Former New Line executives Bob Shaye and longtime partner Michael Lynne have setup a slate of nine films for their new venture Unique Features re[prts Variety. The list includes:
Justin Britt-Gibson is adapting a trio of graphic novels by J.C. Hutchins, the story follows seven strangers, assembled after the assassination of the U.S. president, who each realize they are the same man with the same memories.
A sci-fi comedy scripted by Tim Kelleher and Danny Zuker in which two guys working for a vidgame publishing company come to realize they are avatars in a larger game.
Bart Scott Biopic
A sports feature based on the formative years of Bart Scott, the Baltimore Ravens linebacker who went from a rough upbringing in New York to just signing with the New York Jets at $48 million for six years.
“The Birth Mother”
A Jack Olsen-scripted thriller about a couple whose marriage is threatened when their surrogate falls in love with the husband and becomes obsessed with keeping the baby.
“City of Angels”
An adaptation of the musical, Larry Gelbart will turn his original book into a script and composer Marc Shaiman is attached to serve as music director. Barry Levinson (“Wag the Dog”) will serve in some capacity.
Based on Andrew Grant novel about an undercover Royal Navy intelligence operative who goes on the run after being framed for murder.
“High in the Clouds”
An animated feature based on the children’s book by Paul McCartney, Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh. Caroline Thompson adapted the script about a squirrel’s quest to find an animal sanctuary while Rob Minkoff will direct.
“The Mortal Instruments”
Based on Cassandra Clare’s bestselling young-adult fantasy trilogy about a young girl who inherited an ability to see and interact with a clan of supernatural spirits.
“Thieves of Baghdad”
Cole Haddon’s script is a tenth century family adventure described as a new take on the classic “One Thousand and One Nights” folk tales.