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Soldiers Field 
Genre: Action/Thriller 
Writer: Joe Carnahan 
Author: Harry Hurt III 
Buyer: Radar Pictures 
Producer: Diane Nabatoff, Michelle Grace, Scott Kroopf, Erica Huggins, 
Logline: Group of disenfranchised ex-cops who find they can make more bucks by bringing a brutal form of justice to the crime-ridden neighborhoods of New York City. 
Side Note: Joe Carnahan will write this screenplay based on an article in Esquire Magazine article: "Riding Shotgun With the Posses." Ray Liotta will exec produce. His company, Tiara Blue will produce with Radar Pics. 


Green Hell 
Genre: Action/Thriller 
Writer: Elwood Reid 
Buyer: Singer/Jensen Ent. 
Purchase Price: Six-figures 
Producer: Joe Singer, Janet Jensen 
Logline: Extreme sports enthusiasts look for treasure in the rain forest. Unfortunately for them, a brutal gang has the same idea. 


The Honeymooners 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Danny Jacobson, 
Buyer: Paramount/Deep River Prods. 
Producer: David Friendly, Marc Turtletaub 
Logline: Modern retelling of the classic TV show, concentrating on the actual honeymoon. 
Side Note: Deep River Prods. to produce for Paramount. "Mad About You" writer Danny Jacobson will write the script. Rights were purchased from CBS. 


Uptown Saturday Night 
Genre: Comedy 
Buyer: Warner Bros./Overbrook Ent. 
Producer: James Lassiter, Will Smith 
Logline: Two working men attempt to recover a stolen lottery ticket from the black underworld after being ripped off at an illegal gambling place. 
Side Note: Remake of the 1974 film which starred Bill Cosby and was directed by Sidney Poitier. The remake might star Will Smith. The deal also covers rights to the film's two sequels, "Let's Do It Again" and "A Piece of the Action." Rights were purchased from Yorem Roth who will exec produce. 


The Hedonist 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: James Franco, Merriwether Lewis 
Buyer: New Redemption Pictures 
Producer: John Herzfeld, Eric Handler 
Logline: Follows two genius brothers who take separate paths in life. One ventures toward hedonism and decadence while the other goes on a journey toward a brilliant medical career. However, both fall victim to similar obsessions of society. 
Side Note: James Franco, the actor who portrayed James Dean in the TNT telepic, co-wrote "The Hedonist" with Merriwether Lewis. Scott Ziehl might direct. Franco's manager, Miles Levy is exec. producing. 


In The Pink 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Steve Brill 
Buyer: Revolution Studios/Imagine Ent. 
Producer: Dan Halsted 
Logline: Irascible Texas playboy finds himself downsized out of his cushy corporate gig. Desperate to survive, he turns to shilling for Mary Kay cosmetics; at first a disaster, he rapidly uncovers the secret to understanding women on the job, and becomes the top seller in the nation. 
Side Note: Based on an idea by the writer, who is a former talent producer at "Saturday Night Live," and Dan Halstead. Steven Brill has come aboard to rewrite and possibly direct. Project was originally set up on 04/-3/01. Original writer was Ryan Shiraki, a Saturday Night Live talent producer who sold his script for low-six figures / mid-six. 


In Vitro 
Genre: Horror 
Writer: Ben Ripley
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Producer: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott 
Logline: Couple who have a baby by using in vitro fertilization, start questioning the origination of their child after the mom experiences strange behavior.. 
Side Note: Scott Free will produce for Fox. 



Tales of Mystery and Imagination 
Author: Michael Chabon 
Buyer: Miramax 
Purchase Price: Six-figures 
Logline: Stories will be inspired by short story writers like H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There will be a horror story, a Sherlock Holmes adventure, a ghost story, an adventure story, a science fiction story, a story of suspense, a costume or period or historical story and a sea story. 
Side Note: Author Michael Chabon will write eight short stories for his upcoming book. 


The Untold Love Story: Marie-Antoinette and Count Fersen 
Genre: Romance 
Writer: Evelyn Farr 
Author: Evelyn Farr 
Buyer: Mandolin Ent. 
Producer: Mimi Polk Gitlin, Luis Mandoki, Julio Bove 
Logline: Love story between Marie-Antoinette and the Swedish count Axel Fersen. Their romance included Fersen's efforts to save Antoinette, his own death as a victim of court conspiracies and the revolutionary and political turmoil of the era. 
Side Note: Deal was made with Julio Bove's Bosco Entertainment. Bove graduated from the Peter Stark producing program at USC. 


At The Mountains Of Madness 
Genre: Horror 
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins 
Author: H.P. Lovecraft 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Logline: Expedition to the Antarctic plateau leads to the discovery of strange fossils of unheard of creatures and carved stones tens of millions of years old. 
Side Note: Writing assignment for Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins, based on the novel of the same name. Guillermo del Toro is negotiating to direct. 


Den Of Thieves 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Christian Gudegast, Paul Scheuring 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Chris Bender, J.C. Spink 
Logline: Bartender who works near the L.A. Federal Reserve, unknowingly gets caught up in a heist to rob it. 
Side Note: Cross between "Heat" and "The Usual Suspects." 


Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Project 
Genre: Family 
Buyer: Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown 
Producer: Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown 
Logline: Contemporary tale that will incorporate the morals and values of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. 
Side Note: Rights sold for television, film and merchandising projects. Jeffrey Kramer from Roy Rogers Family Ent. will produce with Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown. 


Give It Up 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Dana Schmalenberg 
Buyer: New Regency 
Producer: Larry Brezner, Walter Hamada 
Logline: Two feuding lead singers at a rock 'n' roll summer camp, make a bet in which the last to lose her virginity must drop out of the competition for a recording contract. 
Side Note: MBST will produce for New Regency. Story was based on an idea by MBST manager Jonathan Hung. 



Robots 
Genre: Animation 
Writer: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandell 
Buyer: Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios 
Logline: Set in a world full of robots. 
Side Note: Fox animation and NY-based Blue Sky will team up to produce this CGI animated movie which has been in development for over a year. Project will be a collaboration between "Ice Age" helmer Chris Wedge and children's book author William Joyce. 


Suckaz 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Nick Swardstrom 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Mike Karz, Russell Hollander, Josh Etting 
Logline: A white would-be rap star from Malibu wakes up one day to find out what it's really like to be to be from the ghetto. 
Side Note: The character of Brad Gluckman, the white rapper, was developed on the WB TV show, "JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment." Fax Behr and Adam Small will direct. The film will co-star Nick Swardstrom, who will also write the screenplay. Pic will be produced in association with Big Ticket Studio and Karz Entertainment, which produces "JKX." 


