Fox Acquires ‘Vacation Friends,’ Pairing Chris Pratt And Anna Faris

By | Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ 9:00am PDT
Mike Fleming

123338918JM013_Moneyball_PrEXCLUSIVE: In a near seven-figure deal, Fox has acquired the spec script Vacation Friends by the sibling scribe team Tom Mullen & Tim Mullen. The plan is for Steve Pink to direct, and for Chris Pratt and … Read More »

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BREAKING: Arnold Schwarzenegger In Talks To Topline ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot

Los Angeles, CA (May, 2013) –Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger (TERMINATOR series, TOTAL RECALL) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 1 & 2) big budget action comedy THE TOXIC AVENGER produced by Akiva Goldsman (CONSTANTINE, I AM LEGEND, MR AND MRS SMITH), Richard Saperstein (HANCOCK, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (HALF NELSON, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE), Stephen Kessler and Michael Benaroya (LAWLESS, MARGIN CALL). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s (IFT) President Ariel Veneziano who will handle all international rights to the film alongside IFT’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos.

Set to be introduced to buyers at Cannes 2013, THE TOXIC AVENGER is currently in pre-production and scheduled to start principal photography this fall.

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DreamWorks Sets Steve Pink To Co-Write, Direct Comic Pitch ‘Shore Leave’

By | Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 2:44pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In a high-six against seven-figure pre-emptive deal, DreamWorks has acquired Shore Leave, a male-driven action comedy pitch that will be written by Steve Pink and Jeff Morris. Pink will direct the picture. The deal reunites … Read More »

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Disney Springs For Johnny Depp-Produced Don Quixote Pitch

By | Wednesday December 5, 2012 @ 10:46am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Disney has closed a deal for an untitled pitch to be written by Steve Pink and Jeff Morris, and produced by Infinitum Nihil’s Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski. The project is best described as a modern re-imagining of Don Quixote. Depp has long been intrigued with that character, and at one time was attached to the Quixote film that Terry Gilliam has tried to make.

Pink and Morris met working on True Memoirs Of An International Assassin, a script that Morris wrote and which made the Black List, and to which Pink remains attached as director. For Screen Gems, Pink just wrapped directing Sexual Perversity In Chicago, an adaptation of the David Mamet play that was previously turned into the film About Last Night. Pink and Morris will start writing immediately even as Pink, best known for directing Accepted and Hot Tub Time Machine, eyes as his possible next film Contractors. Read More »

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Joy Bryant Wins The Role Demi Moore Played In ‘About Last Night’

By | Wednesday August 15, 2012 @ 3:04pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Parenthood’s Joy Bryant has won the female lead in the currently untitled Screen Gems’ romantic comedy that is based on the David Mamet play Sexual Perversity In Chicago, which was turned into the film About Last Read More »

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Steve Pink In Talks To Helm ‘Sexual Perversity In Chicago’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Steve Pink is in talks to direct Sexual Perversity In Chicago, the Screen Gems remake of the 1986 film About Last Night. I’m hearing that the film, scripted by Bachelorette‘s Leslye Headland, is on a fast … Read More »

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Steve Pink To Helm ‘Bad Santa’ Sequel

By | Monday July 30, 2012 @ 5:18pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Steve Pink is in early talks to rewrite and direct Bad Santa 2, the sequel of the raucous 2003 comedy that is in the works from Dimension Films. Johnny Rosenthal wrote the previous draft of the script. … Read More »

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ABC Developing Family Sitcom Based On Academy Prez Tom Sherak’s Experience

By | Wednesday November 23, 2011 @ 1:18pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: ABC network has bought a comedy pitch inspired by an episode in the family life of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak who is in business with the network over the broadcasting of the … Read More »

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Steve Pink To Direct ‘Toxic Avenger’ Redo

By | Friday November 5, 2010 @ 11:59am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink will helm the remake of The Toxic Avenger, which he’ll write with Daniel C. Mitchell. Deadline revealed last April that remake rights to the Troma Films seminal title were acquired by … Read More »

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HBO Developing Country Club Comedy With Kevin Bacon Producing & Possibly Starring

By | Tuesday October 5, 2010 @ 9:32am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: HBO is developing a single-camera comedy series based on Clint McCown’s 1995 book The Member-Guest. Feature writer-producer Steve Pink (High Fidelity) is writing the script. Kevin Bacon is executive producing with an eye towards starring in the project, about a burned-out golf pro of a 9-hole course who just wants one more shot at the tour. His comeback is constantly sidelined as he deals with the needs of the members of the Middle-American country club who are grappling with dashed dreams of their own. Pink is executive producing along with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment and Tom Mangan, with McCown serving as a consultant. Read More »

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