Tag Archives: Sony Pictures

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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Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct “Silver Sable and Black Cat” for Sony and Marvel

Gina Prince-Bythewood ExcerptSony and Marvel have tapped Gina Prince-Bythewood to direct Silver Sable and Black Cat, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Prince-Bythewood marks the first woman of color and the first woman to direct on her own for a Marvel film.

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Amy Pascal Acquiring “Avengers”-Esque Spec “Princesses” to Produce at Sony (Exclusive)

Amy Pascal PrincessesThe script is described as being similar to Marvel’s The Avengers, but with princesses from classic fairy tales instead of superheroes. It remains a mystery as to which princesses appear in the action-adventure tale, though they’re likely iconic characters that have been popularized by Disney, but are still in the public domain.

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FRAGMENT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMKept under wraps, but project is being pitched as Predator meets Lost.

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Sony Adds Another Faith-Based Film to Their Inventory with Pitch “Hope Heals”

Hope Heals ExcerptVia their Columbia Pictures banner, Sony Pictures has acquired the pitch Hope Heals from writers Bob Smiley and Justin Hensley, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The project is based on the memoir of the same name and adds to the growing list of faith-based films from the studio.

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HOPE HEALS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAfter suffering a stroke, Katherine and her husband use their experience to help give faith and hope to others who are struggling from a similar situation.

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Ridley Scott to Direct Black List Script “All the Money in the World” as Next Project

Ridley Scott ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Scott is currently finalizing plans to direct All the Money in the World based on a Black List script by David Scarpa and Natalie Portman is being eyed for the lead role.

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Sony Pictures Will Be the Studio “Hunting El Chapo,” Based on Upcoming Book

Hunting El Chapo Sony3 Arts Entertainment will produce the adaptation of the nonfiction book, which will chronicle the pursuit of the elusive Mexican drug cartel leader known as El Chapo.

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MARIAN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen a conspiracy to conquer England leads to the assassination of Robin Hood right before her eyes, Marian must rise to power and lead her people into a war that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom, but that will see her don the mantle of the man she loved, and reimagine the story of a legend we thought we knew.

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Niki Caro to Direct Disney’s “Mulan” Movie, Taking Her Out of Contention for “Captain Marvel”

Niki Caro MulanOriginal Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren and her eventual replacement, Patty Jenkins, were both reportedly considered for the gig, but Caro is the more thoughtful choice.

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Sony Acquires Horror Thriller Spec “Reddoor” from Teddy Tenenbaum and Minsun Park

Sony ExcerptThis morning Sony Pictures acquired the new hot spec Reddoor (stylized as /reddoor) from writers Teddy Tenenbaum and Minsun Park. Producers Barry Josephson, Liz Bassin, and Jim Wedaa have come aboard the project as well.

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REDDOOR (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhile reviewing a new game app, a journalist discovers that it can murder players as they enter the world of the game, and he must stop it before it kills him and his sister.

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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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Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Animated Spider-Man Film to Feature Miles Morales as Lead

Miles Morales Spider-Man ExcerptSony Pictures revealed today their upcoming Spider-Man animated film, written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will feature Miles Morales as the lead character. Kristine Belson, president of Sony Animation, confirmed the news.

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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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UNTITLED TODD KIRBY HORROR PROJECT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMPlot details are being kept under wraps.

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THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 13-year-old named Jack Buckles, who is uncanny at locating missing things, test his mettle and searches for his father, who disappeared one day in London without a trace.

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BARBIE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the vein of Splash, Enchanted, and Big, a citizen of Barbieland gets kicked out for not being perfect enough and lands in a real-world adventure.

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Sony Nabs Rights to “Love in the Time of Dick Pics” Screenplay by Nicole Larson

song-excerptSony Pictures has swooped in and picked up the rights to the screenplay for Love in the Time of Dick Pics. Written by Nicole Larson, the romantic comedy is about the illusion of choice and just how difficult it is to find the right person in a sea of options that range from polite, to lewd, to nude.

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF DICK PICS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA romantic comedy about the illusion of choice and just how difficult it is to find the right person in a sea of options that range from polite, to lewd, to nude.

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UNTITLED SCI-FI PROJECT (GAZZAM) (SALES)

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PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMAN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTrue story of the creation of on of the most famous female comic book superheroes of all time. Details the life of creator Dr. William Moulton Marston, his wife Elizabeth, and their polyamorous relationship with Olive Byrne.

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AMERICAN REBEL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the life of Deborah Sampson, a woman from Massachusetts who disguised herself as a man in order to join the Continental Army and fight for her country’s independence during the Revolutionary War

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Denzel Washington and Dan Gilroy Spec Project Lands at Sony Pictures

Denzel Washington ExcerptThe spec Inner City from Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy is nearing a deal with Sony Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures. The new project, which Gilroy will write and direct, already has Denzel Washington attached to star.

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INNER CITY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen his business partner, and frontman for their firm, has a sudden heart attack, a hard-nosed liberal lawyer starts to uncover a web of unsettling things their crusading firm has been involved in. As the trail of lies goes deeper, his existential crisis turns into extreme action.

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DISORDER (REMAKE) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn ex-French Special Forces soldier suffering from PTSD is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he is out of town.

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Sony Pictures and Amy Pascal Developing Film About Astronaut Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly ExcerptAstronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 consecutive days in space on the International Space Station and now Sony Pictures has optioned the rights to his upcoming memoir, Endurance: My Year in Space, to be co-written by Kelly and Margaret Lazarus Dean.

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ENDURANCE: MY YEAR IN SPACE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the life of astronaut Scott Kelly, detailing his time as a Navy test pilot and the 340 consecutive days he spent in space for a special mission on the ISS.

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GREYHOUND (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA Naval officer must prove himself when he is given command of a destroyer named Greyhound.

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