Category Archives: Spec Tracker (SM-DB)

Tracking every spec script as it hits the market.

THE FASTEST GAME (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Miami, 1975. A true story in the vein of American Hustle, The Fastest Game follows Ronnie Weiss, a law school graduate primed to start his life, who’s suddenly saddled with his late-father’s enormous gambling debt and thrust into a world he’s desperately tried to avoid. To climb out of the hole and escape a notorious Miami Beach bookie, Ronnie and his childhood friend devise a betting system that exploits the glamorous, high-stakes sport of Jai Alai, making millions of dollars and enemies of the Boston Mob and Federal Government in the process.

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HOLIDAY SPIRIT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In a topsy-turvy contemporary adaptation of A Christmas Carol, the Ghost of Christmas Past discovers that this year’s Scrooge is dating his ex-girlfriend, and has until the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve to break them up.

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DAMAGED (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After the girl he’s obsessed with overdoses, a delusional genius-savant makes it his mission to take down the local drug trade — from dealers to Cartel to corrupt DEA.

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CONVICTION (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM True story of the final trial of Clarence Darrow – the greatest attorney of the 20th century – who for the first and only time in his career was fighting for the wrong side.

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HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story details are being kept under wraps but described as THIS IS THE END meets ALIEN.

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AMERICAN NAME (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The incredible, true story of Barney Ross, the son of a rabbi who turns to boxing in an effort to reunite his family after his father is murdered in Chicago, and he ends up becoming a World Champion boxer in three different weight classes before being lauded as a war hero during WWII.

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IMAGINARY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Three high school seniors from a small town discover they all had the same imaginary friend when they were kids. Now that friend is back and he’s not here to play.

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(PLEASE) MATERNITY LEAVE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Romantic break-ups can be hard. But friend break-ups are basically impossible. This is the epic (and deeply misguided) tale of two girls who, at wits end, decide there is only one way to get out of their toxic friendship with their insufferable “BFF”… they have to get her pregnant. Think Bridesmaids meets Horrible Bosses but with babies.

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THE ARENA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Details a modern day meeting between President Nixon and Hunter S. Thompson.

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DEADMEN MISSIONS (SPEC)

“Screen Man’s mind is portal’d to a distant planet at the edge of our solar system to help in a hi-stakes excavation which beholds elements of sci-fi’d INDIANA JONES .. dually yielding his own metaphysical journey.

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TIMBERLINE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After a logging crew goes missing in the Alaskan wilderness, a search and rescue team finds something more monstrous in the woods than they could have ever imagined. Think HALLOWEEN meets THE DESCENT.

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THE DEVIL’S FLAME (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on TRUE EVENTS. In response to this “astonishing” increase in demand for exorcisms, the Vatican opens a secret exorcism training academy where a young, gifted nun defies the church leadership to join her colleagues in the battle of good versus ultimate evil.

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THE PROMISED LAND (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM At the peak of the Great Depression, a struggling Black couple, lured by money and freedom, accept work in the newly Communist USSR, only to learn that their new home is anything but the promised land. Inspired by true events.

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FRIEND OF THE SHOW (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When a high profile news host is kidnapped by a deranged fan with ties to an extremist group, a young reporter finds herself at the heart of a conspiracy that has it sights set on assassinating the party-unifying candidate in line to become the next President of the United States. A fast-paced political thriller in the vein of Michael Clayton and Gone Girl.

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PORTAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In a chaotic world where religion and God are being questioned, an estranged father and his terminally ill son embark on a treacherous road trip to reach a mysterious Portal that appeared in the sky years ago with the belief that it can cure the sick… only to learn that the Portal might not be as miraculous as they thought.

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ALEXANDRIA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An intense sci-fi action feature that will lead our protagonist on a mission to uncover the truth behind his wife’s death, while exploring the implications of a near-future where the brain is a computer – making one’s personality, memory, and identity vulnerable to outside forces.

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SADDAM & ME (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on the true story of the relationship between Saddam Hussein and FBI Interrogator George Piro, as the US seeks to find the truth about WMDs in Iraq.

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SURVEILLANCE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM From inside an undercover surveillance van, a CIA officer must keep the woman he loves alive through a dangerous, international espionage operation with only the video feed from her hidden body camera to guide him.

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ESTRANGED (SPEC)

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ABSENCE OF COURAGE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A grief-stricken mother sets out to murder the world’s only superhero when he accidentally kills her daughter while battling his nemesis.

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UNDER THE BED (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An Amblin style horror film about a young woman trying to connect with her boyfriend’s children while struggling to deal with a monster from under their bed.

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CAVALIER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Years after an alien invasion devastated the Earth, a lone veteran of the human resistance must put aside his hatred of the enemy when the only chance to save his abducted daughter is with the help of an enslaved alien.

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MISTAKEN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A desperate woman out for justice makes a dangerous mistake when she kidnaps the wrong child.

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LIGHTS OF KABUL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After the death of their father at the hands of the Taliban, three Afghan siblings are separated. In order to reunite, 14-year old Noora and her little brother must set out on a perilous 3,000 mile journey to the European border.

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TRUE NORTH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A former soldier consumed with grief, turns to acts of senseless violence after his family is murdered by the Mexican Cartel. When the nine-year old son of the most powerful cartel boss escapes and ends up on his property, he uses the boy to enact his ultimate revenge on the men who took everything from him.

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FRACTURE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Driven to be a collegiate National Champion, an emotionally guarded sprinter endures physical and mental abuse from a relentless national winning coach

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FORTY MINUTES IN MARCH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM On March 15, 1963, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament hosted a game between Mississippi State and Loyola of Chicago. The game is one of the most memorable sporting events in the civil rights movement. It served as a vehicle to challenge racial segregation in athletics and helped to forever change college basketball and advance civil rights in this country.

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SUGAR RUSH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Four dads lose their kids while trick-or-treating on Halloween night and must embark on a perilous mission to find them before the moms get home in the morning.

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MATERNAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An expectant mother, plagued with nightmares of destruction that only get worse after her daughter is born, must determine if these visions are a severe case of postpartum psychosis or something more sinister that might be connected to her newborn child.

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THE BISCUIT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In 1998, a teacher and her veteran husband find a way to afford the family they’ve always dreamed of: by selling America’s nuclear launch codes, after President Bill Clinton loses them.

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