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January 2003 Script Sales

 

Hot Wheels Project 
Genre: Action
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: John Baldecchi, Jason Hoffs 
Logline: Based on Mattel Inc.'s Hot Wheels.
Side Note: No script yet. Studio is currently out to screenwriters. McG will direct. John Baldecchi and Jason Hoffs will produce. Stephanie Savage will executive produce.



Walk Like A Dragon 
Genre: Action/Drama
Writer: Tom Epperson 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Sean Daniel, Jim Jacks 
Logline: An Asian official is terrorized by Golden Triangle crime lords who threaten to turn his San Francisco-based daughter into a drug addict. The daughter and her boyfriend flee to Arizona.
Side Note: Chow Yun Fat has signed on to star. Alphaville will produce for Paramount.



I Don't Know How She Does It 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Kevin Wade 
Buyer: Miramax 
Logline: A successful investment banker who struggles to balance her high-powered career with an equally demanding role as a mom.
Side Note: This is an adaptation of Allison Pearson's best-selling debut novel. 



The Man From Nantucket 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender 
Buyer: Dimension Films 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures
Producer: Todd Phillips
Logline: No details. 
Side Note: Part of a three pic deal that Dimension signed with the writing team. Each deal will be for mid-six figures. Todd Phillips will direct and produce all three. 



Retribution 
Genre: Thriller
Author: Jillianne P. Hoffman 
Buyer: Warner Bros./John Wells Prods. 
Purchase Price: High-six figures
Producer: John Wells 
Logline: Story is about a female state attorney working on a case involving a sexual predator connected to a ferocious attack she suffered as a law student a decade earlier.
Side Note: To be adapted from a first novel by former Florida Assistant State Attorney Jillianne P. Hoffman. Book was purchased in a preemptive bid. John Wells will produce. Putnam will publish the book early in 2004. 



The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 
Genre: Teen drama
Writer: Delia Ephron 
Author: Ann Brasheres 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Purchase Price: High-six figures
Producer: Denise Di Novi, Debra Martin Chase 
Logline: Four teenage best friends share a magical pair of jeans that unites them when they are forced to separate for the first time. 
Side Note: To be adapted from Ann Brashares best-selling novel. Ken Kwapis will direct. Debra Martin Chase and Denise Di Novi will produce. The book was purchased in October 2001. 



Stories I Couldn't Tell While I Was A Pastor 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Jim McGrath 
Author: Bruce McIver 
Buyer: Chickflicks 
Producer: Sara Risher, Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves 
Logline: A young clergyman, who's a widower and the father of a young daughter, is assigned to the parish of a conservative Baptist church in Dallas. 
Side Note: To be adapted from Bruce McIver's autobiography. Book was brought in by "Frasier" co-stars Peri Gilpin and Jane Leeves who will produce through their Bristol Cities banner.



13 Going On 30 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Rita Hsiao, Niels Mueller 
Buyer: Revolution Studios 
Producer: Donna Roth, Susan Arnold, Gina Matthews 
Logline: Five days before her 13th birthday, a girl is tricked and locked in a closet, where she makes a wish to be popular. She emerges in the full-grown form of a popular and successful ad agency executive who is five days shy of her 30th birthday, having skipped seventeen awkward years. She also realizes she's in love with the nerdy kid next-door, who is now full grown too.
Side Note: Rewrite of script by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Gary Winick to direct. Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner to star in. Susan Arnold, Donna Arkoff Roth and Gina Matthews will produce. Originally set up in June 2000. Shooting will begin in Los Angeles in April.



Bite 
Genre: Action/Thriller
Writer: Pat Kelly 
Buyer: Regency Enterprises 
Producer: David Hoberman 
Logline: Centers on a crime lord and his young protégé, who has his own secret agenda.
Side Note: Thomas Carter will direct. David Hoberman will produce. Scheduled for a late spring start.



Edge Of Darkness 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Andrew Bovell 
Buyer: Catch 23 Entertainment 
Producer: Michael Wearing 
Logline: After witnessing the murder of his daughter, an obsessed cop and widower try to catch those responsible.
Side Note: To be based on the BBC miniseries written by Troy Kennedy Martin. Martin Campbell to direct. Michael Wearing to produce. Dan Rissner to executive produce. Originally set up in January 2002. 



