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July 2003 Script Sales

 

Get Smart 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Andrew Lazar, 
Logline: Big screen version based on the TV show that ran from 1965-1970.
Side Note: Andrew Lazar will produce for Warner Bros. Will Farrell has been hired to play agent Maxwell Smart and the project is once again out to writers.


Imaginary Heroes 
Writer: Dan Harris 
Producer: Art Linson, Gina Resnick, Denise Shaw 
Logline: tells the story of a four-member family and how they deal with the suicide of the eldest son, an accomplished swimmer idolized by the community and his parents as being the "perfect boy" (Pardue). 
Side Note: To star Sigourney Weaver, Emile Hirsch, Jeff Daniels and Kip Pardue. Dan Harris will write and direct. 


The Sentinel 
Writer: Scott Rosenberg 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Kevin Misher 
Logline: The original version was about a fashion model who moves into a Brooklyn brownstone only to discover it's the site of a gate to hell.
Side Note: Assignment for Scott Rosenberg. Not a remake of the 1977 flick but more of a retelling of it.


Stranger on the Shore 
Writer: Scott Johnson 
Buyer: Intermedia/Spitfire Pics. 
Producer: Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Mark Johnson 
Logline: A judge travels to his hometown to confront the ghosts of his past and revisits a murder committed there 25 years ago.
Side Note: Spitfire Pics and Grand Via will produce for Intermedia.


Bride and Joy: Guiding Mom Down the Aisle 
Writer: Emily Baer 
Author: Francesca Segre 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics.
Producer: Jay Cohen, Emily Cummins 
Logline: A newly engaged couple from different backgrounds trys to plan and execute a New Year's Eve wedding. As their plans become increasingly difficult to realize, they begin to doubt whether they belong together.
Side Note: Article will be based on a Washington Post article by Francesca Segre on Sept. 30. Cosmic Ent. will produce for Disney. Cosmic is owned by Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson.


Arbus 
Writer: Erin Cressida Wilson 
Author: Patricia Bosworth 
Logline: A film about acclaimed 20th-century photographer Diane Arbus. 
Side Note: Secretary" director Steven Shainberg and writer Erin Cressida Wilson will develop. It will be based on the book by Patricia Bosworth. Alessandro Camon and Michael Roban will exec produce. Edward R. Pressman Film Corp., Bonnie Timmermann and Iron Films will produce.


Control 
Writer: Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer 
Buyer: Emmett-Furler Films 
Producer: Randall Emmett, George Furla 
Logline: A killer on death row is given a chance to live if he agrees to take part in a chemical behavioral modification program.
Side Note: Michelle Rodriguez has signed on to star opposite Willem Dafoe and Matt Dillon. Tim Hunter will direct. 


Into The Blue 
Writer: Matt Johnson 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: Peter Guber 
Logline: centers on a group of scuba divers who uncover the sunken wreckage of a plane that contains illegal cargo and who then become involved with a dangerous drug lord.
Side Note: John Stockwell will direct. To star Paul Walker. Production begins in October with Mandalay Pictures producing. 


Click 
Writer: Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Purchase Price: $1.75 mil.
Producer: Neal Moritz 
Logline: A workaholic advertising executive who has been overlooking his family in favor of his career. One day, he comes across a universal remote that allows him to perform TiVo-like functions on his life, such as pausing events or fast-forwarding over them. When the remote begins creating its own memory and choosing what to fast-forward over, the man sees how much of his personal life has passed him by and realizes the importance of spending more time with his family.
Side Note: This project will be developed for Adam Sandler to star. Revolution Studios will co-produce and co-finance. Original Film will produce for Columbia.


She Rocks 
Writer: Amie Steir 
Buyer: Miramax 
Logline: Story is about a female music journalist who writes a career-making story about a rock star.
Side Note: Amanda Peet will star and Madonna will exec produce. Amie Stier wrote the script and will direct.


