Trade Breaks: Snaked, Staples, Property

“Producer Richard Saperstein has optioned the film rights to Clifford Meth’s comicbook series “Snaked” from IDW Publishing. The horror-noir follows the personal and political exploits of a government employee with supernatural, snakelike abilities. Meth will pen the screenplay, and he will exec produce…” (full details)

“Universal has picked up an action thriller pitch from scribes Sean O’Keefe and Will Staples (“Getting Up”) for Original Films. Story revolves around an elite team that secretly journeys to a foreign country to take down an international criminal. When the mission is compromised, the team suddenly finds itself on the run, desperate to uncover the truth behind a major conspiracy…” (full details)

“Material Entertainment is in advanced talks with Justin Chadwick (“The Other Boleyn Girl”) to direct the contemporary London thriller “The Property”. The story follows a young professional couple who acquire their dream home by underhanded means, only for the previous owner to return, looking for revenge…” (Variety)