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Assemble Media Acquires ‘Meat’ Script From Newcomer Logan Martin

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Heller’s Assemble Media has picked up film genre script Meat, by newcomer Logan Martin. The script, which landed at number one on the 2017 Bloodlist, follows a misanthropic man who notices bizarre changes in himself, his wife, and the animals inhabiting the territory around their homestead as they attempt to survive self-imposed isolation. This is the first script from Martin, who, currently working at a movie theater in Flordia, was discovered by Jake… Read

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With The Story Factory, Shane Salerno Is “Revolutionizing The Way Authors Can Be Represented” — Deadline Disruptors

Shane Salerno was an established screenwriter and documentary filmmaker when a conversation with novelist Don Winslow several years ago first spawned a now-substantial business, brokering book and movie deals for authors. "Don and I had been friends for years," Salerno says, "and one day he told me, 'I've had it, I'm tired of writing these books that get all this acclaim, and no sales, no marketing, no promotion, no support from my publisher. So, I quit.' I said, 'Really… Read

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Netflix Closing Deal For Sci-Fi Great Paolo Bacigalupi’s Short Story ‘Mika Model’ For Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is moving to acquire the rights to sci-fi great Paolo Bacigalupi’s short story Mika Model for Shawn Levy’s Laps 21 Entertainment to produce. The SVOD giant is in talks with David Weil to adapt. The deal would see Netflix and 21 Laps collaborating again following their experience on the Winona Ryder-starring series Stranger Things, which follows how when a young boy disappears, his mother must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. Weil… Read

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Cassian Elwes, Andre Gaines To Remake Classic Thriller ‘Fear Is The Key’ Following Rights Deal With StudioCanal – Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: Cassian Elwes and Andre Gaines are producing a remake of the 1972 classic revenge thriller Fear is the Key after closing a deal to acquire the rights from StudioCanal. The story, based on a book by Alistair MacLean, takes place in Louisiana and follows the character of John Talbot as he plots an elaborate revenge scheme on the people who killed his family in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. By pretending to be a criminal, Talbot gets close to the culprits… Read

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Scott LaStaiti Acquires Anti-Terror Lawyer Stephen Flatow’s Life Rights, AG Capital On-Board To Co-Produce

Producer Scott LaStaiti is partnering with Alex Garcia’s AG Capital to tell the real-life story of Stephen Flatow, the New Jersey-based lawyer whose daughter Alisa was killed by terrorists in a 1995 suicide bombing. After winning a historic judgment against his daughter's killers, Flatow uncovered an international conspiracy exposing corruption within the world's banking system and captured the imaginations of the public worldwide. LaStaiti acquired the exclusive life… Read

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Headline Acquires ‘Pendulum’ From Adam Hamdy

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Headline has acquired the publishing rights to Brit author-filmmaker Adam Hamdy’s Pendulum. Hannah Sheppard at the DHH Literary Agency negotiated the deal after the book generated much interest following its introduction at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Pendulum is a twisting, dangerous journey through a digital underworld. The high-concept thriller sees everyman John Wallace targeted for death by a serial killer. When a quirk of fate… Read

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Seville Int’l Brings ‘Sleeping Giant’ To Cannes; Series Mania Fest Boosts Attendance: Global Briefs

Seville International, the boutique sales outfit of eOne, is set to handle sales on Cannes Critics' Week selection Sleeping Giant. It’s the feature directorial debut of writer-director Andrew Cividino, which is in competition for the Caméra d'Or at Cannes. Newcomers Nick Serino and Reece Moffett star alongside Jackson Martin, David Disher and Erika Brodzky. The story follows Adam, a teenager who is spending his summer vacation with his parents on Lake Superior. His dull… Read

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‘Chrononauts’ Time-Travel Comic Book Snapped Up By Universal, Chris Morgan Producing

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has optioned Chrononauts, the time-traveling adventure comic book series from Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy, which Chris Morgan will produce under his Chris Morgan Productions banner. Millar and Murphy will exec produce. Chrononauts is an adventurous two-hander revolving around the first scientific duo who travel back through time. The first issue from Image Comics hits stores this week. Vice President Ainsley Davies will oversee… Read