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In the vein of Gone Girl and has a strong female lead.
MarketJanuary 15, 2021SoldJanuary 15, 2021 ProducerScott Glassgold AgentDavid Boxerbaum (Verve) ManagerScott Glassgold (Ground Control) StudioScreen Gems ProductionGround Control 1-15-2021 - Per Deadline this was a preemptive sale.
Plot under wraps, but it has a big action concept with franchise potential, a supernatural element, and a big lead role for an actress.
MarketJanuary 11, 2021SoldJanuary 13, 2021 ProducerSimon Kinberg ManagerAdam Kolbrenner (Lit Entertainment Group) AgentDavid Boxerbaum (Verve), Risa Gertner (Kinberg), Joe Mann (Kinberg) (CAA) DistributorSony (Sold to Sony Pictures in high-six figures deal, per Deadline.) ProductionGenre Films
A young wife becomes increasingly frustrated with her mild-mannered husband. When the husband refuses to confront some men who are illegally hunting on the couple’s remote homestead, his wife takes matters into her own hands.
MarketDecember 18, 2020 ProducerMegan Freels Johnston and Nick Terry ExecutiveStephen Gary and Peter Leonard Director Anna Chazelle ProductionLook At Me Films, Zero Gravity
A troubled young surgeon travels to a desolate peak to climb the mountain where her father suffered a mental breakdown years earlier, only to realize halfway up the rock wall that she might be subject to the same fate.
Annie Mills has always known Margot Ellison to be two things: her best friend and a devout Mormon. But as high school graduation nears and Margot starts to crave change, the girls must grapple with the fear that growing up might require growing alone.
MarketDecember 14, 2020 ManagerTracy Kopulsky (MXN Entertainment ) ProductionCanary House Productions
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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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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.
A teenager living in the inner-city has to choose between leaving to go to a prestigious Boston private school and staying behind to take care of her twin sister, who's struggling with complications from HIV.
An assassin is employed by the Bleeding Edge, a company that kills people for entertainment. When the company starts to put financial pressure on him, he becomes determined to get out, and teams up with a timid new employee and the “final girl” he has long been attempting to kill to destroy the company.
A man who is struggling with the financial difficulties that come with caring for his dying wife finds that a UFO has crashed into his barn. He forms a plan to sell off the alien technology to fund his wife's care, but his actions soon attract the attention of the FBI, the Russians, and murderous, greedy businessmen.
Leftist music manager Harold Leventhal represents The Weavers, a socialist folk group that catches the attention of federal authorities, eventually making them all targets of senator Joseph McCarthy and the red scare.
In 1956, young Jack Kerouac nears a make-or-break moment in his career just as addiction takes control of him, so he makes the bold decision to take a solo lookout job on a mountain to try to kick drugs. In a series of dark visions, ghosts of his young life and early career confront him as the temptation to use drugs looms.