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The Break Up Handbook 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Daniel Taplitz 
Buyer: Screen Gems 
Producer: Lisa Tornell 
Logline: A man (Jamie Foxx) who, after being unceremoniously dumped by his fiancée, pens a how-to book on breaking up and becomes a best-selling author on the subject. Not wanting his male friends to suffer the same fate, he gives them advice on dumping their mates, and a comedy of errors ensues.
Side Note: Jamie Foxx will star for writer/director Daniel Taplitz. Production will begin this December in L.A.



The Duelist 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin 
Buyer: Epsilon 
Producer: Darby Parker, Jessica Borsiczky 
Logline: A Wall Street analyst joins a powerful modern-day dueling society. When darker elements of the organization surface, he must fight for his family's survival.
Side Note: It will be produced by Jan de Bont's Blue Tulip Prods. and Rick Lashbrook's R.L. Entertainment. Epsilon is Zurich-based.



Horsemen 
Genre: Psychological thriller
Writer: David Callaham 
Buyer: Radar Pictures 
Producer: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller 
Logline: A hardened cop who discovers he has a connection to a serial killer he's hunting.
Side Note: Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes will produce for Radar. Radar's Ted Field and Scott Kroopf will executive produce along with senior production exec Tom Engelman. Early 2003 start date. Screenwriter is managed by Industry Ent.



Fifty First Kisses
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writer: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six
Producer: Steve Golin, Larry Kennar, Scott Bankston 
Logline: Man and woman fall in love after a memorable encounter. But the following day, the woman has no idea who he is since she previously lost her short-term memory in an accident. Now the guy has to make her fall in love with him again.
Side Note: Rewrite of spec by George Wing. Adam Sandler is attached to star and produce. Drew Barrymore is in talks to co-star. No director is attached. Steve Golin's Anonymous is also attached to produce. 



All The King's Men 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Steven Zaillian 
Author: Robert Penn Warren 
Buyer: Columbia Pics.
Producer: Mike Medavoy, Todd Phillips 
Logline: Original flick was about a Louisiana farm boy who rose from angry and honest political hopeful to powerful but corrupt governor.
Side Note: Remake of 1949 "All the King's Men." To be based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Phoenix Pictures to produce. Deal is being put together by Democratic consultant James Carville, who will executive produce. Phoenix Pictures' Mike Medavoy and producer Todd Phillips to also executive produce.



Kinsey 
Genre: Biography
Writer: Bill Condon 
Buyer: Myriad Pictures 
Producer: Gail Mutrux 
Logline: Biogtraphy of the famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey.
Side Note: Gail Mutrux will produce. Myriads' Kirk D'Amico & Lucas Foster and American Zoetrope's Bobby Rock will executive produce. Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Ian McKellen and Chris O'Donnell are all in talks to star.



Untitled John Leguizamo Romantic-Comedy 
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writer: John Leguizamo, Kathy DeMarco 
Buyer: Universal 
Producer: John Leguizamo 
Logline: Story focuses on a Latino man as he decides whether to take the plunge and marry the love of his life.
Side Note: Leguizamo will star in as well as produce and possibly direct via his Rebel Films. GreeneStreet Films and Kathy DeMarco will also produce.



Mandrake the Magician 
Genre: Adventure
Writer: Thomas Donnelly, Josh Oppenheimer 
Buyer: Crusader Ent./Hyde Park 
Producer: Ashok Armitraj, Howard Baldwin 
Logline: On various adventures, Mandrake uses his powers of hypnotism and illusion to combat crime along with the help of his partner, Lothar, and his girlfriend, Princess Narda.
Side Note: To be adapted from the classic fantasy comic strip from the Hearst Corp.'s King Features Syndicate. Ashok Armitraj and Howard Baldwin to produce. 



Zodiac 
Genre: Drama
Writer: George Gallo, Brad Johnson 
Buyer: Romano-Shane Prods./Permut Presentations 
Producer: David Permut 
Logline: A police officer is obsessed with catching the Zodiac Killer. 
Side Note: Fictionalization of true life events. Script was developed by David Permut. This is the second "Zodiac" film to be in development, the first other was optioned earlier this month by Phoenix Pictures.



Bush Falls 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Jonathan Tropper (author)
Buyer: Warner Brothers 
Log Line: A man grows up as an outcast in Bush Falls, Conn. then moves to Manhattan and writes a novel featuring the town and its inhabitants. After the novel is turned into a hit film, he returns to Bush Falls and must face the wrath of the townsfolk. 
Side Note: Option. Book to be published by Bantam. Brad Pitt, Brad Grey, and Jennifer Aniston to produce. 



Paper Love 
Genre: Romantic dramedy 
Writer: Tamar Halpern, Larry Skoller 
Buyer: Midsummer Films 
Log Line: Set in France, a relationship forms between a French countess and the blue-collar American man she hires to translate her suitor's love letters. 
Side Note: Gregory Cooke to direct. Chris Milburn will produce via his Midsummer Films along with Warren Davis and Jeff Ross. 

 

Ceramic Life 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Franc Reyes 
Buyer: Universal 
Logline: Repercussions take place when an aging pop superstar is denied repeated sexual liaisons with a casual fan.
Side Note: This was a preemptive purchase. Franc Reyes will write, direct, produce and score. No screenwriter attached yet.



Ghostwalker 
Genre: Supernatural
Writer: Peter Williams, Paul Williams 
Buyer: Paramount 
Logline: Not available.
Side note: Pitch. Preemptive buy. MTV Films to produce. Looking at this as a potential franchise project.



Paper Love 
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Writer: Tamar Halperin, Larry Skoller 
Buyer: Midsummer Films 
Producer: Warren Davis, Jeff Ross, Chris Milburn 
Logline: Romantic flick set in France and centering on the relationship that forms between a French countess and the blue-collar American man she hires to translate her suitor's love letters.
Side Note: Gregory Cooke to direct. Chris Milburn will produce via his Midsummer Films along with Warren Davis and Jeff Ross.



Bag Of Bones 
Genre: Supernatural/Thriller
Writer: David Velos 
Author: Stephen King 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: Arnold Rifkin, Bruce Willis 
Logline: A young novelist is helped by the spirit of his dead wife from beyond the grave. Together, they excise the spirit of a murder victim, who has killed several children and now has her eyes on an innocent 3-year-old.
Side Note: Based on the 1998 Stephen King novel. Peter Care to direct. Bruce Willis and Arnold Rifkin's Cheyenne Enterprises will produce. Care's wife, Lorraine, will co-produce.