Canter Untitled Project 
Writer: Ross Canter 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics./Jerry Bruckheimer Films 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six 
Logline: A fictionalized account of a teenaged Thomas Edison teaming up with Wild Bill Hickok and using precursors to his greatest inventions, saves the Union during the Civil War. 
Side Note: Chad Oman and Mike Stenson from Bruckheimer Films will exec produce. 


I Shall Not Die 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Ian Mune 
Author: James Belich 
Buyer: Fine Line/Radar Pics. 
Producer: Tom Engelman, Don Murphy, Jane Hamsher 
Logline: Story is about Titokowaru, a 19th century Maori warrior who led a rebellion against British colonialists. After finding that passive resistance to British rule was futile, Titokowaru proved a brilliant military tactician who led a rebellion against the British. 
Side Note: To be directed by Lee Tamahori, a New Zealander, who is currently directing the latest James Bond flick. Scott Kroopf and Mark Ordesky will exec produce. 


Life As We Know It
Genre: Romantic comedy / drama 
Writer: Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/low-seven 
Producer: Barry Josephson 
Logline: After their mutual best friends die an an accident, two single people are named as the caregivers for their orphaned friends' daughter. 
Side Note: Fox 2000 picked it up in turnaround from Revolution Studios which purchased it on 12/10/01. Barry Josephson will produce under his Josephson Entertainment banner. 


Nike: A Romance 
Genre: Romance 
Author: Nicholas Flokos 
Buyer: Landscape Ent. 
Producer: Bob Cooper, Michael Birnbaum, David Ginsburg, Jordi Ros 
Logline: Greek villager's goal is to steal the statue of the goddess Nike from the Louvre Museum. Things get complicated though when he falls in love with the museum guard. 
Side Note: Landscape is seeking a writer to adapt this book published in 1988. Javier Bardem is attached to star. Marc Rosen, senior VP at Landscape will exec produce. Rights were held by Jordi Ross who will produce. 


Pirates of the Caribbean 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio 
Buyer: Jerry Bruckheimer Films/Walt Disney Pics. 
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer 
Logline: Story will be based on the theme park ride at Disneyland. 
Side Note: Not a spec sale but an announcement that Disney and Bruckheimer are making the movie. Originally announced on 12/07/01. Stuart Beattie did a rewrite of the Jay Wolpert script and now Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot will take a shot. 


The Spy Next Door 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Joe Ballarini
Buyer: Dimension Films 
Purchase Price: $600k/$1 mil. 
Producer: Mike Karz, Jennifer Klein 
Logline: Realizing his next door neighbor is a spy and in need of 
help, an accountant must team up with him to save the world. 
Side Note: Mutual Film Group's Jennifer Klein and producer Mike Karz will produce. 


Alien Prison 
Writer: Andrew Marlowe 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Red Wagon Prods. 
Producer: Roland Emmerich 
Logline: Six people trapped in an alien world, having been abducted, 
studied and torturously experimented upon by the alien race in another solar 
system, must now plot an escape and attempt to foil a full-scale invasion of 
Earth. 
Side Note: This has been in development for some time at the studio. Andrew Marlowe's latest script got the attention of Roland Emmerich who will produce and direct. 



The Butterfly Effect 
Genre: Psychological thriller 
Writer: Erik Bress, Jonathan Gruber 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, A.J. Dix, Anthony Rhulen 
Logline: In search of sublimated childhood memories 
a man tries to gain access into his mind, and discovers the 
ability to travel back in time, he soon realizes 
that every change he makes has unexpected consequences. 
Side Note: Written and will be directed by the screenwriters of "Final Destination 2." BenderSpink will produce for New Line. $13 mil. production will begin shooting in May in Vancouver, B.C. This project came about through BenderSpink's deal with FilmEngine. 


Helldorado 
Genre: Action 
Writer: James Vanderbilt 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Karen Glasser, Kevin Misher 
Logline: Bounty hunter teams up with someone he was supposed to capture in the Amazon and together they pursue riches that are stored in a mine. 
Side Note: Negotiations with Dwayne Johnson, "The Rock" to star are taking place. Original draft was by R.J. Stewart. James Vanderbilt has been hired to do a rewrite. Production will begin late summer. Universal picked up the script a while back from Universal. 


Void 
Genre: Drama/Action 
Writer: Joe Carnahan 
Buyer: Universal/Kevin Misher Films
Producer: Kevin Misher 
Logline: A blackout occurs at a prison at the same time a female 
homicide cop is there to transfer a prisoner.  
Side Note: Joe Carnahan gave the pitch and will write the screenplay and direct. 


The Wicker Man 
Genre: Horror 
Writer: Neil LaBute 
Buyer: Universal/StudioCanal 
Producer: Nicolas Cage, Norm Golightly 
Logline: A police officer investigates the disappearance of a young 
girl who is involved in a cult and ritualistic ceremonies. 
Side Note: Remake of the 1973 film which starred Christopher Lee. This project has been in development for years at Universal. Nicolas Cage's company, Saturn Films will produce and Cage will star. Neil LaBute will write and direct. 

Billy Liar 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Will Rokos 
Buyer: Kaufman Co./Landscape Ent. 
Producer: Bob Cooper, Paul Kaufman 
Logline: A guy is so bored with his life that he creates an 
imaginary life for himself and must lie to everyone including two women 
who both believe that they are engaged to him. 
Side Note: Remake of the 1963 British film directed by John Schlesinger and starred Julie Christie and Tom Courteney. It was based on a bestselling novel from 1959. Will Rokos has been signed to write the screenplay. Project was originally set up on 07/25/2001. 


Bone Deep 
Genre: Action 
Writer: John Luessenhop, Avery Duff 
Buyer: Screen Gems 
Producer: Mark Burg, Oren Koules, Gabriel Casseus 
Logline: Set in New York, a detective goes up against a young crew who 
specialize in amazing heists. 
Side Note: Script is out to cast. John Luessenhop co-wrote and is set to direct. Endeavor reps Luessenhop. First draft of the script was penned by Gabriel Casseus and Peter Allen. 


Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse 
Genre: Comedy 
Buyer: RKO Pics. 
Producer: Ted Hartley 
Logline: A NY apartment dwelling couple decide to move to the country and build a home. 
Side Note: Steve Carr will direct this classic comedy remake based on the 1948 film that starred Cary Grant. No screenwriter is attached. Carr's manager, Aaron Ray, will exec. produce. 


The Secret Window 
Genre: Psychological thriller 
Writer: David Koepp 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Gavin Polone 
Logline: A writer, going through a painful divorce, is stalked by a psychotic stranger claiming that the writer stole his story. 
Side Note: Assignment for David Koepp to write and direct. Studio-based Pariah will produce for Columbia. Screenplay will be based on the Stephen King novella. 


