Category Archives: Spec Tracker (SM-DB)

Tracking every spec script as it hits the market.

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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MUCKRAKER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: An alcoholic journalist finds himself entangled in much bigger conspiracy after publishing a story incriminating a federal judge.

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FAILED STATE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A peaceful Island community that seceded from the United States after years of violent civil unrest descends into anarchy as resources become limited. Now, plagued by the sins of his past, a leader of the community and his family must fight through the chaos to reach the only ship off the island. 

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HELICONIA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: After a woman’s promotion forces her to abandon the butterflies she’s nurtured at a natural science museum, her separation anxiety gradually manifests itself in sinister ways. “Black Swan” meets “The Fly.”

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THE HUNCHBACK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Defying an isolationist, fear-mongering government, a gypsy revolutionary, a mutinous soldier, and a deaf hunchback become the champions of human tolerance and the symbols for a peaceful future in a dystopian revision of Victor Hugo’s novel.

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THE HARROWING (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: When a pregnant social worker is tasked with investigating a shocking murder involving a teenage mother, she uncovers an insidious plot with possible ties to the occult that has her questioning not only her sanity, but the very nature of her unborn child.

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MAN OF THE WOODS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: When a young boy discovers Sasquatch in the woods, he takes the hulking man home to live in civilization, and an unexpected friendship begins.

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THE PRICE OF LIBERTY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMInspired by true events at the end of the Cold War, a young American diplomat and two senators, one Democrat and one Republican, implement a plan to secure the dangerous, unprotected nuclear material of the fallen Soviet Union before it can fall into the wrong hands.

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AMERICAN UNDERGROUND (SPEC)

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

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I (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: After a flash flood kills his father, a 15-year-old Nepalese farm boy sets off to the futuristic metropolis of Kuala Lumpur for an iPhone factory job, where he becomes caught up in the lives of the fabulously wealthy American factory owners.

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THE LOSING KIND (SPEC)

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

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LAND HO (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” meets “Cryano” in this rom-com about a historical novelist who turns to writing erotica when his fiancé leaves him.

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OCTOBER COUNTY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Frustrated husband Robert Ogden places an online Craigslist ad to have his wife killed, but the young hitman who responds turns out to be unhinged and goes too far. A game of cat and mouse ensues between the two men while the investigating police detective discovers that there’s more at stake than a simple murder.

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GRAY CITY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A German homicide detective investigates a serial killer on the lose during WWII.

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HALLOWEENERS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Two neighbors compete in a national contest for best Halloween House, with the competition quickly escalating beyond their control.

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THE INNKEEPER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: It centers on a humble innkeeper who falls for a courageous witch after she saves his life. In a world of magic, monsters, and evil poetry, love may prove too big an adventure for a guy who just pours the beer. In the tone of “The Princess Bride.”

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PA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A woman returns to her hometown to settle her dying father’s estate, only to discover that he is mysteriously recovering at an alarming rate, forcing her to confront the demons of her past.

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