Trade Breaks: Anatomy, Shelter, Jump

“Fox Searchlight has scooped up “The Ornate Anatomy of Living Things,” a spec by tyro scribes Matthew Spicer and Max Winkler. Jason Reitman and his Hard C shingle are producing the project, about a Gotham bookstore clerk who discovers a museum devoted to his life…” (full details)

“Mandate Pictures has won the bidding for “Shelter,” tyro scribe Karl Mueller’s spec script set in a post-apocalyptic world, and set it up with Drew Crevello to produce. Story centers on a group of nuclear holocaust survivors caught in a bomb shelter who quickly begin to turn on each other as they wait for rescue…” (full details)

“American World Pictures has acquired rights to “Jump,” starring Patrick Swayze in a drama centered on the 1928 murder trial of noted photographer Phillipe Halsman in Austria. Swayze portrays Halsman’s lawyer in the pic, directed by Joshua Sinclair (“Shaka Zulu” trilogy) and written by Ryan James. A Fall release is planned…” (full details)