With vaccine rollouts started worldwide, we’re looking forward to the end of the pandemic – and now more than ever, it’s important to keep an eye on what scripts are selling as we approach a crucial juncture for our world. See below for our pick of the February 2021 script sales and our insights into them.
Keep in mind that it’s not enough to just look at what everyone else is writing and do the same. In fact, if you do that, you’ll just end up getting lost in the crowd!
To be successful as a writer, you need to study the trends, then both follow them and innovate. Predict what might be coming up next and stay ahead of the curve!
Here’s our pick of the script sales from February 2021.
- As we’ve predicted in the past, comedies and rom-coms continue to do well. February saw sales for Ted Melfi’s TICKET TO PARADISE, Brandon Scott Jones’ SENIOR YEAR, and WINE & CRIME by Beth Behrs, Mark Bartosic, and Cassie Daniels. We’re looking forward to pitching the winner of our own recent Romance and Comedy Award, END OF LINE by Paul Howard Hunt!
- Musical biopics are also looking popular right now: Milli Vanilli, Peggy Lee, and Robbie Williams are all due to have films made about them, scripted by Jeff Nathanson, Doug Wright, and the trio of Michael Gracey, Oliver Cole, & Simon Gleeson respectively.
- Anybody else getting tired of reboots? PARANORMAL ACTIVITY is the latest franchise to receive the treatment, and is set to be written by Christopher Landon. After the good work he did with HAPPY DEATH DAY, though, we’re at least hopeful – and this again shows how much production companies love franchises and proven formulas!
- We’re also due to see a new BLADE movie as the series gets rebooted and brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mahershala Ali had already been announced to play the title character, and Stacy Osei-Kuffour (WATCHMEN) will write.
- Been keeping up with current events? The battle between the financial markets and the Wall Street Bets subreddit has inspired a feeding frenzy among filmmakers eager to tell the story of what’s been going on. This shows that while major world events can make a great premise for a film, a lot of other writers recognize the same thing; you often have to look for something more obscure if you want to stand out!
You can read the full list of February 2021 script sales at Script Pipeline HERE. Think you’ve got a great script that would make producers sit up and take notice? Submit to our current contests – we pitch all our winners to industry!