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Desmond Doss Project 
Genre: Biography 
Writer: Terry Benedict 
Buyer: Pandemonium 
Producer: Bill Mechanic, David Permut 
Logline: Story of Desmond T. Doss, who was a Congressional Medal of Honor winner despite refusing to bear arms on religious grounds. Doss got drafted and though ostracized and ridiculed by rifle-carrying cohorts, was sent to the South Pacific. There, hew was credited with saving 75 men during the battle of Okinawa, without firing a shot. 
Side Note: Script will be written by Terry Benedict, who secured the rights to the story with David Permut. David Permut will produce. Steve Longi will co-produce. Joel Kramer and Gregory Crosby to associate produce. 


Jumanji 2 
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Erica Huggins, Scott Kroopf, Bill Teitler, Chris Van Allsburg 
Side Note: Sequel to the hit film from 1995. Dennis Dugan might direct a film based on his outline. Peter Ackerman may write the script. Radar Pics. will produce for Columbia. 


Zathura (Possibly Jumanji 3)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure 
Writer: Eric Fogel 
Author: Chris Van Allsburg 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Logline: Story involves an intergalactic board game tied into the Jumanji game. 
Side Note: Screenplay will be based on an upcoming picture book by "Jumanji" author Chris Van Allsburg. Project could hit the screen as "Jumanji 3." Radar Pics. will produce. 



The Bombshell Manual Of Style 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Alexandra Wentworth 
Author: Laren Stover 
Buyer: Paramount/Robert Evans Co. 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures 
Producer: Robert Evans, Christine Peters 
Logline: After a working girl is taken under a bombshell's wing, she discovers that the perfect lipstick color is just as important as her Harvard degree. The book is all about what it takes to be a bombshell. 
Side Note: To be based on the novel by Laren Stover. Robert Evans and Christine Peters will produce.


Hellboy
Genre: Action 
Writer: Guillermo del Toro 
Author: Mike Mignola 
Buyer: Revolution Studios 
Producer: Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Mike Richardson 
Logline: Centers on Hellboy, a hellacious weapon that was originally made by Nazis who planned to use it on their enemies. But the Nazis are upset when their weapon actually becomes a force for good as an investigator for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development, and finds himself fighting werewolves, vampires and other terrible foes.
Side Note: Based on the Dark Horse comic book. Budget will be about $60 mil. Guillermo del Toro ("Blade 2") will adapt and direct, making this his next project. This project was originally set up at Universal with a draft by Peter Briggs. 


Saddam's Bombmaker 
Genre: True Story 
Author: Khadir Hamza 
Buyer: BBC Films 
Producer: Peter Kalmbach, David Koplan 
Logline: Autobiography of Khidhir Hamza, the former head of Iraq's nuclear weapons program. While attending M.I.T, he was forced to return to Iraq to head its nuclear weapons program. While working there he had to avoid the political firing squad, European assassins and Saddam Hussein's rigorous deadlines. He eventually led Iraq's nuclear bomb-making efforts before fleeing the country with the aid of the CIA in 1995. 
Side Note: To be based on Hamza's autobiography. Peter Kalmbach and David Koplan will produce. First sale made by the new BBC Films office in Los-Angeles. 


Untitled Pop Warner Project 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Bob Jury, Craig Sherman 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Producer: Lauren Lloyd 
Agency: Gersh Agency/Paradigm 
Logline: Centers on the legendary football coach Glenn S. "Pop" Warner and his first season at the Carlisle Indian School. 
Side Note: Lloyd Ent will produce for Fox 2000. 


American Pie 3 
Genre: Teen comedy 
Writer: Adam Herz 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Side Note: Third installment to "American Pie." Adam Herz who wrote the first "American Pie" on spec will write the sequel. 


Chet Gecko 
Genre: Children 
Writer: Jordan Katz 
Author: Bruce Hale 
Buyer: Vanguard Animation 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six 
Producer: John Williams 
Logline: Centers on a reptilian fourth grader who is a gumshoe detective. 
Side Note: To be based the children's book series written by Bruce Hale. "Shrek" producer, John Williams, hopes to develop this book series into a CGI franchise. 



Faith Of My Fathers 
Genre: Biography 
Author: John McCain, Mark Salter 
Buyer: Robert Geisler, John Roberdeau 
Producer: Robert Geisler, John Roberdeau 
Logline: Memoir of John McCain, a 2000 presidential candidate and Arizona Republican senator. As a naval aviator in 1967, he was shot down over North Vietnam and spent several years in POW camps, where he was beaten, tortured, and nearly allowed to die. 
Side Note: To be based on the best-selling memoir of Sen. John McCain. 



