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Helen Mirren, Luke Evans Reunite (Sort of) for Luc Besson’s Next Action Film “Anna”

mirrenevansTNThe mother-son from “Fate of the Furious” didn’t have any scenes together, but that should change for the new movie from the director of “Lucy,” “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional.”

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Elgin James to Adapt, Direct Ryan Gattis Social Activism Novel “AIR” for Lionsgate

elginjamesairTNMusical superstar John Legend is one of the producers on the movie about a teen who gets involved with a group who uses death-defying stunts to challenge the local police and the prejudices they face.

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Lionsgate Buys Sci-Fi Pitch “Big Five” From Jason Pagan, Andrew Deutschman

pagandeutschmanexcerptThe writers of Paramount’s Project Almanac and one of the Paranormal Activity movies will team with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for the story from creative collective Section 9 about a mission to Africa involving endangered species and A.I.

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BALLERINA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM After her family is murdered, an assassin seeks revenge on the killers.

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Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively in Talks to Star in Paul Feig Thriller “A Simple Favor” (Exclusive)

Anna Kendrick Paul Feig Blake Lively A Simple FavorThe film presents a scheduling conflict with Late Night, the Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson comedy at Fox 2000, which is expected to start shooting in the fall.

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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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Lionsgate Wins Seven-Figure Bidding War for Inkshares Book “The Punch Escrow”

Irina Ivanova ExcerptWith multiple studios bidding on the sci-fi manuscript that’s being compared to Looper and Ready Player One, it’s Lionsgate who comes out on top to win newcomer Tal M. Klein’s first book.

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THE PUNCH ESCROW (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA sci-fi thriller with a love story at its core, the action unfolds in the year 2147, when teleportation is the travel method of choice and most diseases are curable. The story’s protagonist, Joel Byram, lives a normal life, spending his days training AI engines to act more human — until the day he’s accidentally duplicated while teleporting.

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THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM After being dumped by her boyfriend who is a spy, a woman and her friend become embroiled in a conspiracy.

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MOST LIKELY TO MURDER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe most popular kid from high school comes home ten years later to find out he is no longer cool and that his former crush is now dating a former high school outcast.

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“Newsroom” Scribe Matthew Lopez to Rewrite “Chaos Walking” Starring Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland (Exclusive)

Matthew Lopez Chaos WalkingDoug Liman will direct the YA movie, which is based on the first book in Patrick Ness’ best-selling trilogy.

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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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Joe Ballarini’s Berlin Wall Spec “Skyward” Into Studios with Producers (Exclusive)

Skyward Joe BallariniUpdate: While some studios pop champagne bottles to celebrate this morning’s Oscar nominations, others have moved on and are focusing on what’s next. To that end, several suitors are scrambling for Joe Ballarini’s spec Skyward, which is described as being similar in tone to Best Picture winners Argo and The King’s Speech.

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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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MISS GRANNY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 70-year-old woman transforms into a young woman in her 20s.

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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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STARFALL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details are being kept under wraps but is described as an action thriller that takes place on a space station.

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UNTITLED FLULA BORG PROJECT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMProject is part of a two picture deal between Lionsgate and Flula Borg.

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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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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails are being kept under wraps but will continue the story of vengeful hitman John Wick.

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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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GOODBYE FOR NOW (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA perpetually unlucky-in-love computer genius creates a program that allows users to communicate electronically with their dead loved ones.

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BASED ON A TRUE STORY (POLANSKI) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter the release of her newest book, a writer is troubled by an admirer who tries to influence her.

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TIFF – James Franco Starring “Kin” Lands at Lionsgate While “Burn Country” to Bow in December

<> at SVA Theater 1 on April 16, 2016 in New York City.The ever-busy actor James Franco has two projects making big moves today. First up, science fiction-thriller Kin has made a big pre-buy deal at TIFF, and second, the Afghanistan war drama Burn Country is been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn and Orion Pictures, landing a December 9 theatrical and VOD release.

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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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THE MONOLITH (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn ex-junkie inherits a house in Brooklyn from her deceased grandmother where she discovers a diary that reveals the creation of a monster in the 1930s set on revenge for the slaying of a good man.

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