Category Archives: Spec Market News
While the official logline is being kept under wraps, Green Rush is described as a dramatic heist thriller in the vein of Hell or High Water, but in an urban setting, and with a father-daughter dynamic instead of two brothers.
Congratulations to Boulevard scribe Julie Pedersen and In Case of Emergency writer Molly Gardner, both of whom wrote scripts about moms eager to do good in the world.
Available to read on Medium.com, “BB3L” is being pitched as a contained family drama with global sci-fi implications and socio-political themes.
De Luca, Amblin, Walden and Imagine among those in the hunt for the red hot biopic that is being pitched as Finding Neverland meets Theory of Everything.
The script follows a group of thieves who target Fort Knox, though they soon learn that it was never built to keep people from getting in… it was built to keep something from getting out.
The smart sci-fi thriller harks back to the likes of “Minority Report” and “Looper.”
The producer of “Kids Are All Right,” “Beasts of No Nation” and “Hello, My Name is Doris” won the dramatic thriller in a competitive bid.
Being pitched as a high concept drama in the vein of This is Us, the short story marks the first big Hollywood sale for the writer and first to originate from digital platform Medium.com.
Now into producers, this hot new spec from the writer of Rose Red promises two powerful female leads and a dark twist on the worlds we thought we knew.
Writer Jimmy Tsai (Ping Pong Playa) imagines a newly-paroled O.J. Simpson as he sets out on an obsessive quest for revenge against actor Cuba Gooding Jr. for exploiting his image on American Crime Story.
Before she was Oprah, she was a nascent reporter in 1970’s Baltimore, struggling through personal and professional failures that threatened to derail her career unless she could find the true, inner voice that would change media forever.
Table Read My Screenplay’s Chicago winners will be announced in one week and the New Orleans winners will be having their script read at the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival in October. Also, submissions are currently being accepted for their Park City table read.
The company will announce a director for a project soon with production scheduled for early next year. The feature is described as in the vein of Frost/Nixon.
The untitled project follows a rookie African-American female cop whose body cam records her fellow Detroit police officers murdering several drug dealers. Her colleagues hunt her down in order to destroy the incriminating footage, while the dealers’ gang comes after her too, demanding answers.
The legendary game was played to determine whether His Airness or the Lakers champ was the greatest basketball player of all time, and while the tape is real, the rest of Chase Pletts’ script is a work of fiction.
Written by newcomer Josh Hallman, the script follows an uptight father who discovers his reckless daughter is a secret agent. The two find themselves forced to work together as they try to save the world — and their turbulent relationship.
Julian Guthrie’s nonfiction book Alpha Girls about the unrecognized female heroes of Silicon Valley will be adapted to screen. The book is scheduled for publication in 2019 after an intense publishing auction, where the book ended up at Currency Books.
The action spec was penned by Shay Hatten, a 23-year-old writer’s assistant at Team Downey who previously wrote the Black List script Maximum King!.
Set in a future where people are enhancing their lives with smart technology implants, Augmented follows a successful criminal defense attorney who has her body hijacked by an anonymous hacker and struggles to prevent him from using her to commit a series of proxy murders.
In a new deal, 20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled sci-fi spec from Stranger Things executive producer Karl Gajdusek, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Michael Ellenberg will produce the project via his new Media Res shingle.
Streaming giant Netflix continues to expand their film slate, acquiring both The Polka King and the new Dan Gilroy film over the weekend, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Emma Cline’s debut novel The Girls is back on the market after initially being snapped up by super-producer Scott Rudin. Set in the summer of 1969, the story follows a 14-year-old girl who joins a commune run by charismatic madman Charles Manson.
Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy is re-teaming with his stars Jakes Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for a new untitled project, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Gilroy’s team at CAA is taking the project out to buyers.