The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.09.17)


Chad Hartigan DepartureChad Hartigan to Direct Sci-Fi Romance “Departure” for Good Universe (Exclusive)

Written by Billy Ray, the story follows a man as he investigates how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air, and then reappeared in the exact same spot just 10 minutes later. The investigation soon becomes personal for him.

Tim Miller Neuromancer“Deadpool’s” Tim Miller to Direct Cyberpunk Classic “Neuromancer” for 20th Century Fox

Simon Kinberg is producing the adaptation of William Gibson’s landmark novel, and the studio will soon hire a screenwriter to adapt the book.

annapurna excerptAnnapurna and Studio 8 Are Just Getting Started, But Can They Make It?

It’s one thing to take an existing company and examine its ups and downs based on a concrete history. It’s a whole other kettle of fish to utilize the same set of standards and apply them to a pair of companies that have no real track record at all, but which have declared themselves as major players in the arena moving forward.

More News From Around the Web

  • Katie Holmes is set to headline a feature film based on the best-selling self-help book The Secret. She’ll play a widow who meets a handyman who shares his philosophy of believing in the power of the universe. (Variety)

  • You’re the Worst has booked Girls alum Zosia Mamet and Lou Diamond Phillips in guest starring roles in the upcoming season 4. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Finding Dory‘s Victoria Strouse is set to adapt the nonfiction book The Women with Silver Wings with Hamilton director Thomas Kail developing the project with an eye to direct. The story recounts the true story of WWII’s Women Airforce Service Pilots. (Deadline)

  • Daredevil‘s Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller, and Taylor Russell are in talks to join Sony’s The Maze. Adam Robitel is attached to direct with Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur attached to produce. (Variety)

  • Chad Hartigan has landed directing duties on the romantic sci-fi film Departure, based on the original by Billy Ray. The story is inspired by Martin Caidin’s book Ghosts of the Air. (Deadline)

  • The Flash has booked Sugar Lyn Beard to play Rebecca Sharpe, aka Hazard, in the upcoming fourth season. The character is described as perpetually down on her luck and convinced her life is cursed – until a freak accident changes everything. (Variety)

  • Writing duo Mike Herro and David Strauss have been tapped to write the film adaptation of Jeff Hart’s Eat, Brains, Love. Rodman Flender is set to direct. (Deadline)

  • CBS is developing a nuclear submarine drama from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout production shingle. The series centers around the crew of an American nuclear submarine that is rocked by a death on board that threatens to expose a major conspiracy and trigger a potential WWIII. (Variety)


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