Script Pipeline has reported on the latest Script Sales from May 2020 – a clear sign that producers and studios are still searching for great scripts through the lockdowns! Here’s our pick of the news.
If you want to get your script out there and into the hands of these kind of producers, don’t forget that our Summer 2020 Writing Contest offers guaranteed pitching to industry for the top three scripts. We’ve extended the deadline to June 28th to give you extra time to enter.
- Taika Waititi is set to direct a new STAR WARS film, which he will co-write with Krysty Wilson-Cairnstaika. Fresh off his successes with THOR: RAGNAROK and JOJO RABBIT, as well as having directed the final episode of THE MANDALORIAN, this looks like a potential match made in heaven.
- 1986 cult classic LABYRINTH is set to receive a sequel, with Maggie Levin writing the script. She’s got some big shoes to fill here; the original was written by the late Terry Jones, best known as a member of Monty Python.
- A few spec scripts have also found sales in May 2020: THE BLUE AFTERNOON THE LASTED FOREVER is a sci-fi script by Daniel H. Wilson, based on his short story, while 2084 is another sci-fi drama by Mattson Tomlin. Another spec-script sale is FLIGHT by Miles Chapman, a thriller set on an international flight.
- Horror films continue to get backing, too. Jamie Lee Curtis will make her directorial debut with MOTHER NATURE, which she has co-written with Russel Goldman, and SCREAM 5 – set to be written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick – will act as both a reboot and sequel for the franchise.
You can check out the full list of script sales from May 2020 at Script Pipeline HERE. And if you want to enter our Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest, click HERE – you’ve got until June 28th thanks to our extended deadline!