Tag Archives: Peter Chernin

Underwater (Duffield) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter an earthquake destroys their underwater station, a crew of six must navigate two miles in the dangerous unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it safety.

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Fruit Loops (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details are being kept under wraps, but being pitched in the vein of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

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Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon & Jillian Bell Team Up For “Women In Business”

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Female ensemble comedy Women In Business has landed at Fox after multiple studios entered a bidding war. Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon, and Jillian Bell have signed on to star in the project.

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Women In Business (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo competitive women on a business trip to Canada find their entire trip derailed when the woman they hired off Craigslist to act as their intern turns out to be far more than they bargained for.

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The Runway – Your 2016 Pilot Survival Guide: NBC Comedies

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NBC Comedy in the early 2010’s was like The Titanic. Plenty of people were yelling “Iceberg right ahead!” It takes time to turn a boat around, as it took some time for NBC to finally admit that they should be going mainly after broad comedies. Let’s see where the Peacock stands in our preview of NBC Comedy pilots.

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{Exclusive} UPDATE: SOLD! Imperative Entertainment Beats Out JJ Abrams For “Killers Of The Flower Moon” With $5 Million Bid

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UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.

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{Exclusive} Bidding War Alert – Brad Pitt, George Clooney & Several Others Fighting Over Hot Property “Killers Of The Flower Moon”

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A massive bidding war is underway right now as some of Hollywood’s biggest players compete for the rights to Lost City of Z author David Grann’s upcoming Killers Of The Flower Moon. A-listers are attached and studios are swarming as the year’s biggest bidding war gets underway!

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{Exclusive} “Ghostbusters” Director Paul Feig Will Officiate Gay Wedding Comedy “Groom”

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The Bridesmaids director is set to helm a new romantic comedy with a contemporary twist.

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Taraji P. Henson Will Enter The Space Race For Fox 2000

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Taraji P. Henson has signed on to play Katherine Johnson, a real-life mathematics genius, in Hidden Figures from Fox 2000. The project will be helmed by St. Vincent director Ted Melfi.

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HIDDEN FIGURES (SALES)

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Centers on Katherine Johnson’s involvement in the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Based on the book Hidden Figures: The Story Of The African-American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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Idris Elba Circles Lead Role In “The Mountain Between Us”

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Fresh off of his Screen Actors Guild win for supporting actor in Beasts of No Nation, Idris Elba may have found his next starring role in The Mountain Between Us at Fox 2000.

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{Exclusive} Phil Alden Robinson To Pen War Drama “Gunner” For Chernin And Bold Films

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Chernin Entertainment and Bold Films are set to produce Gunner, based on the reporting of the Wall Street Journal’s Michael M. Phillips. Screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson is penning the screenplay about Marine Jason Dunham, who threw himself on top of a grenade to protect his fellow soldiers in 2003.

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GUNNER (Sales)

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When a Marine throws his body on a grenade to protect his squadmates, his parents deal with the grief after taking him off of life support.

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Chris Weitz To Pen “The Mountain Between Us” For Chernin Entertainment

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Chris Weitz has found his next big project. After previously taking on Star Wars solo film Rogue One, Weitz has now been hired to pen the romance-adventure The Mountain Between Us.

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{Exclusive} Chernin Developing Live-Action “Hunchback Of Notre Dame” Film “Esmeralda”

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Chernin Entertainment is following the trend of classic story retellings like Maleficent, developing a film centered around Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Titled after the story’s heroine, Esmeralda is a live-action adventure adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel.

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ESMERALDA (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but pitched as a live-action feature centered around Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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THE GONE WORLD (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but pitched as a time travel procedural with franchise potential.

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Underwater (Sales)

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Logline: After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, a crew of six must navigate two miles in the dangerous unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it safety.

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{Exclusive} 20th Century Fox and Chernin Diving Into Brian Duffield’s “Underwater”

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Brian Duffield’s spec Underwater, which was bought by Chernin, has been set up at 20th Century Fox, paving the way for the aquatic thriller to propel through the development process.

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{Exclusive} Will Staples To Pen “Dark Web” Script For Peter Chernin and Fox

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20th Century Fox has hired screenwriter Will Staples to pen the script for Dark Web, based on the remarkable true story of the rise and fall of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} From Mockingjay to “Red Sparrow,” Jennifer Lawrence In Talks For Fox’s Spy Thriller

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Lawrence is in talks to reunite with her Hunger Games director on the adaptation. Based on the novel by Jason Matthews, the story centers on a Russian spy and a CIA agent assigned to compromise the other, but soon find themselves in a charged duel of wills, skills, and forbidden romance.

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MEGA MAN (Sales)

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Based on the hit video game franchise, an android becomes a fighting machine to help his creator fight the evil Dr. Wily and his robots.

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{TB Exclusive} A “Mega Man” Movie Is A Go At Fox

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Capcom’s classic video game is getting ready to hit the big screen! 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have started development on the fan favorite video game adaptation.

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Peter Chernin Leaves Fox TV, Inks TV Deal With NBC Universal

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The influential producer has signed a two year overall deal with NBC Entertainment and Universal Television, which allows the company to develop amongst Universal TV’s roster of writers and producers, while still being able to also produce independently for cable and streaming outlets.

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SUNDAYS (SALES)

Haunted by memories that are not his own, a man searches for his lost love in a dark world that is unknown to him.

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{Heat Meter} Hot Proof Of Concept Short “Sundays” Heads Into Major Territories!

The in-demand project is feeding the buzz machine.

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FLASHMAN (SALES)

Logline: Set in the early 1800s, centers on Sir Harry Paget Flashman, a hapless coward who always flees from danger, but, through unforeseen circumstances, ends up being hailed as a hero.

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THRILL RIDE (SALES)

Logline: When bullies start dying at a high school’s Senior Night, kids from all different cliques have to band together to find the killer.

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EVER AFTER HIGH (SALES)

Logline: A group of teens that are the offspring of famous fairy tale legends try to honor their parents as well as seek out their own individuality whilst attending high school.

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TITANS (SALES)

Logline: When ships from an unknown world crash-land around the world, the Titans on board — massive entities with no memory of where they came from or where they were going — bond telepathically with the ordinary humans who encounter them.

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