Category Archives: Spec Tracker (SM-DB)

Tracking every spec script as it hits the market.

SMILE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on the true story of two bungling auto mechanics who stole the recently deceased body of Charlie Chaplin and held it for ransom back in 1978.

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SHAOLIN WOLF-MAN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMBased on a real story. In 19th Century China, a reclusive grotesquely hairy-faced kung fu master must lead a rag-tag band of warrior monks into battle against a powerful general to save the boy Emperor and his family.

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UNTITLED DAN GILROY PROJECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMUnder wraps, except that it takes place in the art world.

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DEFENDER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMOut-manned, out-gunned and cut off from any rescue, a United States Coast Guard Captain struggles to keep his three-member crew alive after intercepting a Colombian narco sub. The submarine’s pilot, a brilliant and murderous drug runner, is captured by the USCG crew. However, once on board, a far more lethal threat begins to unfold.

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HEART OF THE BEAST (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Project details being kept under wraps but being pitched as American Sniper meets Cast Away.<

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BLACKWOODS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA weekend camping trip turns into a fight for survival for two women when an escaped mental patient sets his sights on them in his old hunting grounds.

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THE MAN FROM TOMORROW (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story of visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk, who after being ousted from Paypal, creates SpaceX and guides it through the turbulent early years while simultaneously building Tesla.

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THE IMMORTAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe Hulk Hogan story… brother.

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WHEN TOMORROW COMES (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMIt’s 1970 and Bear Bryant, the winningest coach in college football history, is coming off of a losing season. His all-white University of Alabama Crimson Tide team lacks strength and speed. When he engineers an exhibition game against the USC Trojans, a team powered by the first all African American backfield, the mystery of this enigmatic strategist deepens.

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STUNT GUYS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMOut-of-work stuntmen are hired to perform in a cheesy live action show at a new theme park in Dubai. But on opening day, the assembled VIPs and stuntmen’s loved ones are taken hostage by real villains for ransom, and the rival daredevils must use their old-school skills to defeat the high-tech bad guys. The Expendables meets Tropic Thunder.

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UNTITLED TORIA SHEFFIELD & MONICA BYRNES PROJECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMIn the vein of The Heat, two overzealous female FBI agents go undercover — as men — in order to bring down a male-dominated domestic militia group, and in the process discover more about their true selves than they ever imagined.

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MOTHER (MISHA GREEN) (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMDetails kept under wraps, but the story is in the vein of The Professional and La Femma Nikita.

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THE RED PILL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAfter a bacterial virus sweeps the globe, a government-mandated pill becomes an essential part of everyday life — you take it or you die. When everyman David MacReady begins showing symptoms of the infection, he takes his family on the run from the CDC, only David isn’t getting sicker, he’s getting stronger.

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X-OVR (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAfter the tragic death of his wife and kids, rising tech star, Aiden Cross, invents the world’s first platform to access the afterlife, but when his partner winds up dead and haunting artifacts begin to cross back over, he must travel to the other side, find the real killer and stop the flood of souls from invading the realm of the living.

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TERATORN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA grounded in reality Jaws of the skies. A professor with a fear of heights must team up with his ex-wife and estranged daughter to defeat an apex predator long thought extinct on a mountainous tropical vacation island.

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THE DAYS WE MET (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAn interwoven tale that explores how love can play out in parallel universes if a couple were to meet at three different points in their lifetime. Tonally similar to (500) Days of Summer.

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ONLY FOREVER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA free-spirited man from 1600s Salem is cursed by a witch to never age, and leaves a trail of broken hearts through history until meeting the girl of his dreams in modern day Los Angeles.

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I’M LEAVING YOU (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story follows three friends and co-workers who team up to help each other face their terrible exes and bad relationships.

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ESCAPE (ASHER) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA professor tries to escape Sarajevo during the four-year siege in the 1990s during the Bosnian War.

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DA5ID (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMKept under wraps, but being pitched as Ex Machina meets Stranger Things.

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THE INFINITY REEL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story follows a paranormal investigator who’s drawn to a small town that has gone through bizarre phenomena. These instances have an eerie connection with the investigator’s own past.

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PROXIMITY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMTwo science students travel to a remote part of Iceland to test a large-scale magnetic theory. But what they encounter is something larger than themselves, with ramifications that might go beyond the scope of the experiment.

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HIGH TIDE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A fifteenth High School reunion booze cruise gets hit by a tidal wave, and the surviving partygoers get stranded on an island and revert to their High School selves. Pitched as Lord of the Flies meets Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion.

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GANGLAND (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMIn the near future, New York City has been turned into a crime-based amusement park for the rich and privileged. For the right price, they can take drugs, engage in a high-speed chase, or even be mugged in ’70s era Times Square. But when a former gang member working in the park sees something he shouldn’t, it sets off a chain reaction that could take down the whole system.

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THIS IS JANE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: tells the story of an ordinary group of women who did something extraordinary: 11,000 safe, illegal abortions in Chicago from 1968 to 1973.

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The Sleeper Wakes (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA man falls into an unexplained trance for two hundred years and wakes up in a transformed New York in the midst of a revolution, where he has become the richest man in the world.

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story of Jack and Grace, a couple who appear to have the perfect marriage but it’s built on a terrifying secret. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by B. A. Paris.

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AFRAID (ALTMAN/ELLSWORTH) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe Purge meets Bourne Identity. Four criminal soldiers, whose skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments, escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror. Only a former army medic, his tough high school sweetheart, and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers who are on a mission to find the eccentric who holds the key to their survival.

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THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL HEIST (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe children of a famous heist gang are brought together to do a heist at the iconic Cannes Film Festival in order to save their parents from prison.

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ISABELLA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Trapped in the shadow of the dead teenage girl she was created to replace, the world’s first human clone struggles to form her own identity.

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