Browsing: Michael De Luca Productions
Jason Reynolds’ finalist for the National Book Award had a small bidding war for the movie rights, which Universal won, getting De Luca and Legend as part of the package.
Shawn is dead and Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. With his brother’s gun in his waistband, Will steps into the elevator, but as each floor descends Will’s mission becomes more and more muddled as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop, someone connected to his brother gets on.
In 1824, wrongfully imprisoned ROBERT GREENHILL must partner with notorious murderer ALEXANDER PEARCE to escape a brutal penal colony and survive the treacherous Tasmanian wilds… but as their adventure takes increasingly darker turns, Greenhill begins to suspect he may become Pearce’s next victim. Based on a true story.
Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden has spent the past five years working on the book, which will be published June 6. It examines the Tet Offensive, which was the turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War, and features characters on all sides of the conflict.
Chronicles the love story between John Lennon and Yoko Ono and their peaceful activism.
Paradigm is on a roll this summer as they hit the town with their latest prospect Glass from Calvin Starnes. As the piping hot spec has made its way into a dozen territories, some A-list talent is already circling what could become the summer’s next great bidding war.
Under The Silver Lake has set up its domestic rights with A24. Just last week it was announced that Andrew Garfield was attached to star in the David Robert Mitchell pic.
Andrew Garfield has signed on for the lead role in Under The Silver Lake. He and Claire Foy are also in talks to star in the Andy Serkis-directed Breathe.
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.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has signed on to star in director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s adaptation of Roxane Gay’s debut novel, An Untamed State.
UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.
Chronicles the real-life 1920s mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of several Osage Indians, who were at the time among the richest people on the planet. The story follows the twists and turns of the investigation that eventually became the first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover’s brand new FBI.
De Luca is teaming up with Solipsist Films to breathe new life into the feature adaptation of the Moscow-set first-person-shooter game, based on the international best-selling books by Dmitry Glukhovsky.