Flicker 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Jim Uhls 
Author: Dr. Theodore Roszak 
Buyer: Regency Ent. 
Producer: Eric Watson, Darren Aronofsky 
Logline: Los Angeles film student becomes obsessed with the work of a hack filmmaker, and determines that B movies are part of a plot to destroy life on Earth.
Side Note: To be adapted from Dr. Theodore Roszak's book. This film is the first for Regency's first-look deal with Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures. Aronofsky will direct. Eric Watson will produce.



The Informer 
Genre: Political thriller
Writer: David Marconi 
Buyer: Emmett/Furla Films 
Producer: Randall Emmett, George Furla 
Logline: Set in the high-fashion world of Milan, Italy, an ex-model who witnesses the death of her best friend, is recruited by an FBI agent to seduce and bring down an international arms dealer. The three find themselves in a high-stakes love triangle.
Side Note: Marconi will direct. Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce. M. Dal Walton III will Co-Executive Produce.



Killer Gorgeous 
Genre: Thriller
Author: Jane Holleman 
Buyer: Just Singer Entertainment 
Producer: Sheri Singer 
Logline: A socialite trapped in an abusive marriage hires a hit man to kill her husband.
Side Note: Both film and TV rights were purchased. Book was published by Simon & Shuster pocketbooks division. No screenwriter is mentioned.



M'Lady 
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Writer: Camille Tucker
Buyer: Fine Line Features 
Logline: Modern day retelling of My Fair Lady. Black professor from Stanford U. remakes a "home girl" from the streets of East Palo Alto. The makeover is part of his project to become a dean at the school.
Side Note: Eriq La Salle will direct. His company, Humble Journey Films will produce for Fine Line Features. 



The Watch 
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Writer: Dan Zelman, John Claflin 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: John Goldstone, Vernah Harrah 
Logline: Set during WWII, a group of soldiers set out to blow up a very important bridge in order to end the war. But they soon realize they are not only fighting the Germans, but also an evil spirit whose mission is for the war to never end.
Side Note: Jonathan Liebesman will direct. Verna Harrah will produce. John Goldstone will Executive Produce. Originally set up in May 2001.



All The World's A Stage 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Michelle Lichter 
Buyer: Saturn Films/Aurora Prods. 
Producer: Norm Golightly, William Stuart 
Logline: Set in 1952, a wrestling promoter travels the circuit and tries to juggle the responsibilities of both his performers and his young niece and nephew.
Side Note: Spec script. Florian Gallenberger is attached to direct. Aurora president William Stuart and Saturn's Norm Golightly will produce.



Bye Bye Birdie 
Genre: Musical
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher 
Logline: Drafted rock n' roll idol Conrad Birdie launches a kissing contest on the the Ed Sullivan show in order to find a fan to receive his "one last kiss" before going into the service.
Side Note: Columbia holds the film rights to the musical and produced the first "Birdie" in 1963. No writer is attached yet.



Ted 
Genre: Children
Writer: Rob Moreland 
Buyer: Vanguard Films 
Producer: John Williams 
Logline: An imaginary friend who is mischievous is invented by a child who is living in a world where he is being pressured to conform.
Side Note: To be based on the book by Tony DiTerlizzi. Live action plus CGI animation. John H. Williams to produce. "Ted" is published by Simon & Schuster.



Two Past Midnight: Secret Window, Secret Garden 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: David Koepp 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Gavin Polone, David Koepp 
Logline: A recently divorced writer, living alone at a lake house, is interrupted by a psychotic who accuses him of having stolen his best idea for a story.
Side Note: David Koepp will direct his adaptation of Stephen King's novella. Pariah Prods. will produce for Columbia. Johnny Depp will star.



Ashland 
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Writer: Ron Brinkerhoff 
Buyer: Touchstone 
Producer: Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson, Brad Silberling 
Logline: Faith-based supernatural thriller with police procedural elements.
Side Note: Brad Silberling will direct. Firm Films will produce for Touchstone.



