Tag Archives: Columbia Pictures

NIGHTLIGHT (HILL/MACINTYRE) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A monster-obsessed kid witnesses a murder in his neighborhood and must defend his house when it comes under siege by the killers.

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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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Gina Rodriguez, Catherine Hardwicke Circling “Miss Bala” Remake at Sony

Gina Rodriguez Catherine Hardwicke Miss BalaWhile Rodriguez doesn’t have an offer yet since Hardwicke just boarded the project, there’s no doubt she would absolutely crush this role, as the rising star of Jane the Virgin is a strong match for the material.

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MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet in 1960s Chicago, the story is told from the point of view of a 10-year girl who loves monsters (and wants to be one) and hates the cancer that is eating her mother. When her Holocaust survivor neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances, the girl decides to play detective.

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Sony Adds Another Faith-Based Film to Their Inventory with Pitch “Hope Heals”

Hope Heals ExcerptVia their Columbia Pictures banner, Sony Pictures has acquired the pitch Hope Heals from writers Bob Smiley and Justin Hensley, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The project is based on the memoir of the same name and adds to the growing list of faith-based films from the studio.

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HOPE HEALS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter suffering a stroke, Katherine and her husband use their experience to help give faith and hope to others who are struggling from a similar situation.

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Timely Spec “Inauguration Day” Going into Major Territories with Producers (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterA brand new — and appropriately timely — spec is hitting the market this week from scribe Patrick McConville. The political thriller Inauguration Day has already captured the attention of several producers and is moving into major territories.

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INAUGURATION DAY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMWhen a malicious cyber attack against U.S. Space Command forces the President-Elect and the outgoing President into the Situation Room hours before the Inauguration ceremony, the rival Presidents and their National Security teams work with and against each other to determine who is responsible for the attack and how to respond before it’s too late.

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Columbia Nabs Fantasy YA “The Lost Property Office”

columbia picturesJames R. Hannibal’s The Lost Property Office is headed for the big screen as Columbia Pictures has acquired the film rights to the YA novel. The property is the first in a series published earlier this year.

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THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 13-year-old named Jack Buckles, who is uncanny at locating missing things, test his mettle and searches for his father, who disappeared one day in London without a trace.

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 2

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is under wraps but will chronicle the further adventures of teenaged Peter Parker.

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A.D.: AFTER DEATH (SALES)

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Sci-Fi Novel “The Diabolic” Nabbed by Sony & Matt Tolmach

the diabolic excerptSci-fi novel The Diabolic has been scooped up by Matt Tolmach Productions and Columbia Pictures. The project from writer S.J. Kincaid is described as Red Queen meets The Hunger Games.

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THE DIABOLIC (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAs the galaxy’s most fierce warrior, a humanoid teen masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

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MULAN (SONY) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the myth of a Chinese female warrior who disguises herself as a male soldier to take her fahter’s place in the army.

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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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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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{Exclusive} Columbia Sets Action-Adventure Pic “Agatha Christie” From Scribe Tom Shepherd

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One of the world’s most famous crime novelists may, once again, be headed to the big screen. Columbia is in development with an action-adventure take on Agatha Christie from writer Tom Shepherd.

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AGATHA CHRISTIE (SALES)

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Pitched as Sherlock Holmes meets The Thomas Crown Affair, finds a young, adventurous Agatha Christie joining Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on a mission to track down the whereabouts of a missing oil tycoon.

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Joe Manganiello, Danny Pudi, And Jack McBrayer Join “Smurfs: The Lost Village”

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Things are about to get Smurfy for Joe Manganiello, Danny Pudi, and Jack McBrayer. The three have been added to the voice cast of Smurfs: The Lost Village, the third installment of the big-action adaption of the popular animated series from the ’80s.

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{Exclusive} Charlize Theron To Star In Russo Bros’ Spy Thriller “The Gray Man”


Charlize Theron is attached to star in The Gray Man from Sony and Columbia Pictures. Joe and Anthony Russo wrote the script based on best-selling author Mark Greaney’s novel.

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Ellen Page Is In Talks To Visit The Other Side In “Flatliners”

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Ellen Page is currently in negotiations to star in a remake of the 1990 film that starred Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon and Keifer Sutherland.

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Rock That Body (SALES)

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Five friends head to Miami for a bachelorette weekend that ends up going completely out of control.

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STARMAN (REMAKE) (SALES)

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Remake of the 1984 classic. An alien crash lands onto the property of a widow and takes the form of her deceased husband, developing a personal and romantic connection.

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UNTITLED LORD/MILLER ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN PROJECT (SALES)

Kept under wraps, said to be an animated take on the Marvel Comics hero.

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BLUE THUNDER (REMAKE) (SALES)

Logline: The United States uses their most advanced drones to battle terrorists in this remake of the 1983 actioner of the same name.

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BREAKING SKY (SALES)

Logline: During America’s cold war in 2048, Chase Harcourt is one of two fearless pilots who will fly an experimental jet, which is her country’s hope of winning.

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THE AXMANN CONSPIRACY (SALES)

Logline: After WWII, U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps officer Jack Hunter uncovered a Nazi conspiracy for a Fourth Reich, planned by Artur Axmann, who escaped from Hitler’s bunker.

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GHOSTBUSTERS (RUSSO) (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps, but serves as a shared universe spin-off of the upcoming Paul Feig-directed reboot.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (AKA Spider-Man Reboot) (SALES)

Logline: Sony/Marvel collaboration Spider-Man reboot, set for July 28th, 2017. Story kept under wraps, but involves a teenage Peter Parker.

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