Category Archives: Deals (Film)
This project continues Spielberg’s ongoing interest in telling stories about World War II, as he directed Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List.
Directed by Ben Young (Hounds of Love), the movie was pulled from Universal’s release schedule a few months back, and it’s now going the way of Paramount’s The Cloverfield Paradox.
The novel focuses on an Alabama high school student armed with a gun who takes his schoolmate’s hostage in a locked gymnasium.
The Nightingale sold 2 million copies worldwide and is being adapted into a film directed by Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren.
Based on the bestselling novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances. Jesse Peretz directed from a script by Tamara Jenkins, Jim Taylor and Evgenia Peretz.
More than a dozen high-profile Sundance titles were picked up for distribution during the festival, but there are many other titles still trying to find a home… and an audience.
Foster stars as the father of a 13-year-old girl (breakout star Thomasin McKenzie), the two of them living in the wild in the forests of Portland. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions picked up the international rights earlier in the week.
Leon and his executive team are beginning to fill their slate with a half-hour dramedy pilot titled Lead from American Heist‘s JoJo Ryder.
Boots Riley’s directorial debut stars Get Out‘s Stanfield as an Oakland-based telemarketer who discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe.
Craig William Macneill directed from a script by Bryce Kass, and Sevigny produced the film with Naomi Despres and Liz Destro.
Directed by Marc Turtletaub, the Oscar-nominated producer of Little Miss Sunshine, the drama stars Kelly Macdonald as a bored housewife who takes up jigsaw puzzle -solving, teaming up with a charming puzzle champ played by Irrfan Khan.
Two of the more high-profile Sundance premieres were screened early in the fest with the Daveed Diggs starrer Blindspotting being one of the Day One premieres and Bart Layton’s American Animals screening shortly afterwards. The latter is the first acquisition by MoviePass Ventures.
They are currently assembling a team of directors, writers, and producers for upcoming Dr. Seuss projects.
A spring 2018 theatrical release is planned for Terminal, which also stars Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, Max Irons, and Dexter Fletcher.
Julius Onah directed Bad Robot’s sci-fi movie, which boasts a strong international cast including David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki and Zhang Ziyi.
The first acquisition (but probably not the last) from the Midnight section of Sundance is a topical horror-thriller starring Bella Thorne, Odessa Young, Hari Nef and Maude Apatow.
Directed by Gustav Möller, based on a screenplay co-written by Emil Nygaard Albertsen, the thriller involves an emergency call dispatcher who gets caught up in a far larger web of intrigue while trying to save a kidnapped woman.
Reynold’s will develop Clue as a possible starring vehicle for the actor. The Deadpool writing team of Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will pen the script.
Reinaldo Marcus Green’s directorial debut is a triptych following three stories — a family man captures an unlawful police shooting on video; a police officer with conflicting feelings about what that video shows; and a high school athlete who, in the aftermath of the shooting, is inspired to stand up for what he believes in.
Newcomer Thomasin Harcourt McKenziefollows plays a teenage girl who lives in the woods outside of Portland, Oregon with her father (Foster). A chance encounter leads to their discovery and removal from Forest Park, and into the charge of a social service agency.
The film follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born as they begin their two-year quest to become guide dogs for the blind. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.
Set in turn-of-the-century Paris, the film stars Knightley as a young woman who writes a series of bestselling romance novels, but is forced to publish them under her husband’s name. He takes all the credit, while she struggles to be recognized for her work.
This Is Us star Chrissy Metz co-stars in the Ian Samuels-directed film, which is billed as a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in high school.
Matt Reeves just wrapped the final installment in the Apes trilogy with War for the Planet of the Apes in July of 2017. The franchise has grossed over $1.5 billion at the global box office.
The film features interviews with famous Chicagoans from all walks of life, including President Obama, Bill Murray, Michael Wilbon, Bill Kurtis, Chris Myers, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Veep star Matt Walsh, who also serves as the narrator.
Following a poor test screening that rankled producers Scott Rudin and David Ellison, Paramount has decided to sell international rights to Alex Garland’s new film to Netflix.
Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films should find there’s actual interest in this mafia movie, which offers the Oscar-nominated actor his juiciest role in years.