Bass Iovine Untitled Project 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Ron Bass, Vicki Iovine 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Purchase Price: Six-figures 
Logline: Story will focus on a family's recovery from a death. 
Additional Information: Co-writer Iovine is best known as the author of the "Girlfriend's Guide To.." series of books. 


Benioff Untitled Project 
Genre: Action / Thriller 
Writer: David Benioff 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: $1.5 mil. / $2 mil. 
Note: Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball") will direct. Carl Von Malaise, came up with the idea and took it to Forster. William Morris and Industry Ent. teamed Benioff with Forster. DreamWorks won out after a heated bidding war took place. 


Knight Rider 
Genre: Action/Drama 
Writer: Glen Larson 
Buyer: Revolution Studios 
Producer: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray 
Logline: TV show was about crime fighter Michael Knight and his partner, a souped up Pontiac Trans Am that could travel 300 mph and leap 50 feet into the air. 
Side Note: Feature version of the TV show which starred David Hasselhoff. The series creator, Glen Larson, has been hired to write the screenplay and Hasselhoff will play one of the roles. Mayhem Pictures will produce for Revolution Studios. 


Meet Jane Doe 
Genre: Psychological thriller 
Writer: Collin Chang, Chris Soth 
Buyer: Signpost Films 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures 
Producer: Douglas Segal, Charles Roven, Sukee Chew 
Logline: Described as a "Sixth Sense" with a female lead 
Side Note: Atlas Ent. will produce for Signpost. 


My Name Is Modesty 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler 
Buyer: Miramax 
Producer: Marcelo Anciano, Michael Berrow 
Logline: Story of special agent Modesty Blaise and her escape from a Balkan prison as a young girl and her eventual ascendancy over the La Louche gang in Tangier, Morocco. 
Side Note: Remake of the 1966 film, "Modesty Blaise," which was based on a series of novels. Miramax hopes to produce a series of movies using the lead character of Modesty Blaise. Quentin Tarantino holds the U.S. rights to the series of novels. 


The Big Mango 
Genre: Thriller 
Author: Raymond Needham 
Buyer: Creative License Prods. 
Logline: Set in Bangkok Thailand, during the fall of Saigon, the story is about the entire cash holding of the Bank of South Vietnam which disappears. 


Imaginary Friend 
Writer: Anne Spielberg 
Buyer: Nickelodeon Movies/Larger Than Life Prods. 
Logline: Story about a boy whose imaginary friend takes him out of the real world and into his: an animated universe of a child's imagination. 
Side Note: Gary Ross will direct. Based on a story by Anne Spielberg and Gary Ross. Anne Spielberg wrote "Big" which Ross directed. 


The Prom 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Stephen Falk 
Buyer: Artisan Ent. 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six 
Producer: Neal Moritz 
Logline: Boy is in love with the girl next door and wants her to be his date for the problem. She's already has a date though, and worse, is determined to make her big night all the more meaningful by deflowering that date. 
Side Note: Screenwriter is managed by Energy Ent. Original Film exec VP Brad Luff and Energy Entertainment's Brooklyn Weaver exec producing. 



Topsiders 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: Jonathan Rosenbloom, Justin Merz
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: $300k/$600k 
Producer: Mark Burg, Oren Koules 
Logline: Four kids discover a treasure map that leads them on an underground search through New York's subway system. 
Side Note: Evolution Ent. will produce for DreamWorks. 


Duck In High Heels 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Michael Gavin, Peter Speakman 
Buyer: Universal/Kevin Misher Films 
Producer: Kevin Misher 
Logline: Set in the field of competitive race walking, story is about two men who vie for the last spot on the Olympic team and the love of a woman. 
Side Note: This project, originally sold as a spec last year was written by Donald Rothchild. Gavin and Speakman who will rewrite are repped by BenderSpink and Endeavor. 


Karma 
Genre: Sci-fi/Thriller 
Writer: Brent Hanley 
Author: Thomas Lane 
Buyer: Fireworks Pics. 
Producer: Colleen Camp, Terence Chang, John Woo 
Logline: Story is about a detective with the ability to access past lives, a talent he uses to solve crimes committed both in the past and in the future. 
Side Note: Brent Hanley has been hired to adapt the Thomas Lane novella, "The Karma Files." 


King's Ransom 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Wayne Conley
Buyer: New Line 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six 
Producer: Darryl Taja 
Manager: Darryl Taja 
Logline: A despised businessman about to be divorced realizes that he will lose half his wealth to his wife if the divorce goes through. He plans his own kidnapping in order to get wiped out financially and be able to claim poverty. Little do he know that several other parties are also planning on kidnapping him for the ransom money. 
Side Note: Catch 23's Alter Ego will produce for New Line. 


Reggie Nadelson Book Series 
Genre: Mystery 
Author: Reggie Nadelson 
Buyer: Grand Illusions 
Producer: Ed Elbert, Jonathan Sanger 
Logline: Series of books authored by Reggie Nadelson. Titles include: Red Mercury Blues," "Sex Dolls" and "Bloody London," all revolving around the Russian-born Gotham-based private investigator Artie Cohen. "Red Murcury Blues" deals with the breakup of the Soviet Union and the ability of terrorist groups to acquire nuclear weapons. 
Side Note: Grand Illusions is a new company formed by Jonathan Sanger and Ed Elbert. 


Speed Tribes 
Genre: Action 
Writer: Peter Dowling 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Angry Films 
Producer: Susan Montford, Don Murphy 
Logline: Two brothers in Las Vegas join the Hell's Angels before a casino robbery, only to become prey for the bikers. The new story will be set in the San Fernando Valley and will introduce Bosozuku, Japanese biker gangs known as "Speed Tribes." 
Side Note: Remake of "Hell's Angels 69," a cult classic. Scottish filmmaker Susan Montford found the project and brought it to Sony-based producer Don Murphy. His Angry Films will produce for Columbia. 


The Third Witch 
Genre: Fantasy 
Author: Rebecca Reisert 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Gavin O'Connor, Gregory O'Connor 
Logline: Retelling of Macbeth through the eyes of one of the three witches, a mysterious young girl who is out for revenge. 
Side Note: Solaris Ent. is NY-based. They have a first-look deal with New Line. New Line has bought the option from Solaris Ent. Solaris originally optioned the material on 11/29/01 and will produce for New Line. 


