Category Archives: Spec Market News
Following his most recent spec sale which saw Joe Dante board to direct Stiglets lands with new reps, hits the market with his next, and signs on to two new projects under Eris’ newly launched Eric Content.
Vertigo Entertainment, LuckyChap, Captivate, Mad Chance, Intrepid and Unique are Amongst the Producers Heading into Buyers with the Project Tonight!
Producers from Darkest Hour, Big Little Lies and The Danish Girl team up as A-list packages circle going into the weekend.
Project centers on the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan from three unique view points – those protecting, those investigating & those making power plays behind the scenes.
The $125 million dollar commitment from Netflix sets the record for a spec package, a record that was also previously set by Netflix just two years ago when they committed $90 million to the Will Smith, David Ayer, Max Landis spec package for Bright.
After hitting the market late Monday, multiple studios started moving aggressively for the project, culminating in a deal that included Safehouse and Aperture Entertainment producing.
Written by Ryan Riley, who previously saw his short story “Encyclopedia Dad” sell to WBTV and his feature spec “Take Back The Night” land with New Regency following a bidding war, the project is being pitched as a socio-political thriller that focuses on the world of tomorrow.
The red hot pitch SACI from Pumpkinhead reboot writer Nate Atkins has the town abuzz going into the weekend, as multiple offers are reportedly already in, with more anticipated as the day continues.
Written by Rachel Long and Brian Pittman, who previously wrote the Black List script The Civilian, the plot involves a cataclysmic event that erases humanity’s memories. When a woman wakes up with no memory of her young daughter, she uses her maternal instincts and clues that she left for herself to find her child amid the chaos.
Written by Peter Malone Elliott, the story finds the mercurial Frank Sinatra at the apex of his career when he’s forced to team up with the FBI to rescue his son from a group of inept kidnappers, giving Ol’ Blue Eyes the chance to repair their broken father-son bond.
Written by Scott Blaszak, the script follows a psychology grad student who comes to believe that her new patient holds the key to the mystery surrounding her sister’s disappearance 13 years earlier. When no one believes her, she takes matters into her own hands and sets out to find her sister by any means necessary.
The script hails from the writing team of David Rabinowitz and Charlie Wachtel, who penned Spike Lee’s Black Klansman, which sounds like it could be Lee’s first commercial hit since his 2006 heist movie Inside Man.
Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and the Furious) penned the original spec, which has since been rewritten by Run All Night scribe Brad Inglesby. Storyscape Entertainment is producing with Pioneer Pictures.
Hot off selling Body Cam to Paramount Players, Richmond Riedel’s new script is set against the backdrop of an aggressive, politically-motivated deportation raid that escalates into an explosively violent standoff in East Los Angeles.
Sherryl Clark will produce the horror thriller, which follows the sole survivor of a plane crash, who washes ashore on a mysterious island where she faces her worst fears.
John Swetnam and Harris Wilkinson wrote the script, and according to those who have read it, it’s a home invasion movie set during an alien invasion.
Written by Kenny Kyle, the script follows Daulerio’s meteoric rise from obscure sports blogger to the EIC of Gawker during the wild, heady early days of the digital journalism boom.
The film follows small-town sheriff Evie Hartley who arrives to find the entire town murdered, except for two missing young siblings. The project hails from Launch Pad’s Nicolina Torres and is the first announcement from Silverman’s new company.
Several scripts have already been written about Christa McAuliffe and the crew of the Challenger, as well as the Rogers Commission, which was formed by the government to investigate the disaster, but no one has ever written a script about Bob Ebeling and Roger Boisjoly, whose story is fascinating in its own right.
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.