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The Alamo 
Genre: Historical drama 
Writer: Stephen Gaghan 
Buyer: Touchstone 
Producer: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Todd Hallowell 
Logline: Story of the Alamo, dealing with many of the historical complexities including the Mexican point of view of what happened. 
Side Note: Stephen Gagham ("Traffic") has come aboard to rewrite the John Sayles script. 



Bombay Ice 
Genre: Drama 
Author:Leslie Forbes 
Buyer: Myriad Pictures 
Producer: Mark Burton, Kirk D'Amico 
Logline: Set in India, story follows the journey of a BBC correspondent who is forced to return to India where she grew up when she starts receiving cryptic postcards from a long-lost sister. 
Side Note: Nick Willing is negotiating to write and direct. To be adapted from Leslie Forbes' bestseller "Bombay Ice." Mark Burton to produce. Nick Willing will direct as well as adapt.



Daddy's Girls 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Steven Banks, Claudia Grazioso 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Jordan Kerner 
Price: Mid Six-Figures
Logline: Set in San Francisco, two beautiful girls, one in her late teens and the other in her early 20's, must deal with their very overprotective single father. 
Side Note: This was a preemptive purchase by the studio for studio-based Jordan Kerner to produce. 


The Little Lord 
Type of Material: Pitch 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Robin Bakey, Nick Bakey 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Peter Heller, Barry Josephson 
Logline: Rowdy British Royal bad boy known for his prodigious libido, moves to a Beverly Hills adjacent neighborhood with his manservant and together they must reinvent themselves. 
Side Note: Husband and wife screenwriting team. 



Untitled Snowden-White Project 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Juliet Snowden, Stiles White 
Buyer: Dimension Films/Craven-Maddalena Films 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six 
Producer: Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena 
Logline: Woman who recently lost her child is visited by the spirit of another dead child that she mistakes for her own. After the woman tells this to her husband, he thinks she has gone mad. But this "harmless" ghost has an evil agenda all its own. 
Side Note: Wes Craven to produce and direct.



Johnny Rotten Project 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Jeremy Drysdale 
Buyer: Rhino Films 
Producer: Eric Gardner, Stephen Nemeth 
Logline: Story of the Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten (John Lydon) and the birth of punk rock in 1970s England. 
Side note: Assignment for Penelope Spheeris to direct this $8 mil. film. Script will be based on Lydon's autobiography "Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs" 

Over The Edge 
Genre: Action/Drama 
Writer: Kirk Ellis 
Author: Greg Child 
Buyer: Universal 
Purchase Price: High-six figures 
Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall 
Logline: Four mountain climbers are kidnapped in Kyrgyztan but escape by pushing a kidnapper off a cliff and then climbing down a mountain with their captors in hot pursuit. Side Note: Based on a true story. To be adapted from the book by Greg Child. Kennedy-Marshall will produce.



Shaolin Soccer 2 
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Buyer: Star Overseas 
Logline: Will combine soccer with Shaolin Monks. 
Side Note: Stephen Chow will make a sequel to the blockbuster in which he starred and directed. The original was on of Hong Kong's biggest box office hits.



The Sigma Protocol 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Tayor, Chap 
Author: Ludlum, Robert 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Sandberg, Paul 
Logline: While trying to avenge his brother's murder, a man unearths a lethal international conspiracy. He is hunted by a tough female undercover agent who eventually warms to his cause and falls in love with him. 
Side Note: Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") will direct. This is the last book that Robert Ludlum wrote. It was announced that Chap Taylor ("Changing Lanes") has come aboard to adapt. 



The Ugly Americans 
Genre: Teen comedy 
Writer: Alec Berg, Jeff Schaeffer, Dave Mandel 
Buyer: Montecito Pictures 
Purchase $3 mil. + 
Producer: Dan Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Jackie Josephson 
Logline: Story is about five American students on the verge of graduating high school. One is passing German courtesy of his German pen pal, who translates his homework. But when the German expresses feelings for the teen and suggests a meeting, the student rebuffs the mysterious writer, thinking it's the act of a sexual predator. He soon discovers the pen pal is actually a fetching female, and the pair sets off on a trans-European road trip. 
Side Note: As part of the deal, three writers will co-direct the film. Film is budgeted at less that $20 million. Montecito's Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollack will executive produce. Dan Goldberg, Joe Medjuck and Jackie Josephson will produce.


Untitled Brian Wilson Project 
Genre: Biography 
Writer: Bryan Goluboff 
Buyer: Castle Rock 
Logline: Life story of the Beach Boys singer/song writer Brian Wilson. 
Side Note: Screenwriter Goluboff is also a playwright. 



After The Sunset 
Genre: Drama/Action 
Writer: Paul Zbyszewski 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Beau Flynn 
Logline: After the big heist, master thief sails off into the sunset but gets bored. When his lifelong nemesis, an FBI agent, shows up to make sure that he is really retired, a new cat-and-mouse game of friendship, suspicion and thievery begins. 
Side Note: Preemptive bid for New Line. Firm Films will produce. Tripp Vinson from Firm Films will exec produce. 



Guess Who's Coming To Dinner 
Genre: Drama 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Betty Thomas, Jenno Topping 
Logline: Remake of the 1967 classic which starred Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn; parents whose attitudes change after their daughter starts to date a black man. 
Side Note: Bernie Mac is in negotiations to star in the role that was held by Spencer Tracy. The redo will see the ethnicities reversed. Mac's managers, Steven Greener and Erwin Stoff at 3 Arts Entertainment, would also serve as producers. 



Hector Lavoe Project 
Genre: Biography 
Writer: David Maldonado 
Buyer: Screen Gems 
Producer: Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, David Maldonado 
Logline: Story of Hector Lavoe, the musician who was known as salsa's bad boy. He died in 1993 when he was only 43. His dramatic and difficult life included a childhood marked by poverty, a lifelong struggle with drug addiction and depression, his son's accidental shooting death and a passionate but fractious marriage. 
Side Note: Jennifer Lopez will star and produce. Marc Anthony might co-star. David Maldonado, former manager of Lavoe and Marc Anthony will script. He purchased film rights from Lavoe's widow, who will be potrayed by Lopez. Lopez's Nuyorican Prods, which has a first-look deal with Columbia, will produce for Screen Gems. 