Betty & Veronica 
Buyer: Miramax 
Producer: Chuck Grimes 
Logline: Adventures of Betty & Veronica, two of Archie's friends from Riverdale High School.
Side Note: Miramax Films and Archie Comics Entertainment LLC will co-produce a live action feature film based on popular comic book. CEO Chuck Grimes will oversee the production on behalf of Archie Comics Entertainment, Grafman will executive produce and Michael Silberkleit and Richard Goldwater will associate produce. Michelle Raimo and Meryl Poster will oversee the production for Miramax.


Friday Night Lights 
Writer: Peter Berg 
Buyer: Universal/Imagine 
Producer: Brian Grazer 
Logline: 1990 book detailed the entire 1985 season of the Panthers, capturing the frenzy of a small town that reveres its school team and its Friday night weekly game.
Side Note: Based on H.G. Bissinger's 1990 high school football chronicle. Filming to start this fall.


Let's Make Friends 
Writer: Larry Levin 
Buyer: Paramount Classics 
Producer: Donald De Line 
Logline: The comedy revolves around a man in his 30s whose life is perfect, except he lacks a best friend. His quest leads him to a water delivery guy, who promptly turns the man's life upside down and imperils his relationship with his wife.
Side Note: Originated as a pitch that De Line set up with scripter Larry Levin with Harold Ramis attached to direct. The most recent draft was penned by Peter Tolan.


Necropolis 
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson 
Buyer: Dimension Films 
Producer: Paul Anderson, Jeremy Bolt 
Logline: Ghost story set in Chicago.
Side Note: Paul Anderson will write the script based on his pitch and produce with Jeremy Bolt through their Impact Pictures. No director is yet on board.


Untitled Cheech and Chong Project 
Writer: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Robbie Chong 
Logline: The comedy duo will reunite for a film that will catch up with the two infamous stoners in their present day situations.
Side Note: The untitled project is in the early stages of development at New Line. 


Capote 
Writer: Dan Futterman 
Author: Gerald Clarke 
Producer: Caroline Baron 
Logline: Story of the intense relationship that Truman Capote formed with the killers of the Klutter family, whose murders later became the basis for the film, "In Cold Blood." Capote traveled with fellow author Harper Lee to Kansas to research a magazine article on the impact of murder on an ordinary town. When the killers were caught, Capote saw a book idea.
Side Note: Bennett Miller will make his feature directing debut. Philip Seymour Hoffman will play Capote. Adapted by Dan Futterman from the Gerald Clarke biography.


Every Word Is True 
Writer: Douglas McGrath 
Author: George Plimpton 
Buyer: Killer Films 
Producer: Christine Vachon, Bradford Simpson 
Logline: Explores the close relationship Capote developed with the two Midwestern murderers he wrote about in his true-crime book, In Cold Blood.
Side Note: New York-based Killer Films is prepping this film which is based on the George Plimpton biography called "Truman Capote." Douglas McGrath will direct. John Wells will exec produce. $13-$15 mil. budget.


Red Riding Hood 
Writer: Timothy Dolan 
Buyer: Tag Entertainment 
Producer: Steve Austin, Jonathan Bogner 
Logline: Modern retelling of the well-known tale about a young girl traveling through a scary forest to visit her sick grandmother.
Side Note: Randal Kleiser will direct this musical based on the classic fairy tale. Joey Fatone, Debi Mazar and Lainie Kazan are set to star along with Morgan Thompson.


Charlie Wilson's War 
Writer: John Orloff 
Author: George Crile 
Buyer: Universal/Playtone Co. 
Producer: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman 
Logline: A Texas congressman Wilson persuades the CIA to train and arm resistance fighters in Afghanistan, engineering a victory that hastened the fall of the Soviet Union.
Side Note: Tom Hanks will play Charlie Wilson. John Orfloff might adapt the George Crile book. 

