Want to know what Hollywood has been buying in the last week or so? Below are recent script sales since 7/11/08 through 7/20/08. Info on sales price and loglines are included as available.
Going the Distance – spec sale
A couple try to maintain a long-distance relationship
Buyers: New Line, Dave Neustadter
Writer: Geoff LaTulippe
Based on book.
Buyers: Crescendo Productions, Plan B, Periscope Entertainment, Good Worldwide, Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt, David Guy Levy, Benjamin Goldhirsh
Writers: Jose Padilha , Thomas McFadden , Rusty Young
Buyers: Hyde Park Entertainment, Ashok Amritraj, Patrick Aiello, Lou Pitt, Blake Edwards, Geoffrey Edwards
An FBI profiler discovers that the monster he’s profiling might be himself.
Buyers: Canal Street Films, Michael Emanuel, Eric Lewald
Writers: Michael Emanuel , John K. Anderson
Special Investigations Section of the LAPD.
Buyers: Warner Bros., Jessica Goodman, Matt Milam, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Antoine Fuqua, Mark Vahradian
Writer: Kurt Sutter , Chris Gorak , Russell Gewirtz
Agency: International Creative Management (LA), Jeff Field Entertainment
Based on a book
Buyers: CMT Films, Informant Media, Butchers Run Films, Robert Duvall, Robert Carliner, Judy Cairo, Scott Cooper, T Bone Burnett, Bridges, Michael A. Simpson, Eric Brenner, Jeff Yapp
Writers: Scott Cooper , Thomas Cobb
A man with a split personality
Buyers: Columbia, Mosaic Media, Mark Johnson
Writer: Vince Gilligan
True story – Colombian military rescuers infiltrate the intelligence network of FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and free 15 hostages.
Buyers: Screen Gems, Vertigo Entertainment, Anadale Pictures
King Arthur and his knights are 19th century gunslingers – based on comic book
Buyers: Lion Rock Productions, Infinitum Nihil, Radical Comics, John Woo, Terrence Chang, Johnny Depp, Barry Levine
Remake – The relationship between a punk and a Valley girl.
Buyers: MGM, Idealogy, Sean Bailey, Matt Smith
Buyers: Atlantia Canarias, Vicente Mora, Roger Corbi, Branko Lustig, John Kelly
The personal and publishing history of Frank Snepp.
Buyers: HBO Films, Spring Creek Productions, Paula Weinstein, Palak Patel, Eugene Jarecki
Writer: Jesse Wigutow
Agency: UTA, Benderspink
Bob the Musical – pitch
A man is trapped in a musical.
Buyers: Disney, Kristin Burr, Luanne Brickhouse, Benderspink, Contrafilm, Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson
Writers: Mike Bender , John August , Lowell Ganz , Babaloo Mandel , Jon Lucas , Scott Moore
Agency: Endeavor, Benderspink, UTA, CAA
Reps: Greg Hodes , Chris Bender
Sales Price: Mid-six against seven figures
Remake of a BBC miniseries
Buyers: Universal, Angry Films
Writers: Craig Rosenberg , Paula Milne
Sales Price: High-six against seven-figures
Based on a comic book.
Buyers: Original Productions, Devil’s Due, Thom Beers, Philip Segal
Writer: Todd Livingston
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
A young girl joins in a shipboard rebellion in the 19th century.
Buyers: Handmade Films, Jersey Films 2nd Avenue, Revelations Entertainment, Irish DreamTime, Danny DeVito, Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary, Pierce Brosnan, Beau St. Clair, Michele Weisler, Hawk Koch
Writer: Danny DeVito
A medical salesman receives a mysterious videotape from himself
Buyers: Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Writer: Craig Rosenberg
Iron Man 2
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Writer: Justin Theroux
Agency: UTA, 3 Arts
Based on video game.
Buyers: Warner Bros., Capcom, Seaside Entertainment
Writer: David Hayter
Fading of the Cries
A young man with a magic sword defends his town.
Buyers: Ratio Pictures, Brian Metcalf, Karoline Kautz
Writer: Brian Metcalf
Loudermilk – pitch sale
Napoleon Dynamite-like comedy
Buyers: Rogue Pictures, Greasy Entertainment, Jon Heder, Dan Heder, Doug Heder
Writers: Chris Bowman , Craig Zobel
Agency: Gotham Group
Attorneys: Karl Austen
School of Rock 2: America Rocks
Buyers: Paramount, Scott Rudin Productions, Rip Cord Productions, Scott Rudin, Mike White
Writer: Mike White
One Minute to Midnight
Based on a book.
Buyers: Fox 2000, Davis Entertainment
Writer: Michael Dobbs
Tehran – spec sale
An American professor is contracted by the federal government to observe tensions in pre-coup Tehran in 1977.
Buyers: Universal, Imagine Entertainment, Brian Grazer
Writer: Richard Regen
Inside Passage – spec sale
A young couple on a luxury yacht come across a murder at sea.
Buyers: Gold Circle, Raygun Productions, Untitled Entertainment, Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Norm Waitt, Guy Danella, Aaron Ryder, Carolyn Harris, Laura Rister
Writer: Jonathan W.C. Mills
Agency: Caliber Media
Mythological Veterinarian – pitch sale
A secret society that watches over the world’s mythological creatures.
Buyers: Columbia, Jimmy Miller
Writer: Andrew Kurtzman
This Strange Thing Called Prom
Prom adventures – based on newspaper story
Writer: Brooke Hauser
The Matadors – spec sale
Pro basketball fans form a professional male cheerleading squad.
Buyers: Disney, Kristin Burr, Offspring Entertainment
Writer: Mike Bender
Agency: Endeavor, Benderspink
Male synchronized swimming.
Buyers: Disney, Kristin Burr, Scott Rudin Productions
Writers: Marty Scott , Toni Kotite
Substitution – spec sale
A high school senior in a murder plot orchestrated by his substitute teacher.
Buyers: Warner Bros., Alcon Entertainment, Charlie Company
Writer: Ian Shorr
Agency: CAA, Benderspink