Tortilla Curtain 
Genre: Drama/Comedy 
Writer: Dayan Ballweg 
Author: T.C. Boyle 
Buyer: Stone Village Prods. 
Producer: Scott Steindorff 
Logline: Illegal Mexican immigrants and a Malibu couple are brought together by a car accident. 
Side Note: Richard Pearce will direct. Screenwriter was discovered after becoming a finalist in the Nicholl screenplay contest. 


Westworld 
Genre: Sci-fi/Action 
Writer: Richard D'Ovidio 
Buyer: Silver Pics./Warner Bros. 
Producer: Joel Silver, Arnold Schwarzenegger 
Logline: Remake of the 1973 movie which starred Yul Brynner. It's about a futuristic theme park full of robots made to look like cowboys. People pay a fee to get to experience life in the old west but things don't always turn out as planned; especially when a computer malfunctions and the robots go berserk. 
Side Note: Screenwriter D'Ovidio wrote "Exit Wounds" which starred Steven Seagal. Originally set up on 09/08/2000. Arnold Schwarzenegger has just inked a deal to reprise the Yul Brynner role as well as produce. 


Battle World 
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure 
Writer: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six 
Producer: Barry Josephson 
Logline: Three teens are transported into a CD Rom game and have to fight for their lives to get out. 
Side Note: Josephson Ent. will produce for Fox 2000. 


David Collard Untitled Project 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: David Collard 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Producer: Damien Saccani 
Logline: Intramural boxing at Naval Academy is the backdrop for the story. A young man from the wrong side of the tracks gets to attend Annapolis and quickly discovers that he might not have what it takes to measure up against the best and the brightest. 


Hal Buckley 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Chris Papiernick, Deena Berezin
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Happy Walters, Matt Weaver, Cary Woods, Andrew Deane 
Logline: Big Man on Campus loves abusing his power until he has an existential crisis that throws his high school's social order out of whack. 
Side Note: Based on a short film that the screenwriters made at AFI. Immortal Films will produce for New Line. 


Joshua Chamberlain Project 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Dana Glazer 
Buyer: John Wells Prods.
Producer: Mimi Leder 
Logline: Story of Joshua Chamberlain who was a professor at Bowdoin College in Maine and is recognized by many scholars for helping to turn around the fortunes of the Union. He lead a bayonet charge at the Battle of Little Round Top at Gettysburg and is also remembered for leading the Army of Northern Virginia to surrender at Appomattox, Va. 
Side Note: Mimi Leder attached to direct and produce through her Yak Yak Pictures. 



The Outer Limits 
Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy 
Writer: Gerald DiPego, Zachary DiPego, Justin DiPego 
Buyer: MGM/Victor & Grais Prods. 
Producer: Mark Victor, Michael Grais, Pen Densham, Mark Stern, Guy McElwaine, John Watson 
Logline: Based on the TV show of the 1960s. 
Side Note: This is part of a two-picture deal Victor & Grais Prods. signed with MGM. It will be a co-production with Trilogy Ent. Gerald DiPego and his two sons, Justin and Zachary have signed on to write the screenplay. This project was originally set up as a pitch by the producers on 5/25/2001. 


We All Loved Each Other So Much 
Genre: Comedy/Drama 
Writer: Mike Weller 
Buyer: Miramax 
Logline: The original film spanned 30 years, recounting the stories of three former WWII partisans all in love with the same woman. Remake will shift to New York in the 1970's and continue through the next three decades. 
Side Note: English language remake of the 1974 Italian film. Gabriele Muccino will direct. 


Camp Woodward 
Genre: Action 
Writer: David Rothenberg 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Producer: Neil Meron, Craig Zadan, Bob Kosberg 
Logline: Story is set at an X Games summer camp. 
Side Note: Disney purchased pitch from Storyline Ent which will produce the project. Storyline director of feature development Travis Knox developed the idea with producer Robert Kosberg and Rothenberg. 


My Life Without Me 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Isabel Coixet 
Author: Nanci Kincaid 
Buyer: Good Machine Int'l/El Deseo 
Producer: Esther Garcia, Ogden Gabanski 
Logline: Story centers on a young mother who lives in a trailer park with her two girls and has been diagnosed with cancer. Despite this, she decides to live life to the fullest along with her husband without telling anyone that she is dying. 
Side Note: Based on the Nanci Kincaid short story "Pretending the Bed Is a Raft." Pic's budget will be $3 mil. and will be financed through foreign sales. It will be directed by Isabel Coixet. Sarah Polley and Mark Ruffalo are negotiating to star. El Deseo is a Madrid-based company owned by Pedro and Augustin Almodovar. 


Ninja Scroll 
Genre: Action 
Author: Kawajiri Yoshiaki 
Buyer: Threshold Ent. 
Producer: Larry Kasanoff, Alison Savitch, George Johnsen, Joshua Wexler 
Logline: A masterless ninja for hire joins forces with a powerful female ninja after her team is destroyed by a powerful man-monster. They create a tragic love story that culminates with the overthrow of the Shogun government. 
Side Note: Purchased from Madhouse, a Japanese animation house. Threshold also hopes to use the "Ninja Scroll" brand in television shows, live stage tours, video games and in music. 


Taxi 
Genre: Comedy/Action 
Writer: Tom Lennon, Ben Garant 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Logline: Pizza delivery boy puts his record for the speediest deliveries to use and becomes a taxi driver. Renowned for driving his fares at 135mph through 30mph zones, he's finally caught by the police. In hopes of not losing his license and his job, he agrees to help a loser inspector who's on the track of bank robbers. 
Side Note: Remake of the French Luc Besson film. Kevin Bray will direct. 


Daddy Day Care 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Geoff Rodkey 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six 
Producer: John Davis, Wyck Godfrey, Matt Berenson 
Logline: An unemployed dad turns his house into a day care center. 
Side Note: Screenwriter is managed by Principato-Young. Story came to life over a year ago when producer Matt Berenson, then an indie producer with a deal at Davis Ent., hatched the idea. 


DragonBall 
Genre: Sci-fi/Action 
Author: Akira Toriyama 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Logline: Story centers on the character Goku and a handful of friends who battle for the Earth against the deadly forces of the Saiyans, who are sweeping across the universe, leaving a path of destruction. Goku and friends' best chance for survival rests with the Namekian DragonBalls, which provide them the power to summon a mighty dragon. 
Side Note: Japanese anime. Fox 2000 will produce this property as a live-action feature. Story first appeared as a graphic novel but has been made into a cartoon series (for the Cartoon Network), a video game and straight-to-video releases. No screenwriter is attached. 


Man On A Ledge 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Pablo Fenjvez 
Buyer: MGM 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six 
Producer: Gavin Polone 
Logline: A man checks into a Midtown Manhattan hotel, intent on killing himself. But as the police move in and shut down the block -- it turns out he's actually running a jewelry store heist across the street. 
Side Note: Gavin Polone's Pariah will produce for MGM. Pariah vp Vivian Cannon brought the spec in and will co-produce. 


Agent Cody Banks 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: Jeffrey Jurgensen 
Buyer: MGM 
Logline: A teen is drafted by the U.S. government to perform covert missions. 
Side Note: To star Frankie Munoz. To be produced by Dylan Sellers Prods. and Maverick Films for Splendid Pics. and MGM. This project prompted a major bidding war amongst the studios. Production will begin June 1. 


Brain Wave 
Genre: Sci-fi 
Writer: Paul Anderson 
Buyer: Radar Pictures 
Producer: Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vincinazo, Scott Kroopf, Tom Engleman 
Logline: Story is about a cosmic phenomenon that drastically elevates the intelligence of all life forms. 
Side Note: Ted Field will exec. produce. 


Child's Play 
Genre: Horror 
Writer: William Tenn 
Buyer: Radar Pictures 
Producer: Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vincinazo, Scott Kroopf, Tom Engleman 
Logline: By mistake, a man mistakenly receives a Christmas gift from 500 years in the future. 
Side Note: Ted Field will exec. produce. 


Fred Cuny Project 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: William Nicholson 
Buyer: Intermedia/Red Wagon Prods. 
Producer: Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher, David Fanning 
Logline: Story of Fred Cuny, the peace negotiator and disaster relief expert who disappeared in Chechnya in 1995. He went there with two Russian doctors and an interpreter while attempting to bring about a Russian-Chechnyan cease fire. 
Side Note: Harrison Ford will play Fred Cuny. Ford narrated a Frontline documentary on Cuny for PBS. Project originally set up on Oct. 3, 2001. 


Gone Baby Gone 
Genre: Mystery 
Author: Dennis Lehane 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Alan Ladd Jr. 
Logline: Story centers on an unlikely pair of Boston private eyes. 
Side Note: Will star Ben Affleck. Paramoiunt hopes to develop this as a franchise for him. This is the fifth book in the series and was published in 1998. 


Knowing 
Genre: Psychological thriller 
Writer: Richard Kelly 
Buyer: Escape Artists 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six 
Producer: Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch 
Logline: 1958 time capsule is unearthed accidently. The chairman of the town's historical society finds drawings made by kids from 1958 predicting the future. Amid the fantasy stuff is a chilling entry: One child predicted several horrible events that have come true. But there is one prediction that hasn't yet occurred and must be prevented by our hero. Man opens up a time capsule and unleashes a catastrophe on the world. 
Side Note: Rod Lurie will direct. Originally set up as a pitch on 1/08/01 and sold for mid-six figures/high-six. The original screenwriter, Ryne Pearson is also a novelist and has written such books as "Top Ten" and "Simple Simon." Project was brought to Escape Artists exec Brian Morewitz by Aaron Kaplan of Kaplan/Perrone Ent. which manages Pearson. Kaplan/Perrone Ent. has a first-look deal with Escape Artists. 



Untitled Addica Project 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Milo Addica 
Buyer: Warner Bros./Section Eight 
Producer: George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh 
Logline: Story is about a man who takes the fall for a crime and goes to jail. Upon his release, he seeks to exact revenge on those who framed him. 
Side Note: Don Cheadle will direct. Based on an idea by Section Eight co-owner, Steven Soderbergh. 


Untitled Scardapane Project 
Writer: Dario Scardapane 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Mutual 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six 
Producer: Don Granger, Jennifer Klein 
Logline: Story is about former FBI agents who work as free-lance security consultants. The consultants hook up with the bureau's bank robbery unit to track down an elusive and murderous master thief. 
Side Note: Mutual Ent. Will produce for Columbia. 


Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia 
Genre: Action 
Writer: Mateo Silva 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: Samuel Bayer, Rick Yorn, Benicio Del Toro 
Logline: A one million dollar reward is offered to anyone who can bring in the head of the man who seduced a wealthy Mexican's daughter. 
Side Note: Remake of the film from 1974. It will star Benicio Del Toro from "Traffic." Samuel Bayer, a commercial and video director will helm. 


Dallas Buyers Club 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Craig Borten, Melissa Wallack 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: David Bushell 
Logline: Story of Ron Woodroof, a heterosexual, redneck electrician who contracted HIV around 1980. After being told to go home and die, he tested illegal drugs on himself to prolong his life six years and help thousands of people with AIDS. 
Side Note: Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball") will direct. Brad Pitt has showed some interest in the lead role. 


The Manchurian Candidate 
Genre: Political thriller 
Writer: Dan Pyne 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Scott Rudin, Nancy Sinatra 
Logline: Returning Korean War soldiers come back brainwashed. One of them comes back having bad nightmares while the other is intent on killing a presidential candidate. The guy having nightmares must stop the would-be assassin. 
Side Note: Tina Sinatra (her dad starred in the original 1962 film) will produce with Scott Rudin. At one point, she had it set up at Warner Bros. with Joel Silver producing. Screenwriter Dan Pyne is managed by The Bauer Co. 


The Set Up 
Genre: Drama 
Writer: Sidney Lumte 
Buyer: RKO/Cobalt Media Group 
Producer: Ted Hartley 
Logline: Boxing tale that addresses issues of integrity and courage. 
Side Note: Sidney Lumet will write and direct. Shooting will begin in October. Story will also be used as a basis for a stage play. 


Tripoli 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: William Monahan 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures 
Producer: Mark Gordon 
Logline: Story of how U.S. soldier and diplomat William Eaton joined forces with an exiled king to overthrow the corrupt ruler of Tripoli in what is now Libya. 
Side Note: Producer Mark Gordon is Fox-based. Lawrence Inglee is the Mark Gordon Co. exec in charge of the project. Ridley Scott has come aboard to direct. Project was purchased on 11/28/01. 


Win A Date With Ted Hamilton 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Vic Levin 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: $800k/$1.2 mil 
Producer: Lucy Fisher, Doug Wick, David Fanning 
Logline: The hottest movie star in Hollywood dukes it out with a Piggly Wiggly grocery bagger in West Virginia over a sweet small-town girl who has won a date with the movie star in a contest. 
Side Note: Red Wagon Prods. will produce for DreamWorks. Screenwriter Levin is also a TV writer. 

Bounty
Genre: Horror 
Writer: John Patrick Nelson 
Buyer: MGM 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six 
Producer: Craig Perry, Warren Zide 
Logline: A bounty hunter must hunt down a dead gunslinger who returns from the dead. 
Side Note: Budget will be less than $15 mil with shooting planned on taking place later this year. A director is being sought. Zide/Perry Ent. will produce for MGM. 

