Category Archives: Film Rights Tracker (SM-DB)

Tracking every book, article, comic book and life rights project as it hits the market.

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm when the two take an unexpected detour and the woman is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all.

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THE CAT IN THE HAT (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A talking, cagey cat enters the lives of two bored children on one rainy day to help them have fun in a wild, surreal fashion while their mother is away.

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UFOS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The true story of a Pentagon UFO program called the “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program” which has secretly been in operation since 2007.

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SHE’S NEVER COMING BACK (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A husband attempts to cope with his wife’s disappearance as she is held hostage in the house across the street.

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ALL-AMERICAN MURDER (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The true story of Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots all-star tight end, who was convicted of murder in 2015 and committed suicied in 2017 after his indictment and acquittle of a second murder.

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FERRYMAN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A girl falls in love with the guide that shows her the way to the afterlife after she dies in an accident.

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FOXY: MY LIFE IN THREE ACTS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A testimony of Grier’s life, past and present-from her disappointments to her triumphs. Grier shares her experiences in film, to being an activist, to her romantic entanglements with stars of the 70’s.

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THE GLASS ROOM (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The Landauer House becomes an instant masterpiece, but for those that reside within its walls, it also brings out their most passionate desires and darkest secrets. The crystalline perfection exerts a pull on all those who know it, inspiring them, freeing them, and always causing its inhabitants to fall under the fervent and unrelenting influence of the Glass Room.

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EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)In Ohio in the 1970s, a Chinese American family is shocked when the body of their teenaged daughter, Lydia, is found in the local lake. The investigation into Lydia’s death rips the family apart as long-kept secrets finally emerge.

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HATTIE MCDANIEL: BLACK AMBITION, WHITE HOLLYWOOD (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The true story of Hollywood actress Hattie McDaniel and her dealings with Hollywood’s power brokers, black political organizations, and her successful civil rights battle to integrate a Los Angeles neighborhood.

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THE LEGACY OF LUNA (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The true story of Julia “Butterfly” Hill, who for two years, lived in a 1,000-year-old California redwood, dubbed Luna, as a way of bringing attention to the cutting of ancient redwoods and the damage from deforestation.

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ENOLA HOLMES MYSTERIES (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The daughter of Sherlock Holmes sets out to investigate a mystery.

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UNCANNY VALLEY (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A woman adjusts her lifestyle as she transitions from working in the world of publishing to the tech bubble that is Silicon Valley.

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LOOK OUT FOR THE FITZGERALD-TROUTS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The four Fitzgerald-Trout siblings live together on a lush tropical island, sleeping in their car, bathing in the ocean, and driving anywhere they need to go. If they put their minds to it, they can do anything. Even, they hope, find a real home and possibly save the world.

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THE ELECTRIC STATE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange USA, where the ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside heaped together with the discarded trash of a high tech consumerist society in decline.

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KILL OR BE KILLED (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A depressed college student survives his attempted suicide thanks to a demon’s interference. In return for saving his life, the demon demands a price: for every person the young man kills, he will be allowed to live for another month.

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SPOILER ALERT: THE HERO DIES (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) In his heartbreaking memoir, Michael tells the story of the last year between when his husband was a diagnosis with terminal cancer and when he passed while revisiting the stories of their first meeting, falling in love, and the ups and downs of their previous 13 years together.

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THE WAY IT’S NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) An intamte look at the prolific actor through the eyes of long time friend and colaborator George Englund.

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THE SERPENT KING (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) As high school senior, Dill, feels the coils of his future tightening around him, his only escapes from the vipers he’s wrestled with his entire life are his music and his feelings for Lydia.

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LONG WAY DOWN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Shawn is dead and Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. With his brother’s gun in his waistband, Will steps into the elevator, but as each floor descends Will’s mission becomes more and more muddled as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop, someone connected to his brother gets on.

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THE RELIVE BOX (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) In the not-too-distant future, the founder of America’s largest tech company becomes addicted to the company’s product that lets you relive your past. Consumed by the mystery of how he became the man he is, his growing obsession threatens his relationship with his daughter as he is forced to choose: the past or the present.

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THE SANDMAN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A detective investigates a sick man in the hospital whom she discovers was supposedly murdered years ago by a serial killer.

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TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate.

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GOLDIE VANCE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Sixteen-year-old Goldie Vance teams up with a detective at the Florida resort she calls home to solve a mystery.

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CRENSHAW (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) When Jackson’s family falls on hard times his imaginary friend, a giant cat named Crenshaw, comes back into his life to offer some help.

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ERNEST (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A man’s plans to cash in on a ghost in his home goes awry when the spirit disappears.

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DEATH ON THE NILE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Hercule Poirot takes a vacation in Egypt, whereupon he discovers a murder on the Nile River as a result of a love triangle gone bad.

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DEVILS UNTO DUST (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) 1870’s West Texas is plagued by a deadly virus infecting thousands with a rabies-like disease that turns people into murderous “Shakes.” When Daisy’s father disappears, it’s up to her, with the help of two Shake-hunters who specialize in killing the infected, to find him.

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COME FROM AWAY (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them following 9/11. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

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APPEARANCE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The story follows the first “appearance” of human-like alien life forms, their mysterious arrival on Earth, and the divided reactions of humanity.

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