Hawaii Five-O 
Genre: Drama/Action 
Writer: Roger Towne 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: Seven-figures 
Producer: George Litto 
Logline: Based on the TV show about Hawaii Five-O, a specialty unit of the Hawaii State Police that answered only to the governor and specialized in organized crime. 
Side Note: To be based on the classic CBS series into a feature film. Studio beat out many others in part of a bidding war. George Litto will produce.


Oceans 12 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Ted Griffin 
Buyer: Warner Bros./Village Roadshow 
Logline: Sequel to "Ocean's Eleven"
Side Note: No signs at this stage of whether Soderbergh would return as director, or which stars might come back.



The Punisher 
Genre: Drama/Action
Writer: Jonathan Hensleigh 
Buyer: Artisan Ent./Marvel Enterprises 
Producer: Gale Anne Hurd 
Logline: A man is obsessed with avenging the murder of his family.
Side Note: Jonathan Hensleigh will script and direct this project which is based on a Marvel Comic book. 



Seven Sequel 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Ted Griffin, Sean Bailey 
Buyer: New Line 
Additional Information: New Line is thinking of taking a spec script that it purchased earlier called "Solace" and restructuring it to make it work as a "Seven" sequel. "Solace" is about a psychic cop who is tracking serial killer who is also a psychic. 



Thomas Crown Affair Sequel 
Genre: Drama/Action 
Writer: Leslie Dixon 
Buyer: MGM 
Logline: Follows Pierce Brosnan, the dashing tycoon who steals for excitement. 



Blade 3 
Genre: Action
Writer: David Goyer 
Buyer: New Line
Log Line: The third installment in the Blade series. 



16 Blocks 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Richard Wenk 
Buyer: Winchester Films 
Purchase Price: High-six figures 
Producer: Lauren Shuler Donner 
Logline: In New York, a cop, a dark guy and a heart attack waiting to happen, must take a witness, a 14-time loser with a sunny outlook, sixteen blocks from the Sixth Precinct to 100 Centre Street but no one wants him to get there. 
Side Note: Richard Donner will direct. Lauren Shuler Donner to produce.



Accidentally Yours 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Leslie Dixon 
Buyer: Miramax 
Purchase Price: $500k/$1 mil. 
Logline: The clumsiest man alive learns to dance in order to woo the women of his dreams who works in a shop that sells expensive China. 
Side Note: Five bids came in for this project even though Dixon used a pen name. 



Matt Helm Book Series 
Genre: Action 
Writer: Blake Masters 
Author: Donald Hamilton 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: Near seven figures 
Producer: Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd 
Logline: Centers on the life and spy missions of Helm, a former Army lieutenant recruited to ditch his "ordinary life" and become a secret agent for a U.S. intelligence unit. 
Side Note: All 27 novels in the series have been optioned. DreamWorks is hoping this will be a franchise. Robert Luketic ("Legally Blonde") will direct. The film will be based on the series of Matt Helm action novels, written by Donald Hamilton, that the studio optioned in January.



Naughty Or Nice 
Genre: Comedy/Family 
Writer: Kevin Kopelow, Heath Siefert 
Buyer: Warner Bros./Firm Films 
Producer: Beau Flynn 
Logline: Two brothers hack in Santa's website and change the names of his list of naughty and nice kids with chaotic results. 
Side Note: To be produced by Firm Films' Beau Flynn. Tripp Vinson to Executive Produce. 



Untitled Davis Projects 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Jonathan Davis 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Side Note: Two pic blind script deal for the starving screenwriter. He got the assignments based on a spec that WB read called "To Lie and Drive In L.A," a comedy about what the beautiful people in L.A. do all day. 



Jake and Monica's Panic Attack 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Gary Goldstein 
Buyer: Fast Carrier Pictures 
Producer: Steven Jay Rubin 
Logline: Two neurotic, mismatched therapy patients who spend a chaotic day in Manhattan searching for their missing therapist. 
Side Note: Steven Jay Rubin to produce via his Fast Carrier Pictures.



Max Payne 
Type of Material: Screenplay Assignment 
Genre: Action 
Writer: Shawn Ryan 
Buyer: Dimension Films/Abandon Entertainment 
Producer: Scott Faye, Paul Rosenberg 
Logline: Payne is an undercover DEA agent who has been framed for the murder of a fellow agent and seeks to avenge the murder of his wife and child. 
Side Note: To be adapted from the video game "Max Payne." To be produced by Collision Entertainment's Scott Faye.



The Night I Followed The Dog 
Genre: Children 
Writer: Jessie Nelson 
Author: Nina Laden 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Jessie Nelson 
Logline: About a boy who follows his dog one night and the adventures they share together. 
Side Note: Jessie Nelson ("I Am Sam") will adapt the book from Nina Laden's children's tale. Nelson will write, direct and produce this film.