Date School 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Abby Cohn, Mark Silverstein 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Producer: Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld, Beau Flynn 
Logline: The head of a Learning Annex type dating school falls for a skeptical student.
Side Note: Tim Story to possibly direct. Red Hour Films and Firm Films will produce. Production will start in the spring.



The Lords Of Dogtown
Genre: Drama
Writer: Roger Avery 
Buyer: Sony 
Producer: John Linson, Sean Chaffin 
Logline: Set in Venice Califonia, movie explores the culture of skateboarding and its evolution in the 1970's.
Side Note: Rewrite of script by Stacy Peralta, which was based on a Spin magazine article. David Fincher to direct. Indelible Picture's John Linson and Cean Chaffin will produce. Senator International's Joe Drake and Indelible Pictures Art Linson and David Fincher will executive produce. Originally set up at New Line.



On A Pale Horse 
Genre: Fantasy
Writer: Paul Guay 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Purchase Price: Mid-against high-six figures 
Producer: Jamie King, Spike Seldin 
Logline: An insurance agent so distraught with his life that he plans a suicide. When the Grim Reaper makes a premature appearance to claim his body, the man gets spooked and fatally shoots the angel of death. He is then drafted into becoming his replacement.
Side Note: To be adapted from the novel of the same name by Piers Anthony. The book is the first in a series of seven fantasy novels. Top Cow Productions' Spike Seldin to produce. Jamie Foxx and Top Cow's CEO Marc Silvestri will executive produce. Foxx to also star in. Subsequent novels in the series deal with characters like Father Time and Mother Nature, and the hope is to establish a franchise that branches off to include those mythic characters.



Ultraviolet 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Jeffrey Lewis 
Buyer: Focus Features 
Logline: Set in the competitive and back-stabbing art world in New York City.
Side Note: Based on an idea by Robert Altman. Altman will develop this project and direct.



The Forgotten Games 
Genre: Drama
Writer: David Ondaatje 
Buyer: Spice Factory 
Logline: Story of the British ice hockey team's controversial participation in the 1936 Winter Olympics, hosted by Nazi Germany.
Side Note: Based on a true story. David Ondaatje wrote the script and will direct. Production will begin at the end of the year in Canada, England and Germany. Michael Cowan and Jason Piette will produce.



The Party 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Jim Herzfeld 
Buyer: MGM/DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: Seven-figures
Producer: Darren Star, Priscilla Presley, Jay Roach, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald 
Logline: A very clumsy guy is mistakenly invited to an A-list Hollywood party, and becomes a true party crasher as he makes a path of destruction everywhere he turns.
Side Note: Remake of the 1968 film. Jay Roach will direct. Jay Roach, Darren Star, Priscilla Presley, Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will produce. Originally set up in October 2002.



Streets of San Francisco 
Genre: Drama/Action
Writer: Robert Eisele 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Jordan Kerner 
Logline: Two cops, one a veteran and the other a young rookie, take on the Russian mob in San Francisco.
Side Note: To be based on the classic 1970s television series "The Streets of San Francisco." Jordan Kerner will produce via his Kerner Entertainment. Paul Neesan will Executive Produce.



Walking Tall 
Genre: Action/Drama
Writer: David Klass 
Buyer: MGM/Hyde Park Ent. 
Producer: Ashok Amritraj, David Hoberman, Keith Samples, Lucas Foster, Jim Burke 
Logline: When a man returns home to his small town after serving in the military, he finds that his once innocent town is now riddled with drugs, violence and general dangers, so he decides to help out and remove this corruption with a well-swung two-by-four as his aide.
Side Note: Remake. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to star. Ashok Amritraj, David Hoberman, Lucas Foster, Keith Samples and Jim Burke will produce. Originally set up in February 2002.



Metroid 
Genre: Action/Sci-fi
Buyer: Zide/Perry Ent.
Producer: Craig Perry, Warren Zide 
Logline: Female bounty hunter is commissioned by the Galactic Federation to stop a new airborne life form, the Metroid, which is able to engulf other living beings, feed on their energy, and multiply in great numbers.
Side Note: To be adapted from the popular video game franchise. Warren Zide and Craig Perry will produce. Project is currently out to writers and directors.



