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In Discussions

Saving Esperanza

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Adventure / Drama / Faith-based

SCREENPLAY BY: Betty Sullivan

PRODUCER: Sophia Dilley

LOGLINE: American attorney Andrea Hardwick witnesses the killing of a young girl’s mother by Mexican thugs. Andrea saves the girl, escaping with the gang hot on their trail as she struggles to sneak Esperanza across the U.S. border and save her life.

 


Berserker!

Release: TBD
Director(s): Mel Gibson

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Epic Action Adventure

SCREENPLAY BY: Oscar-Nominated, Randall Wallace

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Randall Wallace

LOGLINE: Historical [Viking Age] Drama. Project under consideration for Development Funds, Production Equity and P&A.


Letters From Paris

Release: TBD
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Romantic War Drama

SCREENWRITER: Anne-Marie MacKay

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Fuqua Films

LOGLINE: Set in WWII, the tragic love story between an African-American GI and a French Girl. The Picture is to be filmed in Texas and Europe.


Korea

Release: TBD
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Period War Drama

SCREENWRITER: David Franzoni

PRODUCER ATTACHED: TBD

LOGLINE: Historical drama centered around a controversial order from General McArthur that was ignored by American general in the name of compassion for Korean civilians in the end of Korean War. 

 


Thunder Run

Release: TBD
Director(s): Simon West

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: War Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Robert Port

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Simon West & Jib Polhemus

BASED ON: The book by David Zucchino

LOGLINE: The inside story of one of the most brutal and decisive battles in combat history, of how, with fewer than a thousand men, and facing dugin Iraqi forces, the Second ('Tusker') Brigade of the Third Infantry Division punched a hole through the heart of Baghdad with a high-speed charge. It is a riveting account of how soldiers really respond under fire - and how human frailties are magnified in a war zone.

 


Love Affair of Tang Dynasty

Release: TBD
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Historic Romantic Drama

SCREENWRITER: David Franzoni

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Antoine Fuqua

LOGLINE: A romantic drama, set in 8th century China, centered on the tragic love affair between Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine.


Heavenly Horse

Release: TBD
Director(s): Simon West

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Action Adventure

SCREENWRITER: David Franzoni

PRODUCER ATTACHED: TBD

LOGLINE: Ex-military and geneticist trace origin of the horse in this action drama. Picture to be filmed in Texas and Southwest. 


Nocturnal

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Horror / Romance

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCERS ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner; Jeff G. Waxman

LOGLINE: A struggling New Orleans artist falls hard for a beautiful and mysterious woman who’s actually an insatiable night demon who feeds on human flesh.

 


Son of Dragon

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Scripted Drama Series

CREATED BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PILOT & SERIES BIBLE BY: Steven Jon Whritner

SHOWRUNNER ATTACHED: TBD

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCERS ATTACHED: Cathy Konrad; Diane Nabatoff

LOGLINE: The definitive, untold story of the historical Vlad III Dracula, prince of Wallachia, lays the foundation for an epic reimagining of literature’s classic horror tale by exploring the formative years of this enigmatic 15th century warlord.


License to Steal

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Scripted Drama Series

CREATED BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PILOT & SERIES BIBLE BY: Steven Jon Whritner

SHOWRUNNER ATTACHED: Jonathan Prince

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Diane Nabatoff

LOGLINE: A hard-bitten clan of repossession agents pushes the boundaries of the law while plying their perilous trade in rural Texas.


Bronx Zoo

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Family-friendly Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCER: Steven Jon Whritner

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jeff G. Waxman

LOGLINE: Life in the urban jungle takes on new meaning when TJ, a troubled yet talented teen, meets Wallace, a mysterious security guard at New York's Bronx Zoo. Together, they stumble upon a plot to kidnap the zoo’s prized white tiger cub by a billion-dollar smuggling ring (A Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest “Top 10” Winner)


Jordan Freeman

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Historical Revolutionary War Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner (based on the novel "Jordan Freeman Was My Friend" by Richard White)

PRODUCER: Steven Jon Whritner

LOGLINE: The true story of young Will Latham and his enduring friendship with freed slave Jordan Freeman. Over a single summer in 1781, the unlikely pair faces the burning of New London, CT and the brutal massacre of the American militia at Fort Griswold.


Alex In Aqualand

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Comedic Coming-of-Age Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCER: Steven Jon Whritner

LOGLINE: In desperate need of money to help his struggling family, college-bound Alex Fisk takes a summer job at a dysfunctional aquarium and is suddenly thrust down the proverbial rabbit hole into a world of exotic sea creatures and unforgettable events. (An Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting semi-finalist).


It Came From Grand Central Station

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Family-friendly Creature Feature

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCER: Steven Jon Whritner

LOGLINE: A boy with a love of scary movies receives a mail order box containing an ancient talisman that gives life to all the magical objects in his room.


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