The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.03.17)

db-sorkinCould the Hiring of Aaron Sorkin Combat the Stigma Around Marvel and DC Movies

With Aaron Sorkin entering talks with both Marvel and DC despite having admittedly never read a comic book, Neil Turitz gives his take on how he envisions a Sorkin-written superhero movie to look and whether he thinks the Oscar-winning writer could enhance the quality of these films.


db-ridleyRidley Scott to Helm World War II Battle of Britain Project For Fox

The Tracking Board has confirmed that Ridley Scott will be directing an untitled Battle of Britain project for 20th Century Fox, based on a pitch the studio acquired last year by Matthew Orton.


db-steve-islesLaunch Pad Finalist Steve Isles Signs with UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

Just one day after announcing our 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition winners, Steve Isles joins the more than 200 writers who have landed reps from the competition as he signs with Mike Esola at UTA.


More News From Around The Web

  • Armie Hammer will star with Alicia Vikander in the Ben Wheatley-directed Freakshift, the action thriller about a band of misfit cops who hunt down and kill nocturnal underground monsters. (Deadline)

  • Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church, who last worked together in 2014 on Lucky Them, are reuniting on another project, the indie comedy Shriver. (Deadline)

  • Brooklyn star Emory Cohen is on board to co-star with Kiersey Clemons in Blumhouse Productions’ Sweetheart, the latest thriller from the team behind the upcoming supernatural suspense film Sleight. (Variety)

  • Miles Heizer, who currently stars in the Netflix teen drama series 13 Reasons Why is set to join Fox 2000’s Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda while DeRon Horton has boarded the romantic drama/offbeat comedy indie Shotgun. (Deadline)

  • USA has renewed the supernatural drama Falling Skies for a second season and has tapped Remi Aubuchon to take over as showrunner. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • HBO has put in development Jackson State, a drama that focuses on the nationwide opioid epidemic, from Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein’s Storyscape Entertainment and Elliott Lester. (Deadline)

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