 

Aloft 
Writer: Erik Jendresen 
Author: Alan Tennant 
Buyer: National Geographic Feature Films 
Producer: Robert Redford, Jake Eberts, Terrence Malick, Edward R. Pressman, Karen Tenkhoff, Christine Whitaker 
Logline: The true story of Alan Tennant's adventures with an irascible down-on-his-luck pilot as they resort to unconventional means to track the international flight path of the North American peregrine falcon in a plane equipped with Army high-tech listening devices.
Side Note: Robert Redford to star. 


Geronimo Jones 
Writer: Jordan Katz 
Buyer: DreamWorks SKG/Vanguard Films 
Producer: John Williams 
Logline: Centers on a down-on-his-luck hustler who discovers that he is the last of a near-extinct tribe and heir to a wildly lucrative Indian casino.
Side Note: This the third comedy developed out of Vanguard's discretionary fund. 


Sweeney Todd 
Producer: Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald
Logline: Musical about the demon barber of Fleet Street.
Side Note: Sam Mendes is in negotiations to direct and DreamWorks to produce this Stephen Sondheim musical. Playwright-screenwriter John Logan will possibly write the screenplay.


Hagar The Horrible 
Author: Chris Browne 
Buyer: Abandon Pics. 
Producer: Karen Lauder, Deborah Marinoff 
Side Note: Live action and perhaps CGI will bring this comic strip character to the big screen. No screenwriter is attached.


Letting Go 
Writer: Jason Katims 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Producer: Ed Zwick, Marshall Hershkovitz 
Logline: About two baby boomer parents who experience severe empty nest syndrome after dropping off their son at college. The mother in particular can't let go and becomes totally involved in her son's college life.
Side Note: Ed Zwick and Marshall Hershkovitz will produce through their North Shore shingle.


The Prince and the Pig 
Writer: Rian Johnson
Buyer: Walt Disney Animation 
Producer: Jane Goldenring 
Logline: The adventures of a boy and his pig as they brave all odds in an attempt to steal the moon.
Side Note: Pitch was based on writer's epic poem.


Untitled Attanasio Project 
Writer: Paul Attanasio 
Buyer: Universal 
Purchase Price: Seven-figures
Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura 
Logline: Features the theme of man vs. nature, is about a wilderness experience and how it transforms a group of people.
Side Note: Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Section Eight's George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh will produce for Universal.


Christopher Gardner Project 
Writer: Steven Conrad 
Buyer: Columbia Piocs. 
Producer: Will Smith, James Lassieter, Teddy Zee, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, David Alper 
Logline: Based on the rags-to-riches life of Chicago stockbroker Christopher Gardner and traces the financier's amazing personal journey. Overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds, Gardner eventually landed a job as a trainee and rose through the ranks at such companies as Dean Witter and Bear Stearns to his current standing--partner and owner of his own firm and a self-made millionaire.
Side Note: Will Smith attached to produce and star. Steve Conrad has been tapped to adapt this true story. 


Enlisted 
Writer: Jennifer Flackett, Marc Levin 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: High-six figures/low-seven
Producer: Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd 
Logline: Centers on a forbidden romance in the Navy between a female officer and a non-commissioned seaman. In the Navy, the worlds of officer and enlisted man aren't just culturally distinct, fraternization and romance are strictly forbidden.


Pirates of the Caribbean Sequel 
Writer: Ted Elliot, Terry Rosso 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer 
Side Note: Disney has begun talks with screenwriters Terry Rosso and Ted Elliot about writing a sequel to the summer hit. Deals are already in place with director Gore Verbinski, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and actors Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.


Emperor Of Ocean Park 
Writer: Stephen Schiff 
Author: Stephen Carter 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Wells, John Lowry, Hunt 
Logline: About a black law professor who gets caught up in a deadly game while investigating the mysterious death of his father, a legendary conservative judge.
Side Note: Carl Franklin is in discussions to direct.


Bad Hair Day 
Writer: Jill Pierce 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Sara Risher 
Logline: The story follows a young woman on a crucial day of meetings, events and dates who experiences one hair emergency after another. Depending on the kindness of strangers, creditors and astrologers, she manages to get a job and maintain a shred of dignity despite the destructive forces let loose on her hair.
Side Note: Sara Risher will produce for New Line.


