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“Sleight” Director J.D. Dillard to Remake “The Fly” for 20th Century Fox

The FlyDillard is a former Bad Robot staffer whose directorial debut Sleight was acquired by Blumhouse and WWE Studios out of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film will hit theaters on April 28.

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BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails are kept under wraps, but project is being shopped as a contained high concept thriller with genre elements.

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Drew Goddard to Direct “Bad Times At The El Royale” for 20th Century Fox

Drew Goddard Bad Times At The El RoyalePlot details are being kept under wraps, though sources say it’s a contained thriller with genre elements. Only top studio execs were given the opportunity to read the script, hence the vague nature of the titular “bad times.”

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Three Dark Crowns (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTriplet queens compete against each other using their magical powers in order to acquire the crown.

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Kristen Stewart Returns to Mainstream Movies, Will Star in Survival Thriller “Underwater”

Kristen Stewart UnderwaterWill Eubank (The Signal) will direct the adventure thriller for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.

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Underwater (Duffield) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter an earthquake destroys their underwater station, a crew of six must navigate two miles in the dangerous unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it safety.

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Kyle Killen to Write R.L. Stine’s “Fear Street” Movie for Fox, Chernin (Exclusive)

Fear StreetThe big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series is just around the corner, as 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have hired Kyle Killen to write the script.

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12 Movie Trailers That Might Air During Super Bowl 51, Including “The Fate of the Furious”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Star-Lord, Jack Sparrow and Dom Toretto will likely appear, but what about Christian Grey or the Power Rangers?

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White Men Can’t Jump (Remake) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo street basketball hustlers first try to hustle each other and then team up for a bigger score.

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The State (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn international action-thriller about a father in a desperate race to rescue his son

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Endure (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMIn the vein of Deliverance and The Most Dangerous Game. Follows heroine Rose is trying to get revenge on The Trail, a secret organization that organizes a human trophy hunt for rich clients.

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Matt Lieberman Spec “Free Guy” Lands at Fox with Greg Berlanti Producing

20th century foxThe Jetsons scribe Matt Lieberman has sold his spec Free Guy to 20th Century Fox with Greg Berlanti attached to produce. The project is described as in the vein of The Truman Show.

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Free Guy (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA bank teller stuck in his routine discovers he’s a background character in a realistic, open world action-adventure video game and h is the only one capable of saving the world.

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TURNED ON (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn engineer creates an android that takes her place when life gets difficult, but she must deal with the consequences when the robot becomes self actualized.

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Fox Acquires YA Fantasy Novel “Nevermoor” from Australian Writer Jessica Townsend

20th Century FoxIn a pre-emptive move, 20th Century Fox has secured the rights to the upcoming fantasy novel Nevermoor. From author Jessica Townsend, the book created waves at Frankfurt Book Fair and sold its publishing rights to Hachette Book Group.

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Nevermoor (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMMorrigan Crow is saved from her fate of dying on her ninth birthday by the mysterious Jupiter and taken to the city Nevermoor, where she must compete in four dangerous trials against other children.

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Red Hot Spec “Canary Black” Moves Into New Territories with Interested Producers (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterThe thrilling spec Canary Black from writer Matthew Kennedy is moving into several new territories to start development on the project. It has swiftly captured the attention of numerous producers, now interested in becoming attached.

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Canary Black (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: After her husband is kidnapped in Prague, an elite CIA agent is forced to commit treason in order to pay the ransom.

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Broken Road Moves Hot Spec “Hummingbird” Into New Territories with A-List Star Circling (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterThe hot spec Hummingbird from writer John McClain is hitting the market with production company Broken Road leading the way. The project already has Marcus Kryler and Frederick Akerstrom attached to direct and actor Shailene Woodley interested in starring.

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“Operation Prince of Freedom” Spec Package Finds a Home at Fox

20th Century FoxThe spec script package Operation Prince of Freedom, which already has Gary Sanchez Productions and Chernin Entertainment developing the project, has found a studio with 20th Century Fox. Michael Kvamme and Jordan Dunn wrote the script for the absurdist comedy.

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Hummingbird (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMUnder wraps, but said to be an elevated action/sci-fi in the vein of Lucy.

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Scott Free Acquires Upcoming Don Winslow Crime Thriller

Ridley Scott ExcerptAn upcoming crime thriller from Don Winslow has landed a pre-emptive acquisition from 20th Century Fox as a potential directing project for Ridley Scott. Scott Free is set to produce.

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Untitled Winslow Crime Thriller (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTells the story of a corrupt detective in the NYPD’s most elite crime-fighting unit. Sergeant Denny Malone is forced to choose between his family, his partners, and his life.

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Stan Lee Life Rights Sold to Fox with Plans For 1970s-Era Action Adventure Movie

stan lee excerpt20th Century Fox has nabbed the life rights to Stan Lee, the co-creator of several iconic Marvel Comics characters, with plans to develop an action adventure film set in the 1970s. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment are attached to produce.

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Untitled Stan Lee Action Adventure Film (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details are being kept under wraps but being described as a 1970s action adventure film with Lee as a James Bond-style hero at the center.

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CONTINGENCY PROTOCOL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the near future where global video surveillance has rendered the witness protection program obsolete, time travel is used to hide high profile witnesses.

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Updated: Red Hot Action Thriller “Contingency Protocol” From Bellevue Adds New Territories Heading Into Holiday Weekend (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterUpdated 09.02.16: Mark Townend’s high-concept sci-fi action thriller, pitched as Looper meets Safe House, continues to burn up the market ahead of the holiday weekend, with Screen Gems, Legendary Pictures, and AG Capital being the latest to take a closer look at what has become one of the summer’s hottest specs.

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CONTINGENCY PROTOCOL (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: In the near future where global video surveillance has rendered the witness protection program obsolete, time travel is used to hide high profile witnesses.

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Witness For The Prosecution (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA lawyer represents a man who is accused of murdering a wealthy, old widow who was obsessed with him.

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The Hunger (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA riff on the historical tale of the Donner Party with a Walking Dead style twist.

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