Writer’s Block: Grimm, Bull, Man

“Josephson Entertainment and New Regency Prods. have acquired author Michael Buckley’s children’s book series “The Sisters Grimm.” Based on the first three books in a projected nine-volume series, the story weaves the tale of orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, descendants of the Brothers Grimm, on a quest to find their parents…” (full details)

“Newmarket Films has bought Matt O’Neil’s spec script “Bull Rush,” and plans to bring on a director immediately with an eye toward shooting in the first quarter of 2008. Story centers on a self-starter in his late 20s whose life begins to unravel as he tries to gain a foothold in the murky business of hedge funds and participates in weekly anarchy-infused street football games…” (full details)

“New Line has bought “The $40,000 Man,” a comedy spoof penned by John Francis Daley (TV’s “Freaks and Geeks”) and Jonathan Goldstein and set it up with Benderspink. The story centers on a legendary astronaut and “true American hero” who finds himself horribly injured in a car crash and is rebuilt by the government to be a bionic man but on a budget of $40,000 — which makes him not that bionic…” (full details)