Diary Of A Manhattan Call Girl: A Nancy Chan Novel 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Darren Starr 
Author: Tracy Quan 
Buyer: Revolution Studios/Shoelace Prods. 
Producer: Deborah Schindler 
Logline: Centers on Nancy Chan, an Upper East Side Manhattan call girl. 
Side Note: Darren Star (Sex and the City) will adapt from Tracy Quan's book "Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl: A Nancy Chan Novel." Julia Roberts and Deb Schindler's Shoelace Productions will produce. Book is based on Quan's Salon.com column.



Laupot Untitled Project 
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Writer: Katherine Laupot 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics./Jerry Bruckheimer Films 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six 
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer 
Logline: Storyline being kept under wraps, but said to be a "supernatural femme thriller."
Side Note: Preemptive purchase. Bruckheimer to produce.



Riding The Laddie 
Genre: Supernatural thriller 
Buyer: Robin Hardy, Peter Snell 
Producer: Peter Snell 
Logline: Two American evangelists get into trouble when they travel to Glasgow to preach door-to-door.
Side Note: Robin Hardy, the director of "The Wicker Man" and Peter Snell, its producer, have teamed up to develop "Riding The Laddie," with Christopher Lee. Vanessa Redgrave and Sean Astin will star. Robin Hardy will direct and Peter Snell will produce. 



Ron Shelton Untitled Project 
Genre: Drama/Action 
Writer: Ron Shelton, Robert Sousa 
Buyer: Revolution Studios 
Producer: Lou Pitt, Ron Shelton 
Logline: Story is about two cops. Both moonlight in other jobs and get themselves involved in a crime within the music business. 
Side Note: Harrison Ford and Josh Harnett are in talks to star. Ron Shelton will write, direct and produce this project with Lou Pitt. Co-writer Souza is a former cop. Shooting will begin this fall. 



Scorched Earth 
Genre: Thriller/Mystery 
Author: David L. Robbins 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Will Smith, James Lassiter, Jorge Saralegui 
Logline: Interracial couple give birth to a child who dies soon thereafter. The child is then buried in an all-white churchyard cemetery and then the casket is disinterred and buried behind a black Baptist church. That night, the white church is burned to the ground and when the dead child's black father is seen at the fire site, he is blamed as the arsonist. 
Side Note: Will Smith and James Lassiter's Overbrook Entertainment will produce along with Jorge Saralegui's Material banner.



Analyze That 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Harold Ramis 
Buyer: Warner Bros.
Logline: Sequel to "Analyze This." 
Side Note: Ramis is developing the project, which previously starred Billy Crystal and Robert DeNiro. They will reprise their roles in the sequel along with Lisa Kudrow. 



Bittersweet 16 
Genre: Comedy/Teenage 
Writer: Jill Kargman, Caroline Doyle-Karasyov 
Buyer: Paramount 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six 
Producer: Donald De Line 
Logline: Brutal competition of the absurdly lavish Manhattan private-school Sweet 16 party circuit. 
Side Note: Donald De Line to produce.



Every Girl Should Be Married 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Jill Kargman, Caroline Doyle-Karasyov 
Buyer: Paramount 
Logline: A woman hopes to trap a popular bachelor pediatrician into marriage. 
Side Note: Remake of the RKO film from 1948 which starred Cary Grant and Franchot Tone. 



Let's Make Friends 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Larry Levin 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Donald De Line 
Logline: Story is about a guy in his 30's whose quest for a best friend leads him to a water delivery guy who turns his entire life upside down. 
Side Note: Harold Ramis is negotiating to direct. De Line Pics. will produce for Paramount. 


Midnight Sun 
Genre: Thriller/Action 
Writer: Richard Jeffries 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/High-six figures 
Logline: Story is about a remote fishing camp operator in Alaska who discovers one of his guests is an international fugitive. The locals nab the criminal only to learn that the guy's private army is coming to extract their boss. 
Side Note: Jeffries will exec produce. 



The Perfect Score 
Genre: Drama/Comedy 
Writer: Mark Schwann 
Buyer: Paramount
Producer: Brian Robbins, Mike Tollin, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman 
Logline: Six high school students heist copies of the SAT's. 
Side Note: Based on a pitch by Marc Hyman which was picked up approximately four years ago. Brian Robbins to direct. Robbins and Mike Tollin will produce via their Tollin/Robbins Productions banner. Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman will also produce. Erika Christensen and Scarlett Johansson to star in.