The Rucker 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Malcolm Lee 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Kevin Misher 
Logline: Set in Harlem, story centers on two basketball players who are great friends but end up competing against one another not only for a very important tournament, but also for the attention of the NBA.
Side Note: Malcolm Lee will rewrite the Mike Elliot draft of the script. Lee will also direct. Project is on the fast track to production.



Running Scared 
Genre: Drama/Action
Writer: Wayne Kramer 
Buyer: Pierce-Williams 
Producer: Michael Pierce 
Logline: Father and son story that takes place over one night. Story will center on the chain reaction of events that occurs after two 10-year-old boys come across a dirty mob gun only to be chased by a low-level mob man who is trying to retrieve it.
Side Note: Wayne Kramer will direct from his own script. He is managed by Mark Williams from Zero Gravity which is owned by Pierce/Williams management.



Untitled Pixar Project 
Genre: Animation
Writer: Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg 
Buyer: Pixar Animation Studios 
Logline: Adventures of a rodent in a high scale restaurant.
Side Note: Animation. Developing script and film for potential 2006 release. 



The Big Blow 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Millard Kaufman 
Buyer: Scott Free Prod. 
Producer: Giannina Facio, Neal Edelstein 
Logline: Centers on a prize fight between a young Jack Johnson (who would later become the first black heavyweight champ) and Jack McBryde, a ringer from Chicago brought in by the Galveston Sports Club to bring a white champ back to Texas. The fight was interrupted by a hurricane that went down as the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.
Side Note: Jake Scott is attached to direct. Scott Free is owned by Ridley and Tony Scott. The company has a first-look deal at Fox.



Eulogy 
Genre: Dark Comedy
Writer: Michael Clancy 
Buyer: Artisan 
Producer: Kirk D'Amico, Steven Haft, Richard Lewis 
Logline: A funeral of a family patriarch brings three generations of a family together. During the funeral, many family secrets and hidden relationships are revealed.
Side Note: Clancy will make his directorial debut on this film. Haft Entertainment's Steven Haft, Myriad Pictures' Kirk D'Amico and Ovation Entertainment's Richard Lewis will produce. Winona Ryder, Ray Romano, Debra Winger, Hank Azaria, Monica Potter and Rip Torn will star in.

 

Extractors 
Genre: Action
Writer: Larry Golin 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: David Hoberman, Ashok Amritraj 
Logline: A group of ex cons who get paid to break people out of prison are hired to extract a terrorist from a Siberian prison but end up double-crossed and sent to work for the CIA in order to catch a terrorist in Cuba.
Side Note: Based on a original script by James DeMonaco and Kevin Fox. Another writer will probably come in to do an additional polish before production starts. Hyde Park Entertainment' Ashok Amritaj will produce. John Stockwell to possibly direct. This project was originally set up in April 2001 as a pitch.



Can You Keep A Secret? 
Genre: Romantic comedy
Author: Sophie Kinsella 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Lynda Obst, Kate Hudson 
Logline: Junior marketing exec on a plane to Glasgow that hits turbulence, blurts out personal secrets to her seatmate. She soon discovers that the seatmate is the man that runs her company.
Side Note: To be adapted from Kinsella's novel. Kate Hudson to star.



Memoir From An Antproof Case 
Genre: Drama
Author: Mark Helprin 
Buyer: Trigger Street Prods./Solaris 
Producer: Kevin Spacey, Bernie Morris 
Logline: An elderly American man writes his memoirs in a garden in Brazil, then keeps them safe in a insect-proof case. The man is writing his experiences as a WWII hero who was shot down and imprisoned in Nazi camps.
Side Note: Trigger Street Prods. is partnering for the first time with Greg and Gavin O'Connor's Solaris to option this novel.



Overtime 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Sheldon Turner 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Purchase Price: $350k/$600k
Producer: Jason Goldberg 
Logline: Set in the world of pro football, an elder quarterback must suddenly compete for his starting position against the bitter and resentful son that he deserted long ago. While the father tries to bond with the son, the son is set on seeking revenge against the man whose absence caused him and his mother so much grief.
Side Note: Warner Bros. beat out Fox and New Line over two days of bidding. Ashton Kutcher is set to star. Shawn Levy will direct. Tapestry Films is negotiating to produce. Shawn Levy and Ashton Kutcher will executive produce.



