Category Archives: Spec Tracker (SM-DB)

Tracking every spec script as it hits the market.

THE WHITE ROOM (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Deep in the winter woods of upstate New York, a retiring public school teacher uncovers a carefully guarded secret in an abandoned house.

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THE SECOND LIFE OF BEN HASKINS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Nineteen years after his death, a man’s consciousness is revived in the body of a recent suicide victim, and he sets off on a journey through an unfamiliar world to find the wife he left behind. In the vein of ETERNAL SUNSHINE and HER meets THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON.

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A STRANGER IN MY GRAVE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A thriller based on the cult mystery novel by Edgar Award winning novelist Margaret Millar.

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GET HOME SAFE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM On Halloween in NYC, a young woman is targeted and must attempt to flee her pursuers.

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THE PROM DATE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM For most people, prom is a walk in the park or a night to remember. For Penny it’s complicated. With the help of her two best friends, she must find her dream date and battle her dysfunctional family, all while trying to keep her sneakers fresh.

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APERTURE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After losing his wife Elise in a car accident, Lewis Markham stumbles upon a device that lets him travel to a parallel universe, seemingly similar to his own. There he finds living versions of himself and his beloved Elise. Fueled by grief, Lewis manages to kidnap his double and successfully take over his life… for a while at least.

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700 FEET (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A newlywed couple is tethered 700 feet in the air to a runaway speedboat, after the captain of their parasailing adventure dies of a heart attack. Together, they must fight the elements and do WHATEVER it takes to survive, even if it means resorting to cannibalism.

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WINK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A daughter takes over her mother’s social media profiles to help find her a boyfriend.

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ABOVE AND BEYOND (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on actual events, this incredible story revolves around a young, unproven Navy helicopter pilot who leads a near-impossible midnight jungle rescue of two downed jet pilots deep behind enemy lines, for which he earned the Medal of Honor. One of the great untold stories of the Vietnam War.

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REMNANTS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Nina, a public administrator for the city of New York, can’t shake the sense that there’s a pattern connecting a series of seemingly natural deaths across the five boroughs. What she discovers is a murderer who has come back from the future and a trail of bodies for which she bears a bizarre, time-twisting responsibility.

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SEPARATE BUT EQUAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Project details are under wraps.

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JUST A GIRL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A young woman starts to turn into a vampire when puberty hits (in a world where vampires were killed off and haven’t been seen in 25 years)

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YOU ARE LEAVING THE AMERICAN SECTOR (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In 1980’s West Berlin, a CIA operative discovers a classified military exercise that could cause a nuclear war.

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RED RIGHT HAND (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After his family is threatened, a backwoods man takes revenge on a self-righteous drug dealer with a stranglehold on a small mountain town.

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TENFOLD (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After his estranged daughter is violently shot in front of him, a former operative sets out on a mission of vengeance.

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DUST (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A group of hobos and vagabonds traverse the heartland of America living the life of the restless wanderer, when they are suddenly caught up in a conspiracy with life or death stakes.

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STRAIGHT UP (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Todd and Rory are intellectual soul mates. He might be gay. She might not care. A romantic-comedy drama with a twist; a love story without the thrill of copulation.

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THE CHALLENGER (ROTHWELL) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Chronicles the true story of Christa McAuliffe, who was an astronaut on the Space Shuttle Challenger.

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HAPPY LITTLE TREES (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The untold true story about the rivalry between painting gurus Bill Alexander and Bob Ross; after Alexander’s long-running show “The Magic of Oil Painting” was cancelled by PBS and replaced with Ross’s show “The Joy of Oil Painting,” Alexander accused the soft-spoken, afro’d Ross of stealing his act, inciting a bitter dispute that changed the lives of both men forever. AMADEUS set in the world of 1980s TV painting culture.

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STELLAR WIND (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Contained political thriller about Bush’s surveillance program post-9/11 and James Comey who took on the administration in an attempt to put an end to illegal data mining and wiretapping.

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HAGS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A small town in the Pacific Northwest gets turned upside down when a missing girl returns home, preaching about the coming of the apocalypse. A wry look at the horror of American teenage existence.

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MIDNIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Earth has stopped spinning and is slipping into a state of permanent midnight. We follow a group of people in the Midwest USA, who band together to outrun the darkness.

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CODE NAME: DAD (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When her boyfriend is mistakenly kidnapped by the Mexican Cartel, to get him back alive a teenage girl must team up with her dad, who she has just found out is America’s most infamous secret agent, and not the absentee-hotel rater, loser she thought he was all her life.

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BURNING MAN

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A rookie teacher in a Los Angeles high school teams up with a street gang to fight German terrorists. The teacher’s mysterious past comes back to haunt him, as he works to stop the terrorists from detonating a nuclear bomb in the mean streets of an American city.

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PROPAGANDA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The photographer. The distributor. And the recruit. Told in an intertwining story during WWI, a British combat cinematographer, a newspaper tycoon and an army soldier all face the same question: follow their conscience or follow their orders?

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COBWEB (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Despite what his parents have told him for years, a boy discovers the voices that emanate from the walls of his home are real and he wants to release them.

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A PROBLEM OF PROVIDENCE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When an eclectic group of residents of a small Alaskan town attempt to cover up a murder for money, a series of increasingly bad decisions lead to tragedy in this darkly comedic exploration of greed and violence.

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THE INTERVENTIONIST (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When renowned Interventionist Warren Mann’s daughter, Christy suffers a relapse, and her family is forced to deal with their inner demons at the site of a tragedy that tore them apart. As her intervention unfolds, it slowly becomes clear that this is no ordinary relapse, but something much more sinister.

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REVOLUTION (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM This is the true story of how a young Prince plucked cocky 18-year old guitar player Wendy Melvoin from obscurity, to help him and their quirky bandmates create something truly magical over the course of one long Minnesota summer… the generation-defining masterpiece known as Purple Rain.

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THE FORGER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Inspired by a true story — this is the tale of Adolfo Kaminsky. After narrowly escaping death at a concentration camp, Adolfo became the most notorious forger in the French Resistance during World War Two.

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