In Her Shoes 
Genre: Comedy 
Author: Jennifer Weiner 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Producer: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott 
Logline: Story is about about sibling rivalry in which a sexy, irresponsible party girl moves in with her sister, an ambitious attorney. 
Side Note: The book was submitted to several companies by BenderSpink before Fox and Scott Free Prods. took it off the market. 



Modern Day Pirate Project 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: Daniel Taylor 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures 
Producer: Andrew Gunn, Anne Marie Fanderlin 
Logline: Story is about modern-day pirates in the South China Sea. 
Side Note: Andrew Gunn to produce along with Ann Marie Fanderlin.



The Saint Of Dragons 
Genre: Fantasy 
Author: Jason Hightman 
Buyer: Universal . 
Purchase Price: High-six figures/seven 
Producer: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk 
Logline: Modern story about a 14-year-old boy whose long-lost father comes back into his life, telling him that he's a descendant of St. George the dragon hunter. The boy then embarks on his new role as a dragon slayer, encountering a breed of dragons who have evolved to look like humans. 
Side Note: A pre-emptive bid on this manuscript. Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures to produce along with J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. Manuscript will go out to publishers shortly.



Skiptracer 
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Writer: Steven Franks 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six 
Producer: Neal Moritz, Brad Luff 
Logline: Story takes place in the Florida keys and is about a high-society repo man, who specializes in reacquiring yachts, helicopters and sports cars, gets caught up in reuniting a kidnapped child with her mother. 
Side Note: Pitch. Neal Moritz and his Original Films to produce. Brad Luff will also produce. Chris Henze will Executive Produce.



Tepper Isn't Going Out 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: David Diamond, David Weissman 
Author: Calvin Trillon 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Marc Abraham 
Logline: Story is about a guy, Murray Tepper, who responds to the city's parking crisis by finding the ultimate spot and taking up residence in his Chevy Malibu, becoming an urban folk hero in the process. 
Side Note: Producer Abraham optioned book after reading a review of it in the NY Review of Books. 


White Boy Shuffle 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Elizabeth Hunter 
Author: Paul Beatty 
Buyer: Intermedia Films 
Producer: Ryan Phillippe, Will Smith, David Siegel, James Lassiter 
Logline: A hip-hop "Catcher in the Rye" about a young black kid whose Santa Monica beach life comes to a grinding halt when his mom uproots the family to move to South-Central Los Angeles. 
Additional Information: Kevin Sullivan ("How Stella Got Her Groove Back") will direct. Production will begin in the fall. Phillippe's Lucid Films and Smith's Overbrook will produce. 


The Whole Nine Yards 2 
Genre: Comedy 
Buyer: Franchise Pictures 
Producer: Ellie Samaha, Andrew Stevens, Tracey Stanley, David Willis, Allan Kaufman, Arnold Rifkin 
Logline: Story will continue the adventures of a mob man (Willis) and his next-door neighbor, a dentist (Matthew Perry). 
Side Note: Sequel to the 2000 hit film. Bruce Willis will be back to reprise his role. Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge and Amanda Peet in talks to return for a fall start date in Los Angeles. Howard Deutch is in talks to direct. 



Azazel 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Gerard Soeteman 
Author: Boris Akounin 
Buyer: Paul Verhoeven 
Producer: Paul Verhoeven, Alan Marshall 
Logline: Young detective in 1876 Russia who investigates a series of apparent suicides and winds up taking on terrorists, the kind who would later murder the czar and start the Russian Revolution. 
Side Note: Director/Producer has purchased the rights to the main character Fandorin from the ten book series written by Russian author Boris Akounin. Verhoeven optioned the rights with his own money to the principal character Fandorin from the 10-book series and hopes to create a franchise.



Fathom 
Genre: Action 
Writer: Linda Woolverton 
Author: Michael Turner 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox/Lightstorm 
Producer: James Cameron, Rae Sanchini, Jon Landau 
Logline: Comic book about a beautiful woman named Aspen and her below-the-sea and above-the-sea exploits. She's found on an abandoned yacht with no memory of her past. Growing up, she becomes an Olympic swimmer and a marine biologist. During her research, she discovers not only a mysterious underwater race but her own water-based powers. 
Side Note: Writing assignment for scribe. Based on Top Productions' comic book series. Fox Animation acquired in March 1999. James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment came on board last year to develop. Cameron will produce along with Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini.



The Moth Diaries 
Genre: Supernatural thriller 
Author: Rachel Klein 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Gary Ross 
Logline: A series of disasters occur at a boarding school in the 1960s. Story is told through the eyes of a 16-year-old who suspects a schoolmate is a vampire, responsible for a devastating illness afflicting her best friend. 
Side Note: Jersey Films and Larger Than Life Productions acquired this novel and will develop and produce. Gary Ross will produce along with Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher and Danny DeVito.



Peter Pan 
Genre: Children 
Writer: Michael Goldenberg, P.J. Hogan 
Author: James Barrie 
Buyer: Universal/Revolution Studios/Columbia Pictures 
Producer: Lucy Fisher, Doug Wick, Patrick McCormick 
Logline: A new, live-action version of the classic James Barrie tale. 
Side Note: Project was originally announced on 1/18/02 as a co-production between Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures. Today, Universal has joined Revolution and Columbia Pics to finance this $90 million - $100 million production. 



Untitled Spagnola Project 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Larry Spagnola 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Fiona Mackenzie 
Logline: Drama/action about Queen Boadicea, who in 61 A.D. defeated the invading Roman armies and burned London to the ground. Her victory against overwhelming odds catalyzed the end of the Roman occupation of Britain. 
Side Note: Pitch. Tribeca Films and Fiona Mackenzie to produce. 

Housekeepers 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Mark Perez 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Logline: Man hires his housekeeper and her kids to pose as his family in order to keep his job at family-oriented company. 
Side Note: This project has been in development at Disney for a while. Perez is developing. 