Sticks and Stones 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Sam Schreiber 
Buyer: Chickflicks 
Producer: Sara Risher, Chris Emerson 
Logline: A former pool prodigy gets back into the game after discovering that her father, who had abandoned her years ago, has risen to the top of the professional pool world on the coattails of another prodigal talent. 
Side Note: Sara Risher will produce with Chris Emerson.

 

The Carrier 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: John David McCarthy, John Rogers 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Dean Devlin 
Logline: Thieves steal $30 mil. from a nuclear powered sub and have to get it ashore. Flick also involves a love triangle. 
Side Note: This is part of a five year producing deal Dean Devlin's company Electric Entertainment signed with Paramount. The picture will be released summer 2003. 


The Firework Maker's Daughter 
Genre: Comedy/Adventure 
Author: Phillip Pullman 
Buyer: Miramax 
Logline: Asian girl wants to make fireworks just like her widower dad. 
Side Note: Author Pullman also wrote "Golden Compass." No screenwriter is attached. 


Ride Or Die 
Genre: Comedy/Thriller 
Writer: Duane Martin, Jay Wolcott 
Buyer: Private Equity Funding 
Producer: Duane Martin, D'angela Steed, Nia Hill 
Logline: Private detective looks for answers behind the death of his best friend. 
Side Note: Duane Martin will make his feature writing and producing debut. He will also co-star opposite Vivica Fox. Craig Ross Jr. will direct. Duane Martin will produce with D'Angela Steed and Nia Hill of Strange Fruit Films. 


Frankenteacher 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Chad Beguelin 
Buyer: Gramnet Prods. 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures 
Logline: While trying to revive their dead science teacher, two teens inadvertently activate a ton of undead. 
Side Note: Writer is managed by Mason/Burgess/Lifschultz. Gramnet Prods. is owned by Kelsey Grammer. 


The Killer Inside Me 
Genre: Action 
Writer: Andrew Domenik, Robert Weinbach 
Author: Jim Thompson 
Buyer: Muse Prods./BAC 
Producer: Robert Weinbach, Bradford Schlei, Fernando Sulichin 
Logline: Story concerns a West Texas deputy from a small town who conceals a psychopathic streak. 
Side Note: Domeic Sena will direct. The French company BAC will finance. Rights were purchased from Robert Weinbach who will serve as one of the producers. Endeavor reps Andrew Domenik. Jean Labadie will Executive Produce 


When The Ride Is Ruff 
Genre: Action/Thriller 
Writer: Thomas Webber 
Buyer: Creative Union Entertainment 
Producer: Wesley Snipes, Victor McGauley, Leslie Saban 
Logline: Wesley Snipes will play a biker framed for the murder of the head of a biker council. He and the rest of his motorcycle club must travel from South Carolina to New York while eluding every rival gang along the East coast. 
Side Note: Kirk Wong has been signed to direct this flick which will star Wesley Snipes and begin shooting in June in Del. and NY. Snipes' Amen Ra Films and Ruff Ryders' Films will produce. 


The House Of Sand And Fog 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Vadim Perelman 
Author: Andre Dubus III 
Buyer: Dreamworks/Signpost 
Logline: A former colonel in the Iranian military wins an auction for a foreclosed house. Unfortunately, the self-destructive alcoholic (Jennifer Connelly) who previously owned it, and let it get away, becomes determined to get the house back at any cost. 
Side Note: Jennifer Connelly has signed on to star with Ben Kingsley. Russian immigrant director Vadim Perelman found the book at an airport bookstore and optioned it with his own money. He then wrote a spec script which attracted talent. Production will have a $15 mil. budget. 


Untitled Kosar Project 
Genre: Supernatural thriller 
Writer: Scott Kosar 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Laurence Mark Prods. 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures 
Producer: Laurence Mark 
Logline: Story concerns a doctor and his daughter in a small New England town. 
Side Note: Idea for the script came from producer Larry Mark, his executive Jonathan King, screenwriter Simon Kinberg and Kosar himself.


Il Mare 
Genre: Romantic drama 
Buyer: Warner Bros./Vertigo Ent. 
Producer: Doug Davison, Roy Lee 
Logline: A woman moves out of her house and leaves a forwarding address. But when a man tries to correspond with her, it soon becomes clear that she lives in the year 2000, while he lives in 1998, and their correspondence might cause his demise. 
Side Note: Remake of the Korean film that will be produced by Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Doug Davison.


Seriously Dude, Where's My Car? 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Phillip Stark 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Producer: Gil Netter, Wayne Rice 
Logline: Continuing exploits of two underachieving slackers who get wasted on Marijuana and can't find their car. 
Side Note: Sequel to "Dude, Where's My Car?" which made $73 million worldwide and cost only $14 million. Gil Netter and Wayne Rice will produce. Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott set to reprise their roles.