42.4 Percent 
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writer: Kriss Turner 
Buyer: Focus Features 
Producer: Stephanie Allain 
Logline: A professional black woman surprises herself by falling in love with a sexy, white landscaper.
Side Note: Stephanie Allain's Homegrown Films will produce for Focus. The deal is a progress-to-production pact which means that if the project doesn't go before the cameras within six months, the rights revert back to the writer.



Goodbye To Romance
Genre: Drama
Writer: David Benioff 
Author: David Benioff 
Buyer: Dimension Films 
Producer: Todd Phillips 
Logline: Centers on the trade of Russian mail-order brides with single American men.
Side Note: To be based on an Article by Benioff that appeared in Arena Magazine. Todd Phillips will produce. David Benioff, Ben Silverman and Tom Lassally will executive produce.



The Next Soldier 
Genre: Action
Writer: Jared Butler, Lars Norberg 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Jon Jashni, Ashok Amritraj, Lorenzo di Bonaventura 
Logline: Four young test pilots enter into a high-tech battle with a renegade military machine gone wrong which is capable of mass destruction. The pilots are outfitted with special robotic suits that improve their chances against a machine that threatens to destroy the world.
Side Note: Lorenzo di Bonaventura is teaming up with Hyde Park's Ashok Amritraj and Jon Jashni to bring this project to the screen.



The Seven Samurai 
Genre: Action/Drama
Writer: Scott Marshall Smith 
Buyer: Miramax 
Logline: A poor village besieged by bandits recruits seven samurai to help them defend themselves.
Side Note: Remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic 1954 picture "The Seven Samurai." This will be a new, contemporary version.



Tommy's Tale 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Alan Cumming 
Buyer: Bar Code Prods. 
Producer: Alan Cumming, Aimee Shieh, Lisa Raden 
Logline: Hedonistic Londoner rethinks his life as he faces 30.
Side Note: Alan Cumming will adapt his own novel and produce along with Bar Code founders Aimee Shieh and Lisa Raden. 



Pay The Girl 
Genre: True Story
Writer: Lisa Schrager 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Steve Golin, Larry Kennar 
Logline: Story of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, who ran a call girl service in the 1990's that catered to the richest men in the world. She eventually ended up in federal prison for three years.
Side Note: Nicole Kidman might star. Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Larry Kennar will produce.



Wish You Were Here 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Christian Gudegast, Paul Scheuring 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Producer: Anthony Rhulen, A.J. Dix, Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Josh Hartnett, Paul Scheuring, Christian Gudegast 
Logline: Four college buddies make an unlucky attempt to smuggle their friend's royal fortune out of Morocco after his family is assassinated in a palace coup d'état.
Side Note: Josh Hartnett will star. Project is out to directors. Script was picked up from FilmEngine. 



Cheaper By The Dozen 
Genre: Family Comedy
Writer: Sam Harper 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Logline: Efficiency expert dad raises his twelve kids with the same systems he uses to run his corporations. His wife both creates more problems for him but also solves them.
Side Note: Remake of the 1950 film, which was based on the popular children's book by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Steve Martin will star. Shawn Levy will direct.



Color Of Justice 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Gary Hardwick 
Author: Gary Hardwick 
Buyer: Focus Features 
Producer: Matt Wall 
Logline: Story of a cop who becomes a lightning rod in a case where race is a key factor in uncovering the truth.
Side Note: To be adapted from his novel which was published by HarperCollins in 2001. Hardwick will also direct.



Killing Pablo 
Genre: True Story
Buyer: Paramount/Dreamworks 
Producer: Mark Gordon, Bob Yari, Jason Zelin 
Logline: Revolves around Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Side Note: Based on Mark Bowden's book "Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw." Carnahan will also direct. Mark Gill's Stratus Films, Gregory Nava's El Norte Productions and Antonio Banderas' Green Moon Productions will produce. Mark Gordon, Bob Yari and Jason Zelin will also produce. Mark Gill and Gregory Nava will Executive Produce. Diane Sillan Isaacs and Lourdes Diaz will co-executive produce.