The Cat In The Hat 
Genre: Children 
Writer: Alec Berg, Jeff Schaeffer, Dave Mandel 
Buyer: Imagine/Universal/DreamWorks 
Producer: Brian Grazer 
Logline: While two kids left alone in a house, a mischievous cat arrives to wreak havoc. With his two helpers "Thing One" and "Thing Two," they totally trash the place. 
Side Note: Mike Meyers will team up with Imagine and Universal to bring the classic children's story to the screen. 


Cops and Robbers 
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Writer: Jim Berg, Stan Zimmerman 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Producer: Happy Walters, Matt Weaver, Cary Woods 
Logline: Spoof of action buddy pics like "48 Hours" and "Lethal Weapon" with kids playing adults in all the roles. 
Side Note: Immortal Ent. will produce for Disney. Mike Mitchell will direct. Guns and serious violence will not be used in the telling of this tale. 


Don't You Want Me 
Genre: Drama 
Author: India Knight 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Tall Trees Prods. 
Producer: Jenno Topping, Betty Thomas 
Logline: A single mother in her late 30s reenters the dating market and tries to find love and sex. 



Dreadnought
Genre: Action/Thriller 
Writer: Steve Rivele, Chris Wilkinson 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Red Wagon Prods. 
Producer: Lucy Fisher, Doug Wick 
Logline: Sophisticated Navy ship accidentally shoots down a civilian airliner in the Atlantic. 
Side Note: Screenplay was originally written in 1997 by Blake Masters and rewritten by Dan Gilroy. Steve Rivele and Chris Wilkinson have been brought in to beef up the characters. 


Loose Lips 
Genre: Comedy 
Author: Claire Berlinkski 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Tall Trees Prods. 
Producer: Betty Thomas, Jenno Topping 
Logline: A young woman browsing the Internet comes across a CIA recruitment ad, and, before she knows it, becomes part of the training program and falls for a fellow trainee. 


Mata Hari 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Tatiana Blackington 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Laura Bickford 
Logline: Story of the infamous spy and the man who stalked and eventually caught her. Hari passed herself off as an exotic dancer, circulating among royalty before joining the German secret service in WWI. She was ultimately convicted by the French and executed by firing squad in 1917. 


The Notebook 
Genre: Romantic drama 
Writer: Jeremy Leven 
Author: Nicholas Sparks 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Mark Johnson 
Logline: Retired insurance salesman continually visits a woman in a nursing home and reads to her a story from a notebook about a woman being courted by two different men. After the notebook reading is completed, it is revealed that the insurance salesman is one of the men in the story and the woman he's been reading to is the heroine. 
Side Note: Nick Cassavetes has come aboard to direct. Based on best selling book by Nicholas Sparks. New Line which purchased the book in 1995 hopes to begin production this summer. 


Operation: Spy Girl 
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Writer: April Blair 
Buyer: Universal/Jersey Films 
Purchase Price: $300/$600k 
Manager: Chris Bender, J.C. Spink 
Logline: "Working Girl" in the CIA. A young secretary rises to international field operative despite being vastly unqualified for the task. 
Side Note: Jersey used its discretionary fund to make the purchase. 



Resident Evil: Nemesis 
Genre: Horror 
Writer: Paul Anderson 
Buyer: Constatin Film/Screen Gems 
Producer: Jeremy Bolt 
Logline: Sequel to "Resident Evil" which will be released in theaters shortly. The sequel will combine characters from the first film with characters from the video game 
Side Note: The first movie was based on the popular video game, is set in an underground research facility called the Hive, hidden miles beneath the Midwestern town of Raccoon City. The sequel will introduce the monster from the third game, called Nemesis. 


Ron Shelton Untitled Project 
Genre: Drama/Action 
Writer: Ron Shelton, Robert Sousa 
Buyer: Revolution Studios 
Producer: Lou Pitt, Ron Shelton 
Logline: Story is about two cops; one old and the other young. Both moonlight in other jobs and get themselves involved in a crime within the music business. 
Side Note: Ron Shelton will write, direct and produce this project with Lou Pitt. Co-writer Souza is a former cop. 


Used Guys
Genre: Sci-fi/Comedy 
Writer: Michael Birnbaum 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: Six-figures 
Logline: This story is set in a future where women shop for men like used cars. The story centers on two guys who escape from the lot after they were traded in by their women. 
Side Note: Red Hour Films and DreamWorks picked up this script in turnaround (for $2 mil plus other expenses) from Columbia and Tall Trees. It was originally set up on 04/01/99 and sold for six-figures. Ben Stiller may star. 


The Lone Ranger 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Buyer: Columbia Pics./Red Wagon Prods. 
Producer: Lucy Fisher, Doug Wick 
Logline: The show was based on the tale of John Reid, a Texas Ranger who was ambushed and left for dead. He is nursed back to health by Tonto, an Indian scout and together they go after the bad guys who murdered Reid's comrades in the ambush. 
Side Note: Screenplay to be based on the TV show from the 1950s. Deal was made with NY -based Gotham Media which controlled the rights. Budget will be in the $70 mil. range. 


Lowest Common Denominator 
Genre: Comedy 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Bob Cooper, Chuck Weinstock 
Logline: Ad exec nearing 40, fears that he is losing his touch and sets out to find a cool 15 year old who spots hot trends and is ahead of the curve. It turns out that this 15 year old is actually a 30 year-old guy who lives in his mom's basement. 
Side Note: Based on a pitch by Chuck Weinstock ("Joe Gould's Secret"). Landscape Pictures will produce for New Line. Michael Birnbaum, a Landscape exec, will exec produce. Project is out to writers now. 


One Thousand White Women: The Journals Of May Dodd 
Genre: Historical drama 
Writer: Jim Fergus 
Author: Jim Fergus 
Buyer: Southpaw Media 
Logline: Based on an unusual "Brides For Indians" program in 1874 that was suggested by Chief Little Wolf to President U.S. Grant. Story imagines the government offered pardons or release to women in jails, penitentiaries, debtors prison and mental institutions on the condition the women would live actually went to live among the so-called "savages" (in exchange for an equal number of horses). Story focuses on the unjustly institutionalized May Dodd, who seeks to be reunited with her child after participating in the program. 
Side Note: Jim Fergus will adapt his own book for the silver screen. 


A Very Long Engagement 
Genre: Mystery 
Writer: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant 
Author: Sebastien Japrisot 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Logline: Set during WW 1, story is about a woman's relentless search for the truth about the disappearance of her fiance, believed to have been among five court-martialed French soldiers taken to their own front line and left for the Germans to shoot in 1917. 
Side Note: French language big screen version of the French novel to be directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Author, Sebastien Japrisot, is also a screenwriter but will not write the screenplay. 


We Are Children Just The Same 
Genre: True Story 
Writer: Susan Nanus 
Buyer: Southpaw Media/Fearless Films 
Producer: Gregg Fienberg, Richard Lewis, Victor Solniki 
Logline: Based on a series of articles created by a group of 13- to 15-year old Jewish boys in the Terezin concentration camp during World War II. The boys secretly published these works in a magazine called "Vedem." 


Billy Jack 
Genre: Drama/Action 
Buyer: Jersey Films/3 Arts 
Producer: Danny Devito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Erwin Stoff 
Logline: On an Arizona desert Indian reservation, a half-breed ex Green Beret stands between a rural town and a school for runaways. 
Side Note: Talks are underway between Jersey Films, 3 Arts and Tom Laughton to remake his 1971 film, " Billy Jack." Laughton wrote and directed the original and holds the remake rights. Project will be shopped to the studios with Keanu Reeves attached to star. 


Bobby Ewing 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Linda Bloodworth 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Linda Bloodworth, Harry Thomason 
Logline: Mexican immigrant who has learned English from "Dallas" reruns, fall in love with an INS agent while attempting to cross the border illegally. 
Side Note: Linda Bloodworth and her husband Harry are noted TV producers ("Designing Women," "Evening Shade"). 


Ingle Woods 
Genre: Comedy 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Duane Martin, Lawrence Bender, Ross Grayson Bell, Jamie Rucker King 
Logline: Story about a golfer raised 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: Pitch given by Duane Martin, an actor who will be one of the producers on the project. A screenwriter will be hired shortly. Jamie Foxx will star. Lawrence Bender Prods. will produce for New Line. 


Mrs. Darwin 
Genre: Drama/Romance 
Writer: Tim Rose Price 
Buyer: Catch 23 U.K. 
Logline: The story of evolutionist Charles Darwin as seen through the eyes of his wife, a devout woman who feared for her husband's soul since he was doubting the existence of a supreme being. 
Side Note: British director Mike Newell has signed on to develop this project and direct. 


Pirates of the Caribbean 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: Stuart Beattie 
Buyer: Jerry Bruckheimer Films/Walt Disney Pics. 
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer 
Logline: Story will be based on the theme park ride at Disneyland. 
Side Note: Not a spec sale but an announcement that Disney and Bruckheimer are making the movie. Originally announced on 12/07/01. Stuart Beattie has been hired to rewrite the Jay Wolpert screenplay. 


Crusades 
Genre: Action 
Writer: William Monahan 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Producer: Ridley Scott 
Logline: Story about the crusades, a time in history when Christians were directed by the Church to forcefully spread their faith across Europe and into Jerusalem. 
Side Note: Ridley Scott hopes to direct this pic in 2003. His production entity, Scott Free will produce for Fox. 


Hatzeplatz 
Genre: Thriller 
Author: Michael Chabon 
Buyer: Paramount/Scott Rudin Prods. 
Purchase Price: $250k / $ 1mil. 
Producer: Scott Rudin 
Logline: Story is set in an imaginary world inspired by FDR's short-lived plan during WWII to create a Jewish homeland in Alaska, rather than in the Middle East. Chabon's protagonist is a Jewish detective, married to an Eskimo, who sets out to solve a murder in the community. 
Side Note: Rudin optioned the book after reading a one page proposal. The book based on the manuscript might be completed over the next two years. Random House has the option. 


Penny Dreadful: Ghost Detective 
Writer: Darin Scott 
Buyer: Universal/Jersey Films 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures 
Logline: Spooky psychic girl saves her town from a witch. 
Side Note: This was a preemptive bid by Universal and Jersey Films. Pamela Abdy and Adrienne Biddle at Jersey brought the project in. 


The Rain In Spain 
Genre: Romantic comedy 
Writer: Frank Capello 
Buyer: Miramax 
Producer: Keith Addis, Nick Wechsler 
Logline: True story about the aftermath of a crash of a B-52 near the village of Palomar, Spain. The villagers and U.S. Army work together to recover the plane's four hydrogen bombs. 
Side Note: Director Michael Lehmann ("40 Days and 40 Nights") will direct. Project was originally sold as a spec screenplay on May 5, 1997 to Universal and then picked up in turnaround by Miramax. 


The Rising 
Genre: Thriller 
Author: Robert Frank 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: John Baldecchi 
Logline: Detroit-based boy has the ability to revive the dead with a single touch. 
Side Note: Baldecchi Prods. will produce for Columbia. No screenwriter is attached. 


The Secret Lives Of Dentists 
Genre: Drama/Fantasy 
Writer: Craig Lucas 
Author: Jane Smiley 
Buyer: Holediger Films 
Logline: Married dentist with kids can't tell the difference between dreams and reality after falling ill. 
Side Note: Alan Rudolph has signed on to direct this indie which will begin shooting in upstate NY March 13. Screenplay is based on Jane Smiley's book, "The Age Of Grief." 


Like A Virgin 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Darren Stein 
Buyer: Splendid Pics./Maverick Films 
Producer: Jennifer Levine, Guy Oseary 
Logline: Story about a girl who launches a back-to-virginity movement in her high school, which unexpectedly makes her a national media figure. 
Side Note: Untitled Ent. will produce. 


Out Of Time 
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: David Collard 
Buyer: MGM 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six 
Producer: Damien Saccani, Neal Moritz, Jon Berg 
Logline: Cop in a small town is double-crossed by the woman he loves. Similar love-gone-sour theme as seen in "Body Heat" and "Blood Simple." 
Side Note: Screenwriter is managed by Berg/Saccanni which will also produce. Dylan Clark at MGM will oversee the project's development. Spec script originally sold on 10/12/2000. Denzel Washington will star. Carl Franklin will direct. Shooting begins in May. 


The Seven Samurai 
Genre: Drama/Action 
Buyer: MGM/Miramax 
Logline: Original flick was set in 16th century Japan and the story was about a small farming village beset by marauding bandits. It hires seven professional soldiers to rid itself of the scourge. 
Side Note: Retelling of Akira Kurosawa's classic film about dueling warlords. No screenwriter named. 


Venus Kincaid 
Genre: Action 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Producer: Nicholas Osborne, Trevor Engelson 
Logline: Story focuses on Kincaid, a No. 1 government agent. While doing battle with her archnemesis, the 30-year-old agent gets turned into the 12-year-old physical version of herself while maintaining her mental and physical state. She then goes undercover as a junior high student at the Albert Einstein School for gifted kids. 
Side Note: Web series was created by Jeremy, Robert and Maurice Love. Deal includes rights to all characters and the entire series seen at www.ghettosake.com. Two episodes have been posted so far, others to follow. Scott Cherrin of Brand Management brought the project to the Fox studio arm and will executive produce. O/Z Films will produce for Fox 2000. 