Alfie 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Chuck Shyer, Elaine Pope 
Buyer: Paramount Pictures
Producer: Chuck Shyer, Elaine Pope 
Logline: A womanizer rethinks his empty, superficial life after having a near death experience. 
Side Note: Remake of the 1966 film which starred Michael Caine. Chuck Shyer will co-write and direct and produce along with Elaine Pope. 


Appointment In Samarra 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Robert Benton 
Author: John O'Hara 
Buyer: Universal 
Logline: Story is set in the 1930s, and centers on the world of liquor bootlegging, wealth and self-destruction.
Side Note: Robert Benton will adapt and direct the movie based on this 1934 John O'Hara novel.



Skinner's Eddy 
Genre: Romance/Fantasy 
Writer: Douglas Carter Beane 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Purchase Price: Seven-figures 
Producer: Ashok Armitraj, David Hoberman 
Logline: A girl returns to her small town home after her uncle dies to care for his estate. While home, she meets a man who seems too good to be true. 
Side Note: Adam Shankman will direct. Ashok Amritraj and David Hoberman to produce.



Black Autumn
Genre: Psychological horror 
Writer: Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan 
Buyer: Phoenix Pics
Price: Low-six figures 
Producer: Nicholas Osborne 
Logline: A young girl attends a prestigious all girls' boarding school, only to discover it's run by a coven of witches. 
Side Note: On the fast track for Phoenix-based O/Z films to produce. Trevor Engelson is co-producing. 


The Crossing 
Genre: Action 
Writer: Phillip de Blasi, Bryon Wilinger 
Buyer: New Line 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/low-seven 
Producer: Max Wong, Karen Firestone 
Logline: A female-driven action story in the vein of "Breakdown."
Side Note: Max Wong and Karen Firestone at Pink Slip Pictures to produce.



A Life In Ragtime 
Genre: True Story 
Author: Reid Badger 
Buyer: Mace Neufeld Prods. 
Producer: Mace Neufeld 
Logline: Story of Lt. James Reese Europe, a musician and WWI soldier who helped spread jazz in its early stages throughout Europe and the U.S. At 39, he was murdered by a drummer. 
Side Note: To be adapted from Badger's nonfiction book. Mace Neufeld to produce. Brad Neufeld and Ben Hill will co-produce.


Miss Congeniality 2
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Writer: Marc Lawrence 
Buyer: Castle Rock 
Logline: Centers on a female undercover FBI agent and her adventures. 
Side Note: Sequel to the hit which stared Sandra Bullock. Castle Rock has her set to reprise her role. Bullock's Fortis Films and Village Roadshow will produce for Castle Rock. No director is attached as yet.



No Place Like Home 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Margaret Heidenry 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Neal Edelstein, Mike Macari 
Logline: A young, arrogant, New Yorker who doesn't get along with his parents, must move into their Long Island home and deal with their rules, after his life falls apart and he breaks up with his girlfriend.
Side Note: Neal Edelstein and Mike Macari to produce. 



Air Battle Force 
Genre: Action/Drama 
Author: Dale Brown 
Buyer: New Millenium Entertainment 
Producer: Dale Brown, Michael Viner 
Logline: Story is about a former Air Force Major General Patrick McClanahan, who takes command of a military unit of high-tech aircraft. 
Side Note: A screenwriter is being sought. This novel is the first in a series of new six book deal author signed with HarperCollins. Michael Viner will co-produce this novel along with author Brown. 



Batavia's Graveyard
Genre: Historical drama 
Writer: Gerard Soeteman
Author: Mike Dash 
Buyer: FilmFour 
Logline: Centers on the murderous aftermath of the 17th century shipwreck of the Dutch East India Co.'s flagship vessel, the Batavia, near islands off Western Australia. 
Side Note: To be based on Mike Nash's historical novel, "Batavia's Graveyard." Paul Verhoeven to direct. 



Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen 
Genre: Teen Drama 
Author: Dyan Sheldon 
Writer: Gail Parent 
Buyer: New Line Cinema 
Logline: A teenage girl moves from Greenwich Village to a suburban high school and upsets the established order there. 
Side Note: Hilary Duff will star. This project is on the fast track. To be adapted from Dyan Sheldon's novel.



The Deceiver 
Genre: Supernatural thriller 
Writer: Keith Davidson 
Buyer: Universal/Montecito Pics. 
Purchase Price: ?/mid-six figures 
Producer: Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, Katherine Knowlton 
Logline: A team of archeologists unwittingly unleash a pair of monstrous creatures that ultimately threaten the future of 
mankind. 
Side Note: Rob Cohen is set to direct and do a rewrite of the script with his partner, Gemil Everett. The idea originally came out of ancient documents Davidson discovered while researching his current spec thriller Blood Red, about the investigation of a Swiss Guard's murder inside the Vatican. Budget on the flick will be upwards of $70 mil. 



