Between August 1st and August 31st, we tracked a total of 15 feature specs out. This marks the third month in a row where specs have decreased. However, we all predicted the low rate of material out between vacations and productions slowly rolling out.
Browsing: The Cartel
The Cartel is out with LONG HAUL by Joshua Henson. It’s 1977, the golden age of trucking. The era of Duel, Convoy, and Smokey and the Bandit. Truckers are the new American cowboys. Scott, a long-haul trucker, picks up a runaway girl who, inexplicably, looks exactly like his late wife. Pursued by a mysterious government agent, Scott has to get her cross-country in 24 hours or less. The fate of the Universe is at stake.
Jill, an ex-soldier with a troubled past, holds the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter after a sudden global event takes away humankind’s ability to sleep. The question is, can she safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind?
The half-hour, single camera comedy from writers Adam Rose and Scott Shapiro follows a clean urine dealer who has an anger management problem, so the title works on multiple levels.
American distiller and businessman Jack Daniel is getting the small screen treatment as WGN America is in the works on Blood and Whiskey. The drama is based on the life of Daniel and will star Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul.
Life of the project has up until this point only existed rumors and well-wishing, but now the horror threequel is officially in development, with production anticipated to launch in early 2016.
Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox are teaming up for The Cartel, an adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel that centers on the Sonora drug cartel led by the infamous Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Scott is set to direct the project, with a script by Shane Salerno.
Henderson recently worked with Warner Horizon and Bad Robot on the upcoming Hulu series “11/22/63” starring James Franco, and served as a co-executive producer on the series “Graceland”, “White Collar” and “Almost Human”.