UTA is out with RESURRECTION PARK by Alexander Cadiff & Cameron Dupuy. In a remote national park known for its otherworldly ability to reconnect the living with the dead, a troubled Park Ranger attempting to escape the trauma of his past takes up shop during the off-season.
Echo Lake is out with THE EDIT by Neal Baer & Richardo Perez Gonzalez. Centers on CRISPR, a miracle gene-editing tool that homes in on a mutated gene, surgically snips it out and splices in a healthy gene in its place. But when CRISPR is used by rogue scientists, they use the technology to replace healthy genes with time bombs to eliminate a group of people deemed as undesirable.
CAA is out with THE KITCHEN SINK by Jaquie Brown. A grieving woman finds love and a reason to live when she pulls a clump of hair from her kitchen sink and it becomes a man. But when she discovers that there are more men where he came from and their intentions are evil, she must summon the courage to destroy the one thing that made her happy to save everyone she loves.
The Cartel is out with LONG HAUL by Joshua Henson. It’s 1977, the golden age of trucking. The era of Duel, Convoy, and Smokey and the Bandit. Truckers are the new American cowboys. Scott, a long-haul trucker, picks up a runaway girl who, inexplicably, looks exactly like his late wife. Pursued by a mysterious government agent, Scott has to get her cross-country in 24 hours or less. The fate of the Universe is at stake.
REJ Entertainment is out with THE GHOST OF DOHENY by Paul Sanchez Yates. The true story of Jack Nance, the iconic star of ERASERHEAD and TWIN PEAKS, whose real-life Hollywood success, battles with alcoholism, turbulent romances, and mysterious death was more nightmarish than anything David Lynch could even dream up.
Elevate Entertainment is out with FUSE by Marek Polgar & Martyn Pedler. A government assassin suffering from trauma with two personalities battles as the first persona attempts to complete his mission, while the second tries to stop him. Think MEMENTO meets BOURNE IDENTITY meets TAKEN.
Pantheon has optioned COCAINE by Andi Albin. An overzealous police detective gets involved with a crime family that is heavily connected to the local political scene. With the 1980s cocaine wars as a backdrop, this film is immersed in the history of South Florida’s drug trade, paired with a tumultuous, violent love story.
Legion M is producing CAPTAIN SMALLS by Robert Blake Whitehall. Robert Smalls, an enslaved man in South Carolina at the height of the Civil War, was drafted by the Confederate Navy and forced to serve. Unable to pay the money to free his family, Smalls planned one of the most audacious heists in history. By stealing the Confederate warship CSS Planter, Captain Smalls navigated the treacherous Confederate-surveilled waters to free himself, his crew, and their families.
Verve out with SINCERELY SAMANTHA SMITH by Joe Ballarini. The incredible, inspiring true story of a 10 year-old girl who prevented World War 3.
In 1982, at the peak of the Nuclear Arms hysteria between the US and Soviets, shy, quiet 10 year-old Samantha Smith shot to world-wide fame when she became pen pals with the Soviet leader who invited her and her family to Russia to discuss peace talks between the super powers.
When retired curmudgeon Ed Fitzgerald loses his house to the bank and refuses to go into a nursing home, he decides to take a long shot…he posts a flyer and puts himself up for adoption. Unfortunately, everyone in town knows what a miserable pain the ass he is, so there’s only one taker – a venturesome single mother from China with a troubled teenage son. Inspired by a true story.