A segmented selection of the IN DEVELOPMENT projects. This hub covers all of the projects that have entered development from our spec market database. This includes feature specs, televisions specs, book tracking, film rights and pitches.
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David Boxerbaum of Verve joins us for this week’s Anatomy of a Sale. He explores what it’s like taking a small, intimate story and generating massive buzz around town, deciding which buyer to go with in the heat of a bidding war, and how one Friday afternoon changed two writer’s lives forever.
“Initially my mind went to a Horror movie, which I’ve heard the Uber horror pitch many, many times… So I thought what’s the Action/Comedy version?” – Good Fear Content’s Jake Wagner joins us for the latest installment of Anatomy of a Sale. Jake walks us through one of his own concepts, which would plant the seeds for STUBER written by Tripper Clancy.
We are joined by Jake Wagner of Good Fear Content, who takes us through the in’s and out’s of one of the biggest spec sales in history – SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN from writer Evan Daugherty. The project, which was initially written during Daugherty’s time at NYU, would go on to launch his career, land him a spot on both the Hit List and Black List, and garner nearly $400 Million at the box office.
“It had an independent sensibility, it didn’t feel too big like a studio film.” – Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Productions breaks down the sale of ‘THE MISERABLE ADVENTURES OF BURT SQUIRE ABOARD THE HORN HIGH YO’.
“Coming up with an idea like that at that time was impeccable. If it was a year before, I don’t think we would have had the same result.” – Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Productions breaks down the sale of ‘BODY CAM’.
In Part 2 of our interview with Lit Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner, he dives into the 2013 Action-Thriller SAFE HOUSE from writer David Guggenheim. He examines market strategy, calling cards, and what to expect if your script does or does not sell.
This week we are joined by Lit Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. He dissects the 2013 Crime/Thriller PRISONERS from scribe Aaron Guzikowski. Kolbrenner lays out the untold story of endless drafts all the way up to the red carpet premiere, taking a completely original idea and turning it into the breakout we know Guzikowski’s PRISONERS to be.
Out-of-work stuntmen are hired to perform in a cheesy live action show at a new theme park in Dubai. But on opening day, the assembled VIPs and stuntmen’s loved ones are taken hostage by real villains for ransom, and the rival daredevils must use their old-school skills to defeat the high-tech bad guys.
Set in a not-too-distant future where Earth is under attack from creatures from an alternate world, bent on humanity’s destruction. It centers on a father who hides his 14-year-old daughter on an island to avoid her conscription in the all-female army and escape the war, but nowhere is truly safe.
The story follows twin brothers with opposite personalities who are separated at a young age and go on to live drastically different lives. They eventually reunite and join forces to save the “Rocket Cola” company despite being in love with the same woman.
Father Martin was a former Jesuit priest who became a frequent critic of the Catholic Church as well as an expert in the field of exorcism. He is sometimes cited as an inspiration for William Peter Blatty’s famed novel The Exorcist, a comparison that incensed the man, who wrote 17 books in his lifetime.