My Velouria 
Writer: Marc Wolff
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six
Producer: Peter Kang 
Logline: Centers on two FBI agents who investigate the death of an adult film star and discover that the murder is the handiwork of a sect of 2,000-year-old vampires.


Outfoxed 
Writer: Nick Falacci, Cheryl Heuton 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Peter Kalmbach, David Thompson 
Logline: Set in the world of English fox hunting, the story follows the adventures of a fox wrongly accused of killing the pet of a wealthy matron. To catch the cunning and elusive fox, the local hunt club enlists the skills of a tenacious and determined American foxhound. The fox must avoid being caught by the foxhound long enough to prove his innocence and ensure the safety of his fellow foxes.
Side Note: Live action and CGI feature. BBC Films will produce for New Line.


The Perfect Mile 
Writer: Bruce McKenna
Author: Neal Bascomb 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy Logline: Focuses on the efforts by Oxford medical student Roger Bannister, Australian miler John Landy and publicity-hungry American runner Wes Santee to reach a sports milestone as significant as the scaling of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary. The trio had wildly different methods and personalities. The winner completed the mile in 3:59:4 in 1954.
Side Note: Sale was made on a book proposal. Frank Marshall will direct the film. Bruce McKenna will write the script.


The Smoker 
Writer: Peter Tolan 
Author: David Schickler 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Scott Rudin, Tom Lassally 
Logline: Story is about an English teacher at a prestigious all-girls school who is invited to dinner at the home of one of his students. A beautiful senior in his class has decided that he would be the perfect husband for her -- not because she's in love with him but because she thinks they would be a good match. The idea is supported by her eccentric parents, who encourage them to get married.
Side Note: Betty Thomas has come aboard to direct. Peter Tolan wrote the latest draft of the screenplay. Natalie Portman will star.


Cordless 
Writer: Orem Moverman 
Buyer: Nerve 
Logline: Twisted tale of spiritual rebirth in contemporary New York. It will follow the trials and tribulations of a Manhattan couple trying to conceive.
Side Note: Oren Moverman wrote the script and will direct.


Where or When 
Writer: Jack Robinson 
Author: Jo Lichtman 
Buyer: Hyde Park Ent. 
Logline: A young woman who believes a ghost she resembles has summoned her to correct a century-old crime of passion.
Side Note: Manuscript is being sent to publishers.


The Boondocks 
Writer: Aaron McGruder, Reggie Hudlin 
Buyer: Sony 
Logline: Two inner-city kids, Huey and Riley, who move to the suburbs with their slightly-out-of-touch grandfather.
Side Note: Sony will develop a TV pilot and feature film based on the comic strip. Aaron McGruder and partner Reggie Hudlin who created the comic will write the pilot and a feature treatment.


Elizabethtown 
Writer: Cameron Crowe 
Buyer: Paramount/Dreamworks 
Producer: Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner, Cameron Crowe 
Logline: An unexpected romance develops against the backdrop of a Southern patriarch's hilariously elaborate memorial.
Side Note: Paramount and Dreamworks are close to signing a co-financing and producing deal to bring this Cameron Crowe-directed project to the screen. Kirsten Dunst and Ashton Kutcher attached to star. Production will begin the first-quarter 2004 in Oregon and Kentucky with C/W Prods. producing alongside Crowe's Vinyl Films. 


The Giver 
Writer: Ed Neumeier 
Author: Lois Lowry 
Buyer: Walden Media 
Producer: Orly Wiseman, Nicole Silver, Neil Koenigsberg, Jeff Bridges
Logline: Follows Jonas, a 12-year-old boy living in an idyllic future where all memory of human history has been erased and there is no crime, poverty or sickness -- only joy. However, Jonas' life is thrown into turmoil when he learns some chilling truths about the world in which he lives, and his knowledge sparks rebellion.
Side Note: Jeff Bridges may star and produce. Ed Neumeier has come aboard to adapt.


The Ice Harvest 
Writer: Robert Benton, Richard Russo 
Author: Scott Phillips 
Buyer: Focus Features 
Producer: Williamson, Glenn Yerxa, Ron Berger, Albert 
Logline: A sleazy Kansas lawyer embezzling money from sex bars.
Side Note: Based on the novel by Scott Phillips.


The Killer's Game 
Writer: Rand Ravich 
Author: Jay Bonansinga 
Buyer: Intermedia 
Producer: Andrew Lazar 
Logline: About a burned-out assassin who takes a hit out on himself. But after learning he is about to become a father, the protagonist must evade an assortment of world-class assassins while on the run across Europe with his girlfriend.
Side note: Renny Harlin is negotiating to direct. Aiming to go into production in the fall in Europe.


Pursuit 
Writer: Sheldon Turner 
Author: Thomas Perry 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: Will Smith, Bob Wunch 
Logline: Begins with the discovery of 13 bodies in a Louisville restaurant. A criminologist believes that a professional killer did the murders to cover a contract hit; he advises the father of one victim to call in an unscrupulous consultant who specializes in tracking down murderers, setting off a cat-and-mouse game between the professional killer and the professional hired to hunt him down.
Side Note: Will Smith will produce and may star through his Overbrook Ent. with Bob Wunch.


Bad Girls
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura 
Logline: Female version of the cop buddy movie involving themes of friendship and community.
Side Note: Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith are negotiating to star. Overbrook Entertainment, which manages Pinkett Smith, and Latifah's Flavor Unit Films will produce for Paramount. A screenwriter is expected to come aboard shortly.


Derailed 
Writer: Stuart Beattie 
Author: James Siegel 
Buyer: Miramax 
Logline: Thriller is the story of a middle-class professional man whose life goes incredibly and criminally awry.
Side Note: Stuart Beattie has been tapped to adapt the novel.


The Empress King 
Writer: Simon Rawlinson 
Buyer: Firecracker Films 
Producer: Mary Ann Rounseville 
Logline: Based on the true story of the life of the first woman to become king. Set in the year 1100, it centers on the English Empress Maude, whose father, King Henry I of England and Normandy, created an empire the likes of which had not been seen since Alexander the Great. When Henry's only son, William, dies in a ship accident, Henry shockingly declares his daughter, the Empress Maude, to be his successor.
Side Note: Paige Cameron will direct. Mary Ann Rounseville, who formed Firecracker Films with Cameron, will produce. Film will be shot in the United Kingdom. 


Supersize 
Writer: Mark Gunn, Brian Gunn 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics./Mandeville Films 
Producer: David Hoberman, David Buelow 
Logline: True story of Dennis and Derrick Johnson who, because of their large size, passed themselves off as high school football players when they were only elementary school students. Their father, a high school football coach let them play at the end of a game with a lopsided score. When Dennis was a seventh grader, he started for his Harrodsburg, Ky., high school team. Dennis is now on the Arizona Cardinals squad, while Derrick was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Side Note: David Buelow who secured the rights to the story will produce with David Hoberman from Mandeville Films.


Found In The Street
Writer: Phillip Leven, Phyllis Nagy 
Author: Patricia Highsmith 
Buyer: Senator Int'l 
Logline: Project is a psychological suspense thriller about a chance encounter between several people in New York's Greenwich Village, including a middle-aged security guard, an artist, his bisexual wife and a lesbian waitress/model. A series of events leads to murder and blame.
Side Note: Senator Int'l is negotiating to pick up a screenplay based on the Patricia Highsmith novel as well as the book rights that are in turnaround from Granada. Mr. Mudd's Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich and Russell Smith are producing. Terry Kinney will direct.


Kopps 
Writer: Phil Wen 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Happy Madison 
Producer: Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler, Amanda Klein, Michael Nash 
Logline: Story is about a small town that's so crime-free the local police station is about to be closed. Desperate to save their jobs, two officers go on a crime spree in hopes of proving the station's necessity.
Side Note: Happy Madison will produce for Columbia. 
Comments: Phil Wen has come aboard to adapt. 