The Last Sleepover 
Genre: Teen Drama 
Writer: Elisa Bell 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: Charles Weinstock 
Logline: Centers on a group of preteens on the last sleepover they'll have before heading off to high school. When they go off on a midnight scavenger hunt at the school, they must confront their worst fears and neuroses. 
Side Note: Based on an idea by producer Charles Weinstock. Weinstock to produce.



Little Black Book 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Elisa Bell 
Buyer: Revolution Studios 
Logline: A distrustful woman under false pretenses, investigates her fiancé's ex-girlfriends to see what he's really like. Things go awry when she befriends one and must reveal who she really is. 
Side Note: Rewrite. Julia Roberts' Shoelace Productions and William Sherak and Jason Shuman's Blue Star Pictures will produce. Elisa Bell has come aboard to rewrite the Melissa Carter script. Spec was originally set up on 4/25/01. 



Midnight Voices 
Genre: Supernatural thriller 
Author: John Saul 
Buyer: Warner Bros./ Section Eight 
Producer: George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, Ben Cosgrove, Jennifer Fox 
Logline: A recent widow falls in love with a seemingly perfect man. When they marry, she and her two children move into a gothic apartment building in New York with her new husband. When her daughter becomes critically ill, the mother discovers the ghastly secrets that lie between the walls of the building. 
Side Note: Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney to produce. Section 8's Ben Cosgrove and Jennifer Fox will executive produce. Andy Cohen of Grade A Entertainment will co-produce. 



Nevermore
Genre: Action/Thriller 
Writer: Michael Kingston 
Buyer: New Line 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures 
Producer: Mason Novic, JC Spink, Chris Bender 
Logline: Sexy, young agent engaged in international espionage. 
Side Note: Billy Perkaa came up wih the story and Michael Kingston wrote the screenplay. 



Selling Time 
Genre: Supernatural thriller 
Writer: Dan McDermott
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Purchase Price: High-six-figures/Low-seven 
Producer: John Davis 
Logline: Man who experiences the worst day of his life, relives it with unexpected results. 
Side Note: Screenwriter is also an exec at Dreamworks. This was a preemptive bid. Forest Whitaker has come aboard to direct. 


Shoot Blanks 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Gary Hardwick 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Producer: Stephanie Allain 
Logline: One man's exhaustive but fruitless efforts to impregnate his child-eager wife and the comedic effect it's having on his life. 
Side Note: Gary Hardwick has come aboard to do a page one rewrite the Lisa Jones script. Chris Rock is attached to star. 



Untitled Mike Perez Project 
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Writer: Rob Perez 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/low-seven 
Producer: Rob Paris 
Logline: High concept action spy comedy. 
Side Note: Rob Paris came up with an original idea. MediaChase managers Brian Lutz & Todd Lieberman and Mark Perez will executive produce. 



Altered Carbon 
Genre: Sci-fi/Thriller 
Writer: John Pogue 
Author: Richard Morgan 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/seven 
Producer: Joel Silver 
Logline: Set in the 26th century, mankind is spread throughout the galaxy on many worlds and the United Nations keeps control with its Envoy troops. Also, a person's personality and consciousness can be stored away and downloaded into a new body for a price. 
Side Note: John Pogue will exec produce and adapt for studio-based producer Joel Silver.



Club Dread 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Broken Lizard Comedy Troop 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox Searchlight 
Producer: Richard Perello 
Logline: Comedy set in a Club-Med style resort. 
Side Note: Broken Lizard Comedy Troop will write and perform in this feature which will shoot in August. "Super Troopers" director Jay Chandrasekhar will be at the helm. members include Chandrasekhar, Brian Cox, Daniel von Bargen, Marisa Coughlan, Lynda Carter and Jim Gaffigan. 



Der Tunnel 
Genre: True Story 
Buyer: Mark Gordon Co. 
Producer: Mark Gordon 
Logline: Based on the true story of a daring underground escape from East to West Berlin after the Berlin Wall was built. 
Side Note: Remake of the 2001 German language film. The feature originally was produced as a two-part miniseries by teamWorx and Berlin-based commercial broadcaster Sat.1. "Der Tunnel" won the people's choice award at this year's Montreal Film Fest. 



End Of The Road 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: Tag Mendillo, Ric Roman Waugh 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Producer: Mark Gordon 
Logline: A young stuntman is offered a job he can't refuse by the Cajun mafia which sends him on a high-speed adventure from Las Vegas to Baton Rouge. 



Golden Tux 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender 
Buyer: Dimension Films 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures 
Producer: Todd Phillips 
Logline: Centers on the preparations for a wedding in which the groom has hired a professional best man to stand up for him. 
Side Note: Writers met while assistants at CAA. They will be associate producers on the project. This was a preemptive buy for Dimension. Todd Phillips will produce and might direct. 



Need 
Genre: Psychological thriller 
Writer: Chloe King 
Buyer: Sony 
Producer: Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, David Alper, Steve Tisch 
Logline: A psychiatrist victimizes a suicidal young female patient after discovering the woman is having an affair with her husband. 
Side Note: Halle Berry just signed to star. Luis Mandoki will direct. Marc and Peter Samuleson will co-produce. 



The Return Of Merlin 
Genre: Fantasy 
Author: Deepak Chopra 
Buyer: Anant Singh 
Producer: Anant Singh 
Logline: Story follows the apprenticeship of King Arthur's wizard mentor in a modern setting. 
Side Note: Producer Anant Singh ("Sarafina") is from South Africa. The rights to "Merlin" were originally controlled by Columbia Pictures' Peter Guber. Author Chopra is a world famous mind-and- body guru. 



Riding The Snake 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Stphen J. Cannell 
Author: Stephen J. Cannell 
Buyer: Myriad Pictures 
Producer: Stephen J. Cannell, Kirk D'Amico, Lucas Foster, Doug Rosen 
Logline: Beverly Hills playboy Wheeler Cassidy embarks on a journey to find out who murdered his politically connected brother. In the process, he teams with a beautiful LAPD detective, and together they enter the dangerous world of Chinese organized crime. 
Side Note: Author Stephen J. Cannell will adapt his novel and produce. Myriad's Kirk D'Amico and Lucas Foster will produce along with Cannell Studio's Doug Rosen. 



