Between May 2022 and May 2021, there has been a 15.8% decrease in the material hitting the market. This gap has only continued to grow in past years. Dating at its peak, 2019 saw 33 specs out in a single month. Comparing that to now, that is nearly a 51.5% drop-off. While materials have decreased, the success rates have seen a bit more of a u-shape in the last few years.
Browsing: Dan Lin
Big-time producer Dan Lin has found his next project: Lionsgate’s time-traveling adventure For All Time, with a script by relative newcomer David Crabtree. Lionsgate acquired the rights to Crabtree’s original spec at the end of 2013.
Fox has boosted development to cover American Idol’s exit and fill nearly 40 hours or programming. So this year’s order of 11 pilots is up from last year’s 6. That said, Fox isn’t really looking to take risks. Let’s take a look at what’s in the works in our preview of Fox’s Drama Pilots.
Craig Robinson and Grace Gummer sign on to season two of Mr. Robot. Jenna Fischer set to star as Matt LeBlanc’s on-screen wife. Mad Men alum, Kevin Rahm joins Lethal Weapon.
The movie adaption of the beloved Disney ride, It’s a Small World has found its writing team in Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio.
Margaret Qualley has been cast as the female lead in Warner Bros.’ Death Note, the adaptation of the popular manga series. She is set to star opposite Nat Wolff.
Nelson Greaves and Sam Chalsen, staff writers for FOX’s Sleepy Hollow, have been brought on to rewrite the Spy Hunter adaptation for Warner Bros., based on the classic arcade game.
Rosario Dawson will be donning the modular plastic cowl and cape for the spinoff of the Lego Movie with returning Batman voice, Will Arnett.
Nat Wolff, the hot up-and-coming actor who recently appeared in the teen dramedy Paper Towns, is currently in negotiations to star in Warner Bros. adaptation of the cult manga series Death Note.
Go-Go-Gadget Reboot! Everybody’s favorite bumbling cyborg policeman is making his return to the big screen via Lin Pictures and Disney with another live-action interpretation of the beloved cartoon classic.
Written by Victoria Schwab, the fantasy adventure takes place in a universe with multiple parallel London cities designated by color, some with magic, but all vastly different. A traveler-magician who covets the ability to hop between dimensions is forced to team up with an unlikely street thief to save all of the worlds from a growing threat.
Logline: Kept under wraps, follows the adventures of the classic character that steals from the rich and gives back to the poor in Sherwood Forest.
Logline: Follows the true story of William E. Fairbairn, a police officer that was sent to clean up the crime in Shanghai in the 1920’s, where he assembled the world’s first SWAT team to go up against the gangsters that controlled the city, after being nearly murdered.
Logline: Follows an alternate history vision of the 1940s where the discover of new ore lead to the development of combat robots and World War II never ended. The world is now divided into three blocs: the Allies, comprised of the US, the Commonwealth, and the French colonies; the Axis, not led by Hitler, who was successfully assassinated in Operation Valkerie; and the SSU, a union of the USSR and China.
Van Sant replaces Shane Black at the helm of Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the popular manga.
Centering on the battle of Ninjago City, the story follows Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and Lego Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the worst guy ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad