Between August 1st and August 31st, we tracked a total of 15 feature specs out. This marks the third month in a row where specs have decreased. However, we all predicted the low rate of material out between vacations and productions slowly rolling out.
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Between July 1st and July 31st, we tracked a total of 19 feature specs out. This is a decline from the specs out the previous month, but it was to be expected with many taking long-awaited vacations, coupled with the bottlenecking we’re seeing in the development chain. However, it’s not the drop-off we anticipated and is still on par with the past month’s numbers.
Between May 1st and May 31st, we tracked a total of 19 feature specs out. We’ve seen a progressively steady decline of specs hitting the market since re-openings have started to rise. May marks the second lost number out, next to January. The more shocking number is that of the 19 feature specs out, only 2 have some type of attachment, with one additional spec from a past month selling in May.
Johnson’s Hobbs and Statham’s Deckard Shaw are branching off from the blockbuster Universal franchise for a buddy action-comedy set in the same universe. Leitch’s Deadpool 2 opens next month.
John Wick director David Leitch is in talks to replace Tim Miller for Deadpool 2. Miller, who directed the first film and was working on the story for the sequel, exited the project recently after creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds.
Plot details are being kept under lock and key, but it will continue the journey of former hitman John Wick, who was forced out of retirement when a group of criminals broke into his house and killed his dog–the last gift he received from his deceased wife.
Coldest City continues add to its cast to the Charlize Theron-starring actioner, as John Goodman is now in talks for a role. The film follows Theron as a spy who springs into action after an underground MI6 officer is killed just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Goodman is in talks for a role of an American agent that works with Theron.
Kingsman: The Secret Service breakout Sofia Boutella is circling Focus Features’ spy thriller The Coldest City. John Wick co-director David Leitch is helming from a script by Kurt Johnstad, who adapted the graphic novel of the same name.
James McAvoy will be joining the Charlize Theron-led drama, which centers on two spies during the Cold War, just days before the fall of the Berlin wall. Both of the operatives hunt for a list detailing the names of Cold War spies, on both sides, before it gets into enemy hands.
After Chad Stahelski and David Leitch’s successful directing of John Wick, only one of them will be working on the sequel. Leitch has left to direct Charlize Theron’s spy thriller,The Coldest City.
Lionsgate has confirmed that Keanu Reeves will reprise his role for the upcoming sequel, with David Leitch and Chad Stahelski returning to direct.
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.
Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are set to helm the high profile film with the “Sherlock Holmes” producer on board.
Fresh off of their break off hit, the “John Wick” directors are in talks to helm the comic adaptation.
Logline: A psychotherapist recruits Multiple Personality Disorder patients in order to create a unit of counter-intelligence agents called the Triplets. But what happens when one of them becomes an out of control assassin? That’s when the deadliest Triplet of them all, Cowboy Ninja Viking, is called in to take down his own brethren.