S.P.O.O.K.S. 
Genre: Family 
Writer: Kirby Atkins 
Buyer: Miramax 
Purchase Price: Six-figures 
Producer: Peter Abrams, Robert Levy, Jennifer Gigbot 
Logline: S.P.O.O.K.S. (Special Paranormal Organization of Kids), a group of junior high school misfits empowered chiefly by their imagination and youthful but nerdish techniques, work together to save their town from evil spirits. 
Side Note: Screenwriter Atkins is a senior character animator on the Nickelodeon feature and TV show "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius." Tapestry Films will produce for Miramax. Idea was hatched by producer Jennifer Gigbot of Tapestry Films who developed it with screenwriter Kirby Atkins, and Mike Eitelman, Tapestry's Dir. of Development. 



Soulmate 
Genre: Romance/Fantasy 
Author: Deepak Chopra 
Buyer: Anant Singh 
Producer: Anant Singh 
Logline: Story deals with the way every soul must live through countless lifetimes, repeating particular experiences and lessons until it lets love, truth and bliss flow freely 
Side Note: Anant Singh ("Sarafina") is a producer from South Africa. Author Chopra is a world famous mind-and-body guru. 



The Big Year 
Genre: True Story/Comedy 
Author: Mark Obmascik 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Producer: Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld, Curtis Hanson, Carol Fenelon 
Logline: In 1998, three bird watchers in a contest to spot and record the greatest number of bird species in North America, resort to playing tricks on each other. 1998 was a great years for bird watching since El Nino brought many birds to N. America and the public had temporary access to Attu, an island off the coast of Alaska which is a mecca for spotting the winged creatures. 
Side Note: To be based on a 42-page partial manuscript -- the start to a nonfiction book that Mark Obmascik is writing. Red Hour's Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld will produce along with Deuce Three Productions' Curtis Hanson and Carol Fenelon. 




Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Sequel 
Genre: Children 
Writer: Kate Boutilier 
Buyer: Paramount/Nickelodeon 
Logline: Centers on the continuing adventures of Jimmy Neutron. 
Side Note: Screenwriter will receive a total of mid-high six figures for this project and another she is writing, "We Do," that will star Jamie Foxx. 



Lucky 
Genre: Romance/Fantasy 
Writer: Jose Rivera 
Buyer: Radar Pictures/Focus 
Producer: Midge Sanford, Sarah Pillsbury, Scott Kroopf 
Logline: Unlikely romance turns into a magical fantasy. 
Side Note: Walter Sales will direct. Ted Field and Joe Rosenberg are exec producing. 



Scooby-Doo Sequel 
Genre: Family 
Writer: James Gunn 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Charles Roven, Richard Suckle 
Logline: Follows the continuing adventures of The Mystery Machine gang. 
Side Note: Director Raja Gosnell will return with original castmembers Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini. Mosaic Media Group will produce for Warner Bros. Film is set for a 2004 release.




We Do 
Genre: Comedy/Family 
Writer: Kate Boutilier 
Buyer: Paramount/Nickelodeon 
Producer: Jamie Foxx, Jamie King 
Logline: Told through the eyes of a 12-year old boy, story is about a commitment-phobic bachelor who marries a woman with a large extended family. 
Side Note: Jamie Foxx will star in the film. Screenwriter Kate Boutilier has come aboard to script. She will receive mid-high six figures for this assignment and another to write the sequel to "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius." "We Do" was originally set up as a pitch by Jamie Foxx on 05/09/01. 



Again 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Karl Bakke 
Buyer: Escape Artists 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures 
Producer: Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, David Alper, Steve Tisch 
Logline: Story is about a man who comes home from a business trip to find his wife and child murdered. Against the advice of those around him, he decides to investigate the murders and makes a shocking discovery. 
Side Note: Project is on the fast-track going out to actors and directors. Arthur Sarkissian is exec producing. 



The Bush 
Genre: True Story/Comedy 
Writer: Ash (Ashley Baron-Cohen) 
Buyer: Paramount/MTV Films 
Producer: David Gale, Michael Cole, Ash 
Logline: Backdrop of the film will be the rise of hip-hop on the American music scene and the rise and fall of the hip-hop nightclub "Water The Bush." Set in the 1990, the film will concentrate on the two British guys--Ash and Jon Deprudhoe--who owned the club. 
Side Note: Project was purchased through MTV's discretionary fund. Based on a true story. 




Werewolf by Night
Genre: Action/Horror 
Writer: Hans Rodionoff 
Buyer: Marvel Entertainment/Dimension/Crystal Sky 
Log Line: On his eighteenth birthday, a young man discovers that he is the latest in line to suffer from a family curse of lycanthropy. 
Side Note: To be based on the Marvel comic book. Marvel Entertainment, Dimension and Crystal Sky to produce. 




Untitled King Kamehameha Project 
Genre: Biography/Drama 
Writer: Greg Poirier 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Jon Shestack 
Logline: Bio of Kamehameha, who conquered the tribal-ruled seven Hawaiian islands in the 1700s and made himself king 
Side Note: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will star. Project was a preemptive buy. Jon Shestack will produce along with Original partners Neal Moritz and Marty Adelstein producing as well. 




U.S. Commandos 
Genre: War/Action 
Writer: Dale Hildebrand 
Buyer: Pearl Beach 
Price: Six figures 
Log Line: Disgraced Special Operative and his team of elite Commandos are sent in to Pakistan’s North-West Frontier to terminate a hostile threat of global proportions. 
Side Note: Writing assignment for scribe. 



Dead People 
Genre: Horror 
Writer: John Fasano 
Buyer: MDP Worldwide 
Producer: Craig Baumgarten, Adam Merims 
Logline: A Seattle hospital, scheduled for demolition, turns out to be the final resting place for an army of undead. 
Side Note: Fasano to also direct. MDP looks to make this a franchise. 




