Movie News: Script

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Universal Acquires Black List Spec 'Bethlehem'

deadline.com – Universal has bought the Black List script Bethlehem, scripted by Larry Brenner. Joe Roth is producing and Cedric Nicholas is directing. Nicholas makes his feature directing debut after putting together a presentation and pitching it to the studio in a fashion similar to how Roth set up Universal’s Snow White And The Huntsman. 2 years 10 weeks ago via jetli
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DreamWorks Takes Spec Script 'Glimmer' in Bidding War

thewrap.com – DreamWorks won a bidding war to acquire "Glimmer," shelling out mid-six figures for Carter Blanchard's sci-fi spec script. The plot involves both time travel and found footage, two subjects near and dear to DreamWorks co-founder Steve Spielberg. 2 years 10 weeks ago via donnieyen
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New 'Justice League' Script Described As Dark And Mature

cinemablend.com – Millar has spoken up on his website forums about what he knows about the new Justice League script-- "a pal of mine is good friends with the new Justice League screenwriter." If you're not put off by that friend-of-a-friend sourcing, read on for what Millar has to say about it. 2 years 10 weeks ago via donnieyen
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According to Will Forte there's still going to be a script for MacGruber 2, whether it gets made or not

joblo.com – Yesterday I reported that Will Forte was none too optimistic about having the chance to do a sequel to MACGRUBER, but it turns out that this piece of information wasn't the whole truth. Forte recently took the opportunity to clarify his position to fans, explaining that the only thing stopping them from making the movie is money:

2 years 10 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Universal to Develop Movie Based on Lego 'Hero Factory' Robots (Exclusive)

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feedproxy.google.com – Michael Finch and Alex Litvak, best known for writing 2010’s sci-fi hit "Predators," are in negotiations to pen the script for the project. 2 years 12 weeks ago via jetli
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Paramount Lands Spec 'The Gun Eaters'

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deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has acquired the action-thriller script, The Gun Eaters, written by Alex Paraskevas & Jordan Goldberg. The script made the 2011 Black List, and follows two hardened detectives in a race to apprehend a man on relentless, day-long killing spree across New York. Oasis Media Group’s David Lonner and Benjamin Rowe are producing.

2 years 12 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Millennium Films Buys Spec Thriller 'Playing Dirty'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Nu Image/Millennium acquired Playing Dirty, a spec script written by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small. Mandalay Pictures’ Cathy Schulman and Adam Stone will produce, and they closed the deal with Millennium’s Mark Gill. Millennium and Mandalay recently collaborated on the indie hit Bernie. In Playing Dirty, a young law student learns to let loose and explore his adventurous side after meeting a sexy and mysterious stranger. 2 years 12 weeks ago via jetli
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Johnny Depp's 'Night Stalker' Movie Enlists 'High Fidelity' Writer (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Stalker is one of the more high-profile projects in the works at the studio because Johnny Depp is attached to star and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) is attached to direct. 2 years 13 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Disney Sets Jesse Wigutow To Script 'Peter And The Starcatchers'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Disney has hired writer Jesse Wigutow to adapt the best-selling children’s novel, Peter and the Starcatchers, the 2004 book published by Disney’s Hyperion which gives the backstory for the iconic Peter Pan character. Co-authored by Dave Barry and Ridley Pierson, the book has become a hot property, with the current Broadway adaptation having just nabbed nine Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. 2 years 13 weeks ago via jetli
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Cannes 2012: Paul Schrader to Pen Script for Russian Ballerina Biopic (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The untitled film, financed by a Kremlin-backed fund, will tell the story of Mathilde Kschessinska, a mistress to the last Russian tsar described by producers as "the ultimate femme fatale." 2 years 13 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Aaron Sorkin Confirmed To Write Ashton Kutcher-Free Steve Jobs Biopic For Sony

fb.indiewire.com – Is Steve Jobs the new Truman Capote? Ever since the pioneering genius behind Apple and Pixar passed away last year, Hollywood types have been jostling to make a film about him, just as we saw multiple biopics of the "In Cold Blood" writer a half-decade or so ago, with "Capote" and "Infamous." And indeed, one of them is already in front of cameras, with the unlikely casting of Ashton Kutcher as the polo-necked techno-billionaire. 2 years 13 weeks ago via jackiechan
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'Contagion' Writer Tapped to Pen 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Sequel (Exclusive)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
feedproxy.google.com – Scott Z. Burns, whose credits also include "The Informant!" and "The Bourne Ultimatum," is tackling a follow-up to 2011's blockbuster franchise reboot. 2 years 13 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Universal Pictures Buys Michael Mitnick Musical Comedy

deadline.com – BREAKING: Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled musical comedy to be scripted by Michael Mitnick, who is writing The Current War for Timur Bekmambetov, a drama that chronicles the true-life public battle fought between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse for domination of the early power industry. Mitnick is also writing the libretto for the Broadway musical adaptation of Animal House.

2 years 14 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Sony Pictures Sets Chris Cantwell & Chris Rogers To Draft 'Shadow Runners' For Thor's Chris Hemsworth

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has set the writing team of Chris Cantwell & Chris Rogers to script Shadow Runners, an action vehicle for Thor star Chris Hemsworth. The studio acquired the pitch last summer, with Tripp Vinson and ROAR’s Will Ward producing. I’m told that Simon Kinberg is also coming aboard the project as a producer. 2 years 14 weeks ago via brucelee
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'Toy Story 3' Writer Michael Arndt In Talks To Re-Write 'Catching Fire'

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fb.indiewire.com – Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire” is now packing some new heat. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michael Arndt, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for “Little Miss Sunshine” and more recently wrote “Toy Story 3,” is being brought onboard to polish the initial drafts that were written by “Slumdog Millionaire” and “127 Hours” writer Simon Beaufoy. 2 years 15 weeks ago via jetli
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