Welcome to another addition of Script Sales. Here's where you'll be able to hear about new projects just bought, pitched or greenlit. Now you can know what's going on years before the movies hit the theaters....
  • Warner Bros. Pictures paid $750,000 against $1.5 million for Josh Stolberg and Bobby Florsheim's Man-Witch. A male schoolteacher suddenly realizes he's got witchlike abilities that lead him to be taken in by a coven of real witches. They send him to "witch school," where he is the lone adult male, surrounded mostly by little girl witches-in-training. Stolberg and Florsheim previously colaborated on The Passion of the Ark which will hit theaters July 4, 2006.
  • Millennium Films purchased rights to a remake of George A. Rokmero’s 1985 film Day of the Dead. The world is overrun by zombies bent on extracting a group of scientists and military personnel who have holed up in an underground bunker. No writer has been announced.
  • Bookies writer and actor Michael Bacall is set to adapt Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life from a three-part series comic book by Bryan Lee O’Malley. The story follows a suburban slacker who finds himself in a kung fu tale, battling his dream girl's seven evil ex-boyfriends to win her hand. The comedy is now in development at Universal Pictures with Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright set to direct.
  • New Line Cinema have bought the rights to adapt Jeff Parker’s graphic novel Interman. Exorcist: The Beginning writer Alexi Hawley will take on the tale of a young man raised in seclusion who discovers he was genetically engineered by the government to be a superhuman killing machine. The military is after him, and he has to fight his instinct to become a killer. Sounds a little bit like a Wolverine rip off to me.. and which version of E:TB did Alexi write?
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