Chastity, “Weaponized,” “Box” Script Deals

Rhythm & Hues has optioned the film rights to Dynamite Entertainment’s comic “Chastity” with plans for both a feature and TV adaptation. Scott Winant (“Californication,” “My So-Called Life”) is attached to direct and serve as showrunner on the TV version.

The story follows a teen runaway who’s accused of murdering her abusive father. She comes across a night carnival that hides a community of vampire-like creatures and their associates who are involved in a desperate and vicious power struggle for survival. [Source: Heat Vision]

Universal Pictures and Bluegrass Films have done a deal to adapt David Guggenheim and Nicholas Mennuti’s Southeast Asia-set thriller novel “Weaponized” into a feature.

The story follows a wanted man having fled the U.S. to escape charges who exchanges passports with another American tourist. Bad things result. [Source: Deadline]

Bird Box
Universal Pictures and Bluegrass Films are also in negotiations with Eric Heisserer to adapt the manuscript “Bird Box” into a feature that Andy Muschietti (“Mama”) will helm. Plot details are being kept under wraps. [Source: Variety]