I Know That You Know That I Know 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Harley Peyton 
Buyer: Landscape Pictures 
Producer: Bob Cooper 
Logline: A man fixes his marriage only after viewing surveillance footage shot by a private investigator who has been tailing his wife.
Side Note: Remake of a 1982 Italian film. This is part of a first-look deal Landscape has made with New Line. Michael Birnbaum and Jane Goldenring are exec producing. Jim Carrey might star. New Line will distribute.



Right As Rain 
Genre: Drama
Writer: David Benioff 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Curtis Hanson, Carol Fenelon, Rebecca Yeldham 
Logline: A Washington, D.C. detective Derek Strange investigates a crime in which a black police officer was killed in a shoot-out by a white officer, supposedly in self-defense. 
Side Note: Series of four George P. Pelecanos novels, featuring aging Washington, D.C., detective Derek Strange. Curtis Hanson will direct and produce this project as well as the other three Pelacanos' Derek Strange novels. "Rain" was published last year by Little, Brown. Benioff is managed by Industry Ent. Deuce Three will produce for Warner Bros.



Untitled Stern-Weiss Comedy
Genre: Comedy
Writer: J. David Stern, David Weiss 
Buyer: Walt Disney Company 
Producer: Robert Simonds 
Logline: Live-action tale of the deconstruction of the world of fairies and sprites.
Side Note: Robert Simonds will produce. Tracey Trench will Executive Produce. 



Wheels of Fury 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Ron Anderson 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: David Heyman 
Logline: An '80s cop, whose partner is a talking car, falls into a coma and wakes up sixteen years later.
Side Note: Cross between "Austin Powers" and "Knight Rider." David Heyman will produce.



All Of A Kind Family 
Genre: Drama/Coming Of Age
Writer: Matthew Weiss 
Author: Sydney Taylor 
Buyer: Killer Films 
Producer: Pam Koffler 
Logline: Set in Manhattan at the turn of the century, story centers on five sisters from a Orthodox Jewish family and is told from the eyes of a seven year old.
Side Note: To be adapted from Sydney Taylor's classic series of young-adult books. Pam Koffler to produce. John Wells to Executive Produce. This film will be produced under Killer’s new banner, Sunshine Films. No director is attached as yet.



Already Dead
Genre: Drama
Writer: John Hilary 
Author: Denis Johnson 
Buyer: Raw Progressive 
Producer: Joseph Nittolo, Brian Oliver 
Logline: Northern California pot grower makes a deal with a drifter to murder his wife.
Side Note: Option. To be based on "Already Dead" by Denis Johnson. Made as part of a two-year seven-figure development deal with Collins Capital Partners, a privately held investment fund headed by Reeve Collins. Raw's Joseph Nittolo and Brian Oliver to produce.



Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law 
Genre: True Story
Writer: Michael Seitzman 
Author: Clara Bingham, Laura Gansler 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Logline: Story of Lois Jenson who took a job n 1975 as a miner. After much harassment from her male-coworkers, she banded together with other female miners and sued her company. After twenty five years and three trials she prevailed.
Side Note: Based on a true story. Adaptation of Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler’s novel. Industry Entertainment will produce.



Dark Side Of The Force 
Genre: True Story
Writer: Larry Gross 
Author: Jan Golab 
Buyer: Raw Progressive 
Producer: Joseph Nittolo, Brian Oliver 
Logline: Story of two men from the LAPD's Devonshire Division who were decorated Vietnam heroes and respected husbands and fathers but were indicted in 1983 for conspiracy to commit murder and performing a contract killing.
Side Note: Option. To be based on Jan Golab's book of the same name. Made as part of a two-year seven-figure development deal with Collins Capital Partners, a privately held investment fund headed by Reeve Collins. Raw's Joseph Nittolo and Brian Oliver to produce.



Doc Savage 
Genre: Action/Adventure
Writer: David Johnson 
Author: Kenneth Robeson 
Buyer: Darkwood Productions 
Producer: Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell 
Logline: Working from his base of operation, the Empire State Building, a man dedicates his life to stopping criminals and to helping those people that are unable to help themselves, by using his own source of money in the form of gold from a hidden valley in the small South American country of Hidalgo.
Side Note: Project is based on a series of pulp novels by Kenneth Robeson and adapted by David Johnson. At one point, Arnold Schwarzenegger was attached to star but is no longer mentioned.



Friends Who Kiss 
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writer: Chris MacEwan 
Buyer: Raw Progressive 
Producer: Joseph Nittolo, Brian Oliver 
Side Note: This deal falls under a two-year seven-figure development deal with Collins Capital Partners, a privately held investment fund headed by Reeve Collins.



A Killer Routine 
Genre: Drama
Author: John Keats Rosenthal 
Buyer: Raw Progressive 
Producer: Joseph Nittolo, Brian Oliver 
Logline: Set in South Florida, an incompetent pair of FBI agents investigate the murder of a male skater starring in a second-rate ice tour.
Side Note: Project was previously set up at Miramax. This deal falls under a two-year seven-figure development deal with Collins Capital Partners, a privately held investment fund headed by Reeve Collins.



Need
Genre: Psychological thriller
Writer: Chloe King 
Author: Lawrence David 
Buyer: MGM 
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 will star. Luis Mandoki will direct. Marc and Peter Samuelson will co-produce. MGM picked up this project in turnaround from Sony. It was first set up on 6/21/02. Jon Bokencamp did a rewrite of the Chloe King script which was loosely based on Lawrence David's novel. MGM hopes to be in production early next year pending the outcome of a current rewrite.



Way Of The Rat 
Genre: Action/Adventure
Writer: Chuck Russell 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Logline: Set in Hong Kong, story is about a young and acrobatic hero, a wise-talking monkey and a princess who's handy with blades.
Side Note: Darkwoods Productions and Castle Rock Productions to produce. Chuck Russell to direct. Based on the comic from CrossGen.



The Big White 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Collin Friesan 
Buyer: Artisan Entertainment
Producer: Christopher Eberts, Chris Roberts, Michael Birnbaum, David Faigenblum 
Logline: A hapless travel agent living in Alaska is convinced that a warmer climate will cure his wife's Tourette's Syndrome. He devises a scheme to cash in on a million-dollar life insurance policy by stealing a corpse and pretending it's his long-missing brother.
Side Note: Mark Mylod to direct. Ascendant Pictures's Christopher Eberts & Chris Roberts will produce. Michael Birnbaum and David Faigenblum will also produce. Friesen is a former journalist and on-air reporter who is participating in the Fox Searchlab.



