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A sci-fi spec script by Ben Ripley. Logline under wraps.
MarketFebruary 26, 2021 ProducerNick Reynolds, Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich Agent (Gersh) ManagerGeorge F. Heller (Brillstein Entertainment) ProductionRideback 2-28-2021 - Details of the purchase price were not reported.
A group of tech-savvy students create a deep fake video of the perfect parents out of the qualities they wish their own parents had, less embarrassing and not so intrusive, on the eve of parent weekend. When the deepfake parents magically come to life, and come face to face with the real parents, our heroine is forced to face what she truly values in life.
When a struggling single mother is offered a lucrative gig job through a new app, she finds herself forced into pulling off increasingly dangerously crimes… with no way to get out. Being steered toward one final, deadly job, she must outsmart the app to save her life and her son.
A couple on the verge of divorce is wrongly accused of murder and has to go on the run together to solve the murder.
MarketFebruary 26, 2021SoldFebruary 26, 2021 ProducerJason Blumenthal, Todd Black ManagerJon Levin (Fourward) ProductionEscape Artists StudioNetflix 2-26-2021 - No details about the purchase were reported.
A group of young outsiders, inspired by James Dean to challenge the expectations of their world, unearth a mysterious reel of film hidden in his hometown that contains a terrifying curse — which might be linked to his untimely death.
Set in 192 East Africa, the pic centers on roguish Black American gunslinger, Gordon Hemingway, who teams up with the elite warrior, Princess Zenebé of Ethiopia, to rescue their kidnapped regent from an ancient evil.
MarketFebruary 23, 2021SoldFebruary 23, 2021 ProducerSpike Lee, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin DirectorStefon Bristol AgentDavid Saunders (APA) ManagerMike De Trana (Anvil Entertainment) ProductionInfinite Entertainment 2-23-2021 - This will be Stefon Bristol's directing debut. Hank Woon wrote the original spec screenplay, which he optioned to Beatriz Levin (Da 5 Bloods, The Mauritanian), who then presented the project to Stefon Bristol and Spike Lee.
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After being haunted by a terrifying entity, a twelve-year-old boy teams up with his eccentric uncle and three other misfits to form their own ghost club, investigating all the paranormal sites in town so that he can find and confront the ghost that’s tormenting him. Based on the Craig Davidson novel.
MarketAugust 27, 2020 ProducerBrad Fuller , Michael Sherman AgentAdam Perry (APA) ManagerGeoff Shaevitz (Management 360)
A single dad and NASA physicist discovers a black hole that will strike earth in a matter of days but no one, including his colleagues at NASA, believes him. The one person that trusts him is his 10-year-old daughter, but that bond is now being threatened by a different force.
MarketMay 28, 2020SoldMay 28, 2020 ProducerAndrew Form, Brad Fuller ManagerMichael Prevett, Brad Mendelsohn (Circle of Confusion) LawyerMarcy Morris , Adam Cooper (Jackoway Austen Tyermanand) ProductionFully Formed Entertainment StudioParamount (Per Variety Several bidders were chasing the spec, including Amblin, J.J. Abrams, Sony and MGM, before Paramount eventually landed it.) 5-28-2020 - Per Variety, "Several bidders were chasing the spec, including Amblin, J.J. Abrams, Sony and MGM, before Paramount eventually landed it." Wilson adapted the script from his own short story.
Story details are being kept under wraps, but described as an original concept with franchise potential and centering on a strong female lead.
MarketFebruary 4, 2020SoldFebruary 13, 2020 ProducerSimon Kinberg Agent (CAA) StudioNetflix (Netflix purchased in six-figure deal.) ProductionGenre Films 2-2020 - The package garnered multiple bids, with the deal, struck Friday night, almost hitting seven figures, a massive payday for the newbie writers.
An unlikely group is thrown together by mysterious events that leads them to uncover a government conspiracy.
MarketOctober 18, 2019SoldOctober 18, 2019 ProducerCharles D. King, Kim Roth ActorJohn Boyega ManagerMax Goldfarb, Peter McHugh, Eric Robinson (Gotham Group) ProductionMacro StudioNetflix Per THR - "Set up at Macro, They Cloned Tyrone will mark the directorial debut of Creed 2 writer Juel Taylor, who co-wrote the script alongside Tony Rettenmaier."
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When a DNA test identifies his biological father, a troubled young man and his pregnant fiancee visit his father’s isolated estate, and unearth a disturbing family history that threatens their sanity and their lives.
A space crew suddenly splashes down in the Arctic Circle, and the survivors, led by a resilient and brilliant astronaut, try to survive the harsh conditions where polar bears and strong winds threaten their rescue.
Inspired by the true story of a group of American soldiers in 1945 who teamed up with local Chinese citizens to fight off Japanese soldiers and escape to saftety after their plane was shot down in enemy territory.