Universal Acquires ‘Found Footage’ Thriller Spec By ‘Strangers’ Helmer Bryan Bertino

By | Monday November 21, 2011 @ 2:56pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal has completed a pre-holiday acquisition of a spec script written by The Strangers writer/director Bryan Bertino. The project was acquired to be produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, and Marc Platt and Adam Siegel of Marc Platt Productions. Bertino … Read More »

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Universal Wins ‘Grim Night’ Spec

By | Tuesday October 25, 2011 @ 7:16pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures just won an auction for Grim Night, a thriller about about a night that happens once a year globally, where people lock themselves at home and fend off the senseless and random attacks by Grims. Deal was … Read More »

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Mark Wahlberg Sets Sights On ’2 Guns’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Wahlberg is in negotiations to star in 2 Guns for Universal Pictures. The pic is based on a Steven Grant graphic novel, and has a script written by Blake Masters. The graphic novel is published by Boom! Studios. … Read More »

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‘Evidence’ Goes In Spec Deal To Bold Films

By | Thursday January 20, 2011 @ 7:23pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Bold Films has paid six-figures to buy Evidence, a spec script by first time writer John Swetnam, who’ll be given first crack at directing. Marc Platt will produce along with FilmEngine’s Anthony Rhulen and Jake Wagner, and Bold’s Michael Litvak and David Lancaster. Police arrive at an abandoned gas … Read More »

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David O Russell May Write/Direct ’2 Guns’

By | Wednesday January 12, 2011 @ 3:50pm PST
Mike Fleming

The Fighter director David O. Russell is in early talks to rewrite 2 Guns, with the idea that he’ll direct Vince Vaughn at Universal Pictures. The Marc Platt, Andrew Cosby and Boom! Studios-produced film, an adaptation of the Steven Grant graphic novel, is about a DEA agent and an undercover … Read More »

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‘Wicked’ To Cast Movie Spell For Universal: Creators Meeting With Hollywood Directors

Mike Fleming

100.0EXCLUSIVE: The smash hit stage musical Wicked is taking its first formative steps toward the movie screen. I’m told the musical’s producer Marc Platt, book writer Winnie Holzman, and songwriter Stephen Schwartz have begun meeting with filmmakers. Insiders confirm that JJ … Read More »

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