Writer’s Block: Animal, Johnson, Dance

“Warner Bros. has preemptively snapped up an untitled comedy pitch by Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger (“Space Invader”) set in the world of wild animal training. Lisbe and Reger will exec produce the feature project, which centers on the rivalry between the world’s greatest animal trainer and his embittered former assistant…” (full details)

“HBO Films is developing a movie about the life of legendary blues musician Robert Johnson and has attached “Ray” scribe James L. White to pen the screenplay. Project, still untitled, will look at the life of the so-called King of the Delta Blues, partly from the point of view of his son Claud. HBO Films hasn’t yet decided whether it would release the Johnson movie theatrically or on the pay network…” (full details)

“Fox Atomic is in talks to pick up an untitled spec script from “Save the Last Dance” scribe Duane Adler. The untitled feature will be the music-driven tale of a forbidden teen romance. Mike Karz and Generate are attached to produce…” (full details)