Blood, “Buddy,” “Beach” Script News

Blood Island
Peter Atkins and Anthony Hickox have penned the original thriller-adventure script “Blood Island” which Hickox will direct as an $18 million 3D feature for Pantheon Entertainment.

The story follows a mismatched team of treasure hunters searching for treasure and the fabled fountain of youth. Andrew Sugerman will produce the film which will shoot entirely in the South China Sea. [Source: Screen Daily]

Buddy Moon
Universal has bought “Family Guy” writer/producer Andrew Goldberg’s comedy pitch about a ‘buddymoon’. Scott Stuber and Pam Abdy will produce.

The story follows a guy who gets dumped before his wedding and takes his best man on the unrefundable honeymoon his ex-fiance planned. [Source: Deadline]

Beach Boys Musical
Deirdre O’Connor has been tapped to write the screenplay for Fox 2000’s original movie musical which will incorporate the Beach Boys music catalog.

O’Connor is penning a new take on the film that’s said to be different from Susannah Grant’s original pitch, and will work closely with director Michael Sucsy on the project. [Source: Deadline]