Universal Goes Script Crazy

Universal Pictures has gone spec script crazy, picking up three properties in the last day or two according to the trades.

The first is playwright David Auburn’s time-travel thriller script pitch “The Archive”. Auburn (“Proof,” “The Lake House”) will pen the script as a directing vehicle for James Mangold. Story details are unknown at present.

Second is Jeff Lowell’s action comedy spec script “Family Bond”. The story is described as a relationship story between a spy and his daughter. Marc Platt along with “Smallville” creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough will produce.

Finally comes Dave H. Johnson’s comedy “Repeat After Me” which revolves around a couple who are essentially stuck in a “Groundhog Day” scenario – reliving their disastrous wedding day again and again and start to question whether to get married in the first place. Scott Stuber will produce.