The story follows a college professor who decides to throw caution to the wind and live life to the fullest after receiving a life-changing diagnosis. Indeed, he smokes, drinks and has sex as much as he wants, and God help anyone who annoys him, because he isn’t shy about speaking his mind.
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The Purge meets Bourne Identity. Four criminal soldiers, whose skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments, escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror. Only a former army medic, his tough high school sweetheart, and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers who are on a mission to find the eccentric who holds the key to their survival.
At Berlin next week, IM Global and WME will be introducing the thriller Siberia for international buyers and domestic rights, respectively. Keanu Reeves is attached to star in the project, with Frank & Lola helmer Matt Ross directing.
A brand new — and appropriately timely — spec is hitting the market this week from scribe Patrick McConville. The political thriller Inauguration Day has already captured the attention of several producers and is moving into major territories.
When a malicious cyber attack against U.S. Space Command forces the President-Elect and the outgoing President into the Situation Room hours before the Inauguration ceremony, the rival Presidents and their National Security teams work with and against each other to determine who is responsible for the attack and how to respond before it’s too late.
Scribes Charlie & Chris Frazier have set up a new project at IM Global, the action thriller Mortal. It comes after they landed on the Tracking Board 2016 Hit List with their sci-fi spec script Aurora. The logline for the new film is under wraps, but a thriller is decidedly within the purview of the writers.
The hot spec Hummingbird from writer John McClain is hitting the market with production company Broken Road leading the way. The project already has Marcus Kryler and Frederick Akerstrom attached to direct and actor Shailene Woodley interested in starring.
Updated 09.02.16: Mark Townend’s high-concept sci-fi action thriller, pitched as Looper meets Safe House, continues to burn up the market ahead of the holiday weekend, with Screen Gems, Legendary Pictures, and AG Capital being the latest to take a closer look at what has become one of the summer’s hottest specs.
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.
UPDATE: The project has been shelved due to the fact that the filmmakers have yet to secure the rights to the novel. James Franco is looking to cast Russell Crowe in his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. The Academy Award-winning actor is in talks to star with Tye Sheridan and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Will Gluck’s remake of the 2011 Norwegian action comedy Jackpot is eyeing Bryan Cranston and Mila Kunis to star.
The spec market is heating up yet again as the buzz around P.J. McIlvaine’s The Man On Lincoln’s Nose begins to build. The script, centered on the man who sculpted Mt. Rushmore, has made its way into the hands of some big name producers heading into the weekend…
Logline: Gutzon Borglum, the iconic, controversial, visionary sculptor/artist whose passion and perseverance resulted in the creation of one of America’s most beloved and enduring landmarks – Mt. Rushmore – while battling an indifferent public, recalcitrant politicians and the Great Depression.
Simon Cowell will produce the biopic about the man who is credited with having discovered The Beatles, Brian Epstein. Cowell is partnering with IM Global on the project, which previously saw Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’Connell circling the leads.
Jessica Chastain is in talks for the lead role in Woman Walks Ahead. The project is helmed by Susanna White and was written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.
Russell Crowe is set to star as Captain James Riley in IM Global’s In Sand and Blood, which recounts the terrifying true story of when a shipwrecked captain and his crew were forced into slavery and tortured in the Western Sahara.