As You Wish 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Robert Kuhn, Mary Ann Barnes, Sheila Barnes 
Buyer: Pandemonium 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/seven figures. 
Producer: Bill Mechanic 
Logline: Couple in the midst of a messy divorce, come together after a series of comedic incidents, and find their love again. 
Side Note: To be written by Robert Kuhn, his wife and his wife's sister, based on an idea by the two sisters. 



John Carter Of Mars Book Series 
Genre: Sci-fi/Adventure 
Writer: Edgar Rice Burroughs 
Buyer: Paramount/Alphaville 
Purchase Price: $300k/$2mil. 
Producer: Sean Daniel, Jim Jacks 
Logline: "Princess Of Mars," the first book in the series is about a Civil War vet who is transported to Mars where he is held captive and eventually rises to become a great warrior. Along the way he marries a beautiful princess, raises a family and sets out on numerous adventures. 
Side Note: To be adapted from Burroughs' 11-volume literary series. Jim Jacks and Sean Daniels' Alphaville Prods will produce. Studio hopes to turn this into a franchise.



The Lost Army of Cambyses 
Genre: Adventure 
Author: Paul Sussman 
Buyer: Stone Village Prods. 
Producer: Scott Steindorff 
Logline: Centers on a series of brutal murders that take place in Egypt but are somehow linked to the death of an eminent British archaeologist. The archeologist's daughter along with an unlikely sleuth, are thrown together in a desperate race for survival. Their journey takes them to the Western desert where they find the answer to one of the ancient world's greatest mysteries. 
Side Note: This was a preemptive purchase. Luis Mandoki to direct. Scott Steindorff's Stone Village to produce along with Danny Davids and Mandoki. No screenwriter is yet on board to adapt.



The 11th Hour 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Adam Mazer, Bill Rotko 
Buyer: Intermedia Films/Outlaw Prods. 
Price: Mid-six figures 
Producer: Robert Newmyer, Jeffrey Silver, Scott Strauss 
Logline: The FBI was able to catch Russian spy Robert Hanssen, a 25 year old FBI counterintelligence agent, with the help of Eric O'Neill, a 27 year old surveillance operative. Over the course of three months, O'Neill gained Hanssen's trust and was privy to the information that ultimately enabled him to gather evidence which the FBI used to bring Hanssen down. 
Side Note: Based on true story. 



All American Girl 
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Writer: Jenny Bicks 
Author: Meg Cabot 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Purchase Price: Seven figures 
Producer: Debra Martin Chase 
Logline: 15 year old Washington D.C. girl saves the President's life and has to deal with her new found fame. 
Side Note: To be adapted from the latest novel by Meg Cabot ("Princess Diaries"). Debra Martin Chase will produce



Alone
Genre: Horror 
Writer: Kevin Taft 
Buyer: New Line/Phantom Four Films 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/seven 
Producer: Pascale Faubert 
Logline: A "ghost story" about a high school student who learns her home is haunted and must either overcome her fear or die. Side Note: This was a preemptive purchase. Phantom Four Films' Pascale Faubert will produce along with David S. Goyer.



The Ant Bully 
Genre: Animation/Adventure 
Writer: John Davis 
Author: John Nickle 
Buyer: Universal/Playtone Co. 
Producer: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman 
Logline: After soaking an ant farm with a water gun, a little boy is shrunken to the size of an ant and must do hard labor in the ant colony. There he learns the benefits of teamwork as he tries to return to normal size. 
Side Note: Picture book published in 1999 by Scholastic. Tom Hanks' company Playtone will produce this CGI animated feature for Universal. John Davis has been hired to adapt the book into a movie. David directed and co-wrote "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius." 



Brothel 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Anne Cherkis 
Author: Alexa Albert 
Buyer: Camelot Pics. 
Producer: Dan Halsted, Gary Gilbert 
Logline: True story of a medical student who did a public health study at a brothel in Reno, Nevada and ended up living there on and off over a period of six years. The film centers on the world of legalized prostitution in Nevada.
Side Note: To be adapted from Alexa Albert's nonfiction book titled, "Brothel: Mustang Ranch and Its Women." Dan Halsted and Gary Gilbert will produce via their Camelot Pictures.



Heart Of Summer 
Genre: Drama 
Writer:Sam Shriver 
Buyer: New Line/Chickflicks 
Producer: Sara Risher 
Logline: Set in New York and centers on a talented teenage girl who spends a summer at a music school. There she learns to believe in herself and her dreams. 
Side Note: This is based on an idea by Mitch Rotter. Jim Fall will direct the pic this summer. 



