Category Archives: 6 – THE SPEC MARKET (DB)
Pitched as Memento mets Deja Vu. When an emotionally-broken detective with preternatural abilities loses his wife to a ‘hit’ that he knows was meant for him, he joins a hi-tech law enforcement division that maps his brain and allows him to revisit every memory and case file of his life to track down the killer. In the process he also discovers he has the ability to relive all of the moments of his life with his wife before she died.
The larger than life journey of André René Roussimoff, the man who would become Andre the Giant, and the giant who would go on to become an icon. From his humble farm life in rural France, to the largest sell out events the world has ever seen, this is the story of the man who sacrificed everything to entertain the masses, and the personal battles he faced on his way to becoming a legend. Think Big Fish meets The Wrestler.
When Satan’s favorite hell hound, Bub, is booted out of hell by a jealous rival, he is mistakenly adopted by a single dad and his two kids. Despite his bad ways, Bub soon begins to embrace his goodness and falls in love with the family. When Satan wants his dog back and Bub refuses, he must protect his new family from the fury of hell.
Pitched in the vein of OCEAN’S 11 meets ARGO. In September 1960, three CIA agents, led by a headstrong engineer with something to prove, bungled their way into Fidel Castro’s clutches attempting to bug a diplomatic residence in Havana, Cuba. On the eve of the most dangerous international standoff of the 20th century, disavowed by the CIA, the three were sentenced to ten years in Cuba’s most notorious prison. To get out, they would need a Hail Mary plan, a Dirty Dozen of prison conspirators, and a woman who refused to bow to authority. Based on an article for the new digital media magazine Truly*Adventurous.
Narnia. Hogwarts. Neverland. All magical places that mortals can travel to and marvel at the strange creatures and wonders not seen in our world. But what if a door to a magical land was discovered and instead of pure hearted adventures, a man saw an opportunity to charge a fortune for an exclusive private game reserve where you can “bag” a magical creature.
After being passed over for a promotion a finance executive schemes to get herself fired, but when her efforts backfire and she falls for the guy who took her job she has to decide between money, love and doing the right thing.
Story details are being kept under wraps but it’s described as a modern day THE MIST.
In Juarez, a Catholic nun struggles to perform an exorcism on the son of a Mexican drug lord — only to realize that that evil possessing the boy might not be what it seems.
Project details are being kept under wraps, but it is being pitched as a 70s style thriller in the vein of All the President’s Men that deals with the dark underbelly of the worlds of social media and online communities.
A mother’s sanity comes into question after she is haunted by a mysterious entity every night.
While vacationing in Paris, an American woman must pretend to be someone else in order to survive after being a victim of mistaken identity.
Chronicles a vacation by a group of girlfriends in their 60’s.
When a feisty trailer park teen suddenly becomes pregnant while still a virgin, a firestorm erupts between the church, government and media — each seeking to capitalize on the “miracle” for their own corrupt purposes. It’s “Juno” meets “Jordan Peele.”
Based on true events, after escaping a violent kidnapping, a teenage girl helps local authorities in discovering an emerging Satanic cult and their true dark motives.
A former war and conflict photographer turned personal celebrity paparazzi gets inextricably entangled in his current rapper music-star client’s life when her young daughter is taken and then ransomed over and over again in a tormenting escalating way by the kidnappers.
Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt issues Executive Order 9066, authorizing the military to place Japanese-Americans in internment camps. After defying orders to report to the camps, a 23-year-old natural born citizen is arrested in San Francisco but his case is discovered by two intrepid ACLU lawyers who fight it all the way up to the Supreme Court, challenging the Constitutionality of the order in what would become one of the most notorious Supreme Court cases in U.S. History.
A man is freed from a concentration camp only to have to go back to find his love and this time, get them both out.
Disgraced ex-FBI agent Maggie Cade, working as a cut-rate PI for a strip-mall lawyer fights to rescue a teenage Mexican-American girl sold to sex traffickers. (Inspired by real events.)
While vacationing at her deceased father’s cabin in rural Alaska, a mentally ill mother suffers an unspeakable tragedy that threatens to destroy her family.
Noel Green, head of Santa’s Secret Service, is a man on a mission: to protect Santa and the North Pole. But when a vengeful elf from the South Pole threatens to take Santa down just before Christmas, everything starts to snowball out of control.
Ten years after graduating from a school of magic, a down-on-her-luck witch is working at Dunkin’ Donuts and lamenting old romances when a high school reunion-gone-wrong makes her the last hope to stop a couple of witch supremacists from world domination.
When exposure to uranium gives a Congolese miner superpowers, he races to save his adopted daughter, caught in a crossfire between the warring US and Nazi troops, before the radiation ultimately destroys him. A re-imagining of events during The Manhattan Project era of WWII set in the Belgian Congo.
A beloved Colorado lawman who lives by his own version of the truth is headed for prison. Before he gets there, he escapes custody. A young female sheriff who still believes in right and wrong must go it alone chasing him through the rugged Colorado wilderness.
Details are being kept under wraps though it is described as a high concept, slightly meta take on romantic comedies.
Based on a true story, it’s a crime drama/thriller in the vein of MOLLY’S GAME about the first of JFK’s mistresses to be publicly identified, her connection to mafia boss Sam Giancana and involvement in the confidential CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro.
A young woman grieving the death of her father, along with several other strangers, must survive the Cascade Mountains in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster…only to realize that their greatest threat isn’t nature itself, but someone within their group. Inspired by the true violent history of the famed Cascade Mountain Range.
When an exhausted, overwrought young mom is forced to give up her passion of being a sculptor due to the realities of raising her family, her repressed anger transforms her final work of art into a hideous Golem that comes alive and seeks to destroy anyone in the small town who has wronged her.
A battered child makes a phone call about the escalating brutality in her home and social services jeopardizes her safety, condemning her to keep her father’s secret.
Jaded photographer Willa Caul left coal country in her rearview years ago. But when her long lost mother’s body is discovered in an abandoned coal mine, she returns home to Appalachia where she begins digging for answers, not realizing her mother’s killers may soon be after her.