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Daniel Casey to Rewrite “The Craft” Remake for Sony, Director Leigh Janiak (Exclusive)

The Craft Daniel CaseyCasey has a lot of heat right now, and Sony is already working with him on Fede Alvarez’s Incognito. He did a rewrite on Bad Robot’s hit thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane and was recently hired by Fox 2000 to adapt Larry Niven’s short story Inconstant Moon for director James Ponsoldt.

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HIGH TIDE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A fifteenth High School reunion booze cruise gets hit by a tidal wave, and the surviving partygoers get stranded on an island and revert to their High School selves. Pitched as Lord of the Flies meets Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion.

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James Ponsoldt to Direct Sci-Fi Pitch with “Arrival” Producers and Fox 2000

James Ponsoldt ExcerptAfter scoring eight Oscar nominations on Tuesday for Arrival, producer Shawn Levy is looking to stay in the realm of science-fiction. Along with his 21 Laps banner, Levy will produce an untitled sci-fi pitch, which has been acquired by Fox 2000. James Ponsoldt will direct based on a script by Daniel Casey.

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INCONSTANT MOON (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA couple contemplates whether or not to break up over the course of one night in Los Angeles as an apocalyptic disaster threatens the possible end of the world at sunrise.

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Inconstant Moon (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA couple contemplates whether or not to break up over the course of one night in Los Angeles as an apocalyptic disaster threatens the possible end of the world at sunrise.

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“Jurassic World” Director Colin Trevorrow to Produce “Eon” (EXCLUSIVE)

colin trevorrow excerptEmily Carmichael’s Eon has attached Colin Trevorrow to produce alongside Adam Spielberger and Krista Parris, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. The addition continues a growing working relationship between Trevorrow and Carmichael.

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“Boys Don’t Cry” Director Set for “Man’s Search for Meaning”

kimberly peirce bannerBoys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce has signed on to direct Man’s Search for Meaning, based on the best-selling memoir by Viktor Frankl. The rights were picked up earlier this year by Straight Up Films.

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Max Landis Remaking Father’s “An American Werewolf in London” at Universal

American Werewolf in London Excerpt35 years later, Max Landis is set to remake his father’s comedy-horror classic, An American Werewolf in London for Universal Pictures. The Walking Dead’s David Alpert and Robert Kirkman are set to produce with their Skybound Entertainment banner.

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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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STARFALL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details are being kept under wraps but is described as an action thriller that takes place on a space station.

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Screenwriter Daniel Casey Boards Fede Alvarez-Directed Adaptation of “Incognito”

casey-alvarez-excerptThe big screen adaptation of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ comic Incognito has tapped up and coming screenwriter Daniel Casey to work on the script. The project was previously in development at 20th Century Fox with Robert Schenkkan scripting. Now at Sony, Fede Alvarez and his writing partner, Rodo Sayagues penned the latest draft.

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Writ Large Nabs Rights to Buzzfeed Article About Missouri Murder Mystery

buzzfeed excerpt The article “She Would Have Been the Perfect Mom For Someone That Was Actually Sick,” by Michelle Dean details the strange 2015 case about Dee Dee Blanchard and her supposedly sick daughter Gypsy Rose.

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UNTITLED GYPSY ROSE STORY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails the strange 2015 case about Dee Dee Blanchard and her supposedly sick daughter Gypsy Rose.

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Antarctica Office Sitcom Set at NBC from “Bob’s Burgers” Duo

Antarctica ExcerptNBC is developing a new single-camera office sitcom from Bob’s Burgers writers-producers Steven Davis and Kelvin Yu that’s set in Antarctica.

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BEST DAY OF MY LIFE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM A singer in New York struggles with a severe health diagnosis.

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HIGHER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: The lone believer in an impending alien attack, a brilliant schizophrenic scientist, builds a makeshift nuclear bomb to defend Earth. When her ex-husband is sent in to neutralize the situation, he discovers that maybe she isn’t as “crazy” as everyone thinks.

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Seeso Picks Up Comedy Series “Shrink” From Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper

tim baltzSeeso has picked up the half-hour scripted comedy pilot Shrink to series from creators Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper. Baltz will star in the series which Tremper will direct. The project was previously in development at Pivot – Participant Media’s now defunct TV network.

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NASTY WOMEN (aka DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo female con artists – one low rent and one high class – compete to swindle a naive tech prodigy out of his fortune.

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Warner Bros Buys Tinder Rom-Com Pitch From “Swiped” Executive Producers David Newman & Keith Merryman

Keith Merryman Newman excerptWarner Bros. has picked up Worst Tinder Date Ever after making a preemptive bid on the pitch from Friends With Benefits scribes David Newman and Keith Merryman for what was reportedly a high six figure sum.

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WORST TINDER DATE EVER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo people in Los Angeles go on a Tinder date that turns into a night of disasters.

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WORST TINDER DATE EVER (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMTwo people in Los Angeles go on a Tinder date that turns into a night of disasters.

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SWEETHEART (LAMANNA) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMSet in the Bakken Oil fields of North Dakota, a woman gets pulled into the underbelly of the hyper-masculine world of the oil boom after her sister goes missing.

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THE FEVER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDavid, an ambitious young musician, is infatuated with his beautiful, elusive roommate Natalie. But when she’s seduced by a mysterious older man, David starts following them — and is drawn into a bizarre nightmare that threatens his life and sanity.

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THE UNCHARTED (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A hundred square miles of Alaskan wilderness – known as the Bermuda Triangle of the North — remain unmapped by Google, and the company enlists a ragtag group of adrenaline junkies — famous online for their GoPro stunts – on this doomed expedition. A horror thriller in the tradition of The Descent and The Hills Have Eyes.

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Courtney Love & Joey King Team Up For “The Possibility Of Fireflies” — Cannes

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The Possibility Of Fireflies has found its leads in Courtney Love and Joey King. The film is an adaptation of Dominique Paul’s popular novel.

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THE POSSIBILITY OF FIREFLIES (SALES)

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Set in 1989 in suburban Maryland, the story follows Ellie Roma, a precocious teenager who dreams of becoming a writer but must cope with her chaotic, a self-destructive mother Susanna.

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THE FEVER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMDavid, an ambitious young musician, is infatuated with his beautiful, elusive roommate Natalie. But when she’s seduced by a mysterious older man, David starts following them — and is drawn into a bizarre nightmare that threatens his life and sanity.

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DEEPER (SALES)

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When a disgraced astronaut enlists on a mission to reach the bottom of a recently discovered oceanic trench, he becomes subject to an increasing amount of danger and is reluctantly pulled into a psychological and physical battle with unexpected forces.

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{Heat Meter} Max Landis Spec “Deeper” Heats Up The Market As Bradley Cooper Boards

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Max Landis’s spec Deeper is gaining traction as the script was circulated this week and has attached Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper.

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BLACK BATS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFeeling cast out from society, two teens begin a relationship under the belief that they’re transforming into monsters. What begins as fantasy ends with horrific consequences as they both lose touch with reality.

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