Category Archives: Based On
Centers on a man who followed his stolen iphone to China, becoming a celebrity and finding a lifelong friend.
Centers on an aging widow who implements a system that allows her to spend time with holographic versions of her deceased loved ones.
Chronicles Cedric Jennings’ academic life in Ballou High School, an inner city school in Washington, D.C., and eventually to Brown University, exemplifying the problems of inner-city education systems.
Follows a career criminal trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter, all the while fighting to get out from under a mob boss’s thumb.
The NBC series that starred Ben Gazarra is getting a makeover for film from Mandalay and Imagine. The film is about an agent of MI-6 who reevaluates his life after learning that he will soon die.
Loosely based on the NBC series of the same name, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE is about an agent of MI-6 who reevaluates his life after learning that he will soon die.
Pitched as Argo meets Hotel Rwanda, centering on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews and their relocation to Israel.
A semi-autobiographical account of Herman Melville’s experiences as a captive on the island Nuku Hiva in 1842.
Follows Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus’ journey from boyhood pals to warriors with powerful political ambitions, presenting a credible threat to the establishment.
17-year-old Maddy is allergic to everything, so she never leaves her house and only sees her mother and her nurse. That all changes when Olly moves in next door.
Set against the backdrop of early twentieth century Kenya, centers on Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator, adventurer, author, and racehorse trainer.
When his wife, the estranged daughter of one of Midgard’s most powerful chieftains, is mysteriously kidnapped, a retired warrior takes up the hatchet and sets out to rescue her.
Based on Barry Martin’s memoir and the true story of a elderly homeowner who resisted a developer’s offers, and had a mall built around her house.
A24 and Plan B are partnering to produce Moonlight. Based on the play by Tarrell McCraney, two young men navigate the Miami drug war and their own journeys to modern manhood.
Based on the play by Tarrell McCraney, two young men navigate the Miami drug war and their own journeys to modern manhood.
Centers on the life of Emmitt Till, who was murdered in 1955 for whistling at a white woman, kicking off the Civil Rights Movement.
After a long wait at Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer is finally making headway with the adaptation of Doug Stanton’s book at Lionsgate.
Two young lovers find themselves ensnared in a seemingly supernatural web that ties them to a young girl’s disappearance 15 years earlier.
Follows Kurt Calabrese, who witnessed his brothers role in helping bring down their murderous father Frank, who was a crew boss for crime family The Outfit in Chicago.
Pitched as an epic love story centering on Dante as he descends through the nine circles of hell in order to save the woman he loves.
The story of the tragic submarine wreck in August of 2000 and the governmental negligence that followed.
Kept under wraps, but centers on a heist of the world’s greatest treasures.
Based on the Boom! comic, a man (studio may be changing protagonist to a woman) is “tagged” with a curse that makes his body decompose. He must choose to either fight the curse or pass it along to someone else.
Set in Spain during the age of discovery, Jack teams up with a Giant girl (Ema) in order to defeat the cruel breed of Giants known as the Storm Giants, who are determined to incite a reign of terror.
Explores the dangerous, cruel, and sadistic acts of fraternity hazing implemented on pledges, told from the perspective of a frat boy who gets sucked into the culture before blowing the whistle on the hazing.
Queen Elizabeth decides that she wants to escape to Scotland incognito, and a desperate team of courtiers must find her and bring her back before anyone notices that she’s gone.
Kept under wraps, but serves as a dramatization of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal, referring to the allegations that the French politician sexually assaulted a hotel employee.
Centers on Aretha Franklin’s transition from gospel singer to mainstream artist in the early sixties to mid-seventies, exploring her rise to fame and delving into her interpersonal relationships.