Writer’s Block: Raimi, BFF, Romance

“Sony Pictures has picked up a high-concept action-adventure from writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift for Sam Raimi to produce. The story centers on a cynical guy from New York who is forced to go to a land untouched by modern civilization to save a village and a princess from fiendish fairy tale creatures…” (full details)

“Rogue Pictures has pre-emptively bought the raunchy teen romantic comedy spec “B.F.F.” from husband-and-wife writing team Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey (TV’s “Studio 60″). The story follows a nerdy freshman guy and a popular freshman girl. Taking place over four years of high school, four proms and one funeral, the two become friends and eventually fall in love…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has hired scribe Mark Poirier (“Smart People”) to pen the untitled Russian bride project set up with Todd Phillips. Based on David Benioff’s 2002 article “Goodbye to Romance,” storyline revolves around a group of American men who travel through Russia searching for brides. E. Max Frye penned an early script…” (full details)