Lawrence Grey, DeVon Franklin, Bill Gerber & Matt Tolmach amongst the producers taking this one into every studio!
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Universal will distribute the post-apocalyptic film directed by Miguel Sapochnik (“Game of Thrones”) from Craig Luck, Ivor Powell’s script.
The pitch Unexplained Phenomenon from Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension’s Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan has been acquired by Amblin Entertainment in a preemptive deal.
Universal Studios is putting together an all-star team for an original musical based on Everything’s Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals. The film will star Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig with Amblin Entertainment producing and Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman set to write the score.
Grunhilda, a cold-hearted woman who inherits her famous ancestors’ recipes and cauldron in a world where no one believes in magic anymore. When she takes on a job as a school lunch lady, she delights in scaring students — until she meets a timid girl who needs help at school and home and becomes an unlikely friend.
11-year-old Zach, who has magical powers like everyone in his family, is having trouble harnessing his abilities. Zach’s parents send him to the scariest of all real worlds, middle school, to help him appreciate his natural gifts. Now, it is up to Zach to find a way to survive the seventh grade by using his magical abilities to become the most popular kid in school.
Mark Rylance is close to pushing the start button on Ready Player One at Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. The Oscar-winning Bridge of Spies actor is in negotiations for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel.
Steven Spielberg has been tapped to direct the movie adaptation of The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara at Amblin Entertainment. The book, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Kertzer, will be adapted for the screen by Tony Kushner.
Simon Pegg is in talks to join Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One. He would join previously cast Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Lupita Nyong’o is negotiations to star in sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life. Behind the camera, acclaimed director Ava DuVernay is circling the project with an offer likely to go out this week. The project hails from Amblin Entertainment and Big Beach Films.
After his success with Jurassic World, DreamWorks has looked back to previous works by Colin Trevorrow in order to be first in line for his next project.
Logline: A behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s first year in office after taking the oath in the aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination, navigating the Vietnam War and launching his Civil Rights bill, eventually winning the election for his first full term.
Set in 1858, the story follows a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy who was secretly baptized and taken from his family and raised as a Christian. The story will focus on his parents’ struggle to free their son which later becomes a political battle.
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: Story centers on a teenager named Wade Watts who escapes his bleak surrounds by logging into Oasis, a globally networked virtual utopia where users lead idyllic alternate lives. When the game’s eccentric billionaire creator dies, he offers up his fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt, one that leaves Watts pitted against powerful corporate foes and several ruthless competitors who’ll do anything, in the Oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.