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Red Hot Spec MAVERICK First to Storm Studios Post Labor Day!

McCain Lawrence Grey, DeVon Franklin, Bill Gerber & Matt Tolmach amongst the producers taking this one into every studio!

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MAVERICK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When his plane is shot down over Hanoi at the height of the Vietnam War, Lieutenant Commander John McCain fights to survive as a POW at the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison.

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PRAY FOR THE LIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story details are being kept under wraps, but the project is being pitched as a fresh, contained, high concept twist on the vampire genre in the vein of Panic Room and 30 Days of Night.

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The Full-Length “Deadpool 2” Trailer Puts Its Tongue Firmly in Cheek as It Introduces X-Force (Video)

Deadpool2TrailerXForceDeadpool faces off against Josh Brolin’s Cable in the sequel, and he puts together the mutant superteam X-Force that includes Zazie Beets as Domino and Terry Crews.

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Allan Loeb Writing Original Rom-Com for Ryan Reynolds, Fox and Mandeville

LoebReynoldsLoeb’s previous rom-coms include Jennifer Aniston’s Just Go With It (with Adam Sandler) and The Switch (with Jason Bateman).

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Brad Peyton, Matt Reeves in Talks to Direct, Produce “Epoch Index” for Fox

PeytonReevesEpochJustin Rhodes, writer of the Terminator reboot, will adapt Christian Cantrell’s self-published 2010 short story about a CIA analyst trying to solve a series of seemingly random murders.

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Fox Dates Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile,” Reshuffles Other Release Dates

DeathOnNileDateThe sequel to the Fox hit Murder on the Orient Express will hit theaters on Nov. 8, 2019, while Alita: Battle Angel has been pushed back from the summer to the holidays.

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James Mangold Developing “Ford vs. Ferrari” Film in Wake of Scrapped Patty Hearst Film

James Mangold ExcerptTheoretically, the project being developed with writers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth would be Mangold’s next project for Fox, although he also has Don Winslow’s The Force on his plate.

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WILD GAME (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The story of Brodeur’s relationship with her complicated and charismatic mother, who entangle her daughter in her extramarital affair at a young age.

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“2 Fast 2 Furious” Scribe Michael Brandt Sells Supernatural Thriller Pitch to 20th Century Fox

Michael Brandt Fox PitchBrandt co-created NBC’s Chicago Fire and its two spinoffs, and currently serves as an EP on all three Chicago series. He also directed the 2011 Richard Gere thriller The Double, and co-wrote Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma with Derek Haas.

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UNTITLED BRANT SUPERNATURAL THRILLER (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is currently under wraps.

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Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones Adapting “Goldie Vance” Graphic Novel for Fox

WashingtonJonesGoldieJonesWritten by Eisner-winning writer Hope Larson and drawn by Brittney Williams, the teen detective series was first published in 2016 and currently has four volumes.

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Fox Developing “Multiple Man” Movie for James Franco Based on Marvel Mutant Character

FrancoMultipleManTNThe generally humorous character was a regular member of X-Factor and previously appeared in “X-Men: The Last Stand,” played by Eric Dane.

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Gore Verbinski is the Latest Director to Get Involved with Fox’s “Gambit”

VerbinskiGambtTNChanning Tatum is still slated to play Marvel’s popular cajun mutant Remy LeBeau from the “X-Men” comics, but at one point, this spin-off movie was scheduled to be released today.

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“Star Trek” Scribes JD Payne, Patrick McKay Adapting “A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising” for Fox

paynemckayexcerptThe in-demand writers also have Dwayne Johnson’s Disney movie Jungle Cruise on their plate, as well as Deadliest Warrior with Paramount. They were also once involved with developing a Flash Gordon film for Matthew Vaughn to direct.

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THE PRINCE’S GUARD (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps.

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Fox Acquires Suspense Novel “The Marriage Pact” for Chernin to Produce

The Marriage PactThe story follows newlyweds Alice and Jake, who after receiving an enticing wedding gift, decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. However, the young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life.

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THE MARRIAGE PACT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM After joining an exclusive group for married couples known only as The Pact, a pair of young lovers are about to discover that membership, like marriage, is for life. For Alice and Jake, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

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DOCTOR DOOM (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is under wraps, but will follow the story of the titular Marvel character.

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Fox Dates Six Mystery Marvel Movies and Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale”

Deadpool ExcerptWhatever these Marvel movies may be, they’re slated to compete for box office dollars against the likes of Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot, Disney’s Frozen 2, and a couple of untitled Pixar features.

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UNTITLED KARL GAJDUSEK SCI-FI PROJECT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory under wraps, said to be in the vein of Inception and Edge of Tomorrow.

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UNTITLED KARL GAJDUSEK SCI-FI PROJECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMStory under wraps, said to be in the vein of Inception and Edge of Tomorrow.

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Fox Acquires Sci-Fi Spec from “Stranger Things” EP Karl Gajdusek

Karl Gajdusek ExcerptIn a new deal, 20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled sci-fi spec from Stranger Things executive producer Karl Gajdusek, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Michael Ellenberg will produce the project via his new Media Res shingle.

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THE LAND OF STORIES (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Twin sibblings are transported into a world where fairy tales are real and they must complete the wishing spell to return home.

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Chris Colfer to Make Directorial Debut Adapting His “Land of Stories” at Fox

Chris Colfer ExcerptActor-turned-bestselling-author Chris Colfer has a big new project: adapting his own book The Land of Stories, which has been acquired by 20th Century Fox. Colfer will not only be penning the script, however, he’ll also be making his directorial debut.

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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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Fox Developing Thriller Pitch “Inside” from “Luther” Creator Neil Cross

Neil Cross ExcerptIn a competitive bidding war, 20th Century Fox has come out on top to acquire the supernatural-thriller pitch Inside from Luther creator Neil Cross, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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INSIDE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails under wraps, but said to be about mythological creatures and artifacts kept in a facility.

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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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Fox Buys Untitled Comedy Spec for Female Directing, Writing, and Producing Team

Melissa Stack ExcerptIn a mid-six-figure deal, 20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled spec from Melissa Stack, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The project will also be Stack’s directorial debut.

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