EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch to be written by Steinbeck’s Point Of View scribe Brandon Camp, with Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot attached to produce. Pitch is described as a supernatural thriller in the spirit of Ghost.
Matt Smith will executive produce and Universal execs Jon Mone and Sara Scott will oversee it. Camp separately is working with Offspring writing the musical The Dance for New Line. Camp recently sold the Nicholas Sparks’ pilot to TNT based on Sparks’ A Bend In The Road. He is also writing to direct Benji, a re-imagining of the ‘70s family classic for Walden Media. UTA reps Camp and Offspring.
EXCLUSIVE: Disney has tapped Alex Timbers to direct an untitled musical film that is being billed as a contemporary adaptation of a Shakespeare play. The feature, written by Amy Talkington, will be produced by Offspring Entertainment‘s Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, with Jon Chu and Offspring’s Matt Smith executive producing. Talkington wrote the original first draft and will continue working on the script with Timbers, a two-time Tony nominee whose helming credits include the Broadway musicals Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and The Pee-Wee Herman Show, as well as Disney’s stage play Peter And The Starcatcher.
The idea for the musical originated from a friendship between Smith and Talkington, who are working together on the MGM remake of Valley Girl. Offspring set up the pitch with Disney execs Kristin Burr and Tonia Davis. Read More »
Adam Shankman is venturing into cable. The director/producer/choreographer and his sister, producer Jennifer Gibgot, have closed a two-year first look deal with Warner Horizon Television for their Offspring Entertainment banner. Under the pact, the duo will develop and … Read More »