Whitebread 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Gary Hardwick 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: John Herzfeld, Eric Handler, Damon Lee, Michael Jenkinson 
Logline: A wealthy white teen is forced to join his grandfather's blue blood fraternity, only to discover that the frat is now all black.
Side Note: Rewrite of script by Peter Cohen. Picked up in turnaround from Disney. Hardwick will also direct. John Herzfeld, Eric Handler, Damon Lee and Michael Jenkins to produce. Originally set up in August 2001. It went for low-six figures/mid-six. 



Centerfold 
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writer: Laurice Elehwany, Rick Copp, Garrick Dion 
Buyer: Mandalay/MGM 
Producer: Peter Guber 
Logline: A college senior submits his girlfriend's photo to a calendar contest. The plan goes out of control when a national men's magazine sees the picture and offers the girlfriend a life of wealth and fame as a centerfold pinup. The boyfriend tries to crash the magazine's mansion estate and stop her.
Side Note: Joel Zwick is set to direct. Milestone Films' Reagan Silber, Johnny McMahon, Tim Wesley and Mark Murphy will Executive Produce. Mandalay's Peter Guber is also producing. Originally picked up by Mandalay in August 2002.



Ocean's 12 
Genre: Action/Suspense
Writer: George Nolfi 
Buyer: Warner Bros./Village Roadshow 
Producer: Jerry Weintraub 
Logline: A group of people pull off a heist.
Side Note: Sequel to "Ocean's 11." To be based on Nolfi's script "Honor Among Thieves," which the studio purchased two years ago. Steven Soderbergh to direct. George Clooney will star in again. They are hoping to sign most of the first films stars as well. A holiday 2004 release date is what they are shooting for. Jerry Weintraub will produce.



Gothika 
Genre: Horror
Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis 
Logline: A criminal psychologist wakes to find herself a patient in the institution she works for, with no memory of a murder she's accused of committing. As she tries to regain her memory, she becomes the pawn of a vengeful spirit.
Side Note: Joel Silver's Dark Castle will produce along with Robert Zemeckis. Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz are set to star. No director is attached as yet.



The Madman of Alcatraz 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Ned Zeman 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Brad Grey, Brad Pitt 
Logline: A psychiatrist treats Robert Stroud, Alcatraz's notorious Birdman, during the two years with him on the island.
Side Note: Based on the true story. Brad Pitt & partner Brad Grey will produce along with Tom Lassally's Giant Robot Entertainment and Chris Viscardi. Pitt may also star in.



Phantom Of The Opera 
Genre: Musical
Writer: Andrew Lloyd Webber 
Buyer: Really Useful Group 
Producer: Andrew Lloyd Webber 
Logline: A disfigured composer who lives in the catacombs under of the Paris Opera House, kidnaps a young singer in order to make her his protege.
Side Note: After 15 years since selling the films rights to his musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's company Really Useful Group has bought them back from Warner Bros. and will make the movie independently. He would like Joel Schumacher to direct a script which they worked on years before.



A Conversation With the Mann 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: John Ridley 
Author: John Ridley 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: Robert Teitel, John Ridley 
Logline: Set during the 50's and early 60's, a black standup comic dreams of appearing on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Side Note: To be adapted from John Ridley's novel by the same name. George Tillman Jr. will direct. John Ridley and Robert Teitel will produce.



Me Again 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Mark Bomback 
Buyer: Intermedia 
Producer: Beryl Vertue, Arnold Rifkin, Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, David Willis 
Logline: A man wakes up in a hotel room with no memory and discovers a dead body in the room. He must try to figure out if he's a hitman or the undercover cop assigned to take down the assassin.
Side Note: Rewrite of script by Steven Moffat. Bruce Willis to star in. Dean Parisot will direct. This will be a Cheyenne Enterprises and Hartswood Films co-production. Arnold Rifkin, Bruce Willis, and David Willis to produce. Intermedia's Moritz Borman and BBC's David Thompson will executive produce.