Daddy Day Care 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Geoff Rodkey 
Buyer: Revolution Studios 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six 
Producer: John Davis, Wyck Godfrey, Matt Berenson 
Logline: A father looses his job and decides to open a day care center with some of his friends.
Side Note: Revolution picked up script in turnaround from 20th Century Fox. Eddie Murphy will star. John Davis will produce with Davis Entertainment's president Wyck Godfrey and Matt Berenson.



Enemy Women 
Genre: Historical drama/Romance 
Author: Paulette Jiles 
Buyer: Fox 2000 
Producer: Ed Saxon, Peter Saraf 
Logline: Missouri woman escapes from a Federal jail during the Civil War, and journeys across the war torn land to find her family. 
Side Note: To be based on Jiles' novel. Ed Saxon and Peter Saraf will produce.



Love Me Weird 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: David Fickas 
Buyer: Matador Pics./Magic Hour Pics. 
Producer: Liam Badger 
Logline: Set in New York, story is about a group of actors who base a bizarre stage show on the real-life exploits of an incarcerated serial killer but end up encountering disastrous results. 
Side Note: David Fickas will write and direct. Film is based on an original screenplay by Andy Smith.



The Secret Life Of Daltry Calhoun 
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Writer: Katrina Holden Bronson 
Buyer: Catch 23 Ent. 
Producer: David Flynn, Keith Redmon 
Logline: Story about the relationship between a delinquent dad and his adolescent southern daughter. She watches her father try to make things right in his life. 
Side Note: Sean Penn is attached to star. Bronson will direct. Catch 23 managers Keith Redmon and David Flynn will produce the project. 



Deadly Deception 
Genre: Thriller
Author: Jack Engelhard 
Buyer: Fast Carrier Pictures 
Producer: Steven Jay Rubin 
Logline: Set in the world of high stakes casino crapshooters, an Atlantic City high roller runs into an unscrupulous casino pit boss during a weekend of gambling.
Side Note: Fast Carrier Pics. (owned by Steven Jay Rubin) has a first-look deal with Showtime. 



Hi Dharma 
Genre: Drama/Comedy 
Writer: Will Geiger 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: Mike Macari 
Logline: Five gangsters hide out in a Buddhist monastery. 
Side Note: Remake of a Korean gangster film. 



Untitled McGowan Project 
Genre: Comedy/Family 
Writer: Heather McGowan 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Logline: Sophisticated family comedy set in New York. 
Side Note: Gary Winick is attached to direct. 


Rads 
Writer: John Lee Hancock 
Author: Tom Bates 
Buyer: John Lee Hancock, Mark Johnson 
Producer: Mark Johnson 
Logline: While at the University of Wisconsin in the 1960's, an unlucky domestic terrorist Carl Armstrong ends up on the FBI's Most Wanted List after he and a few of his fellow students blow up a campus army building killing a young researcher.
Side Note: To be adapted from Tom Bates book. Hancock to direct. Mark Johnson to produce. Hancock and Johnson optioned the book and hope to get it set up at a studio quickly.



Razors 
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller 
Writer: Robert Franke 
Buyer: Universal 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/high-six 
Producer: Stephen Sommers, Bob Ducsay 
Logline: The script was pitched as the "DIRTY DOZEN in outer space." Set in the far off future, it follows man's expansion as an empire builder. 
Side Note: Stephen Sommers and Bob Ducsay will produce.



The Warriors 
Genre: Action 
Writer: John Glenn, Travis Wright 
Buyer: Paramount/MTV Films 
Logline: Small group of gang members are falsely accused of murdering a peace seeking gang leader. They are chased through NY streets by revenge seeking rival gangs. 
Side Note: Story is a remake. MTV Films to produce.



Untitled Frazier Novel 
Genre: Drama/True
Author: Charles Frazier 
Buyer: Paramount/Scott Rudin Prods. 
Purchase Price: $3 mil. 
Producer: Scott Rudin 
Logline: A one hundred year old Will Thomas, who spoke only in Cherokee, was discovered in an insane asylum at the turn of the century. In 1818, when Thomas was 13, he was sent out West to live with distant relatives, and was adopted by a Cherokee chief. He later became a frontier lawyer for Cherokee interests and, upon the chief's death, became the only white Cherokee chief. 
Side Note: Book was sold on the basis of a one page proposal. Random House paid more than $8 mil. for the publishing rights. 



How To Lose Friends And Alienate People 
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Writer: Toby Young 
Author: Toby Young 
Buyer: FilmFour 
Logline: Film will be based on the author's humorous experience as a Vanity Fair contributing editor in 1995. He was fired after two years after a series of office hijinks such as hiring a stripper to come to the magazine's office on "Bring Your Daughter To Work Day." 
Side Note: Young to adapt from his own novel. To be released in the US in early July 2002.