Allegiance 
Genre: Action/Thriller 
Writer: Patrick Lee 
Buyer: Radar Pictures 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures 
Producer: David Permut 
Logline: Story is about a guy who leads a double life. 
Side Note: This was a preemptive sale. Permut Presentations, VP Steve Longi will co-produce with LeMel Humes and Radar's Ted Field and Scott Kroopf are exec producing. 


Black Chapter 
Genre: Supernatural thriller 
Writer: Danny McBride, Len Wiseman 
Buyer: Touchstone 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six 
Logline: Visual high action thriller. 


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 
Genre: Children 
Writer: Gwyn Lurie 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Brad Grey, Michael Siegel, Matt Baer 
Logline: Story is set a fantastical world in which a loony chocolatier tempted every child in London with the possibility of finding a golden ticket inside one of his bars. The five lucky winners were then entitled to a visit to his mysterious candy factory. 
Side Note: Assignment based on the1964 Roald Dahl book. This is not a remake of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" an earlier film which was based on the Dahl book. Scott Frank wrote an earlier draft which didn't work for WB. Rob Minkoff might direct. 


Deep Core 
Genre: Horror/Thriller 
Writer: John Sweet 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six 
Producer: Gina Matthews 
Logline: Set on a research sub deep beneath the polar ice caps, scientists encounter a deadly predator never before seen by mankind. 
Side Note: Roundtable Prods. will produce for Warner Bros. Pitch as based on an original story by Gina Matthews, Grant Scharbo and John Sweet. 


The Nature Of Evil 
Genre: Horror/Action 
Buyer: Universal/Montecito Pics. 
Producer: Tom Poolock, Ivan Reitman, Katherine Knowlton 
Logline: Described as "The Omen" meets "Indiana Jones." 
Side Note: Universal and Montecito Pics. have teamed up to produce this horror flick. This project is the combination of two other projects; a script that Montecito had by Richard B. Matheson and Richard C. Matheson and a script called "The Deceiver," which was originated by Keith Davidson and rewritten by Cohen and Gemil Everett. It will be the next film directed by Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious"). 


The Sigma Protocol 
Genre: Thriller 
Author: Robert Ludlum 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Paul Sandberg 
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. ICM and literary agent Henry Morrison made the deal on behalf of the Ludlum estate. 


Smokin' Aces 
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Writer: Joe Carnahan 
Buyer: Universal/Working Title Films 
Producer: Tim Bevin, Eric Fellner 
Logline: Ensemble piece about the disappearance of a semi-famous Las Vegas magician. 


Camp Costra Nostra 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: William Stroum 
Buyer: First Look Media 
Logline: Story about a group of mobsters who set up a Mafia summer camp for orphaned kids to bring new blood into the crime family. 
Side Note: Part of a six-picture deal Travolta Family Films signed with First Look Media. This production will begin shooting this summer. 


Confidence
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: Ron Bass 
Buyer: New Line 
Logline: Original pitch was about a pair of con men who are coerced into working for the CIA. Ron Bass' take will probably take a new direction and his story will include a female con artist. 
Side Note: Assignment for Ron Bass. Based on a pitch that Toby Emmerich and Adam Gibgot sold to New Line in 1996. 


The Cooler 
Genre: Comedy/Drama 
Writer: Wayne Kramer, Frank Hanna 
Buyer: ContentFilm 
Producer: Sean Furst, Michael Pierce 
Logline: In order to turn a profit, a sleazy director of operations at a Las Vegas casino, enlists the aid of a gambler whose bad luck is so infectious that he can turn a hot hand cold just by bumping into a gaming table. 
Side Note: Alec Baldwin has just signed to costar with William Macy. This is the first film to be greenlighted by ContentFilm. Wayne Kramer who co-wrote will direct. 


Godspeed 
Genre: Action/Adventure 
Writer: Ryne Douglas Pearson 
Buyer: Lightstorm Ent. 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures 
Producer: James Cameron, Rae Sanchini, Jon Landau 
Logline: Set in outer space. 
Side Note: A preemptive bid was made for this project. 


Jade 
Genre: Action/Fantasy 
Buyer: Valhalla Ent. 
Producer: Gale Anne Hurd, 
Logline: Story is about a vampire who's also a member of a Shanghai crime family. 
Side Note: Comic book is published by Chaos. No screenwriter is attached. 


Masked and Anonymous 
Genre: Drama/Comedy 
Writer: Rene Fontaine, Sergy Petrov 
Buyer: Intermedia 
Producer: Larry Charles, Nigel Sinclair 
Logline: A wandering troubadour who is brought out of prison by his former manager for one last concert. 
Side Note: Bob Dylan will star. Intermedia has been developing the pic for a year with director Larry Charles. 


A Series Of Unfortunate Events 
Genre: Teen Drama 
Author: Daniel Handler 
Buyer: Paramount/Nickelodeon 
Producer: Scott Rudin 
Logline: Story centers on the Baudelaires, three orphans searching for a home. Getting in their way is the evil Count Olaf, who has designs on their considerable inheritance. 
Side Note: Series of books written by Daniel Handler. No screenwriter attached. This was originally set up on 5/10/2000. Scott Rudin has come aboard to produce. 


Shorty 
Genre: Comedy 
Writer: Dallas Jackson 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: Marc Platt, Master P 
Logline: Story is about a midget alien stranded in a Los Angeles 'hood. He becomes a rapping, hip-hopping partner with a 12-year-old (Lil' Romeo) who wants to win an MTV talent contest. 
Side Note: Lil' Romeo will star and his rapper dad, Master P will produce. 


Strangers
Genre: Thriller 
Writer: David Seltzer 
Author: Patricia Highsmith 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Arnold Kopelson, Anne Kopelson 
Logline: Bad guy murders the wife of good guy and forces good guy to perform a murder as well. 
Side Note: Reconceptualization of the Patricia Highsmith novel that was made by Hitchcock as "Strangers On A Train." 


Trouble In Toyland 
Genre: Action/Comedy 
Writer: Richard Nathanson 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Producer: Ricky Strauss 
Logline: "Home Alone" meets "Spy Kids." Five 12-year-olds are accidentally locked in a toy store overnight and have to defend themeselves against robbers by using gadgets and toys in the store to bring the criminals down. 
Side Note: Ricochet Ent. will produce for Columbia. 







 

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