Browsing: Skydance Productions
There had been questions last year whether David Ellison’s company would repartner with Paramount, but with a new four-year deal in place, they’re looking at rebooting the franchise with James Cameron and Deadpool director Tim Miller.
Four months after announcing an animated division, Skydance Media has attached Shrek director to the movie Split and Kung Fu Panda 3 co-director Alessandro Carloni to Luck.
After a bidding war between several networks, Skydance Television and Marti Noxon’s Dietland has found a home at AMC. A writers’ room is being assembled to work towards developing scripts with plans for the series to get a straight-to-series order next year.
The thrilling spec Canary Black from writer Matthew Kennedy is moving into several new territories to start development on the project. It has swiftly captured the attention of numerous producers, now interested in becoming attached.
As the first round of finalists in the 2016 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition were announced just 24 hours ago, two of the competition partners – Inkshares and Brooklyn Weaver – have set up the book partial with the producers behind the upcoming Jack Ryan and The Dark Tower series.
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.
Nightcrawler star Jake Gyllenhaal will star opposite Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson in Daniel Espinosa’s Life. The story comes from Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.
After breaking records in Deadpool, star Ryan Reynolds is already on the move to his next project as he is in talks to join Life from Skydance Productions. The film would see Reynolds star opposite Rebecca Ferguson, who blew away audiences and critics alike in last year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
The holiday season may be over but it is clearly still on everyone’s mind as we can confirm that Brian Sawyer & Gregg Rossen’s spec Guess Who’s Coming To Christmas is now in three territories and more on the way!
Robert Knepper is the latest to be added to star in the Tom Cruise vehicle, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The Paramount follow-up to the 2012 action movie based on the books by British author Lee Child. Knepper steps into the role of Gen. Harkness a retired military man who is now the CEO of a private military contractor firm.
After Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘s epic summer at the box office, the team behind the film are hoping to keep the squad together for the sixth installment with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie rumored to be considering a return.
Due to his commitment to The Grinder, Savage is exiting the R-rated Bridesmaids-esque pic, though the search has already begun for a new director.
Screenwriter Jason Fuchs has been brought on board to pen the sci-fi action flick Luna Park. The film is being developed by Tom Cruise and Doug Liman for Paramount and Skydance as a potential starring vehicle for Cruise.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Has started shooting in New Orleans, and to celebrate they added another actor to the cast – perennial tough guy Holt McCallany.