Last week, the Tracking Board ran a listing for Jordan Barel’s red-hot spec about Elon Musk, THE MAN FROM TOMORROW, and after the town took the weekend to read the script, things are starting to heat up on the sales front.
We’ve learned that territories have been assigned, as The Kennedy/Marshall Company is into Universal, Amazon Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, while Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is into Paramount, Lionsgate and Warner Bros.
Elsewhere, Marc Platt Productions has taken the script to Netflix, while Grey Matter Productions is into New Regency. Additonally, Barry Josephson is into Sony, TriStar and CBS Films, and fellow producer Donald De Line is into 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Studio 8 and Participant.
And finally, Chernin Entertainment is into Fox 2000, while Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Picture Company is into MGM and eOne. The Jackal Group is also taking the script into Annapurna, STX and The Mark Gordon Co., plus Dichotomy is into Voltage.
The Man From Tomorrow tells the true story of visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk, who after being ousted from Paypal, creates SpaceX and guides it through the turbulent early years while simultaneously building Tesla.
Musk is a world-renowned figure and with the right team in place, The Man From Tomorrow could turn out to be the next The Social Network. Stay tuned, because it shouldn’t be long before this project finds a home.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief