Tag Archives: Universal Pictures

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Negotiations to Direct Movie Musical for Universal

Joseph Gordon Levitt ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently in negotiations to direct an untitled movie musical for Universal Pictures with the running title Wingmen, which he will also star in alongside Channing Tatum.

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Universal to Explore Obama’s White House Through Stenographer’s Eyes in “From the Corner of the Oval”

Obama White House From the Corner of the OvalWritten by Beck Dorey-Stein, the book follows a young woman living in Washington D.C. who is at an all-time career low when, through a twist of fate, she goes from serving cocktails to lobbyists to being hired as a stenographer in Obama’s White House.

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SPACE RACE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Kept under wraps, but project is being pitched as a high concept four-quadrant sci-fi tentpole.

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NEED TO KNOW (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of a young wife and mother who works as an analyst at the CIA. One morning while digitally searching files in hopes of unmasking a Russian sleeper cell in the US, she makes a shocking discovery that threatens her job, her family, and her life.

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SHOCKWAVE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan in 1945, which killed 100,000 people, ending World War II, and heralded the Atomic Age.

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Coen Brothers Join “Scarface” Remake Starring Diego Luna, Director Search Narrows

Coens Brothers Scarface The Oscar-winning scribes have come on to polish the script as Universal narrows down its list of potential directors.

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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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SING 2 (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows the further adventures of the characters in Sing.

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Universal Secures Rights to “Little America” Dystopian Spec with Michael Bay Producing

Michael Bay ExcerptThe recent bidding war for Little America, a spec written by British filmmaker Rowan Athale, has been won by Universal. Director Michael Bay is set to produce the project with Platinum Dunes. Athale is also attached to helm the film.

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LITTLE AMERICA (ATHALE) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter America goes bankrupt and China now owns the country, a Chinese Billionaire hires a former American Force Recon member to rescue his daughter in an American ghetto.

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Little America (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAfter America goes bankrupt and China now owns the country, a Chinese Billionaire hires a former American Force Recon member to rescue his daughter in an American ghetto.

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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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Universal Acquires “Lucky Santangelo” Novels by Jackie Collins

jackie-collins-excerptThe 10-novel series based on the life of mob daughter Lucky Santangelo by the late, great Jackie Collins is about to get the silver screen treatment. Universal Pictures recently acquired the books and are planning on making it into a trilogy with Monumental and Working Title.

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3-1-2 (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAmongst the violence of Chicago’s inner-city, various millennials struggle to survive as the attempt to reach their true potential.

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EVERYTHING’S COMING UP PROFITS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMReveals how corporate America employed Broadway talent to take part in industrial shows from the 1950s to the 1980s to help motivate sales forces and educate employees on products.

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3-1-2 (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAmongst the violence of Chicago’s inner-city, various millennials struggle to survive as the attempt to reach their true potential.

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UNTITLED ESPORTS COMEDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters on a member of a professional eSports team, and an anomaly in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing hand-eye coordination.

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THE PACT (CANNON) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows three parents who, upon discovering that their daughters have made a pact to lose their virginities on prom night, go out and try to stop them before it’s too late.

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AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (REMAKE) (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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RIDE ALONG 3 (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails are being kept under wraps but will continue the story of the undercover detective and his wisecracking brother-in-law.

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UNTITLED CLARESSA SHIELDS PROJECT (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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CONTINGENCY PROTOCOL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the near future where global video surveillance has rendered the witness protection program obsolete, time travel is used to hide high profile witnesses.

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