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New Regency Developing “Devils Unto Dust,” Described as “True Grit” Meets “28 Days Later”

Emma BerquistThe story is set in West Texas during a Reconstruction period plagued by a deadly virus infecting thousands with a rabies-like disease that turns people into murderous “Shakes.” When the teenage protagonist’s father disappears, she hires two Shake-hunters who specialize in killing the infected, and sets off into the terrorscape of the western frontier to find him.

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DEVILS UNTO DUST (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) 1870’s West Texas is plagued by a deadly virus infecting thousands with a rabies-like disease that turns people into murderous “Shakes.” When Daisy’s father disappears, it’s up to her, with the help of two Shake-hunters who specialize in killing the infected, to find him.

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Universal Attaches Viola Davis, “Girls Trip” Helmer Malcolm D. Lee to Terry McMillan’s “I Almost Forgot About You”

ViolaDavisMalcolmleeTNRain Man writer Ron Bass will adapt the novel with McMillan, the two of them having collaborated on How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale.

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KNOX (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Fort Knox was never built to keep people from getting in. It was built to keep something from getting out.

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Joe Gazzam’s Horror Thriller Spec “Knox” Heating Up Hollywood Heading Into Halloween Weekend

The script follows a group of thieves who target Fort Knox, though they soon learn that it was never built to keep people from getting in… it was built to keep something from getting out.

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Nicolas Cage to Play Mob Enforcer in Action Thriller “A Score to Settle”

Shawn Ku will direct the movie for Highland Film Group, which will be shopping international rights at AFM

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GEORGE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Long before Curious George would go on to sell more than 75 million books and become one of the most recognizable characters worldwide, the true story of George’s creation began long ago with Margaret and Hans Rey. From humble beginnings, to lives filled with doubt, to years spent on the run from Nazi occupation, this is the story of how two people who lost everything, but in finding one another, were able to rise from the darkness of World War II and create a beacon of hope that would go on to inspire the world one child at a time. In the tone of “Finding Neverland” meets “Theory of Everything.”

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Sandra Bullock’s Sci-Fi Thriller “Bird Box” Fills Up With An Illustrious Supporting Cast

birdboxcastingTN“Moonlight’s” Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Rosa Salazar and Lil Rel Howery join the ensemble.

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“Vikings” Star Travis Fimmel, Finn Cole and Kerry Condon Join Margot Robbie in “Dreamland”

dremlandTNDarby Camp from “Big Little Lies” has also joined the cast of Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s directorial debut based on Nicolaas Zwart’s Black List script.

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Paradigm and Gotham Group Hit Town with Oz – Wonderland Spec DOROTHY AND ALICE (Exclusive)

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Now into producers, this hot new spec from the writer of Rose Red promises two powerful female leads and a dark twist on the worlds we thought we knew.

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DOROTHY AND ALICE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Haunted by nightmares of Oz’s impending destruction, Dorothy Gale finds herself in a home for others like her with troubling, vivid dreams. While she is there, she meets a mysterious girl called, Alice – who involves her in a perilous quest to not only save the worlds of imagination, those which we come to realize are real and not just dreams, but the world as we know it.

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Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre & Barrett Doss Cast in “Grey’s Anatomy” Firehouse Spin-Off

greysanatomyspinoffTNThe four actors will be series regulars in the new 10-episode series from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, starring “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Jason George and Jaina Lee Ortiz.

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ROCK THE BELLS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is under wraps but is being described as a hybrid Christmas family comedy.

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“Alvin” Director Walt Becker Will Hold the Leash on Paramount’s “Clifford The Big Red Dog”

beckercliffordTNHaving already directed “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” and Disney’s “Old Dogs” may have made him the ideal candidate for Norman Bridwell’s beloved canine.

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YOUNG OPRAH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story will follow Winfrey as a young reporter in 1970s Baltimore who’s struggling through personal and professional failures that will threaten to derail her career.

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Voltage Pictures in Talks to Co-Produce Rod Lurie-Directed “Black Eyed Susans”

Based on Julia Heaberlin’s Ballantine novel, Lurie adapted the psychological thriller with author and wife Kyra Davis with plans to co-produce via his Battleplan Productions.

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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquires Dan Simmons Horror Novel “Summer of Night”

simmonssummerTNMexican filmmaker Isaac Ezban (The Similars) will direct the adaption by Ben Poole with Ehren Kruger and Daniel Bobker (The Ring) producing.

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Mickey Rourke, Mick Garris and Joe Dante Team Up for “Nightmare Cinema” Anthology

The other directors involved in the horror anthology are David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura and Alejandro Brugues.

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Gary Oldman Lining Up Possible Post-Oscar Role in Supernatural Thriller “Mary”

GaryOldmanTNThe British actor is getting almost universal raves for his role as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, currently playing the festival circuit, and he also co-stars in Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which has been doing very well in theaters.

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“Tyrant” Alum Cast as Series Regular in Fox Drama “The Resident”

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The show follows a hopeful young doctor who serves under an experienced, brilliant resident who shows the good and evil in modern day medicine. Atias will play Renata Thorpe, a strong, elegant businesswoman who serves as the hospitals CEO.

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“License to Drive” Remake In the Works Featuring Female Leads, “Superbad” Tone

License to DriveThe original 1988 comedy starred the late Corey Haim as a teen who takes his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac out for a night on the town with his friend (Corey Feldman) — despite the fact that he failed his driver’s test. The joyride leads to all kinds of trouble, including a messy encounter with a young Heather Graham.

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Paradigm, Bellevue Out With “Father-Daughter Day,” an Action-Comedy Spec In the Vein of “True Lies”

True LiesWritten by newcomer Josh Hallman, the script follows an uptight father who discovers his reckless daughter is a secret agent. The two find themselves forced to work together as they try to save the world — and their turbulent relationship.

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FATHER-DAUGHTER DAY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When an uptight father discovers his reckless daughter is a secret agent, the two find themselves forced to work together as they try to save the world–and their turbulent relationship.

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Anne Hathaway in Negotiations to Star in “Barbie” Movie at Sony

Anne Hathaway STXA recent New York Times profile of producer Amy Pascal timed to the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming pulled back the curtain on a deal that has been brewing for several months.

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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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