Richman Untitled Project 
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Writer: Jason Richman 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics./Jerry Bruckheimer Films 
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer 
Logline: Story will focus on a secret service agent. 



The Wraith 
Genre: Psychological suspense 
Writer: Graham Joyce 
Author: Graham Joyce 
Buyer: Radar Pictures 
Producer: Tom Engelman, Scott Kroopf 
Logline: A boy, who has just lost his first tooth, discovers that the tooth fairy isn't as sweet as he had heard. His tooth fairy turns out to be a horrible creature who torments him as he battles his way through a supernaturally charged youth. 
Side Note: Joyce to adapt his own novel "The Tooth Fairy." 



Basket Case
Genre: Crime/Thriller
Writer: Michael Tolkin 
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Buyer: Fox 2000
Purchase Price: Seven-figures 
Producer: Laurence Mark 
Logline: Investigative reporter demoted to the obituary column at a Florida newspaper, uncovers a suspicious death of a rock star. 
Side Note: Laurence Mark will produce this adaptation of Carl Hiaasen's latest novel.



Girls Just Want To Be Mean 
Genre: Comedy 
Author: Margaret Talbot 
Writer: Tina Fey 
Buyer: Paramount 
Purchase Price: Six-figures 
Producer: Lorne Michaels 
Logline: Centers on the phenomenon of girl-to-girl cruelty in the forms of malicious gossip and horrible e-mails. 
Side Note: Fey will adapt from Margaret Talbot's Feb. 24 New York Times Magazine article, "Girls Just Want to Be Mean." Lorne Michaels to produce via his Paramount Pictures-based SNL Studios.



Paparazzi 
Genre: Thriller/Action 
Writer: Forest Smith 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox
Producer: Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey 
Logline: Movie star seeks his revenge on a reckless celebrity photographer who nearly got him killed. 
Side Note: Icon Prods' Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey will produce. Shooting will begin in May. Kurt Russell is in negotiations to star. TV director Paul Abascal will direct. 



Spiderman 2 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, Ian Bryce 
Logline: Sequel to this summer's release of "Spiderman." 
Side Note: Tobey Maguire and Kirstin Dunst to star in. Sam Raimi to direct. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad and Ian Bryce to produce.



Alms To Men 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Richard Price 
Author: Richard Price 
Buyer: Paramount
Purchase Price: $2 million
Producer: Scott Rudin 
Logline: A successful TV writer returns to his hometown and decides to spread his wealth to some of the people that he grew up with, but he creates more chaos than kindness.
Side Note: Scott Rudin will produce this adaptation of Price's upcoming novel.



The Discreet Charm Of Charlie Monk 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Peter Buchman 
Author: David Ambrose 
Buyer: DreamWorks/APG
Logline: Government spy becomes an unwitting subject of a virtual reality experiment that begins to reveal the truth about his own identity. 
Side Note: Based on the book by best-selling author David Ambrose. No screenwriter is attached. Peter Buchman has come aboard to write the screenplay. APG will produce for DreamWorks. 



The Guys 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Anne Nelson 
Buyer: ContentFilm 
Producer: Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente 
Logline: Story is about a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and the editor who helps him put together the eulogies he must deliver. 
Side Note: Based on the one-act play by Anne Nelson that was commissioned and mounted by lower Manhattan's Flea Theater as a response to the Sept. 11 attacks. Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia will star. Flea Theater artistic director Jim Simpson will direct. Open City Films' Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente will produce. Edward R. Pressman and John Schmidt will Executive Produce.



Stander 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Ken Friedman, Bima Staggs 
Buyer: Seven Arts Films 
Producer: Peter Hoffman 
Logline: Set in the early 1980's, a white police officer (Andres Stander) in 
Johannesburg suffers a crisis of conscience due to his involvement in apartheid and 
becomes a notorious bank robber on the run. Then from 1983 to 1984, the "Stander gang" 
(Stander, Alan Heyl & Patrick McCall) rob as many as four banks a day. Stander and 
McCall are eventually shot dead and Heyl is arrested and sent to prison until the mid 90's.
Side Note: Thomas Jane will star. Bronwen Highes will direct. Shooting will begin in late June in South Africa. 



Untitled Tony Gilroy Project 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Tony Gilroy 
Buyer: Universal 
Price: Seven-figures 
Producer: Laura Bickford 
Logline: A drama set against the world of corporate espionage.
Side Note: Tony Gilroy will write this project for Stephen Soderbergh to direct. Laura Bickford to produce.




 

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