Candidate 2 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Larry Gelbart 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Robert Redford 
Logline: Set years later and centers on an idealistic, Kennedy-like candidate who was overcome by the fabrications, compromises and banalities of media age politics while running for Senate.
Side Note: Robert Redford and Larry Gelbart are collaborating on this sequel to the 1972 original. Redford plans on starring, directing and producing this project. It will be based on Gelbart's original script. Redford's company, Wildwood has a first-look deal with Warner Bros.



Untitled Levin Project
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Larry Levin 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Producer: Jay Roach 
Logline: Two regular people, who are both married to saint-like do-gooders, believe they pale in comparison to their "better" halves and consequently feel like insignificant others in their marriages.
Side Note: Jay Roach will direct and produce through his Fox-based Everyman production banner.



Parental Guidance 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Kelly Bowe 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures/high-six
Producer: Raja Gosnell, Richard Suckle 
Logline: Adults emotionally turn into teenagers and rediscover their friendships, rivalries and dreams of that period.
Side Note: Spec script. Raja Gosnell to direct.



The Phantom 
Genre: Action
Writer: Steven De Souza 
Buyer: Crusader Ent./Hyde Park 
Producer: Howard Baldwin, Rick Caro, Ashok Armitraj 
Logline: The descendent of a line of heroes, handed down four centuries, vows to take on piracy and bad guys, who are set on destroying the world.
Side Note: Crusader Ent. and Hyde Park have teamed to develop this project which has nothing to do with the 1996 Paramount adaptation. Film rights were purchased from the Hearst Corp. which owns Kings Features Syndicate.



Stuck On You 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Bob Farrelly, Peter Farrelly 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Producer: Charlie Wessler, Bradley Thomas 
Logline: Conjoined twin wants to head to Hollywood to pursue stardom and persuades his brother to come along for the ride.
Side Note: Script was written ten years ago. Based on a story they worked on with Bennett Yellin and Charlie Wessler. Farrellys to direct. Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear to possibly star in. Charlie Wessler and Conundrum Entertainment's Bradley Thomas to produce.



The Travelers 
Genre: Sci-fi
Writer: Omar Naim
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures
Producer: Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks 
Logline: Takes place in the future in outer space.
Side Note: Jinks/Cohen Co. will produce for Fox 2000.



Affairs of Annabel 
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writer: Anna David 
Buyer: RKO Pics. 
Producer: Ted Hartley, Alex Hitz 
Logline: Story of an actress who goes undercover as a maid and nanny in order to win a role in a movie and ends up re-evaluating her life and falling in love.
Side Note: Remake of a 1938 flick which starred Lucile Ball. Screenwriter is also a journalist.



Blind Horizon 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Steve Tomlin, F. Paul Benz 
Buyer: Newman/Tooley Films 
Purchase Price: Six -figures
Producer: Tucker Tooley, Vince Newman 
Logline: Man is found dead in the desert but awakens to claim knowledge of an assassination plot against the president. In his search to find out the truth, he initiates events that manifest his own predictions.
Side Note: Tooely and Newman paid for script out of their own pocket. They are in talks with several financing companies. Management team of Bender/Spink will exec produce. They have a first-look deal with New Line. Val Kilmer will star. Michael Haussman will direct. This project was first set up at Newman Tooley Films on 3/21/2001 for six-figures. It was funded in conjunction with New Mexico's Film Investment Program.



Blind Sided 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Billy Kimball 
Buyer: Constantin Films 
Producer: Bernd Eichinger, David Permut 
Logline: A blind man regains his sight after many years and finds that the world is a very different place from what he had imagined.
Side Note: Rewrite of script by Tim Garrick and Scott Russell. Permut Presentations' David Permut and From Out of Nowhere's Rob Schneider & John Schneider to produce. Rob Schneider will star.



Julia Pastrana 
Genre: True Story
Writer: Meg Richman 
Buyer: Permut Presentations/Sobini Films 
Producer: Mark Amin, David Permut 
Logline: Romance between a woman with a grotesquely deformed face and the dashingly handsome showman who makes her an international sensation in Victorian England. Pastrana made her first appearances as a singer and dancer in dime museums during the 1800s.
Side Note: Rewrite of an original script by Clair Noto. Sobini Films' Mark Amin and Permut Presentations' David Permut to produce.



The Moguls 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Michael Traeger 
Buyer: Newmarket Films 
Producer: Chris Ball, Will Tryer, Aaron Ryder 
Logline: Small town bands together to make a porno movie.
Side Note: Ed Decter to direct. Newmarket's Will Tyrer, Chris Ball and Aaron Ryder will produce.



RPM 
Genre: Action
Writer: Joel Wyman 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Purchase Price: $1.8 mil./$3 mil.
Producer: Joel Wyman, John Baldecchi 
Logline: Heist takes place during an underground road rally. A pair of outlaws who are among racers tool around in Maseratis, Aston-Martins, Lamborghinis and Ferraris. The underground race takes place in London, Monaco, Paris and Germany.
Side Note: Simon West will direct this project next spring. Jason Hoffs is aboard to exec produce with Jib Polhemus. 



Shake It 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Hilary Galanoy, Elizabeth Hackett 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: Craig Perry, Warren Zide 
Logline: Female-driven fish-out-of-water comedy.
Side Note: Spec script. Zide/Perry's Warren Zide and Craig Perry to produce. 

 

Five Dollars A Day 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Neal Dobrofsky, Tippi Dobrofsky 
Buyer: Fine Line 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six figures
Producer: Carol Baum, Jane Goldenring 
Logline: Son is forced to reunite with his con artist father on a cross-country journey.
Side Note: Spec script. Option. Carol Baum and Jane Goldenring to produce.



Paycheck 
Genre: Sci-fi/Action
Writer: Dean Georgaris 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: John Davis, Michael Hackett, David Solomon 
Logline: A guy who can't remember what he's done for the past two years and must seek clues to his whereabouts using common objects such as a ticket stub and bus token to uncover a government secret.
Side Note: John Woo to direct. Based on a Phillip K. Dick short story first published in 1953. It was set up at Roger Birnbaum's former Caravan Pictures and then was optioned by Touchstone in 1996.



Shangri-La 
Genre: Animation/Adventure
Writer: Gary Scott Thompson 
Buyer: Sony Pictures Animation 
Logline: Set in the mythical land of Shangri-La, two dogs that are brothers go on a journey during which they ponder the answer to the question what if you could live forever. 
Side Note: Screenwriter Gary Scott Thompson wrote "The Fast and the Furious." Sony Pictures Animation is a five-month-old division of Sony.