Maggie 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: John Aboud, Michael Colton 
Buyer: New Line Cinema 
Logline: A 30-year-old slacker who unknowingly enlists the services of a sixtysomething Mary Poppins-type nanny. Using an unconventional approach, the nanny manages to help the slacker turn his troubled life around. 
Side Note: 20 page treatment by the editors of Modern Humorist. 




One Bill Too Many 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Rodney Finkelstein 
Buyer: Brigham Park Productions 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures 
Logline: Guy with five different personalities--one in law enforcement and one a con artist, has some serious issues to deal with after the con artist decides to rob a bank. 



Raising Hell 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Eric Kripke 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Neal Moritz 
Logline: Couple refuses to believe that their son is the Antichrist. 
Side Note: Neal Moritz's Original Films to produce. Original's Jennifer Lianardos will oversee the project.




Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Richard Alfieri 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Laurence Mark, Marc Platt 
Logline: A retiree living in Florida, hires a dance instructor for six weeks only to be greeted by a bitter ex-New Yorker. After a rocky start, they learn they have more in common than either imagined. 
Side Note: To be adapted from Alfieri's stage play. Arthur Allan Seidelman is attached to direct. Marc Platt and Lawrence Mark will produce. 




Britney Spears NASCAR Project 
Genre: Action/Drama 
Writer: James Hart 
Buyer: Britney Spears Prods 
Producer: Ann Carli, Larry Rudolph 
Logline: Britney Spears will star in the fictional story as the daughter of a successful, modern-day NASCAR team owner who uses her knowledge and experience in the family business to inspire a former NASCAR driver to return to the sport. 
Side Note: Britney Spears Prods., have closed a category-exclusive agreement with NASCAR to develop and produce a dramatic ensemble film set in the world of NASCAR. Film will be in the $40 - $50 mil. budget range. Deal was first reported November, 27, 2001. 




Straight Up 
Genre: Action thriller 
Writer: Rod Spence 
Buyer: Paramount Pictures 
Log line: Centers on the extreme sport of urban climbing. 
Side Note: Spec. Lynda Obst will produce. This is a first sale for the writer. 




The Forge Of God 
Genre: Sci-fi/Action 
Writer: Ken Nolan 
Author: Greg Bear 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Purchase Price: Seven-figures 
Producer: Ralph Vicinanza, Vince Gerardis 
Logline: Hostile aliens are encouraged to visit the Earth by the numerous signal probes sent over the years but it turns out that Earthlings would have been better off keeping their existence 
a secret. 
Side Note: Deal includes rights to three books, "The Forge Of God," its sequel, "Anvil of Stars," and a yet-to-be-written third installment in the series. Ken Nolan ("Black Hawk Down") will adapt the novel which was purchased for seven-figures. Screenwriter Nolan nabbed the job based on a 70 page "scriptment" that he wrote. 




God Woke 
Genre: Drama action 
Writer: Yaphet Kotto 
Buyer: Walking Universe Inc. 
Log Line: Centers on the value of heroes and superheroes in today's society. 
Additional Information: Yaphet Kotto will adapt and star in this feature version of comic book creator Stan Lee's 35 year old poem for Toronto-based Walking Universe Inc. Production will begin spring, 2003. 




The Greatest Game Ever Played 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Mark Frost 
Author: Mark Frost 
Buyer: Touchstone 
Producer: Mark Frost, David Steinberg, Larry Brezner 
Logline: Story is about golfer Francis Ouimet's unlikely 1913 U.S. Open victory over Harry Vardon. Ouimet, a former caddy, was the first amateur to win the Open. He went on to win two amateur championships, but never turned pro. 
Side Note: Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost wrote the book and will pen the screenplay. 




Maneater 
Genre: Drama/Comedy 
Writer: Gigi Levangie Grazer 
Author: Gigi Levangie Grazer
Buyer: Mandalay Entertainment 
Purchase Price: $ 1 mil. + 
Producer: Peter Guber 
Logline: Story is about a gold-digging Beverly Hills woman whose circle of friends known as "The Star Chamber," targets rich, successful men. She weds the club-footed son of a Southern department store magnate and becomes pregnant before learning that hubby has been disowned and is penniless. 
Side Note: Author is the wife of producer Brian Grazer. Grazer will adapt from her own novel, which will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2004. Peter Guber to produce. 




Mucho Mojo 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Ted Tally 
Author: Joe R. Landsdale 
Buyer: Studio Canal/Rat Ent/Phantom Four Films 
Producer: Jay Stern, Cindy Guidry, Pascale Faubert 
Logline: The story is of a man who inherits his uncle's house and enlists his friend to help repair the place. In doing they discover several children's skeletons and spend the rest of the story trying to clear the uncle's name. 
Side Note: Ted Tally signed on to adapt the novel. He received seven-figures for his efforts. Pic origianlly was set up at New Line on 10/01/99. Phantom Four Films and Rat Entertainment have teamed with StudioCanal with David Goyer attached to direct. 




Untitled Valentine's Day Pitch 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Shana Leslie Stern 
Buyer: Signpost Films 
Producer: Charles Roven, Douglas Segal, Brooklyn Weaver 
Logline: Trials and tribulations of a romantic and a cynic's experience surrounding Valentine's Day. 
Side Note: Matthew Lillard and Mosaic Media Group are developing this romantic comedy with writer Shana Leslie Stern for Signpost Films. 




White Night 
Genre: True Story 
Author: Stanley Weintraub 
Buyer: Universal 
Logline: Incident during WWI, which soldiers on both sides spontaneously laid down their arms, exchanged gifts, played soccer and serenaded each other. 
Side Note: Book was purchased as part of a new first-look deal Paul and Chris Weitz' company, Depth Of Field, signed with Universal. 

 

Coyote Ugly Sequel 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Gina Wendkos 
Buyer: Jerry Bruckheimer Films 
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer 
Logline: Continued story about Violet "Jersey" Sanford, an innocent singer who loses her inhibitions while working at an all-girl bar. 
Side Note: Sequel to "Coyote Ugly" which grossed more than $100 mil. worldwide. 



