• Twentieth Century Fox and Canal Plus bought Babylon A.D, a script inspired by Maurice Dantec’s novel Babylon Babies. In the near future, a mercenary is charged with delivering a young woman from Russia to Canada and learns that she has been manipulated by a synthetic virus and what lies inside her could doom the human race. Mathieu Kassovitz wrote the thriller, which she will also direct. Kassovitz's last sat in the directors chair for Gothika.
  • Lakeshore Entertainment bought Scott Sommer's Barking Orders but won't reveal any details. All we know is it's a family comedy wrote on spec and the last script Sommer sold was in 1992.
  • Paramount Pictures bought rights to One Shot, the latest novel in a nine-book series by Lee Child. The novel follows an ex-military homicide investigator who seeks the truth behind what seems an open-and-shut murder case after a trained military sniper is arrested for shooting five random victims. Cild will recieve mid-six against seven figures and write the screenplay adaptation. Tom Cruise is one of the producers.
  • In a high school, beauty and brains duke it out and the perception of popular changes, which makes the power structure crumble in Big Man on Campus. Columbia Pictures bought the comedy script by Gina Wendkos who also wrote The Perfect Man, The Princess Diaries movies, and the 1992 film Jersey Girl which was not directed by Kevin Smith.
  • A blues guitarist, abandoned by his wife, tries to redeem the soul of a girl addicted to sex in Black Snake Moan. Paramount Classics bought Craig Brewer's script. Brewer will also direct. Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake are in negotiations to star. Brewer is hot off writing and directing Hustle & Flow which won the audience award at Sundance.
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