Skeleton Key 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Ehren Kruger 
Buyer: Universal 
Purchase Price: Seven-figures (in combo with "Talisman") 
Producer: Daniel Bobker 
Logline: Weird things are happening in the home of a New Orleans couple while they are being cared for by a caretaker.
Side Note: Adapted from the Japanese film, "Key." Iain Softley is negotiating to direct. This deal also includes a writing assignment for Kruger to adapt Stephen King's novel "The Talisman."



The Talisman 
Genre: Supernatural
Writer: Ehren Kruger 
Buyer: Universal 
Purchase Price: Seven-figures (in combo with "Key") 
Producer: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall 
Logline: A 12-year-old boy who travels between parallel universes to obtain a talisman that will save the life of his ailing mother.
Side Note: Assignment for Ehren Kruger to adapt the Stephen King novel. This is part of a deal that also includes the spec sale of Kruger's "Skeleton Key."



Casares and Paciello Life Story
Genre: True Story
Writer: David Benioff 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Producer: Tom Lassally 
Logline: Story of Miami nightclub owners Ingrid Casares (friend of Madonna's) and Chris Paciello. Paciello was arrested on a racketeering charge of felony murder and bank robbery, all relating to his involvement years earlier while doing work in a mob crew associated with the Bonanno crime family. This led to speculation that he was a front man for mob involvement in Miami nightlife.
Side Note: Kimberly Pierce ("Boys Don't Cry") will direct although her deal has not been finalized. Handprint Ent. repped Cesares and Paciello who will act as consultants on the project.



Full Throttle
Genre: Action
Writer: Trey Callaway, Rick Parks 
Buyer: Intermedia Films/Outlaw Prods. 
Producer: Robert Newmyer, Jeff Silver, Scott Strauss, Renny Harlin, Rebecca Spikings 
Logline: Aspiring speed boat racer in Miami is hired by a wealthy guy to pilot his boat but soon realizes that the wealthy guy is a drug kingpin and he's really been hired as a drug runner.
Side Note: Renny Harlin will direct and produce. Outlaw bought the material with its discretionary fund from Intermedia. 



Hitman 
Genre: Comedy/Action
Writer: Mark Perez 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Brian Lutz, Mark Perez 
Logline: A paranoid billionaire who transfers his wealth to an escrow account with instructions that should anyone murder him, the money should go to whomever kills his killer.
Side Note: Warner Bros. is negotiating to get the English language rights to this Hong Kong martial arts comedy which starred Jet Li. Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment brought the original movie to Perez and will produce.



A Private's Life 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Samantha Goodman, Andrew Stern 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Purchase Price: High-six figures
Producer: John Wells 
Logline: Army psychiatrist is recruited by the military to perform a psychological autopsy on a dead GI, who apparently died from a suicide. During the investigation, though, the psychiatrist begins to feel the death is suspicious, gets embroiled in a web of intrigue, and goes above and beyond the call of duty to try to reveal the truth.
Side Note: Spec script. John Wells Productions to produce.



Untitled Elliott Hip Hop Musical 
Genre: Musical/Romance
Writer: Mike Elliott 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Producer: George Tillman Jr., Robert Teitel 
Logline: Love story that revolves around an ambitious aspiring singer who risks losing fame and fortune when he falls in love.
Side Note: Assignment for Mike Elliot who wrote "Brown Sugar." State Street Pictures' George Tillman and Robert Teitel to produce.



Messengers 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Charles Hall, Adam MacLean, Ryan Neill
Buyer: WorkShop Productions, LLC
Log Line: The death of her estranged father forces a Manhattan doctor back to her small-town roots, where she uncovers a dark secret. 
Side Note: Spec screenplay. 



The Revenge of Isis 
Genre: Action-Adventure
Writer: Fabienne Bouville
Buyer: WWmedia Corp 
Purchase Price: Low six figures
Log Line: A young boy's archeologist father is taken hostage by the Egyptian goddess Isis who is planning a comeback. The boy travels to Cairo to rescue his father and falls into a mystical adventure. 
Side Note: To be based on French novelist Sylvie Allouche's novel "La Revanche d'Isis." 



Being Booey 
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writer: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver 
Buyer: Universal/Working Title Films 
Producer: Tim Bevin, Eric Fellner 
Logline: Being kept under tight wraps.
Side Note: Andy Tennant ("Sweet Home Alabama") to direct. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner to produce. Liza Chasin will Executive Produce.



The Crimson Petal and the White 
Genre: Drama
Author: Michele Faber 
Buyer: Columbia Pics. 
Purchase Price: Six-figures/seven-figures
Producer: Laura Ziskin 
Logline: A 19th-century prostitute becomes involved with a powerful London family. 
Side Note: Kirsten Dunst will star. To be adapted from Faber's best-selling novel. Laura Ziskin will produce. No screenwriter is attached as yet.



Ibizza 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Jonathan Mills, George Leonardopoulos 
Buyer: Maverick Films 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six
Producer: Brooklyn Weaver 
Logline: Centers on a disappearance in this wild party town. 
Side Note: Pitch. Energy's Weaver to produce. Maverick Films is owned by Madonna and her manager Guy Oseary.



Johnny Bravo 
Genre: Action/Comedy
Writer: Van Partible (creator)
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Marty Adelstein, Neal Moritz 
Logline: Story is about a big-muscled, big haired sweet-talking ladies man who sounds like Elvis, loves his mother and worships himself but in the end turns out to be his own worse enemy.
Side Note: Live-action feature version of the half hour cartoon series from the Cartoon Network. Rights were optioned from the Cartoon Network and "Bravo" creator/writer/director Van Partible, who will exec produce. Pic will serve as a starring vehicle for the Rock. It will be developed by Warner Bros. and the Cartoon Network and be produced by Original Films. No writer is attached as yet.



Meant To Be 
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writer: Steven Christopher Young 
Buyer: Ovation Entertainment 
Producer: Richard Lewis 
Logline: Story is about a man's obsessive love for one girl since childhood. In order to get her to finally notice him, he changes everything he possibly can about himself in his quest for love.
Side Note: Ovation Entertainment was formed by film and TV veteran Richard B. Lewis with former president of eBay Jeff Skoll as the lead investor.