One For The Money 
Writer: April Blair 
Author: Janet Evanovich 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Wendy Finerman 
Logline: Follows an unemployed lingerie buyer whose only chance out of her financial troubles is to work for her cousin's bail-bond business. Her first assignment is to collect the $10,000 bond forfeited on a murder suspect, who turns out to be the same rogue who took her virginity in high school.
Side Note: Adaptation of the Janet Evanovich novel by April Blair. Project is attracting the interest of Jennifer Lopez.


Untitled McElroy Pitch
Writer: Alan McElroy 
Buyer: WWE Films 
Purchase Price: High-six figures
Side Note: WWE Films is a division of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. This is one of the first features it's developing.


The Vintner's Luck 
Writer: Joan Scheckel, Niki Caro 
Author: Elizabeth Knox 
Buyer: Hysteric Pictures 
Logline: Story is about a 19th century French winemaker's love affair with a fallen angel.
Side Note: Niki Caro is teaming up with Joan Scheckel to develop this project based on the award-winning New Zealand novel for Hysteric Pictures. The state-backed New Zealand Film Commission has offered NZ$30,000 ($17,700) for development of a first draft. 


Youth In Revolt 
Author: C.D. Payne 
Buyer: Artisan Ent. 
Producer: David Permut 
Logline: The journal of a precocious high school student who goes on a quest to lose his virginity.


Move 5 
Writer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra 
Buyer: Outlaw Prods. 
Producer: Robert Newmyer, Scott Strauss, Vidhu Vinod Chopra 
Logline: About two men playing a game of chess, in which one player is dead and the other alive. Throughout the game, The living player tries to discover the reasons behind the other's death.
Side Note: Bollywood producer-director Vidhu Vinod Chopra wrote the screenplay with Abhijit Joshi and Suketu Mehta and will produce and direct. This will be a mainstream American movie featuring American actors.


The Decameron 
Writer: David Leland 
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio 
Buyer: Dino DeLaurentiis Communications 
Producer: Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis 
Logline: Follows ten charming young Florentines who escape the ravages of the plague by retreating to a villa in the Italian countryside.
Side Note: Shooting will take place in Italy. De Laurentiis plans to cast the film with young English actors and actresses.


On The Homefront 
Writer: Analisa Labianco, Tempest Edwards 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Neal Moritz, Brad Luff 
Logline: Centers on a special-forces commando who finds himself on the toughest mission of his military career: After mouthing off to his female C.O. about how women have it easy at home, he's kept out of the action as an on-base family liaison, navigating the minefields of his buddies' wives, unruly kids and neglected chores.
Side Note: Analisa Labianco and Tempest Edwards gave the pitch and will write the screenplay. 


Planet Terry 
Writer: Rob Liefeld 
Buyer: New Line 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/seven-figures
Logline: A middle-aged family man gets involved in some extraordinary circumstances. 
Side Note: Screenwriter is co-founder of Image Comics. 


Smart and Smarter 
Writer: Mike Samonek 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Charles Roven, Douglas Segal 
Logline: The comedy concerns a pair of socially backward, Mensa-card-carrying geniuses who venture out of the splendid isolation of the think tank in which they've spent most of their adult lives to attempt to derail the wedding of a childhood girlfriend one of them still loves.
Side Note: Mike Samonek has been tapped to rewrite the script.


Tell Me Something 
Buyer: Fox 2000 
Producer: Robert Teitel, George Tillman Jr. 
Logline: Remake of the 1999 Korean film that was directed by Yoon-Hyun Chang. Cops have to piece together the body parts of victims in an effort to discern a pattern of murders and the identity of the killer.
Side Note: George Tillman Jr. will direct and and Bob Teitel will produce through their State Street Prods. Roy Lee and Doug Davison set up the project through their Vertigo Ent. and will exec produce.


