The past two weeks have seen more than a dozen high profile spec, pitch & IP buys, and now going into the weekend the market has turned its attention, and its development funds to a new project that already has A-list directors and talent circling.
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Pitched as Memento mets Deja Vu. When an emotionally-broken detective with preternatural abilities loses his wife to a ‘hit’ that he knows was meant for him, he joins a hi-tech law enforcement division that maps his brain and allows him to revisit every memory and case file of his life to track down the killer. In the process he also discovers he has the ability to relive all of the moments of his life with his wife before she died.
When exposure to uranium gives a Congolese miner superpowers, he races to save his adopted daughter, caught in a crossfire between the warring US and Nazi troops, before the radiation ultimately destroys him. A re-imagining of events during The Manhattan Project era of WWII set in the Belgian Congo.
An intense sci-fi action feature that will lead our protagonist on a mission to uncover the truth behind his wifeâ€™s death, while exploring the implications of a near-future where the brain is a computer â€“ making oneâ€™s personality, memory, and identity vulnerable to outside forces.
Written by Ryan Riley, who previously saw his short story “Encyclopedia Dad” sell to WBTV and his feature spec “Take Back The Night” land with New Regency following a bidding war, the project is being pitched as a socio-political thriller that focuses on the world of tomorrow.
Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and the Furious) penned the original spec, which has since been rewritten by Run All Night scribe Brad Inglesby. Storyscape Entertainment is producing with Pioneer Pictures.
Filmmaker Akiva Goldsman will put together a prestigious writers’ room in order to create a number of feature films out of Liefeld’s characters, including Brigade and Bloodstrike.
Written by Nicholas Jacobson-Larson and Dalton Leeb, the script is based on the confusing, sometimes offensive, borderline-insane memories of Prowse, the irascible Englishman behind Darth Vader’s mask.
Available to read on Medium.com, “BB3L” is being pitched as a contained family drama with global sci-fi implications and socio-political themes.
When her only chance for love is murdered, a badass/smartass woman with mildly explosive ultra-violent impulse control issues goes off her meds and off the chain to wreak bloody hell on those responsible, their friends and colleagues, their pet goldfish, and anyone else unlucky enough to get in the path of her wild rampage of rollicking revenge.
Being pitched as a high concept drama in the vein of This is Us, the short story marks the first big Hollywood sale for the writer and first to originate from digital platform Medium.com.
Lampert’s script I Love College is described as Greek meets Mean Girls, and it generated considerable buzz from the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, where it placed in the Top 25.
Set in the near future, the sci-fi drama follows an artificially intelligent robot who decides to propose to his human girlfriend. However, a series of events show him just how unequal he still is in society, and hint at a coming revolution amongst those like him.
A crew of American oil workers is sent to the outskirts of the frozen Russian tundra to complete a stagnant oil operation and break past the stalled 12KM threshold. Upon penetrating this new depth, the crew is confronted with an unimaginable terror, something that has profound and shocking consequences for everyone involved.
Launch Pad alum Irina Ivanova has signed with Brooklyn Weaver at his own Energy Entertainment. Ivanova joins the ranks of over 200 writers who have secured representation from the competition since 2013.
Described as The Hunger Games meets The Purge, Newell’s manuscript tells the story of what happens when all the parents of a remote island community begin to murder their children for no apparent reason, and the 17-year old girl who must fight to save her younger brothers from the people who are supposed to love and protect them.