Destination Unknown 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Nic Osborne 
Author: Agatha Christie 
Buyer: Phoenix Pics. 
Producer: Mike Medavoy, Marion Rosenberg, Nick Osborne 
Logline: After losing a child in a horrible accident and watching her marriage break up, a young woman decides to kill herself. A ruthless CIA operative persuades her instead to become part of a suicide mission that will do some good by breaking up a dangerous group. When the woman gets snatched by the bad guys, she suddenly finds a purpose in life and wants to live. 
Side Note: Phoenix will develop a contemporary version of the novel. Deal was made with Agatha Christie's grandson, Matthew Prichard who controlled the film rights. Osborne's partner Trevor Engelson will co-produce. 



El Cid 
Genre: Historical drama 
Buyer: Arthur Sarkissian 
Producer: Arthur Sarkissian 
Logline: Original film was set in war-torn Spain during the 12th century. It centers on Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, known as El Cid, a lord who became one of the greatest heroes of all time, rising above religious hatred and calling upon Christians and Moors to stand up against the fanatical religious warrior Ben Yussuf and his army. 
Side Note: Sarkissian optioned the rights to this 1961 remake which starred Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren. The project is out to writers. 



Leavenworth 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Jason Keller 
Buyer: New Line 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six 
Logline: Con movie similar to "The Sting." 
Side Note: Original idea was brought to screenwriter Keller from Marc Evans and Industry Entertainment's Guymon Casady. Industry will produce for New Line. 



Untitled Rod Lurie Project
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Rod Lurie 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Logline: Story will be set in New York and revolve around the media world. 
Side Note: Assignment for Rod Lutie who wrote and directed "The Contender" and "The Last Castle." Steven Spielberg may direct.



Truth Justice and the American Way
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Paul Bernbaum 
Buyer: Miramax 
Producer: Mark Polish, Michael Polish 
Logline: Story based around the death of TV's original Superman, George Reeves. 
Side Note: Miramax picked this project up in turnaround from USA Films. Michael and Mark Polish are set to direct and produce the film, which Miramax will cast quickly and put into production this year. 



Untitled McAlpine Pitch
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Molly McAlpine 
Buyer: Intermedia Films 
Producer: Jon Berg, Todd Komarnicki 
Side Note: Guy Walks Into a Bar Productions' Jon Berg and Todd Komarnicki will produce. 



21 Grams 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga 
Producer: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 
Logline: 21 Grams is not a drug term but rather a reference to the amount of weight the human body loses upon death. The drama attributes that to the weight of a soul leaving the body. 
Side Note: Announcement that Director/Producer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga, who made their feature debut together on the acclaimed Mexican pic "Amores Perros," will team up again. Inarritu is in talks with former Good Machine partner Ted Hope to get involved with project. 



The 300 Spartans 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Erik Jendresen 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Logline: Centers on the elite Greek warriors who held off a million Persian invaders in the Battle of Thermoplyae. 
Side Note: Writing assignment for the scribe



Animal Control 
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Writer: Eric Kripke, Eric Gerwitz 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures 
Producer: Barry Josephson, Gary Bryman, Steven Hein 
Logline: Hapless zoo attendants have to deal with mythical creatures such as Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster. 
Side Note: Barry Josephson will produce under his Josephson Ent. banner along with Gary Bryman and Steven Hein of Quality Filmed Entertainment. Josephson has a first-look deal with Fox. 



Old School: The Ken Carter Story 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Mark Schwahn 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Brian Robbins, Mike Tollin 
Logline: Story of Ken Carter, a CA high school basketball coach who made national headlines in 1999 after he benched his entire undefeated team for poor grades. The coach forfeited two league games and made the gym off-limits until students raised their grades. 
Side Note: MTV Films and Tollin/Robbins Prods. will produce for Paramount. No director is yet attached. The life-story rights to Carter's son, Damon, who played on the team, were also optioned. 



Planet Claire 
Genre: Comedy/Adventure 
Writer: Robert Ellsworth, Marty Navis 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Deb Newmyer, Kimberly de Bonaventura 
Logline: Adventures of a wily naïf on the campaign trail. 
Side Note: Kimberly de Bonaventura and Deb Newmyer's Double Down Prods. attached to produce. 



Ingle Woods 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Jim Kouf 
Buyer: New Line Cinema 
Producer: Duane Martin, Lawrence Bender, Ross Grayson Bell, Jamie Rucker King 
Logline: Story about a golfer in Inglewood who plays golf when he isn't working at McDonald's. Taught by his dad, and a phenomenal player despite the lack of correct equipment or pro training, Woods must face the challenge of turning pro when an agent woos him to take his hobby on the circuit. 
Side Note: To be based on a pitch from Duane Martin and Lawrence Bender Productions. Originally set up in March 2002. Jamie Foxx to star in. Martin will produce with Bender, Ross Grayson Bell and Foxx's manager, Jaime Rucker King.



Interrupted 
Genre: Biography 
Writer: Oren Moverman 
Author: Nicholas Ray 
Buyer: City Lights Pics 
Producer: Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher, Joe Fisher 
Logline: Bio of director Nicholas Ray who directed such films as: "Rebel Without A Cause," and "In A Lonely Place." Film will follow Ray from his collapse on the set of the epic blockbuster "55 Days At Peking" to his work with young film students, his tumultuous affair with his wife Susan, who was 40 years his junior and his battle with alcoholism. 
Side Note: Adaptation of Nicholas Ray's posthumous autobiography, edited by Susan Ray. Larry Clark will direct. City Lights Pictures' Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Joe Fisher will produce. Bob Jason will co-produce. Michael Almog will Executive Produce.



Montana 1948 
Genre: Drama 
Author: Larry Watson 
Buyer: Echo Lake Prods. 
Logline: Sheriff of a small town discovers that his older brother, a charming well-respected doctor, may be guilty of sexual assaults against female Native American patients. 
Side Note: First novel by author Larry Watson. The book was originally optioned by Paramount, but rights reverted in 1996. Doug Mankoff will produce.



