Tag Archives: John Swetnam

RUTHLESS (Swetnam) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen a legendary retired assassin is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she must return to the life she left behind and complete one final job in order to secure a future for her young daughter. Think a female John Wick. Or more accurately, think a female who could kick John Wick’s ass.

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RUTHLESS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMWhen a legendary retired assassin is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she must return to the life she left behind and complete one final job in order to secure a future for her young daughter. Think a female John Wick.

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John Swetnam’s Female Assassin Spec “Ruthless” May Spark Bidding War After “John Wick” (Exclusive)

John Wick Paradigm and Industry Entertainment are out with Relentless, a hot new spec from John Swetnam, the writer of Into the Storm and Step Up All In. The project is being described as being in the vein of John Wick, but with a female protagonist.

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2013’s Hit-Makers: A Look Back At The Hit List Alums (2016)

hitlist-2013 cropSoon we’ll be releasing the 2016 Hit List, our compilation of the best year’s best spec scripts as voted on by industry professionals. In preparation for its release, we’re taking a look back at the 2013 Hit List writers — where they’ve been, and where they are today.

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ABC, CBS, TNT, and MTV All Developing New Drama Series

TNT ExcerptOver the past several days, two networks, ABC and CBS, as well as the cable channels TNT and MTV, have picked up four brand-new drama series, continuing the Peak TV trend that’s gotten bigger and bigger in the last couple of years.

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{Exclusive} Swetnam and Aufill’s Supernatural Spec “The Seven” Now in Everywhere!

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Brantley Aufill’s other-worldly spec The Seven has been building some serious heat over the past 24 hours, with some major Hollywood players eyeing the property as they head into the weekend.

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THE SEVEN (SPEC)

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When evil forces threaten mankind, seven warrior angels, who were cast down for the sins they each embodied, must unite to save the world. Suicide Squad meets The Seven Deadly Sins.

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SPECTRUM (SALES)

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After inventing technology that can actually view paranormal entities, a renowned scientist conducts a final experiment on a human test subject that goes horribly awry. Decades later, his son and a group of colleagues discover the hidden laboratory where the experiment took place and awaken the vengeful spirit that haunts it.

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IVY (Kirby) (SALES)

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When her older brother, a notorious NYC graffiti writer, is murdered, a teenaged fine arts student must infiltrate this underground world in order to find her brother’s killer.

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IVY (KIRBY) (SPEC)

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When her older brother, a notorious NYC graffiti writer is murdered, a teenaged fine arts student must infiltrate this underground world in order to find her brother’s killer.

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REALM (SALES)

Logline: A teenage exorcist attempts to balance her normal life with her duty to help those afflicted by evil, as she has the power to enter the bodies of the possessed and physically fight off their demonic entities.

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REALM (SPEC)

Logline: A teenage exorcist attempts to balance her normal life with her duty to help those afflicted by evil, as she has the power to enter the bodies of the possessed and physically fight off their demonic entities.

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STEP UP: ALL IN — TRAILER #2 (Alyson Stoner, Ryan Guzman, Izabella Miko)

A dance competition takes place in Las Vegas.

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REVOLT (SALES)

Logline: Follows a team of elite soldiers in humanity’s last stand against a robotic army.

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NANO (SPEC)

Logline: Pitched as “Independence Day” meets “Armageddon,” the story involves Nanobots and an epic alien invasion.

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BREAKING THROUGH (SALES)

Logline: Documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation.

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INTO THE STORM – TRAILER (RICHARD ARMITAGE, JEREMY SUMPTER, MATT WALSH)

In a town ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes, a group of storm chasers run toward the danger, testing how far they will go for the once-in-a-lifetime shot, all while the worst vortex is yet to come.

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STEP UP: ALL IN — TRAILER (Alyson Stoner, Ryan Guzman, Izabella Miko)

A dance competition takes place in Las Vegas.

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THE HIT LIST 2013 (FULL LIST)

THE VOTES FOR THE 2013 HIT LIST ARE IN!

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EVIDENCE — TRAILER (Stephen Moyer, Dale Dickey, Caitlin Stasey)

When the police arrive at an abandoned desert gas station after a brutal massacre, they find no evidence at the crime scene except for some of the victim’s personal electronics, which include a video camera, a Flip-cam, and two cellphones. With nothing else to go on, a troubled detective must analyze and piece together the footage from the personal electronics in order to figure out what the hell happened and who the killer is.

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DETENTION (LOWREY) (SPEC)

Logline: Pitched in the vein of “Disturbia.” After moving to a new town, a troubled teen witnesses her classmate’s murder… only to discover the killer is her new principal.

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SPINBACK (SALES)

Logline: Story follows a soldier returning from war to discover his brother, a famous DJ, has been murdered and that the only way to discover who killed him is to go deep undercover into the world’s largest electronic dance music circuit.

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SPINBACK (SPEC)

Logline: Story follows a soldier returning from war to discover his brother, a famous DJ, has been murdered and that the only way to discover who killed him is to go deep undercover into the world’s largest electronic dance music circuit.

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STEP UP 5 (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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A GAME OF HIDE AND SEEK (SALES)

Logline: A group of teens vacationing with their families in a remote mountain resort are suddenly tasked with saving their kidnapped parents from a band of criminals.

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TERMINUS (SPEC)

Logline: Pitched with a :What “Chronicle” was to “X-Men”, “Terminus” is to “Aliens”. Story follows a female astronaut, accompanied by two flying droids, as she boards and explores an abandoned colossal alien spaceship, that upon further inspection appears to be terrifyingly less abandoned than she had hoped.

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HIDE & SEEK (SPEC)

Logline: A group of teens vacationing with their families in a remote mountain resort are suddenly tasked with saving their kidnapped parents from a band of criminals.

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INTO THE STORM (SALES)

Logline: In a town ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes, a group of storm chasers run toward the danger, testing how far they will go for the once-in-a-lifetime shot, all while the worst vortex is yet to come.

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CATEGORY 6 (SPEC) ***SLIPS INTO MULTIPLE STUDIOS***

Pitched disaster thriller gains heat from all studios over the weekend!

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CATEGORY 6 (SPEC)

Logline: The film takes a first-person POV through video cameras and cell phones to tell the story of high school students who try to survive the worst tornado in U.S. history.

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