Tag Archives: Universal Pictures

{TB EXCLUSIVE} Emerging Director Josh Greenbaum Helming Universal’s “No Hearts Club”

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The pic, which is being produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for their Imagine Entertainment shingle, was sold as a pitch from Ben Schwartz in 2012, with Schwartz also hired on to write. Josh Greenbaum is now feeling the pangs of love for the project, and has signed on to direct.

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{TB Exclusive} Dana Fox Will Pen Rom Com “Best Thing That Ever Happened” For Universal

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Ben and Kate creator Dana Fox will write the script for Best Thing That Ever Happened, a new romantic comedy from Universal Pictures.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Will Packer Knocks On The Door Of Focus Features’ Thriller “Breaking In”

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Will Packer has come on board to produce the new thriller Breaking In, which Focus Features plans on releasing under their newly-revived Gramercy Pictures label.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Tina Fey To Star In And Produce Atlantic City Comedy For Universal

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The untitled project, which Fey will star in, follows three friends that set off to Atlantic City to make it big after receiving lessons from a card-counting guru. Fey will produce via her shingle Little Stranger, Inc.

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JURASSIC WORLD 2 (SALES)

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Logline: Kept under wraps. Sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World.

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THE SECRET LIVES OF PETS — TEASER TRAILER (Louis C.K., Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart)

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After the two-legged residents head for work and school, their pets must thwart an evil plot led by a human-hating cat and make it back in time for dinner.

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QUEEN OF HEARTS (OAKES) (SALES)

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Pitched tonally in the vein of Maleficent and Snow White & The Huntsman follows Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts from her beginnings as a lonely, good-natured princess to her rise as the cruel and murderous tyrant of Wonderland.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Universal Picks Up Hot Upcoming Fantasy Book Series “Queen Of Hearts”

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Based on a three-book proposal, the pic will follow the eponymous Queen of Hearts from her beginnings as a lonely, good-natured princess to her rise as the cruel and murderous tyrant of Wonderland. Pitched tonally in the vein of Maleficent and Universal’s own Snow White & The Huntsman.

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MOTHERS I’D LIKE TO… (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps, in the tone of “Bridesmaids” meets “First Wives Club”.

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GREENER (SALES)

Logline: Confident that he’s in a loveless marriage but too chicken to file for divorce, a man hires a guy to seduce his wife, only for him to discover that he’s still in love with her.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Kevin Hart To Star In “Greener” For Will Packer & Universal

Hart will play an unhappy husband who hires someone to seduce his wife.

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Michael De Luca To Exit Sony’s Columbia Pictures For Universal Pictures

Michael De Luca is leaving his job at Sony’s Columbia Pictures to produce for Universal Pictures!

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE STOPWATCH GANG (SALES)

Logline: Follows an infamous trio of bank robbers who were known for robbing banks in the U.S. and Canada with astounding precision and speed.

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UNTITLED UNIVERSAL DRYBAR PROJECT (SALES)

Logline: Coming-of-age story set in the high-end salon world that follows a young woman who, with no business experience and the help of her brother, defied everyone’s expectations to create the DryBar franchise.

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THE PRINCESS IN BLACK (SALES)

Logline: Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black to fight the monsters that come from Monster Land.

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THE PSYCHOPATH TEST (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps, Jay Roach thriller starring Scarlett Johansson.

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MOTHER (UNIVERSAL) (SALES)

Logline: A sexy bride ditches her mobster fiancé at the alter and goes on the run, but hings go awry for her when he seeks refuge by pretending to be a young man’s mother.

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50 SHADES FREED (SALES)

Logline: The third installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy. After accepting entrepreneur Christian Grey’s proposal in “Fifty Shades Darker,” Anastasia Steele must adjust not only to married life but to her new husband’s wealthy lifestyle and controlling nature.

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50 SHADES DARKER (SALES)

Logline: The second installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey.

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NEIGHBORS 2 (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps, but is the sequel to the 2014 hit “Neighbors.”

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BISMARCK (SALES)

Logline: As Britain struggles through the darkest hours of World War II, a naval officer, raw from the loss of his ship during the evacuation of Dunkirk, is thrust into the thick of the hunt for the Nazi super-battleship, Bismarck.

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DESERT EAGLE (SALES)

Logline: Two border patrol agents investigate a drug cartel operating out of a Native American reservation casino.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Zac Efron Boards Universal, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay’s “Threesome”

The “Neighbors” star signs on for Ferrell and McKay’s raunchy comedy.

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THE HUNT FOR EL CHAPO (SALES)

Logline: Follows the pursuit and capture of notorious drug cartel leader Joaquin Guzman.

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JUST ONE DAY (SALES)

Logline: Centers on a young couple who meet and share one incredible day together only to be separated, spending the next year looking for each other and finding themselves along the way.

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WOLF MAN (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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UNTITLED APATOW/DERN FOOTBALL COMEDY (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps but will be set in the world of obsessive female football fans.

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THE TRIALS OF WHITE BOY RICK (SALES)

Logline: Tells the true story of Rick Wershe, a teenager in Detroit who became the prolific cocaine trafficker known as “White Boy Rick,” but secretly worked as an undercover informant for the FBI and DEA.

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UNTITLED THE PURGE SEQUEL (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps, but pitched as high-concept comedy set in Colorado.

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