Browsing: Circle of Confusion
The script for Sherlock Holmes 3 is about to get a makeover. Robert Downey Jr. and Warner Bros. have set a robust roster of writers for the upcoming installment of the franchise.
1987 fantasy novel Weaveworld by Clive Barker is in the work at The CW with Josh Stolberg tapped to pen the pilot. This is not the network’s first attempt at an adaptation of Weaveworld, with Jack Kenny writing a version last season but it did not go to pilot.
Under their production banner Fazekas & Butters, showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters have been busy selling several projects, including two hourlong series to ABC, and one each at Freeform and Amazon, as well as developing a series based on the Tao trilogy by Wesley Chu.
Another adaptation of a series of young adult novels is preparing to launch. Broadway producer Vivek J. Tiwary has acquired the rights to Dave Roman’s bestselling graphic novel series Astronaut Academy.
The red hot sci-fi thriller RIFT from Larry Lasky continues to set the town on fire as it makes its way into every major studios and over a dozen top production companies. We’re also hearing that an A-list director is circling, cranking up the heat around what could be the summer’s next big spec sale.
The spec market is heating up once again as the red hot sci-fi thriller RIFT from Larry Lasky makes its way around town. Circle of Confusion’s Zach Cox is leading the charge on this one, which already has Rock Shaink attached to produce under his Romark Entertainment banner.
When a political fight over the future of the top secret RIFT teleportation technology puts his family in the crosshairs, an ex-special forces operative must steal the device and go rogue in order to save them before they become collateral damage. Think Bourne Identity meets Jumper.
Boom! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox are set to adapt the graphic novel Mouse Guard for the big screen and has tapped Rogue One: A Star Wars Story writer Gary Whitta to pen the script.
Logline: In post-apocalyptic Portland, an 18-year-old girl becomes pregnant with a zombie baby and must protect the rapidly growing fetus from both zombies and threatening townspeople. Juno meets Zombieland.
It was a banner day on the spec market, as three major sales went down. The Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay pitch Bad Blood was the first to find a home, followed closely by Moonfall from director Roland Emmerich and Mary from Anthony Jaswinski.
The Shallows scribe Anthony Jaswinski is having a pretty good month. Not only is his shark thriller hitting theaters this weekend, but his spec Mary has just been bought by Tooley Productions in a competitive situation, with several buyers circling the red hot script.
Mary, pitched as The Shining/The Conjuring on a boat, has made its way into the hands of some of the biggest producers in town, and with some huge talent circling, it looks like it could be the latest feeding frenzy to hit the spec market.