Tag Archives: Universal Pictures

An American Werewolf in London (Landis) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA remake of the cult classic 1981 horror-comedy film about an American man being turned into a werewolf while backpacking in England.

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Untitled Live-Action Voltron Movie (Sales)

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Logline being kept under wraps, based on the popular Voltron animated franchise.

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Mortal Engines (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSeveral people must stop the evil plans of London’s mayor in their futuristic society where cities move around earth on huge wheels as they devour smaller towns to fuel their movement.

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Red Hot Spec “Canary Black” Moves Into New Territories with Interested Producers (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterThe thrilling spec Canary Black from writer Matthew Kennedy is moving into several new territories to start development on the project. It has swiftly captured the attention of numerous producers, now interested in becoming attached.

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Canary Black (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: After her husband is kidnapped in Prague, an elite CIA agent is forced to commit treason in order to pay the ransom.

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Untitled Claressa Shields Drama (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA coming-of-age drama based on the life of Olympic gold medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields.

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Universal Picks Up Big Screen Adaptation of “Gears of War” Video Game

Gears of War ExcerptA big screen adaptation of the popular video game Gears of War has long been in development but today it took a big step forward by attaching Universal Pictures as the studio. Longtime producers Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark have also come on board.

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Hummingbird (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMUnder wraps, but said to be an elevated action/sci-fi in the vein of Lucy.

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Snapshot 1988 (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn 1988, a teenage boy takes care of his elderly former housekeeper who he thinks suffers from dementia, but is unaware that her memories are being stolen by a camera belonging to an evil figure known as The Phoenician.

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Bodyguards (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline is being kept under wraps, but said to be a female-driven action-comedy.

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Universal Acquires Roland Emmerich Sci-fi Spec “Moonfall”

roland-emerich-d21a3d50848c2b68d5bf9a71c0e3ae009d2feda3.jpg.pagespeed.ce.AU6BVsruUAAfter heating up the spec market and garnering attention from studios like Sony and Fox, Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi spec Moonfall has landed at Universal Pictures.

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BAD BLOOD (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory is based on embattled medical company Theranos and its 32 year-old founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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Run The Jewels (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA group of failed robbers make a plan to rob an eccentric hip hop mogul.

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Wicked (Daldry) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba and Glinda, who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government and, ultimately, Elphaba’s public fall from grace.

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Girl Trip (Sales)

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Four friends go on a trip to New Orleans to rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild sides.

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Juan Antonio Bayona To Helm “Jurassic World” Sequel

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The Jurassic World sequel has officially handed the reins to Juan Antonio Bayona. Its predecessor premiered last year and raked in over $1.67 billion worldwide.

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Courtney B. Vance Tapped To Star In Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” Reboot

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Courtney B. Vance is set to get wrapped up in Universal Pictures’s reboot of The Mummy. Vance will join Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, and Jake Johnson for the epic action adventure.

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The Killers (Sales)

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Two hitmen kill an unresisting ex-prize fighter, and when an investigator pursues the case, he uncovers a tale of betrayal, crime and a series of events that led to his murder.

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The Lonely Island & Judd Apatow’s “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” To Bow June 3rd

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After a summer of teasing fans via social media, comedy trio The Lonely Island have finally announced the film they spend their summer vacation putting together: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

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{Exclusive} “Goosebumps” Producer Will Summon “Spirit Animals” To The Big Screen For Universal

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The producer behind Goosebumps and The Golden Compass is developing the best-selling YA series as part of Silvertongue’s first look deal with Universal.

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SPIRIT ANIMALS (Sales)

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Four young heroes have each summoned a beast of legend – a spirit animal – and together they embark on a quest to find legendary talismans before they fall into enemy hands.

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THE GROWNUP (Sales)

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A ghost story similar to Henry James’ Turn of the Screw with a female lead.

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{Exclusive} Michael De Luca Boards Universal’s “Battlestar Galactica” Reboot

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The Oscar-nominated producer behind The Social Network and Syfy’s Childhood’s End has joined the long-in-development feature reboot of the original 1970s series. De Luca will team with producers Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark to jumpstart the project for Universal.

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Universal Nabs Musical Comedy From Channing Tatum And Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Tatum and Gordon-Levitt are teaming with Wicked producer Marc Platt on the R-rated musical comedy following the misadventures of two pilots.

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UNTITLED CHANNING TATUM-JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT MUSICAL COMEDY (Sales)

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The R-rated musical comedy will feature two pilots on a misadventure.

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UNTITLED DADS COMEDY (Sales)

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A group of enthusiastically overweight dads get a wake-up call when a member of their group has a heart attack, forcing them to abruptly change their hard-drinking and hard-eating lifestyle.

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Universal Acquires Dads Comedy Pitch From “Family Guy” Writers

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Ted scribe Wellesley Wild and his Family Guy cohorts Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets have sold a feature comedy pitch about a group of dads who get a wake-up call when a member of their group has a heart attack.

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UNTITLED DADS COMEDY (Pitch)

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A group of enthusiastically overweight dads get a wake-up call when a member of their group has a heart attack, forcing them to abruptly change their hard-drinking and hard-eating lifestyle.

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Chinese Superstar Zhang Ziyi To Topline Comedy “East/West”

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The cross-cultural comedy vehicle for Zhang is set at Universal Pictures with Jason Winer directing. Best known to U.S. audiences for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers, Zhang Ziyi is a bona-fide megastar in China.

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EAST / WEST (Sales)

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Developed as a cross-cultural comedy vehicle for Chinese superstar Zhang Ziyi, the plot is being kept under-wraps.

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