John Legend, ‘Step Up 5′s John Swetnam Prepping Found Footage Dance Pic ‘Breaking Through’

By | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 4:26pm PDT

John Swetnam dance movieJohn Legend dance movieEXCLUSIVE: R&B singer John Legend and Step Up: All In scribe John Swetnam are teaming on coming-of-age dance drama Breaking Through, which has locked independent financing and is gearing up for a summer shoot. It’ll be the first feature of its kind to combine two subgenres — dance movies and found footage — in a plot described as a “documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation.” Casting starts soon on the pic, which is looking to discover new dance talent a la the Step Up films. Read More »

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Summit Buys ‘Spinback’ Spec; Scott Speer To Helm Mystery Set In Electronic Dance Music World

By | Monday February 11, 2013 @ 10:43am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVELionsgate/Summit has won an auction for Spinback, a John Swetnam spec script action thriller set in the world of electronic dance music. Scott Speer (Step Up Revolution) is attached to direct, with Todd Garner producing through his Broken Road Productions banner, with Sean Robins and Jeremy Stein.

Garner hatched the idea, which, boiled down is: soldier returns from Afghanistan. When his brother, a prominent DJ on the EDM circuit, is murdered, he must infiltrate that world in order to figure out the killer. The project aspires to have a fast-paced niche subculture vibe reminiscent of The Fast And The Furious and XXX. Read More »

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Scribe John Swetnam In ‘Step Up 5′ Deal

By | Friday January 11, 2013 @ 11:59am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Get ready for another installment of Step Up, the under the radar franchise that continues to do strong business, particularly overseas. Summit Entertainment has just set John Swetnam to write the script for a film that has … Read More »

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