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THE HUNT FOR EL CHAPO (SALES)

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

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.

WOLF MAN (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

UNTITLED APATOW/DERN FOOTBALL COMEDY (SALES)

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

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.

UNTITLED THE PURGE SEQUEL (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH (SALES)

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

Universal Pictures and Penguin Random House Ink First Look Production Deal

The newly formed mega-publisher signs a deal with the studio.

LET IT SNOW (SALES)

Logline: Three interweaving tales about holiday romance, consisting of teenagers experiencing a snow storm during the Christmas season.

UNTITLED BOURNE IDENTITY SEQUEL (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps but will continue the story of Jason Bourne.

UNTITLED CHADWICK BOSEMAN PROJECT (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps but pitched as being in the vein of "The Fugitive."

Universal and Alex Kurtzman Ink Three Year Production Deal

Kurtzman has signed the deal under his Secret Hideout banner.

TV SALES, RENEWALS, CANCELLATIONS, ATTACHMENTS, DEALS & GREENLIGHTS (08.29.14)

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UNTITLED LONELY ISLAND COMEDY PROJECT (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps, but involves comedy group The Lonely Island.

PRINCE LESTAT (SALES)

Logline: With destruction plaguing vampires the world over, the community turns to the world's most famous vampire, Lestat, to rule them.

BLOOD CANTICLE (SALES)

Logline: After Lestat turns a dying witch into a vampire, she seeks his help in finding her lost child.

BLACKWOOD FARM (SALES)

Logline: A young vampire haunted by a mysterious spirit seeks out the vampire Lestat for help.

BLOOD AND GOLD (SALES)

Logline: Tells the life story of the old and powerful vampire Marius, from his beginnings as a Roman patrician through his encounters with the vampires Armand and Lestat.

MERRICK (SALES)

Logline: The beautiful witch Merrick Mayfair draws Lestat and his group of vampires toward her so that she too can be made into a vampire.

THE VAMPIRE ARMAND (SALES)

Logline: Follows the life story of 500-year-old vampire Armand, from his childhood in Kiev through his relationship with the great and enthralling vampire Marius.

MEMNOCH THE DEVIL (SALES)

Logline: The Devil, calling himself Memnoch, offers the vampire Lestat a job at his right hand.

THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED (REMAKE) (SALES)

Logline: A powerful being is killing vampires by means of spontaneous combustion.

THE VAMPIRE LESTAT (SALES)

Logline: Tells the story of Lestat's 200-year journey from impoverished French nobleman to vampiric 1980s rock star.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (REMAKE) (SALES)

Logline: A 200-year-old vampire tells his life story--from being turned, through his acquaintance with a vampire Lestat, to his adoption of a young girl whom he also turns--to a reporter.

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT (SALES)

Logline: Story of a box of crayons who go on strike after becoming disgruntled over the way they are treated. The white crayon has an existential crisis, the black crayon wishes he were more colorful, while the pink crayon is sick of coloring only princess dresses.

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps, but deals with King Kong's origins on Skull Island.

BERLINER (SALES)

Logline: Germany-located Cold War thriller set during the 1961 building of the Berlin Wall.

Universal and Blumhouse Extend First Look Deal

The symbiotic relationship is staying strong.

BY THE SEA (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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