Night Witches
Genre: True Story
Author: Bruce Miles 
Buyer: Paramount/Katell Productions Company 
Producer: Jerry Li 
Logline: Female fighter pilots during WWII.
Side Note: Jerry Rigged Prods. will produce for Paramount. Jerry Rigged is a newly formed company by real estate developer Jerry Katell and Jerry Li. Actress/producer P.J. Soles brought project to Li and will remain as a co-producer on pic. Jerry Katell is exec producer on the project.



The Quest 
Genre: Period-Action
Writer: Gregory Widen 
Buyer: Ovation Entertainment 
Producer: Richard Lewis 
Logline: Period actioner based on historical events and said to be developed in the vein of Widen's "Highlander."
Side Note: Ovation Ent. is owned by Richard Lewis and E-Bay co-founder Jeff Skoll.



The Rising
Genre: Action/Adventure
Writer: Gregory Widen 
Buyer: Ovation Entertainment 
Producer: Richard Lewis 
Side Note: Rewrite by Gregory Widen ("Backdraft") of the Jeffrey Miller script. Ovation Ent. is owned by Richard Lewis and E-Bay co-founder Jeff Skoll.



Six Shooters 
Genre: Action/Adventure
Writer: John Enbom 
Buyer: Columbia Pics 
Purchase Price: High-six figures/seven-figures
Producer: Laurence Mark, Jonathan King, Jason Bloom, Dan Etheridge 
Logline: Set against the Civil War, a couple of Union soldiers try to steal the Confederate's entire supply of gold that is aboard trains. 
Side Note: Spec. Preemptive buy. Laurence Mark, Dan Etheridge, Jason Bloom and Jonathan King to produce.



Earthbound 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Gren Wells 
Buyer: Fox 2000/Davis Entertainment
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures
Logline: A woman finds out she's dying of cancer, then talks to God, who grants her three wishes, one of which is to fall in love.
Side Note: Screenwriter is managed by Immortal Entertainment. Sale was made from the Davis discretionary fund at Fox.



The Martian Child 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Seth Bass, Jonathan Tolins 
Buyer: New Line 
Purchase Price: High-six figures
Producer: David Kirschner, Corey Sienega, Ed Albert 
Logline: Guy adopts a six-year-old boy only to discover that the kid is a Martian.
Side Note: Based on a short story by sci-fi author David Gerrold. This was a preemptive bid for this character driven screenplay. The screenwriters will co-produce.



Cursed 
Genre: Horror/Comedy
Writer: Kevin Williamson 
Buyer: Dimension Films 
Producer: Kevin Williamson, Marianne Maddalena 
Logline: Story revolves around werewolves with a cast of twenty-something characters. 
Side Note: Wes Craven will direct. Williamson and Marianne Maddalena will produce. Dimension hope to turn this film into a franchise. This greenlit film has a release date of August 2003. 


Domino 
Genre: True Story
Writer: Richard Kelly 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Logline: Ex-Ford model and daughter of actor Lawrence Harvey gives up her pampered lifestyle to become a real-life bounty hunter. 
Side Note: Based on the real-life story of Domino Harvey. Tony Scott is set to direct.



Zodiac 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Jamie Vanderbilt 
Author: Robert Graysmith 
Buyer: Phoenix Pics. 
Producer: Jamie Vanderbilt 
Logline: Story is about a serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco area from 1966 to 1978. The killer committed at least 37 murders and documented his exploits in taunting letters sent to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Side Note: Script will be based on the 1986 Robert Graysmith book "Zodiac" and the sequel, "Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of American's Most Elusive Serial Killer Revealed," published in April.



Bitten 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Alexander Stuart 
Author: Kelley Armstrong 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Karen Arthur, Anita Waxman, Nick Wechsler 
Logline: Jolie will play a woman who turns into a werewolf after she gets bitten and lives among a clandestine wolf pack in Canada. She finally decides to suppress her animalistic tendencies for a normal human life, becomes a journalist and falls in love. She is drawn back to her pack, though, when a rogue band of werewolves begins drafting criminals into its pack.
Side Note: To be adapted from Kelley Armstrong's novel. Angelina Jolie is attached to star in. Industry Entertainment will produce under its new first-look deal with the studio. Anita Waxman, Karen Arthur and Industry's Nick Wechsler to produce. Jeff Sommerville will co-produce.



Fixed: How Goodfellas Bought Boston College Basketball 
Genre: True Story
Author: David Porter 
Buyer: RomanoShane Prods. 
Producer: Tony Romano, Michel Shane 
Logline: Point-shaving scandal of the 1978-79 Boston College basketball team. Mobster Henry Hill provided the backing for the basketball scheme, later turned witness to avoid prosecution. Players profiled in the book include Rick Kuhn, who pulled his teammates into the plot and paid for it with a 10-year prison sentence; Jim Sweeney, a prep school graduate and honor student who found himself trapped between gamblers and a conscience that wouldn't let him cheat his teammates; and leading scorer Ernie Cobb, who saw his dreams of playing in the pros crushed by his association with the fixers.
Side Note: Published in February 2001 by Taylor Publishing. RomanoShane's Anthony Romano and Michel Shane to executive produce.



Scooby-Doo 3 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Dan Foreman, Paul Foley 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Charles Roven, Richard Suckle 
Logline: Third installment in this series.
Side Note: The stars of the movie, Matthew Lillard, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Linda Cardellini, all have sequel clauses in their contracts and are expected to return for the follow-ups. Screenwriters were tapped to write this script after turning in a draft of "The Jetsons" for producer Denise DiNovi. 



Tempting Fate 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Lisa Mohan, Alex Stayden 
Buyer: Touchstone/Disney 
Purchase Price: $500k/$850k
Producer: Rachel Pfeffer 
Logline: The story follows a marketing exec whose life is turned around when he is the victim of downsizing. When his wife files for a divorce, he has to sell his house and go to work as a temp. At the first day of an assignment he meets a female ad exec who thinks that he's a client before realizing that he's her new secretary, and they fall in love.
Side Note: First set up as a pitch on 10/1/99. It was announced that the project is still in development at Disney.



Until The Sea Shall Free Them 
Genre: True Story
Writer: Lewis Colick 
Author: Robert Frump 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Purchase Price: Six-figures
Producer: Rachel Pfeffer 
Logline: True story of a rundown merchant marine ship that sank off the coast of Virginia in 1980, with the loss of 31 out of 34 men. In the subsequent investigation, the ship's first mate was held accountable for the tragedy. At first compliant, he ultimately becomes a reluctant hero, defying the shipping industry and pressure from his community to stay quiet.
Side Note: Option. To be adapted from Robert Frump's book of the same name. Frump was represented by Sterling Lord Literistic and Hotchkiss & Associates. Rachel Pfeffer to produce.