RX 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Daniel Therriault 
Buyer: BBC Films 
Producer: Laura Bickford 
Logline: Centers on the conflicts within the multibillion-dollar legal pharmaceuticals trade business. 
Side Note: Story will be told in a multi-character POV just like in producer Bickford's "Traffic." Laura Bickford will produce. Joe Stephens, a journalist who covers pharmaceutical stories at the Washington Post, has been hired as a consultant to the project. No talent is attached as yet.



Totem 
Genre: Psychological horror
Writer: Todd Farmer 
Buyer: Revolution Studios 
Producer: William Sherak, Jason Shuman, John Hegeman, Louis Arkoff 
Logline: Small town farmer and family encounter a scarecrow that scares more than just crows.
Side Note: Patrick Lussier will direct for Blue Star Pictures and Revolution Studios. Based on an idea by William Sherak, Jason Shuman and John Hegeman.



Untitled Stanton Project
Genre: War Drama
Author: Doug Stanton 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Purchase Price: high-six figures
Producer: Mace Neufeld, James Cromwell 
Logline: Centers on the war in Afghanistan, more specifically the battle for control of the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif and the uprising at Qala-i-Jhangi Prison.
Side Note: Book proposal by journalist Doug Stanton. Mace Neufeld will produce. This book will serve as a background for a project Neufeld is developing with actor James Cromwell on the conquest of the Afghan city by Northern Alliance forces, led by 12 U.S. Special Ops soldiers. Cromwell is expected to Executive Produce. Phillip Noyce is in talks to direct. No screenwriter is attached as yet.

 

An Unfinished Life 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Mark Spragg, Virginia Spragg 
Buyer: Miramax/Revolution Studios 
Producer: Alan Ladd Jr., Kellianne Ladd, Leslie Holleran 
Logline: A young woman, who is down on her luck and desperate to care for her twelve-year old daughter, moves in with her estranged father-in-law. Over time, they learn to forgive each other and heal old wounds. 
Side Note: Revolution and Miramax are teaming up to bring this project to the screen. It has been in development for some time at Miramax. Harvey Weinstein and Joe Roth will executive produce. Lasse Hallstrom will direct. Jennifer Lopez to star in.



Mr. 3000 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Eric Champnella, Keith Mitchell 
Buyer: Touchstone/Spyglass Ent. 
Producer: Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Maggie Wilde 
Logline: A retired baseball player for the Detroit Tigers returns to the game when three of his past base hits are disallowed, dropping him below the 3,000-hit plateau. 
Side Note: Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Maggie Wilde will produce. Bernie Mac will star.



Open Season 
Genre: Animation
Writer: Steve Moore, John Carls 
Buyer: Sony Pictures Animation 
Producer: John Carls 
Logline: A humorous look at what happens in the wild when the tables are turned and the hunters become the hunted.
Side Note: Treatment was written by cartoonist Steve Moore and producer John Carls. They will work closely with Sony's Penney Finkelman Cox, Sandra Rabins and Nate Hopper to develop. The film will be computer-animated. 



Anaconda 2 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: John Claflin, Dan Zelman 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Screen Gems 
Producer: Verna Harrah 
Logline: Sequel to the very popular "Anaconda," which starred Jennifer Lopez where a giant snake terrorizes the rain forest.
Side Note: Rewrite of a draft by Ed Neumeier and Mike Miner. Verna Harrah to produce. Dwight Little is in negotiations to direct.



Trap For Cinderella 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Sebastien Japrisot (author)
Buyer: Odd Lot Entertainment 
Producer: Deborah Del Prete, Gigi Pritzker, Patrick Aluise 
Logline: Two women are trapped in a beach house fire. One of the women dies, the other is terribly burned and left with amnesia. She undergoes plastic surgery to save her beauty, but she doesn't know if she was the killer or the victim.
Side Note: To be based on an adaptation of the 1964 novel written by French author Jean-Baptiste Rossi under his pseudonym Sebastien Japrisot. Odd Lot's Gigi Pritzker, Deborah Del Prete and Patrick Aluise will produce. Iain Softley will direct and produce as well. Dixie Linder will Executive Produce.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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