Call it serendipity. The team of director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal were already prepping a fictional thriller about a special ops team hunting Osama bin Laden before Sunday's announcement from President Barack Obama that the U.S. had assassinated the Al Qaeda leader.
The Writer’s Guild of America has upheld a previous ruling regarding the credits on X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, reports Deadline.com. Jamie Moss, who adapted the original draft with Bryan Singer
Shane and Carey Van Dyke, the grandsons of Dick Van Dyke, have sold their horror/sci-fi spec THE WATCHING HOUR to New Line, reports Variety.
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Jamie Moss, a screenwriter on X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, has appealed the Writers Guild of America's decision to not give him screen credit on the upcoming summer tentpole, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
David Koepp (SPIDER-MAN) has been tapped by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Prods. to rewrite their Jack Ryan reboot, reports Deadline.com.
Dimension Films has bought the sci-fi thriller spec script THE GREYS, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Writers Guild of America arbitrators have ruled on the script credits for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, reports Heat Vision.
Adam Cozad, who recently wrote Paramount's Jack Ryan reboot, has been tapped by New Regency's ARCHANGEL, reports Variety.
Deadline.com writes that 20th Century Fox has launched a new division to develop original content from emerging writers.
Masi Oka, who played Hiro on HEROES, and writer Alex Sabeti are developing a parallel universe pilot titled THE CORRECTORS for Syfy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Chris Colfer (TV's GLEE) has inked a deal to develop a new Disney Channel series based on Florence Laughlin's children's book, THE LITTLE LEFTOVER WITCH, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Evan Spiliotopoulos (POOH'S HEFFALUMP MOVIE) has been tapped to re-write Universal Pictures' OUIJA, reports Variety.
J.J. Abrams has tapped his FRINGE writers and exec producers Monica Breen and Alison Schapker to rewrite the Bad Robot project ZANBATO, reports Deadline.com.
In anticipation that the October-released original with be a hit, following strong test screenings, DreamWorks has begun development on a sequel to the robot-boxing flick, REAL STEEL, reports Deadline.com.
HBO is in discussions with Neil Gaiman on turning his novel AMERICAN GODS into a TV series, reports Deadline.com.
Paul Soter of the Broken Lizard comedy troop is set to write and direct an adaptation of DR. DETH WITH KIP AND MUFFY, reports ComingSoon.net.
David Hayter (X-MEN, WATCHMEN) is set to adapt Anne McCaffrey's novel DRAGONFLIGHT, reports ComingSoon.net.
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