Untitled Scuba Project 
Genre: Action/Adventure
Writer: Matt Johnson 
Buyer: MGM
Logline: Story follows a group of scuba divers who uncover the sunken wreckage of a plane that contains illegal substances. The divers then find themselve involved with a dangerous drug lord.
Side Note: Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures will produce.



Don Cornelius 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Nick Guthe 
Buyer: MGM 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures
Producer: Brian Robbins, Mike Tollin 
Logline: A straight-laced African American accountant who traces his family roots and discovers that his father is a mob boss.
Side Note: Cuba Gooding Jr. will exec produce through his production company Feel Good Prods. He might also star.



Head In The Clouds 
Genre: Romantic drama
Writer: John Duigan 
Buyer: Dakota Pictures/Remstar 
Logline: Pre-WWII epic romance concerns a young Cambridge student a (Rodan) and a budding fashion photographer (Portman). Their relationship is severed when he heads to Spain to fight fascism, and they are reunited later as she puts her life on the line for him.
Side Note: Duigan will direct. Natalie Portman, Penelope Cruz and Jay Rodan set to star. Filming will begin in December in Montreal. 



The Number 23 
Genre: Psychological thriller
Writer: Fernley Phillips 
Buyer: New Line 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures/mid-six
Producer: Beau Flynn 
Logline: Story is about a man who is obsessed with an obscure book titled "The Number 23" and becomes convinced that the book is based on his own life.
Side Note: Screen rights were purchased from Firm Films. Tripp Vinson will executive produce with Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment. Phillips will also receive a producing credit through his Fingerling Films banner. Set up as a spec sale on 2/12/02. Joel Schumacher is in negotiations to direct.



The Pacific Clipper 
Genre: True Story
Writer: Stuart Beattie 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Price: Mid-six figures
Logline: Story is about a group of 11 pilots who circumnavigated the globe after Pearl Harbor in 1941 in an effort to get back to America. The journey -- led by Capt. Robert Ford -- proved to be a difficult and adventurous one for the crew, who had to zigzag several continents to avoid the enemy.
Side Note: Writing assignment. To be adapted from a true story, and two books that the studio optioned: "Pacific Clipper: The Untold Story" by Albert S.J. Tucker Jr. and "Escape of the Pacific Clipper" by George L. Flynn. No producers are attached as yet. Charles Chiara will co-produce.



Birth 
Genre: Psychological thriller
Writer: Glazer, Jonathan Carriere, Jean Claude 
Buyer: Fine Line Features
Producer: Jean Louis Piel, Wang Wei, Nick Morris, Lizie Gower 
Logline: Set in NY, a ten-year-old boy enters a 35 year old woman's life by telling her that he is the reincarnation of her dead husband, who died ten years earlier.
Side Note: Milo Addica did re-writes on the script. Studio acquired this project from Regency Enterprises (who originally greenlit the project in September 2002.) Jonathan Glazer to direct. Lou-Yi's Jean-Louis Piel and Wang Wei will produce along with Nick Morris and Lizie Gower. Xavier Marchand will Executive Produce. Nicole Kidman is in early negotiations to star. 



Die Hard 4 
Genre: Action
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 
Log Line: No storyline yet.
Side Note: Bruce Willis and Arnold Rifkin's Cheyenne Enterprises will produce. Willis will reprise his role. Hutch Parker's TCF division will develop the project.



Popcorn 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa 
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox 2000 
Logline: A successful Oscar-winning filmmaker forced to confront the issues presented by his films when a serial killing couple confronts him claiming that he is responsible for their crimes.
Side Note: Ridley Scott will direct. Julie Payne and Scott Free's Lisa Ellzey will Executive Produce.



Resident Evil 2 
Genre: Horror/Action
Buyer: Constantin/Metropolitan Film 
Producer: Paul Anderson, Jeremy Bolt 
Side Note: Paul Anderson will write, produce and may direct this sequel to "Resident Evil." His company, Impact Pictures will produce. Constantin, in partnership with Samuel Hadida of France's Metropolitan Film, also will finance the second film.



Shrink!
Genre: Action/Comedy
Writer: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa 
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: Story by Rob Liefeld. This will be a co-production between Nuyorican and Handprint, with Jennifer Lopez producing along with Benny Medina, David Guillod, Liefeld and Kevin Messick. Comic book was optioned back in June. Jennifer Lopez is set to star.



Akira 
Genre: Drama/Action
Writer: James Robinson 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Jon Peters 
Logline: A bike gang leader must rescue his younger brother from his involvement in Akira, a secret government project. In the process, the biker must do battle with anti-government activists, greedy politicians and irresponsible scientists.
Side Note: English-language remake of Japan's anime classic. Jon Peters to produce. Stephen Norrington will develop along with Robinson.



Dallas 
Genre: Drama
Buyer: Regency Ent. 
Price: Seven figures 
Producer: Michael Costigan, Dave Jacobs 
Logline: Set around the famous oil family from Southfork Ranch, Dallas. 
Side Note: To be based on the CBS primetime soap opera that ran from 1978 to 1992. Original show creator Dave Jacobs is on board to produce along with Michael Costigan. No writer is yet attached.



The Party
Genre: Comedy
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: Darren Star, Priscilla Presley 
Logline: The 1968 original was about an Indian film extra who is mistakenly invited to a swinging Hollywood party. There, he embarks on a series of slapstick misadventures.
Side Note: Remake of Blake Edward's 1968 film. Darren Star and Priscilla Presley to produce. Darren Star may make his directorial debut with this film. No writer is yet attached.



The Farm 
Genre: Family
Writer: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa 
Buyer: Warner Bros. 
Producer: Robert Simonds 
Logline: After a farmer disappears, his animals pull together to save the farm, managing to convince the townspeople he is still running the show. 
Side Note: Live-action with animatronic elements. Tracey Trench from Robert Simonds Co. will exec produce.



13 Going On 30 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa 
Buyer: Revolution Studios/Imagine Ent. 
Producer: Donna Roth, Susan Arnold, Gina Matthews 
Logline: An awkward 13 year old girl travels through time and into the body of her 30 year-old self, to look at what her life will be like if she grows up too fast.
Side Note: Screenwriters, Yuspa and Goldsmith have "What Women Want" set up at Paramount. Todd Garner and Greg Silverman will oversee project at Revolution. Gary Winick ("Tadpole") is negotiating to direct. Project was originally set up as a pitch and sold for for mid-six figures on 6/09/2000. Jennifer Garner will star.



