Category Archives: Based On

Brad Peyton Producing and Directing “The Woods” Series for Syfy Based on Boom! Comic

The Woods ExcerptThe critically acclaimed graphic novel series The Woods is being adapted into a television series on Syfy from director and producer Brad Peyton. Universal Cable Productions is the studio behind the project, which is being planned as an hourlong drama.

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Adam (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAdam spends his last summer of high school with his older sister in New York City where he falls in love with a girl who thinks he is a transgender man.

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A Child’s Night Dream (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA teen leaves college to enlist in the Army shortly after the 9/11 attack, despite protests from his parents.

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Barbie (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the vein of Splash, Enchanted, and Big, a citizen of Barbieland gets kicked out for not being perfect enough and lands in a real-world adventure.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMJunior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, is determined to take his future into his own hands. He leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, is determined to take his future into his own hands. He leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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Hard Boiled (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters on insurance investigator Carl Seltz, who learns that he’s really a homicidal cyborg tax collector codenamed Nixon. A fellow robot informs him that he’s the last hope for their race to escape their programmed slavery.

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“Boys Don’t Cry” Director Set for “Man’s Search for Meaning”

kimberly peirce bannerBoys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce has signed on to direct Man’s Search for Meaning, based on the best-selling memoir by Viktor Frankl. The rights were picked up earlier this year by Straight Up Films.

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The Dam Keeper (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA pig who protects his town by keeping their windmill running is bullied by everyone until a new student comes to his school and becomes his friend.

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Corduroy (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTells the story of a teddy bear who, over the course of one night in a closed department store, goes on an adventure to find his lost button so that he can find the home and the friend that he has always wanted.

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Brother Orange (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA BuzzFeed editor has his cell phone stolen and it has made its way to China. A year later, random pictures begin appearing on his photo stream, including a number of pictures of a serious-looking man in front of an orange tree.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 12-year-old Montana girl is sent to live with her ultra-conservative aunt after her parents die in a crash. She develops a relationship with her best friend, who happens to be the prom queen, and is sent to a “de-gaying” camp that offers conversion therapy.

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Beware That Girl (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet against the backdrop of an elite Manhattan private school, two girls befriend, use, and manipulate each other in a game of cat and mouse.

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Tangerine (Mangan) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe mystery/thriller set in 1950s Morocco is about a woman named Alice Shipley who tries to leave both her past and her college roommate behind after the man she intends to marry suddenly dies. Years later, she reconnects with that same roommate, Lucy, and then Alice’s husband disappears.

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Tangerine (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)The mystery/thriller set in 1950s Morocco is about a woman named Alice Shipley who tries to leave both her past and her college roommate behind after the man she intends to marry suddenly dies. Years later, she reconnects with that same roommate, Lucy, and then Alice’s husband disappears. The mystery leaves Alice to wonder if Lucy is as dangerous as she thinks or whether she is imaging things.

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The Green Hornet (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline kept under wraps, but it will be a modernized action hero pic based on the ’60s TV series.

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A Little Piece of Light (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline kept under wraps, but will be based on the life of activist Donna Hylton.

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Prisoner Six (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA contained, high concept sci-fi thriller in the vein of Moon and Ex Machina.

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The Music of Silence (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline kept under wraps, but will be based on the life of Andrea Bocelli.

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Naja (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA female assassin who is unable to feel pain is hunted by contract killers.

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Middle Earth (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the life events of J.R.R. Tolkien that inspired his novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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The Diabolic (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAs the galaxy’s most fierce warrior, a humanoid teen masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

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Beautiful Things (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA mother and her son are trapped in a zoo for three hours with a gunman on the loose.

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Miss Granny (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 70-year-old woman transforms into a young woman in her 20s.

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The Regional Office is Under Attack (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters around a secret organization of young female operatives tasked with protecting an unknowing Earth from a constant barrage of alien threats.

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Avengelyne (Goldsman) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the comic, it centers on an angel who fights the forces of evil and often finds herself face-to-face with demons and monsters. Described as John Wick with a fallen angel.

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A Child’s Night Dream (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A teen leaves college to enlist in the Army shortly after the 9/11 attack, despite protests from his parents.

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Hatchet Men (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the Tong Wars and hatchet-wielding killers in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

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The Diabolic (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)As the galaxy’s most fierce warrior, a humanoid teen masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

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Nevermoor (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMMorrigan Crow is saved from her fate of dying on her ninth birthday by the mysterious Jupiter and taken to the city Nevermoor, where she must compete in four dangerous trials against other children.

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