Category Archives: Spec Market
There’s a hot new spec heating up the town today, appropriately titled Burn Run. Written by a former intelligence officer, the based-on-a-true-story action thriller is drumming up some serious buzz as it heads into studios…
Logline: In war-torn Afghanistan, an American Mercenary team are hired to escort a 20-ton heroin seizure bound for destruction but get caught up in a botched drug deal when their leader goes rogue, forcing them to overcome various enemies who wish to steal it.
Centers on a couple who rents out their home to a woman who soon begins to invade their lives.
Logline: Centers on a couple who rents out their home to a woman who soon begins to invade their lives.
Logline: Inspired by true events, story is being pitched as Sicario meets Bourne. When an intelligence leak dangerously exposes a covert mission in Afghanistan, a grieving CIA operative and his translator must find their way out of the desert, outgunned and hunted by elite special forces.
In 2015, we tracked over 370 individual reps from over 100 different agencies and management companies, some of the most storied institutions in the industry, the hungry young upstarts looking to stake their claim in Hollywood – and everyone in between. Download the 2015 Spec Book today!
Logline: Details being kept under wraps, but described as a modern day sexual thriller in the vein of Fatal Attraction.
Details being kept under wraps, but described as an action thriller about the end of days.
Each year our Spec Book brings you a holistic review of the past year in the spec market, and each year, there are a few notable all-stars who have the distinction of being included on all four of the major “best of” lists. Click here to download the 2015 Spec Book today!
Logline: Details being kept under wraps, but described as an action thriller about the end of days.
Details are being kept under wraps but project reteams the creative team behind The Martian.
Logline: Details are being kept under wraps but project reteams the creative team behind The Martian.
Logline: A look inside the tortuous drama of Donald Trump’s first Manhattan real estate deal, his relationships with troubled older brother Freddy and famed fixer Roy Cohn, and how they all created the Trump of today.
We’ve broken down the 10 most popular genres as they appeared in the 2015 Spec Book to give you further insight and analysis into the spec market as a whole. Click here to download the 2015 Spec Book today!
Logline: Two Pebble Beach security guards – a gritty former SFPD Major Case Detective crippled in the line of work, and a nebbishy wanna-be cop – get in over their heads when they take on a murderous theft ring.
Logline: When a grieving couple moves into a remote house to care for their orphaned niece, they fall prey to a supernatural entity that won’t let them leave — even after the home is invaded by vigilante exorcists.
With today’s release of the 2015 Spec Book (link inside), we want to give you some added insight into what makes this one of the most comprehensive documents of its kind. Each day this week, we’ll have a new feature offering further analysis of the facts and figures that reflect the state of the spec market. Download the 2015 Spec Book today!
UPDATE (05.12.16): Sony has closed on a pre-emptive deal for The Final Six, which has publishing bids heating up. The town has been buzzing over this red hot book proposal from author Alexandra Monir.
Described as Interstellar meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the story centers around a team of assassins who are able to navigate between dimensions.
Based on the graphic novel biography of the real life of Andre the Giant.
A group of men assemble and storm across the badlands to find the captive sisters, doing anything they deem necessary to achieve their goal.
A historical thriller about the “War of the Currents,” the famous race for glory and riches between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, part legal caper and fact-based account of one of the most transformative moments in American history.
Tells the story of a jaded Chicago homicide detective who wakes up in the body of an ex-con three days before his murder.
Logline: Returning to their childhood home after their mother’s death, a brother and sister discover their mother had a dark past as an exorcist. That past was what killed her — and now it’s coming for them as well.
The high-concept dystopian story, set in a near-future world where people can download an omnipresent social media feed directly into their brains, is already generating tons of buzz on the TV and film rights market.
In a near-future world, people can download an omnipresent social media feed directly into their brains. But when the feed suddenly goes down, society quickly falls apart.
UPDATE 5.3.16: We’re now hearing that multiple offers are coming in, with major studios preparing to fight for this red hot crime thriller from Adam Mervis. With big name talent circling like Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo, we could be in for another feeding frenzy…
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill.
Based on the life of Rosalind Franklin, the English chemist who made significant contributions to the discovery of DNA in the mid-20th century but never got the credit she deserved.