“Clown” scribes Jon Watts and Christopher D. Ford have been hired to turn Eli Roth’s Grindhouse mock trailer “Thanksgiving” into a feature.
Roth says “We finally cracked the story and figured out how to make it really, really scary, and a reason to do it”. [Source: Behind the Thrills]
Universal Pictures has acquired Jay Frasco’s screenplay and unpublished manuscript “Lights Out” for their Syfy Films division to develop.
The story focuses on a teenage boy trapped in his house with his sister when a deadly intruder enters the home. Mysterious events occur during the captivity. [Source: Deadline]
Take a Shot
Lionsgate has optioned the lacrosse book “Take a Shot” to develop it as a television sports drama.
The semi-autobiographical book chronicles three unlikely business partners who beat all the odds to create Major League Lacrosse in 2001. [Source: The Live Feed]
Comic writer Paul J. Salamoff has sold his supernatural horror spec “The Last Breath …” to “O” producers Eric Gitter and Peter Schwerin at Chickie the Cop Entertainment.
The story revolves around the lone survivor of a suicide pact who is haunted by a vengeful otherwordly entity which demands her death. [Source: Variety]
Ben Coccio (“The Place Beyond the Pines”) has been hired to pen an adaptation of Greg Grandin’s non-fiction book “Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City” at River Road Entertainment.
The true story follows Henry Ford and his quest to create a town in the Amazon jungle that would be a pure form of American industrial capitalism, but square dances eventually gave way to the inherent forces of nature. [Source: THR]