Untitled Williams Project 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Tyger Williams 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Sara Risher 
Logline: A group of women in the National Women's Football League who play for the love of the game and to escape the harsh realities of their everyday life end up becoming the hallmarks of their town as their fame spreads. 
Side Note: To be produced by Sarah Risher via her Chick Flicks banner.



Do That To Me One More Time 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Dave Garrett, Jason Ward 
Buyer: DreamWorks 
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures
Producer: Robert Siminds, Jack Black 
Logline: Sonny and Cher-style couple who hate each other and have a "War of the Roses"-type relationship.
Side Note: Pitch. Preemptive bid. Jack Black and Robert Simonds to produce. Black is also attached to star in.



Navy Seal 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Jason Filardi 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Logline: Centers on the life and activities of Navy Seals.
Side Note: Pitch. Based on an original idea of Kopelson Entertainment's Senior Vice President of Production Sherryl Clark. Arnold and Anne Kopelson's Kopelson Entertainment and Intertainment AG to produce.



Don't Look Up 
Genre: Ghost story
Buyer: Distant Horizon 
Producer: Anant Singh 
Logline: A film director and his crew's sanity unravel when the ghost of a murdered actress from another era comes to possess a piece of film. 
Side Note: Remake of director Hideo Nakata's Japanese film. A screenwriter is being sought. 



Fremantle 
Genre: Historical drama
Writer: John Culton 
Buyer: Moshag Prods./Base-12 Prods. 
Producer: Kathleen Haase, Mark Mower 
Logline: Set in the mid-19th century, a nobleman is sentenced to Australia's Fremantle prison colony, but he escapes and changes his name. Despite the danger of doing so, however, his empathy for victims of the British penal system forces him to expose his true identity. 
Side Note: Based on true events surrounding Britain's policy of sentencing criminals to hard labor in Australia. Mark Mower and Kathleen Haase to produce. The screenplay won the Austin Film Festival's Heart of Film screenplay competition.



La Brassiere 
Genre: Comedy
Buyer: Distant Horizon 
Producer: Anant Singh 
Logline: Two bumbling young men with little design sense who are saddled with saving the reputation of a venerable lingerie company.
Side Note: Remake rights to Hong Kong film directed by Patrick Leung and Chan Hingkai. No screenwriter attached yet.



Ladder 49 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Lewis Colick 
Buyer: Walt Disney Co. 
Producer: Casey Silver 
Logline: Firefighter, stuck in a burning building and waiting for help to arrive reflects on his career and family.
Side Note: Jay Russell ("My Dog Skip) is in negotiations to direct. Project was first developed at Casey Silver Prods. before being set up at Disney a while back. 



Solomon Kane 
Genre: Adventure
Writer: David Jung, Steve Dandois 
Buyer: New Line 
Producer: Don Murphy, Gregg Hoffman, Paul Berrow, Michael Berrow 
Logline: Solomon Kane travels to colonial America where his heroic quest pits him against deadly human and occult forces as he seeks revenge on the shape-shifting sorcerer who destroyed his family.
Side Note: Based on a character from Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard. Don Murphy, through his Angry Films banner, and Gregg Hoffman are attached to produce. Paul and Michael Berrow will also produce.



Volcano High 
Genre: Action
Buyer: Distant Horizon 
Producer: Anant Singh 
Logline: Story is about a young man who has incredible fighting powers but is forbidden to use them. However, when the teen is banished to a high school populated by students with disciplinary problems, he finds it all but impossible not to unleash his abilities to protect himself.
Side Note: Remake rights to film by Kim Tae-Gyun. No screenwriter attached yet.



Whale Movie 
Genre: Animation
Writer: Tab Murphy 
Buyer: DreamWorks Animation 
Logline: Centers on a great white whale.
Side Note: Animated feature. Story is not directly related to "Moby Dick."



The Guide 
Genre: Action/Thriller
Author: Thomas Perry 
Buyer: Paramount 
Producer: Mark Gordon, Betsy Beers 
Logline: Story is about Jane Whitfield, a Seneca Indian who has the expert gift of helping desperate people escape their negative situations by erasing their pasts and providing them with brand-new identities.
Side Note: Lee Tamahori has come aboard to direct Halle Berry. Story originated from a series of novels by Thomas Perry. 


The Man 
Genre: Comedy/Action
Writer: Jim Piddock, Margaret Oberman 
Buyer: New Line 
Logline: Two undercover Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents with opposite personalities team up to bust an illegal firearm ring in San Francisco.
Side Note: Eugene Levy will star. Ken Alterman will oversee for New Line.



Untitled Goldberg Project 
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writer: Harris Goldberg 
Buyer: Evolving Pictures Entertainment
Purchase Price: Mid-six figures
Producer: Jean Pierre Pereat, Jeff Beltzner, Jack Gilardi Jr. 
Logline: While a kid is having fun in Mexico during his spring break, he videotapes the crazy antics and ends up in a scheme that makes him a fortune selling his videos. 
Side Note: Goldberg is attached to direct as well. Evolving's Jean-Pierre Pereat, Jeff Beltzner and Jack Gilardi Jr. will produce.



Six Billion Dollar Man 
Genre: Sci-fi/Action
Writer: Trevor Sands 
Author: Martin Caidin 
Buyer: Dimension Films 
Producer: Scott Faye, Larry Gordon 
Logline: A half-cyborg, half human man works for the government.
Side Note: Writing assignment. Update the 70's Universal TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man." To be based on Martin Caidin's "Cyborg" novels. Scott Faye of Collision Entertainment will produce along with Larry Gordon. Scott Cherrin will co-produce. Originally set up in December 2001. Trevor Sands has been hired to write the screenplay. Sands' deal includes first-look writing and directing terms for future projects as well.



Girls Gone Wild 
Genre: Teen comedy
Writer: Dina Marie Chapman, Hopwood DePree 
Buyer: MGM 
Producer: Jay Froberg, Greg Suess 
Logline: Adventures of a group of college coeds as they descend on Panama City Beach, Fla., to find out just how wild things can get.
Side Note: R rated feature version of this popular 83 title video series will be developed for MGM by producers Jay Froberg and Greg Suess of ROAR. Video series creator Joe Francis will exec produce.



Johnson Family Vacation 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Todd Jones, Richey Jones 
Buyer: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer: Paul Hall, Eric Rhone, Cedric the Entertainer 
Logline: A dysfunctional family tries and makes their way cross-country to their annual family reunion in Texas. 
Side Note: Assignment for Christopher Erskin to direct. Cedric the Entertainer will star.



