July 07, 2005
No Cat, No Cradle
Recent script sale. Lord I hope it ends the same way. (No one optioned this like 30 years ago?)
Title: Cat's Cradle
Posted by dbrown at July 07, 2005 06:46 PM
Log Line: A large number of people, scientists and regular citizens included, are caught up in a game that involves them chasing each other around in search of the world's most important and dangerous substance, a new form of ice that freezes at room temperature.
Writer: James V. Hart and Jake Hart
Agent: Jon Levin of CAA and atty. Stuart Rosenthal of Bloom Hergott Deimer Rosenthal La Violette (James V Hart)
Buyer: Appian Way & Elkins Entertainment
Genre: Science Fiction Drama
More: To be adapted from Kurt Vonnegut’s novel. Appian Way's Leonardo DiCaprio and Elkins Entertainment's Hillard Elkins will produce.
Title: Emily the Strange
Log Line: Centers on a rail-thin 13-year-old whose clothes are as black as her hair and as dark as the tone of her adventures.
Writer: Rob Reger (creator)
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox Animation
Genre: Dark Comedy
More: Rights to the symbol, Emily, that was first created as a anti-cool sticker, skateboards and t-shirts. Emily now has an apparel line, three bestsellers and an upcoming comic book. Reger’s Cosmic Debris Etc. will produce this live-action/animation
Title: Urban Tribes
Log Line: A man attempts to subvert his girlfriend's desire to settle down by "discovering" the urban tribes trend, of people not getting married but forming friendships that take the place of traditional families, and declaring it the new, hip alternative to commitment. She accompanies him on a research trip, bent on proving that his discovery is idiotic and he should marry her.
Writer: Dylan Kidd and Ira Glass
Agent: Scott Greenberg of CAA (Kidd) and Ann Blanchard of William Morris Agency (Glass)
Buyer: Warner Bros. Pictures
More: To be based on Ethan Watters' novel. This American Life's Ira Glass and Dirty Rice's Dylan Kidd & Anne Chaisson will produce. Kidd will also direct.
Note, however, that Urban Tribes was nonfiction, a book-length look at a trend he coined for a cute "The Way We Live Now" NYTMag spread.
well, seeing as how james v. hart managed to fuck up carl sagan AND bram stoker AND clive cussler... i'm sure he'll fuck up vonnegut, too.