Johnny, forlorn and alone except for his pet chicken, meets a kind woman who gives him seeds that change his fortune, allowing him to speak with animals and sending him on a quest to rescue a stolen prince. In the face of a bullying tyrant king, Johnny and his animal friends come to understand that generosity, empathy, and quiet courage are gifts more precious in this world than power and gold.
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In a mid-six-figure deal, 20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled spec from Melissa Stack, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The project will also be Stack’s directorial debut.
Ten years after the raid that killed her mother and took away magic forever, Zélie Adebola has one chance to bring magic back. Through a fortuitous encounter with the Princess Amari, Zélie comes into possession of a sacred scroll necessary to restore a connection to the gods and secure magic for another hundred years.
Update: While some studios pop champagne bottles to celebrate this morning’s Oscar nominations, others have moved on and are focusing on what’s next. To that end, several suitors are scrambling for Joe Ballarini’s spec Skyward, which is described as being similar in tone to Best Picture winners Argo and The King’s Speech.
Logline: At 26, bright, funny and socially anxious Evelyn Beegan is determined to carve her own path in life and free herself from the influence of her social-climbing mother, who propelled her through prep school and onto the Upper East Side. But, forced to get a job to become her own woman, she finds the only thing she’s qualified for is helping a new social network land elite clients, the exact world she was trying to escape.
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Randi Mayem Singer will pen the next movie in the singing chipmunk franchise.
Logline: After his girlfriend goes missing under strange circumstances, an ex-NFL quarterback begins to piece the clues of her disappearance together, leading him to enter into a dangerous alternate reality game called ‘Ascencion’ in which he must risk his life competing against a hidden organization in order to save the woman he loves.
Logline: A Belgian Shepard Malinois military dog returns from active service in Afghanistan traumatized by his handler’s death. Erratic and dangerous, Max is adopted by the bereaved family and bonds with the marine’s troubled 14-year old brother. Together they unravel the secret behind his brother’s death and pull the family together again.
Logline: A man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. His form and speed captures the attention of the prison officials who believe he could be competitive in the Olympics, but the man shows disinterest until he decides to honor a friend’s memory. The action not only has a profound change on him, but also the atmosphere of the inmates in the prison and their outlook on the accomplishments he can make.