doubling down on Matthew Ponsoldt, the writer/director of The Spectacular Now and Smashed. TWC has made two big deals with Ponsoldt. He’ll script a movie adaptation of the venerable musical Pippin, and he’s also been set to adapt and direct Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, the upcoming novel by Matthew Quick. 1 year 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Relativity Media Acquires 'House Arrest' Spec

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Relativity Media has acquired House Arrest, a spec script by Justin Adler about two high-end bond traders whose plan to end their marriage hits a snag when they are forced to live together for six months of house arrest. Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Jeremy Stein developed the project and they will produce the film. 1 year 23 weeks ago via brucelee
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CBS Films Picks Up Sci-Fi Script 'Omega Point' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Sidney Sherman ("Lonely Hearts") is on board to produce. 1 year 23 weeks ago via donnieyen
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New Line buys 'Warden'

variety.com – New Line is going to prison, buying action spec "Warden" from siblings John and Thomas Sonntag, and setting it up with Mosaic to produce. 1 year 39 weeks ago via jetli
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Fox Acquires Sci-Fi Pitch 'Theory Of Everything'

Fox
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox is closing a deal for Theory Of Everything, a pitch for a sci-fi action thriller that follows a disgraced scientist as he seeks to rescue his wife from a parallel dimension, a woman who was previously assumed dead. The film will be produced by Oscar-winning American Beauty producer Dan Jinks.

1 year 39 weeks ago via brucelee
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'Predators' Co-Writer Tapped for 'Hellified' at Paramount (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the supernatural action movie. 1 year 39 weeks ago via jackiechan
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New Regency Picks Up Action Project 'Empire' from 'Source Code' Writer, Producer (Exclusive)

New Regency
feedproxy.google.com – Ben Ripley wrote the spec and Mark Gordon is attached to produce. 1 year 40 weeks ago via jetli
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Fox Eyes Roman-Era German Hero 'Arminius'

Fox
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Are the Germans getting their own version of the Scottish Braveheart? 20th Century Fox has acquired Arminius, a feature script by Frank Moll. Script tells the fact-based story of Arminius, a German who was trained as a Roman warrior, but who switched allegiance when the Romans tried to take over Germania. 1 year 41 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Paramount's Insurge Acquires 'Family Vacation'

deadline.com – BREAKING: Daniel Dubiecki’s Allegiance Theatre has just sold Family Vacation, a script by Eric Reese, to Paramount’s Insurge label. The film is a thriller but they are keeping specifics close to the vest. Dubiecki is producing. Reese is repped by CAA and Gotham. 1 year 41 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Silver Pictures Picks Up Action Spec from 'XXX' Writer (Exclusive)

Silver Pictures
feedproxy.google.com – The script by Rich Wilkes is said to harken back to Joel Silver's early action hits such as "48 Hours" and "Lethal Weapon." 1 year 42 weeks ago via jetli
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Mike Myers has finished his first draft of Wayne's World 3

joblo.com – There's nothing I'd like to see more than a third WAYNE'S WORLD film. When the guys reunited for SNL last year, they sparked heavy rumors that a third film was on the way. We waited, and waited, and waited...nothing happened. Talk of WAYNE'S WORLD 3 originally began back in 2008 when the guys returned for SNL, but Mike Myers was quick to dismiss the idea. 1 year 43 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Millenium Buys Action-Heavy Somali Pirate Script, Hopes for New 'Expendables' (Exclusive)

Millenium Films
thewrap.com – Millenium Films has acquired "High Value Target," a high-concept action project written by Spenser Cohen, a person familiar with the project has told TheWrap. The film, which will also mark Cohen's directorial debut, chronicles Mantis, a lethal special-operations unit that attacks a boat operated by Somali pirates. In an effort to ramp up the realism, much of the story will be told with point of view cameras attached to members of the unit. 1 year 43 weeks ago via brucelee
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Danny Strong to write 'Hunger Games' finale

variety.com – Fresh off winning two Emmys for writing and co-exec producing HBO's "Game Change," Danny Strong has been tapped to write the two-part "Hunger Games" finale "Mockingjay" for Lionsgate, sources tell Variety. 1 year 50 weeks ago via jetli
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