June saw some interesting script sales as reported by Script Pipeline, with a number of famous franchises making their way to the screen for the first time – and what might seem like an unlikely teamup… Here’s what grabbed our attention!
- Two legendary heroes unite! Quentin Tarantino and Jerrod Carmichael will be writing the script for DJANGO/ZORRO. Originally a comic book sequel to DJANGO UNCHAINED, there’s no word yet on when the movie might come out or who would be in it… But our interest is definitely piqued!
- There’s also going to be a spinoff for EASY A, the 2010 comedy that established Emma Stone as a movie star. Burt V. Royal is set to write and direct, having also written the screenplay for the original film.
- New Line Cinema are looking to bring HELLO KITTY to the screen, with Lindsey Beer attached as writer. How well this will do in the west remains to be seen – but there’s a good chance that it will be a big hit in Hello Kitty’s homeland of Japan.
- Another franchise looking to make the jump to the big screen is the wildly successful video game MINECRAFT. There may not have been any great video game adaptations so far, but we’d bet that this could appeal more to kids and family audiences and so potentially do well at the box office. And who knows? If they style it in the same way as THE LEGO MOVIE (which we thought was awesome), it could be a surprise hit…
If you want to find out about any other script sales, then click here to see Script Pipeline’s full report!