Underdog 
Genre: Children 
Buyer: Spyglass Ent. 
Purchase Price: six-figures/$2 mil + 
Producer: Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Jay Polstein 
Logline: An inept watchdog accidentally exposes itself to an experimental elixir that transforms him into a superhero. 
Side Note: Based on the children's animated TV series from the 60's. Rights were purchased from Classic Media. Producer Jay Polstein from Maverick Ent. brought the project into Spyglass. Pic will mix live-action with CGI effects. It will be exec produced by Classic Media's Bob Higgins, Eric Ellenbogen along with Spyglass' Jonathan Glickman. 



Born To Kill 
Genre: Film Noir 
Writer: Richard Dana Smith 
Buyer: RKO Pics. 
Producer: Pierre David, Ted Hartley 
Logline: Greedy young woman hires a con artist to murder her wealthy stepsister without realizing he may have an agenda of his own. 
Side Note: Remake of the 1947 RKO film which starred Lawrence Tierney and Claire Trevor and directed by Robert Wise. Pierre David will produce along with RKO CEO Ted Harltey. Ken Sanders will co-produce. 



Class Clowns 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Grant Calof, Greg Lee 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Logline: Two best friends from childhood think they found the greatest teaching gig until they end up at their old grammar school which is still ruled by the same principal who swore revenge on them as kids. 
Side Note: Konrad Pictures to produce. Konrad Pictures VP of Production Jeanne Allgood and CE, Fred Lidskog brought the project to Columbia Pictures Executive Vice President, Doug Belgrad and DOD Jonathan Kadin.



Flushed Away 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: High-six figures 
Logline: Story centers on a pampered British rat who accidentally gets flushed from his posh penthouse flat into the slimy London sewers. As he searches for a way home, he falls in love with the sewer and its inhabitants. 
Side Note: Assignment for British writers Dick Clement and Ian LaFrenais. Sam Fell will direct this claymation feature. Peter Lord at Aardman will produce. 



The Fountain 
Genre: Sci-fi 
Writer: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel 
Buyer: New Regency/Warner Bros. 
Producer: Darren Aronofsky, Eric Watson 
Side Note: Warner Bros. and New Regency have agreed to co-finance this flick budgeted at $70 million. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett will star. Darren Aronofsky wrote the script and will direct through his company Protozoa Pictures. 



Samurai Jack 
Genre: Action 
Writer: Todd Alcott 
Buyer: New Line Cinema
Producer: Brett Ratner, Jay Stern 
Logline: An ancient Japanese warrior, the son of an emperor who was defeated by an evil wizard, trains to get revenge, but the wizard sends the warrior into the future through a time portal. The warrior must then set his family free while battling the Wizard's troops. 
Side Note: Cartoon Network series. Deal calls for an animated film as well as a live action film to be produced. Brett Ratner will direct the live actioner. Deal was set up on 11/20/01. The series creator Genndy Tartakovsky created the pitch and wrote the treatment on which the script will be based. Screenwriter Todd Alcott will be coming aboard to write it. 



Spider- Man 2 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: David Koepp 
Buyer: Sony 
Sony: David Koepp the writer of the original Spiderman will return to write the sequel. He is temporarily replacing writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. In an unusual move, they are still being kept on the payroll while Keopp writes a first draft based on his ideas. Gough and Millar will then work on Koepp's draft. Studio hopes to have the flick in the theaters in May, 2004. 

By Virtue Fall 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Sheldon Turner 
Buyer: Paramount Pictures
Producer: Mace Neufeld 
Logline: A young DEA operative finds himself framed and is sent to prison, while his corrupt partner gets away with his misdeeds. In prison, the clean partner becomes toughened and loses all his scruples, while the corrupt cop -- anguished over the loss of his partner -- straightens out. 



Natural History Project 
Genre: Family/Fantasy 
Writer: Jason Heimberg, Justin Heimberg, Jeff Sank 
Buyer: Touchstone 
Price: Low/mid-six figures 
Producer: Charles Segars, Jeff Phillips 
Logline: A family gets trapped in the Natural History Museum at the Smithsonian Institute, where some of the exhibits magically come to life. 



The Reaping 
Genre: Horror 
Writer: Brain Rousso 
Buyer: Dark Castle Entertainment 
Producer: Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis 
Logline: Myth debunker tries to prove that a young boy is not the supernatural force behind the devastation of a small, religious Texas town. 
Side Note: Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis will produce.



The Battle Of Cloverfield 
Genre: Fantasy 
Writer: Kasi Lemmons 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Laura Ziskin 
Logline: Story takes place in a Southern town where ghosts of the past conspire to change the future. 
Side Note: Screenwriter Lemons will also direct. The studio picked up the project in a preemptive bid for Laura Ziskin to produce. 



Don't Get It Twisted 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Marcus Morton, D.J. Pooh 
Buyer: Artisan Ent. 
Producer: D.J. Pooh 
Logline: Twin brothers separated at birth and raised at opposite ends of the socioeconomic ladder, meet for the first time as adults and decide to trade places. 
Side Note: Co-writer D.J. Pooh is attached to produce and direct through his company, Lithium Ent. Donna Chavous and Rick Freeman will co-produce. 



The Emperor Of Ocean Park 
Type of Material: Screenplay Assignment 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Stephen Schiff 
Author: Stephen Carter 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: John Wells 
Logline: A legal thriller about a black law professor exploring the darker corners of the life of his deceased father, a prominent judge. 
Side Note: Schiff will adapt from Stephen Carter's first novel. John Wells and Gaylord Films will produce. Novel was optioned in February 2001. 



In Time 
Type of Material: Screenplay 
Genre: Romance/Adventure 
Writer: Duke Selley 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox/Scott Free 
Logline: Mystical tale of romance set against the adventurous arena of relic hunting in 1920s Egypt 
Side Note: Preemptive purchase from Scott Free's discretionary fund through Fox. Zach Schiff-Abrams and Erin Upson brought the project into Scott Free and will oversee the rewrite. 