The Last Voyage Of the Demeter 
Genre: Horror
Writer: Bragi Schut 
Buyer: Phoenix Pics. 
Logline: The crew members of a boat transporting Dracula are mysteriously picked off one by one. 
Side Note: Story expands upon the captain's log chapter of Bram Stoker's "Dracula." Benderspink will executive produce.



Darkhorse 
Genre: Drama/Action
Writer: Sean Jacques 
Buyer: Maverick Films 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures
Producer: Guy Oseary, Daniel Rosenfield, Paul Kewley 
Logline: Story of a tough wheelman who is blackmailed into a new world of organized street racing.
Side Note: Maverick exec Mark Morgan will exec produce. Guy Oseary and Maverick's Daniel Rosenfeld are producing "Darkhorse" with Paul Kewley of Accelerator Films.



Dinner For Two 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Adam Kleid, Christine Scowley 
Author: Mike Gayle 
Buyer: Revolution Studios 
Purchase Price: Low-six figures
Producer: Susan Arnold, Donna Roth 
Logline: A man takes a job as an advice columnist for a teen magazine, only to find out that one of his advice seekers happens to be his illegitimate daughter. Keeping the girl a secret from his wife becomes a problem after the man begins spending too much time with girl, raising suspicions of infidelity. 
Side Note: Spec. First-time writers. Adapted from Mike Gayle's British novel. Roth/Arnold Productions to produce.



The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis 
Genre: Comedy
Author: Max Shulman 
Buyer: Chartoff Prods. 
Producer: Robert Chartoff, Lynn Hendee, Gregg Homer 
Logline: Follows the trials and tribulations of Dobie Gillis, an All-American 1950s "boy next door," who is always on the hunt for romance and lusts after the beautiful but shallow Thalia Menninger. 
Side Note: Robert Chartoff's production shingle optioned the rights to the late Max Shulman's short story collection.



New Sensation 
Genre: Drama
Writer: Chris Hauty 
Buyer: New Line Cinema
Purchase Price: High-six figures
Producer: Jon Shestack, Caitlin Scanlon 
Logline: Girl from the wrong side of the tracks ends up joining a gentleman's club. She runs away and hides out at a prep school, takes on a new identity and begins a new life.
Side Note: Spec script. Preemptive purchase. Jon Shestack and Caitlin Scanlon to produce.



Plant Life 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio 
Buyer: Digital Domain 
Producer: Scott Ross, Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio 
Logline: An office plant-lady obtains the ability to speak with plants and becomes the ultimate corporate spy. 
Side Note: Rewrite of the Tina Anderson and Steve Barr screenplay. Studio will develop along with Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. Elliott & Rossio will produce along with Scott Ross.



Thunderstruck 
Genre: Comedy
Writer: Shaun Angus Hall, Darren Ashton 
Buyer: Al Clark and Andrena Finlay
Producer: Al Clark, Andrena Finlay, Jodi Matterson 
Logline: Set in western Australia, in the shadow of AC/DC's 1991 Razor's Edge tour. After a near-death experience, five friends vow to bury whoever dies first next to the Fremantle grave of their idol, ex-AC/DC front man Bon Scott.
Side Note: Based on a pitch by Shaun Angus Hall. Co-writer Darren Ashton will direct. Shooting begins in Australia in March on this 2.7 million-$3.2 million flick.



Untitled Shintaro Shimosawa Project 
Genre: Romantic thriller
Writer: Shintaro Shimosawa 
Buyer: Maverick Films 
Producer: Guy Oseary, Mark Morgan, Brent Emery, Rick Joseph 
Logline: MTV pop star is being stalked by a crazed fan. 
Side Note: Maverick's Guy Oseary, Mark Morgan and Brent Emery will produce along with Rick Joseph of Creative Production Group. 



The French Hustler 
Genre: True Story
Author: Christophe Rocancourt 
Buyer: La Petite Reine 
Purchase Price: $1mil.
Producer: Thomas Langmann 
Logline: Over a ten year period starting in the 1990's, the son of a prostitute and alcoholic lies and cheats his way from poverty to the high life in Hollywood by perpetrating a series of hoaxes in which he poses a relative or offspring of famous wealthy people. He is eventually caught and jailed by Canadian police. 
Side Note: Autobiography based on the real life exploits of the author, who is still in jail. No screenwriter attached yet. Thomas Langmann to produce via his Petite Reine shingle.




His and Hers 
Genre: Comedy/Family
Writer: Shonda Rhimes 
Buyer: Walt Disney Pics. 
Producer: Tracey Edmonds, Bridget Davis 
Logline: Story is about an interracial couple who fall in love and get married. But the two formerly single parents discover that trying to bring their families together is not as easy as it may have seemed.
Side Note: Edmonds Entertainment's Tracey Edmonds and Bridget Davis will produce. Kenneth Edmonds will Executive Produce.



Jack Hood 
Genre: Action/Adventure
Writer: Wayne Mogilefsky 
Buyer: RKO Pics. 
Producer: Ted Hartley, Kaos, Doug Nam, 
Logline: A young man discovers a treasure map to a lost city and embarks on a quest to find his fortune. 
Side Note: Spec screenplay. Described as being in the vein of "Raiders of The Lost Ark." Kaos to direct and produce. RKO's Ted Hartley to produce along with Doug Nam. RKO's Albert Shapiro to executive produce. Brook Lee to associate produce. Set to begin production early next year.



Kaos McElroy Untitled Project 
Writer: Alan McElroy 
Buyer: RKO Pics. 
Producer: Ted Hartley, Kaos, Doug Nam 
Side Note: This purchase was part of a two picture deal that director/producer Kaos ("Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" ) signed with RKO Pics in August, 2002. Story idea was from an original story idea by Kaos and Alan McElroy.



The Well 
Genre: Thriller
Writer: Mark L. Smith 
Buyer: Platinum Dunes 
Producer: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller 
Logline: A group of recent college graduates who go hunting for an ancient mystical treasure while backpacking through the dark rivers of Indonesia, only to uncover dangerous supernatural phenomena.
Side Note: Michael Bay's company, Platinum Dunes has made a deal with Indonesian filmmakers Jose Poernomo and Rizal Mantovani to direct this thriller. Ted Field and Scott Kroopf will exec produce along with Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Ent. The project is based on an idea by Radar executive Sean Gorman, who further developed it with Poernomo and Mantovani.

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