Following Mark Pedowitz’s contract extension at The CW, the network has also up head of scripted development, Gaye Hirsch, to EVP of Development. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.
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Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Focus Features production president Jim Burke is departing and Mike Clements has been named the president of Chris Hardwick’s new production company.
Isaac is the latest to join Garland’s adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 science fiction thriller about a team of scientists who enter a restricted government wilderness.
After years of fighting in the Middle East, a soldier who returned to Chicago and became a police officer discovers a familiar kind of war in his city, as a mysterious group of assailants have begun committing large scale heists. Pitched as American Sniper meets Training Day.
Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez has entered talks to star alongside Natalie Portman in Paramount Pictures’ sci-fi adaptation Annihilation. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing, while Ex Machina director Alex Garland writes and directs.
Originally conceived as a potential plot for a Jack Ryan sequel, the project will now stand on its own as a feature thriller exploring the concept that if someone is able to obtain an individual’s DNA, then it is possible to create a personalized virus that will only effect that specific individual.
Logline: When a rogue planet is discovered on a collision course for Earth, an astronomer discovers a second planet accompanying the first that is capable of sustaining life. He and his fellow scientists are scoffed at as they embark on a daring, near-impossible plan to build ships to transport a small group of people to the new planet in order to populate it and ensure the survival of the human race.
Logline: Seeking answers to her husband’s tragic disappearance, a biologist journeys into an area sealed off by the government for the last 30 years as an environmental disaster zone with the help of a secret agency known as the Southern Reach has sent many expeditions over the years to discover the truth about “Area X”. She and her team find a pristine wilderness, but they also notice quickly that the rules of nature and evolution seem to work a little differently.
Logline: Story follows Jake Fisher, who watched the love of his life, Natalie, marry another man. Six years have passed when Jake comes across the other man’s obituary. He resolves to attend the funeral, hoping to catch a glimpse of Natalie. But the mourning widow is not Natalie, throwing all of his past memories with the woman into question.
A recap of all of the Executive Comings and goings for the last month.
Logline: Follows a 17-year-old girl named Janie with the unwanted ability to become sucked into people’s dreams. Not surprisingly, she sees things she would rather not see. But when she gets pulled into a terrible nightmare, Janie dangerously goes from mere witness to participant.