Riddick 
Genre: Sci-fi/Thriller 
Writer: David Twohy 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Tom Engelman, Scott Kroopf 
Logline: Centers on a brooding convict, who in the first feature was being transported, as part of a space mission, and was shipwrecked on a mysterious planet. The sequel is expected to flesh out the dark and corrupted universe that was only partially glimpsed in the first installment. 
Side Note: Sequel to "Pitch Black." David Twohy will write and direct. Deal also includes for Twohy to write and direct two more sequels to "Pitch Black." Van Diesel is set to reprise his role as Riddick. 



Wonder Twins 
Genre: Family 
Buyer: Warner Bros. and Gaylord Films 
Producer: Lowry, Hunt La Scala, Casey 
Logline: Story will center on two youth trainee aliens from the planet Exxor, known as the Wonder Twins. The male Zan had the power to change into any water-based form, while the female Jayna could become any animal. With the use of a special pager, they both had the ability to receive messages from teenagers all over the world who were in trouble. 
Side Note: Rights to the carton characters were purchased from Hanna Barbera in order to make a full length live-action feature. These characters were part of a cartoon series called "The All-New SuperFriends Hour." A screenwriter will be hired shortly. 



Above The Clouds 
Genre: True Story 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Brian Robins, Mike Tollin 
Logline: The life of Khadka, the first Nepalese athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics. Story will focus on Khadka and his adoptive father, Richard Morley. Morley was saved by Khadka's natural father after Morley suffered lung damage while on a trek in the Nepalese mountains. Years later after Khadka's father died, Morley returned to Nepal in order to find the boy and gain custody of him as an adoptive parent. It was during the adoption process, Khadka also mounted a lifelong dream to be the first Nepalese athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. In 2002, he competed as a cross-country skier at the Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Side Note: Tollin/Robbins Pictures will produce for Paramount. No screenwriter is attached. 



Curious George 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Michael McCullers 
Author: Margret Rey, H.A. Rey, 
Buyer: Universal/Imagine 
Producer: Brian Grazer, David Kirschner, John Shapiro 
Logline: A little, non talking, monkey from the African jungle escapes to the big city to live with "the man in the yellow hat." 
Side Note: Assignment based on the popular children's picture book by Margret Rey and her husband H.A. Rey. This will be a CGI-animated movie; Universal's first foray into this arena. 



Nothing But The Truth 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Yoni Berkovits, Tony Dreannan 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Chris Bender, J.C. Spink 
Logline: Story of a valet parking guy who chronically lies to impress women until a strange twist of fate forces him to live out his lies and realize that he has been overlooking true love. 
Side Note: The script was just set up at New Line. Artists Production Group's Mark Canton and Sean O'Keefe will produce. APG purchased the spec script in February for $500,000 against $1 million.



Papi Chulo 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Alison Balian, Elizabeth Sarnoff 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Producer: Tracy Trench, Laura Simon, Forest Whitaker 
Logline: Three women -- a lawyer from Chicago, a cocktail waitress from Miami and a wealthy New Yorker -- discover a womanizer has been three-timing them. They decide to teach this "papi chulo" a lesson, which leads them on a series of comic misadventures. 
Side Note: Rewrite. Based on an original script by Steven Antin and Laura Simon. Eduardo Verastegui, Roselyn Sanchez, Sofia Vergara, and singer Jaci Velasquez to star in. Linda Mendoza to direct. Forest Whitaker, Tracey Trench and Laura Simon to produce. This will be the first major-studio romantic comedy is aimed squarely at the Hispanic movie going market. Bought as a pitch by Fox 2000 in October 1998. 



Sleepless Knights 
Genre: Adventure/Family 
Writer: Grant Morrisson 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Producer: Susan Montford, Don Murphy 
Logline: Time machine experiment goes wrong leaving the world permanently stuck on Halloween Eve. Ghosts and spirits quickly realize they have free reign and run unchecked -- until a young boy is recruited to an elite ghostbusting squadron called the Sleepless Knights. 
Side Note: Guillermo del Toro is attached to direct. Pitch came from comic book writer Grant Morrisson. Angry Films will produce for Dreamworks. 



Laws Of Attraction 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Karey Kirkpatrick, Aline Brosh McKenna 
Buyer: Deep River/Irish Dreamtime/Intermedia 
Producer: David Friendly, Marc Turtletaub, Julie Durk, Pierce Brosnan, Beau St. Clair 
Logline: Two divorce lawyers marry only to discover that they are not immune to the same marital difficulties that bring them to court. 
Side Note: Pierce Brosnan's production company, Irish Dreamtime will produce along with Deep River and Intermedia. Brosnan will star. Deep River's David Friendly came up with the idea and had a script written. 



Rich Girl 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Producer: Debra Martin Chase 
Logline: Sophisticated interracial romantic comedy along the lines of "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?" 
Side Note: Pitch from producer Debra Martin Chase.



Shrink 
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Benny Medina, David Guillod, Rob Liefeld, Kevin Messick 
Logline: A former superhero-turned-therapist helps all the other superheros unburden themselves too. Things turn sticky when this therapist finds herself in a love triangle between a villain and good superhero. 
Side Note: Jennifer Lopez will play the lead. Co-production between Nuyorican (owned by Lopez) and Handprint. Pitch came from Rob Liefeld who is a former Marvel comic book creator and illustrator. He came to the pitch meeting with the idea and a few visuals. No screenwriter is attached. 



A Confederacy Of Dunces
Genre: Comedy/Drama 
Writer: Scott Kramer, Steven Soderbergh 
Author: John Kennedy Toole 
Buyer: Miramax 
Producer: Scott Kramer, Drew Barrymore, Nancy Juvonen 
Logline: Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, story is about Ignatius Reilly, a marvelous misfit at odds with the world, forced to endure the indignity of working one bad job after another. 
Side Note: To be based on John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning best-selling novel. Miramax picked up rights from Paramount Pictures. Soderbergh and Scott Rudin to executive produce. Scott Kramer and Flower Films partners Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen will produce. 



Gothika 
Genre: Horror 
Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis 
Logline: Female psychiatrist in an insane asylum wakes up to discover that she's now a patient. 
Side Note: Sebastian Gutierrez will write the script and direct for Dark Castle and Warner Bros. 




 

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