Writer’s Block: Comfort, Days, Preacher

“Disney has acquired the rights to romantic-comedy pitch “Southern Comfort” from scribe Gren Wells. The Kentucky-set story focuses on themes of life, friendship and family. John Strauss (“The Santa Clause 2 & 3″) will produce…” (full details)

“Castle Rock Entertainment has purchased J. Mills Goodloe’s pitch “Seventy-Two Days” in a preemptive bid. The romantic drama centers on a Wall Street trader who is convicted of insider trading and must report to a minimum-security prison in 72 days…” (full details)

“The likes of Robert Rodriguez, Brian de Palma and David Cronenberg have been approached and/or are interested in directing the pilot or individual episodes of HBO’s upcoming “Preacher” TV series, whilst Danny Boyle and Alex Proyas are also under consideration…” (full details)