Script News: Reprisalizer, Annihilator, Manny

The Reprisalizer
“Garth Marenghi” creator Matthew Holness will star in, write and direct “The Reprisalizer”, a feature based on his short film “A Gun For George”.

The story follows a troubled Kent-based crime novelist who becomes the titular ultra-violent vigilante. Shooting will take place sometime next year. [Source: Chortle]

The Annihilator
“Real Steel” and “The Bourne Legacy” screenwriter Dan Gilroy has been hired to adapt Magic Storm Entertainment’s comic “The Annihilator”.

The story follows a young Chinese man given a second chance as an international superhero who returns home to mete out justice. [Source: Variety]

The Manny
Justin Malen has been hired to rewrite R-rated comedy “The Manny” for Gary Sanchez and Red Wagon at Sony.

The story follows an unemployed (and soon-to-be homeless) recent college grad who, after exhausting all the normal ways of getting a job in the financial world, tries nannying a Wall Street magnate’s kid to get one. [Source: Deadline]