Category Archives: Spec Tracker (SM-DB)

Tracking every spec script as it hits the market.

SCARLETVILLE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMWhen a deadly criminal shows up in the deceptively-quiet, small town of Scarletville, a diner owner named Hank must spin a series of dark and twisted stories, in order to delay the felon long enough for the law to arrive.

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CONTROL (KOENIG) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Pitched as a modern day 3:10 to Yuma meets The Fugitive, story centers on a female U.S. Marshal who will stop at nothing to ensure the capture and delivery of a dangerous fugitive to the country’s most secure prison.

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IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE (DAY) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: The past, present, and future of the human race are explored throughout the history of the universe as three separate storylines question the very nature of life, love, mortality, where we’ve been, and where we’re going. A blend of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Interstellar, and PTA’s Magnolia.

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THE OLYMPIAN (TOST) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: The true story of Brad Lewis, a man who would overcome losing a guaranteed spot on the 1984 Olympic rowing team by nine-tenths of a second through challenging and defeating the national team in a one-on-one race, before going on to earn the United States their first gold medal in rowing in 20 years, and the first in his category since 1932.

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A DECONSTRUCTION OF REALITY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Tasked with finding a game changing take for the sixth Jason Bourne movie, Tom Milton goes deep down the rabbit hole of cracking the story. With the guidance (and abuse) of a professor from his past and Bourne himself, Tom begins workshopping scenes that begin to bleed into real life in unexpected ways.

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COLD SNAP (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Desperate for cash, four veterans reunite to heist a pot dispensary safe house in Colorado. But when a snowstorm traps them in town, they must survive the night – on the run from mercenaries, police, and locals eager to capture the millions for themselves.

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MY MUMMY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAn archaeological student eager to prove himself discovers that the ancient Mummy his team just dug up is alive and a bit homicidal. Now he must put the coolest artifact ever discovered back to sleep before the world destroys it — or it destroys the world.

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BLACK EYE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A man who works as a security officer for a major corporation is asked to do what appears to be a simple surveillance job for the head of the company, only to soon after be immersed in a dark web of murder and mayhem. “The Conversation” meets “Nightcrawler.”

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COLLAPSE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: After realizing that a skyscraper he designed is destined to collapse, engineer William J. LeMessurier risks his professional reputation to organize an undercover repair operation.

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KATE WARNE & THE KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Based on the true story of America’s first female detective, the story delves deep into the mystery of Warne’s parents’ brutal murder only to uncover a widespread and nefarious conspiracy that infiltrates all corners of Civil War-era society — a secret organization that will stop at nothing to achieve its ultimate goal: the assassination of President-elect Abraham Lincoln.

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ADRIFT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: In this incredible true story of love and survival, Tami Ashcraft sails into the heart of a hurricane and embarks on a harrowing 41 day odyssey against impossible odds to save the man she loves.

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BONDES AND GRAVITY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Kept under wraps.

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SIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A single father with the ability to see the ghosts of people days before they die struggles to save his grown daughter’s life as his own ghost closes in on him.

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EGGPLANT EMOJI (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Pitched as a raunchy teen comedy in the vein of Superbad. that centers around a group of friends on a camping trip, who must reconnect their friend with something that was once very close to him.

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PALMER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: An ex-con returns to his hometown and forms an unexpected bond with a young boy.

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BEAST OF BURDEN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: He’s spent most of his life keeping secrets – from the feds, the cartel, even from his wife, Julie. Now, Sean Haggerty, piloting a small aircraft carrying 55 lbs of cocaine across the boarder, is ready to call it quits. He just has to figure out how to survive what’s waiting for him when he lands.

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BULRUSH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: After her ex-husband abducts their daughter and flees into ISIS-held Syria, a desperate mother enlists the help of a people smuggler to infiltrate the deadly war zone and find her kidnapped child.

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YUBA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A gritty western that follows two ambitious adventurers during the Gold Rush era as they set out to conquer and prosper in California’s Yuba river valley – a place that would go down in history as being one of the most dangerous, lawless, and wealth-fulfilling areas in the whole world. There Will Be Blood and Legends of the Fall.

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THE POST (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMBased on the real story of the Pentagon Papers and the Washington Post’s editor and publisher challenging the federal government to publish them in 1971.

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MY BEST FRIEND’S BABY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: After a drunken high school reunion leaves his best friend pregnant, a slacker teacher pretends to be the father to save his job. As they hopelessly piece together the night, they discover a lot more than who the actual father is.

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The Damned (Spec Pilot)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMStory centers on a family struggling to come together and cope with a dark past that nearly tore them apart. Pitched as a new take on The Exorcist.

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CRAWL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Story details being kept under wraps, but pitched as “Don’t Breathe” meets “The Shallows” with an alligator.

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DISCIPLES (BIRKE/MCCARTHY) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: The teenage daughter of the only eyewitness to one of the most notorious cults of the 1970s discovers that her mother is harboring a terrible secret.

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HEAVEN HAVE MERCY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: An Iraqi war vet struggling to make ends meet begins working as a mercy killer.

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THE MAKING (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: “Before God created Man he created a monster.” A geneticist is invited to Europe to help another roguish scientist to break the secret code in the Torah that may solve the mystery of how man was created only for it to give birth to the monster known as The Golem.

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FAIRY GODMOTHER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A revisionist spin on the classic Fairy Godmother tale that finds sought after Fairy Godmother Fay facing unfamiliar territory when the hottest Prince in all the land doesn’t love the teenage Princess she found him for, but instead falls head over heels for her.

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AURORA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A neuroscientist is convinced by an escaped psychiatric patient that her memories have been engineered to keep her from discovering the true nature of her research.

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EASY OUT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A high school girl must decide whether to help her best male friend who is terminally ill with assisted suicide even though it’s illegal. In the vein of Juno and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

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NOBODY’S PERFECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A high concept spin on the romantic comedy genre that’s being pitched as the next What Women Want.

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AN EVENING WITH ABRAHAM LINCOLN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A grounded character-driven comedy that tells the story of a former history professor-turned-Abraham Lincoln impersonator who is stuck in his life due to an earlier trauma. He is befriended by a local high school student, who convinces him to get his life back on track by putting on a Lincoln-themed ice capades production, An Evening with Abraham Lincoln.

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