New Films For Polley, Carnahan, Goldsman, Taylor

Looking for Alaska
Actress/filmmaker Sarah Polley (“Away From Her,” “Stories We Tell”) is in talks to adapt “Fault In Our Stars” author John Green’s “Looking For Alaska” for Paramount Pictures. Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky will produce.

The story follows a sixteen-year-old Florida boy who moves to a boarding school in Alabama and learns coming of age lessons from his roommate and his beautiful, mysterious and self-destructive best friend Alaska Young. [Source: Deadline]

Five Against A Bullet
Joe Carnahan (“The Grey,” “The A-Team”) is set to write and direct “Five Against a Bullet” for Sony Pictures. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing.

The story follows five bodyguards hired to protect a Mexican politician over the course of a contentious election after his father is murdered by a drug cartel. [Source: The Wrap]

“Winter’s Tale” helmer Akiva Goldsman has signed on to direct the micro budget horror-thriller “Stephanie” for Blumhouse Productions. Luke Piotrowsky and Ben Collins penned the script.

The story centers on a young abandoned girl who develops superhuman abilities, whose life is turned upside down when a man and woman claiming to be her parents emerge, which causes havoc on her new gifts. [Source: Empire]

In The Event Of A Moon Disaster
Tate Taylor (“The Help,” “Get on Up”) will direct “In The Event Of A Moon Disaster” for FilmNation. Mike Jones penned the Black List screenplay and production aims to begin early 2015.

The story deals with a speech written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential speechwriter William Safire, a speech was prepared in 1969 for President Nixon in the event that Apollo 11 failed. The film imagines an alternate history. [Source: Screen]