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The studio hopes to mirror the success of horror films Mama and Lights Out, which both originated from short films.
Reuniting with his “Project Almanac” writers Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan for the second major directing attachment for Amblin’s latest supernatural thriller.
The duo are branching away from comedy with an adaptation of Chris Pavone’s novel by “Scarface” writer John Herman that has a “Hitchcockian premise” ala “North by Northwest.”
When a legendary retired assassin is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she must return to the life she left behind and complete one final job in order to secure a future for her young daughter. Think a female John Wick. Or more accurately, think a female who could kick John Wick’s ass.
While working at a Connecticut hospital, Ruth, a widowed labor/delivery nurse with 20 years of experience caring for newborns, is told not to touch the baby of a couple who are white supremacists. When the baby subsequently dies while Ruth is the only one present, she is taken to court by the couple.
Fresh off winning a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for Fences, Viola Davis has signed on to co-star alongside Julia Roberts in Small Great Things, an adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel that is coming together at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners.
Jonathan Herman has signed on to adapt Chris Pavone’s The Travelers for DreamWorks. Herman was nominated for an Oscar alongside Andrea Berloff for penning last year’s Straight Outta Compton.
In advance of its July release, DreamWorks has nabbed the rights to the horror-thriller novel about a couple whose house-swap vacation doesn’t go as planned, leaving them with the unsettling feeling that there’s now something sinister about their own home.
A couple hopes a house swap with a Parisian couple will be the perfect chance to leave their troubles behind, but the apartment is a run-down wreck. When they return home, the couple can’t shake the feeling that there’s now something sinister about their own home.
Amy Schumer has been tapped to showcase her dramatic acting chops in the DreamWorks Pictures film, Thank You For Your Service. Adapted from the book of the same title by David Finkel, the film follows a group of U.S. soldiers adapting back to family and civilian life after returning from the war in Iraq.
Mark and Steph hope a house swap with a Parisian couple they meet online will be the perfect chance to leave their troubles behind them, but the Paris apartment is a run-down wreck and the French couple can’t be reached. When they return home, Mark and Steph can’t shake the feeling that there’s now something sinister about their own home.
The Shawn Levy-produced pic, which has been touted as It’s a Wonderful Life in tone, follows an unhappy man who discovers that he’s able to revisit moments in his life via his old home movies, and attempts to change things for the better.