Summit Ent. has picked up a spec script based on Laura Whitcomb's teen novel A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT from producer Kristin Hahn, reports Variety.
Andrew Adamson’s Strange Weather Films has picked up the rights to supernatural mystery BLACKPINE, reports Deadline.com.
Screenwriter Billy Ray and JJ Abrams have sold a top-secret mystery pitch to Paramount, reports Deadline.com.
Sony Pictures has tapped Dante Harper (HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS) to adapt Isaac Asimov's sci-fi trilogy FOUNDATION for director Roland Emmerich, reports Deadline.com.
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, today announced it has acquired the rights to Universal Soldier, the hit movie franchise, rebooting it as a major new global television property.
Warner Bros. is looking to bring in Steven Spielberg for its epic Moses tale, GODS AND KINGS, reports Deadline.com.
Chernin Ent. is in final talks to pay mid- to high-six figures for CLUE scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless's untitled sci-fi script, reports Deadline.com.
20th Century Fox is developing a feature version of Isaac Asimov’s THE CAVES OF STEEL, reports Deadline.com.
RKO has tapped Stuart Paul to adapt the comic THE NYE INCIDENTS, which was created by COMMUNION author Whitley Strieber, reports Heat Vision. Todd Lincoln will direct.
Rocket Pictures heads Sir Elton John and David Furnish are developing a musical fantasy bio-pic about John's life called ROCKETMAN, reports Deadline.com.
Gold Circle Films is planning a remake of Taiwanese supernatural thriller SILK, reports Heat Vision.
ABC is developing a TV version of JEKYLL & HYDE with ABC Studios and Mark Gordon Co. producing and THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE scribe Matt Lopez writing, reports Deadline.com.
FX has ordered 13 episodes of an animated comedy from the producers/writers of IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Right on the heels of ABC announcing its own BEAUTY AND THE BEAST series, The CW has announced the development of a new version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, based on the 1980s series starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Fox has put into development a TV adaptation of the DC Comics title THE SPECTRE, created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily, reports Deadline.com.
THE SIMPSONS writer-producer Matt Warburton, via Chernin Ent., has sold a comedy script to FOX, reports Variety.
Hasbro and director Ridley Scott have hired ED WOOD scribes Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to pen their MONOPOLY adaptation, reports Heat Vision.
As part of a two-year first-look deal with Warner Bros., KatzSmith Prods.' David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will work on a sequel to Tim Burton's BEETLEJUICE, reports Deadline.com. T
Recognizing writers as the primary content creators driving today’s videogame industry, the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced a collective call for submissions for the fifth annual Videogame Writing Award to be presented at the upcoming 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.