News Bits: Speck, Kind, War, Caretaker, Nike

A Speck in the Sea
Weinstein Books has acquired publishing rights for John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski’s novel “A Speck in The Sea” which will be developed into a film at The Weinstein Company. Jeff Pope will adapt the script while Rachael Horovitz, Jason Blum and Harvey Weinstein will produce.

Aldridge is a Montauk fisherman who fell of his boat into the ocean, forty miles off Montauk in the middle of the night without a life vest. His childhood best Sosinski helped launch a multi-state rescue operation – with the film set to cover that rescue in real time. [Source: Deadline]

The Kind Worth Killing
Agnieszka Holland (“In Darkness,” “Angry Harvest”) is attached to direct an adaptation of the Peter Swanson thriller novel “The Kind Worth Killing” for Chockstone Pictures and Nick Wechsler Productions. Christopher Kyle penned the adapted screenplay.

The story follows a man who tells a female fellow passenger about thoughts he’s having to murder his faithless wife. She offers to help him out, and he is initially unaware she’s had experience at this sort of thing.

Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz and Wechsler are producing. [Source: Deadline]

The Huntsman: Winter’s War
A new TV spot is out for “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” the upcoming “Snow White and the Huntsman” prequel which sees Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain in this fantastical tale which seems to owe quite a bit of its storyline to Disney’s “Frozen”. It is slated to open April 22nd.

The Caretaker
Screen Gems has acquired Australian scribe Duncan Samarasinghe’s thriller script “The Caretaker” which Adam Rodin (“Extant”) will produce.

Set in the future amid a violent robot uprising, the story follows a lifelike female android who chooses to protect a young girl – that bond might be the only thing that can stem the tide of war. [Source: Deadline]

Nike
Following promises during the “Back to the Future Day” celebrations last year they were working on it, Nike has now released a trailer for a shoe with self-lacing sneakers – the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 which boasts adaptive lacing that can be adjusted on the fly.