Alien Prison 
Writer: Michael Colleary, Mike Werb 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Red Wagon Prods. 
Producer: Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher
Logline: Story of a gang that plots an escape from alien captors to prevent an invasion of Earth.


The Lightning Club 
Writer: Jim Valalee 
Buyer: National Lampoon 
Producer: Richard Belzer, Eric Gardner, Dan Laiken 
Logline: If lightning hits you, you're automatically invited into heaven but that doesn't mean you'll be accepted there. A group of these unwanted folks are kept away in a house, similar to a frat house.
Side Note: Comedian/actor Richard Belzer has been tapped to spearhead this project. Lampoon will shop it around for studio financing.


Mean Girls 
Writer: Tina Fey 
Author: Rosalind Wiseman 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Lorne Michaels 
Logline: Centers on a high school-aged girl who has grown up overseas. When her family relocates to Chicago and she enters the local high school, she finds out just how cruel teenagers, especially other girls, can be.
Side Note: Mark S. Waters will direct. Writer Fey will also take a co-starring role in the film. Lorne Michaels will produce. Movie will be based on Rosalind Wiseman's book "Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence" and is slated to go into production in early September.


Sian Ka'an 
Buyer: MUVI Films 
Logline: Tells the story of a young Mexican girl trying to save her father, as well as the "golden snail" from extinction.
Side Note: Placido Domingo and Cheech Marin have been cast to use their voices for this animated film from Puerto Rican-based MUVI Films. Raul Garcia will direct. Film will have soundtracks in English and Spanish.


This is America 
Buyer: National Lampoon 
Producer: Richard Belzer, Eric Gardner, Dan Laiken 
Logline: Sketch comedy that makes fun of American pop culture.
Side Note: Comedian/Actor Richard Belzer has been tapped to lead a six member writing team for this sketch comedy that was inspired by "The Groove Tube." National Lampoon will shop the project around for studio financing.


The Dive 
Author: Francisco Ferreras 
Buyer: Barry Josephson 
Producer: Barry Josephson, Judith Regan 
Logline: The story of Cuban free diver Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras and his romance with French-born diver Audrey Mestre, who tragically died in October while attempting a 561-foot breath-hold dive. She was 28. The death was ruled accidental, with such factors as technology and ocean conditions as contributors.
Side Note: Autobiography will be published by Regan books which is an imprint from Harper Collins. Regan's owner, Judith Regan will produce along with Barry Josephson.


Sideways 
Writer: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor 
Author: Rex Pickett 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox Searchlight 
Producer: Michael London 
Logline: About a man who is about to get married and decides to take a road trip with his best friend up to vineyard country for one last blowout. During that week, the duo get into trouble with wine and women and come to some profound realizations in their pre-mid-life crises.
Side Note: Alexander Payne will write and direct. Paul Giamatti, Sandra Oh and Thomas Hayden Church are attached to star. Shooting will begin in September. Virginia Madsen is in final negotiations to come on board as the female lead.


Uncle Stiltskin 
Writer: Bill Steinkellner, Cheri Steinkellner 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Logline: Take-off on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about Rumplestiltskin, but the fabled aspiring babynapper Rumplestiltskin again tries to fulfill his dream of being a father, but this time he discovers the true meaning of family.
Side Note: Pitch was given by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner.


Jumped In 
Writer: Cheryl Guerriero 
Buyer: Phoenix Pics. 
Producer: Darlene Caamano 
Logline: A teenage girl from a privileged background crosses over to the wrong side of the tracks in order to infiltrate a hard-core girl gang whose members she believes killed her sister in a botched robbery.
Side Note: Darlene Caamano will produce through her D-No Entertainment. Screenwriter's manager Noah Rosen at D-No will exec produce.


Untitled Regina Hall Advertising Project 
Writer: David Frigerio 
Buyer: Dimension Films 
Side Note: Screenplay is being developed for Regina Hall.

 

 

 

 

 
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