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INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (REMAKE)(SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM A doctor discovers people’s bodies are being overtaken by aliens.

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“Conjuring 2” Scribe to Update “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” for Warner Bros.

Invasion of the Body SnatchersThere’s no word on what direction the new movie will take, but the material lends itself toward political allegory, and the right director could have a field day with this time-tested property.

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“Girls Trip” Director Malcolm D. Lee Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

Malcolm D Lee UniversalGirls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, and could take some wind out of the box office sails of its big-budget competitors Dunkirk and Valerian.

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THE ARMSTRONGS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM A divorced couple are forced to reassemble their old team when their past catches up with them and their son is kidnapped.

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THE ARMSTRONGS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A divorced couple are forced to reassemble their old team when their past catches up with them and their son is kidnapped.

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ABOVE KINGS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Set in 1988, amid the aftermath of the Pan Am Flight 103, which was traveling from Frankfurt to Detroit when it was destroyed by a bomb mid flight.

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Netflix Orders Comedy “Everything Sucks” from “Zoo” Team

jahi winstonAfter finding success with ’80s nostalgia in “Stranger Things”, Netflix now has their sights set on the 1990s as they have given a ten-episode order to “Everything Sucks”.

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THE CONJURING 3 (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Storyline is being kept under wraps but will presumably follow another investigation by Ed and Lorraine Warren.

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Laurence Fishburne, Richard Linklater to Reunite for “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” (Exclusive)

Laurence Fishburne Where'd You Go BernadetteCate Blanchett will star as an architect-turned-recluse who goes missing right before a family vacation, prompting her husband and teenage daughter to search for her.

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Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Steven Yeun Tapped for Drama “Sorry to Bother You”

Tessa Thompson ExcerptThe directorial debut of writer-director Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You, has tapped three buzzy stars in its first casting: Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Steven Yeun, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Forest Whitaker is producing.

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Buyers Circling Elon Musk Spec “The Man From Tomorrow” as Hot Script Draws “Social Network” Comparisons

Elon Musk The Man From TomorrowJordan Barel’s script tells the true story of the visionary who, after being ousted from Paypal, creates SpaceX and guides it through the turbulent early years while simultaneously building Tesla.

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THE MAN FROM TOMORROW (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story of visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk, who after being ousted from Paypal, creates SpaceX and guides it through the turbulent early years while simultaneously building Tesla.

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Sony Options Drew Daywalt’s Award-Winning Children’s Book “The Day the Crayons Quit” (Exclusive)

Sony The Day the Crayons QuitIllustrated by Oliver Jeffers, the book follows a box of crayons whose inhabitants go on strike after growing sick and tired of how they’re being used, as their roles are limited by their hues.

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Bidding War Erupts Over Joel Edgerton’s Conversion Therapy Drama “Boy Erased” Starring Lucas Hedges

Joel Edgerton Boy ErasedBased on the memoir by Garrard Conley, Boy Erased is a provocative drama about a young gay man who is forced to undergo conversion therapy to “cure” his homosexuality.

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“Black Mirror” Up and Comer Hannah John-Kamen Lands Vital Role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Hannah John Kamen ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed Hannah John-Kamen has been tapped for a key role in the upcoming sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. Peyton Reed, who directed the first film, is back along with co-leads Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.

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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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SKY HIGH (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM An ordinary man and his son must survive a journey through the tallest, craziest, most amazing house in the world while trying to repair their fractured relationship.

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“Deadpool 2” Taps Jack Kesy as Major Villain in Sequel

Jack Kesy ExcerptThe highly anticipated sequel Deadpool 2 has found its big bad in The Strain’s Jack Kesy, the Tracking Board has confirmed. David Leitch is directing the sequel, with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth.

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“Hanna” Adaptation Receives Series Order from Amazon

Hanna ExcerptThe 2011 film Hanna is making a comeback — but this time for the small screen. Amazon Studios has given an adaptation of the film a series order and original co-writer David Farr will pen the script.

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I’M LEAVING YOU (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story follows three friends and co-workers who team up to help each other face their terrible exes and bad relationships.

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ALEX (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA detective investigates the violent kidnapping of a woman.

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DA5ID (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMKept under wraps, but being pitched as Ex Machina meets Stranger Things.

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“Firestarter” Remake in the Works With Akiva Goldsman Directing for Universal, Blumhouse

Firestarter Remake Akiva Goldsman BlumhouseBased on a book by Stephen King, the original 1984 movie starred Drew Barrymore as a young girl with pyrokinetic abilities who is kidnapped by a secret government agency that wants to use her as a weapon.

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“Jumanji” Director Joe Johnston Set to Revive “Narnia” Franchise With “The Silver Chair”

Joe Johnston Narnia The Silver ChairSure, Johnston has directed his share of stinkers, such as Jurassic Park III, The Wolfman, The Pagemaster and Hidalgo, but he also has credits on the original Star Wars trilogy, and how many working filmmakers can say that?

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story of Jack and Grace, a couple who appear to have the perfect marriage but it’s built on a terrifying secret. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by B. A. Paris.

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James Wan to Produce Alexandre Aja’s Killer Thriller “Smart House” for Lionsgate

James Wan Smart HouseBased on an original idea by Wan, Smart House follows a family in the witness protection program who are placed in the custody of a state of the art, autonomous ‘smart house.’ When a group of assassins locates the family, the house goes into lethal defense mode to protect them.

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THE RESORT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMUnable to get over the death of his wife, a broken man checks himself into a resort that specializes in cutting-edge psychotherapy. There he’s joined by a woman who looks exactly like his wife and his bizarre Therapy begins, as we’re unsure what’s real and what’s part of his treatment. The Game meets Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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Paramount Hires Original “Coming to America” Writers to Pen Sequel for Eddie Murphy (Exclusive)

Coming to America 2Kevin Misher is producing the sequel to John Landis’ classic comedy, which grossed an astounding $288 million worldwide back in 1988.

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Kathleen Robertson to Pen “The Possibilities” Adaptation for Jason Reitman

kathleen robertson excerptFox Searchlight’s adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel The Possibilities has attached Kathleen Robertson to write the script. Helen Estabrook and Jason Reitman will produce with Reitman also set to direct.

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Sarah Polley Is the Best Kind of Filmmaker to Adapt “The Best Kind of People”

Sarah Polley The Best Kind of PeopleZoe Whittall’s acclaimed novel follows a respected prep school teacher who is arrested for a sex crime — news that devastates his family, who become social pariahs as their community turns on them even though there are still questions surrounding his guilt.

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