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New Deals: Stockwell Makes "Delivery"; Disney Combines Ideas For "Seals"; Bond Gets "Royale' Treatment; and more
Walt Disney Pictures has hired Jeff Stockwell to"Kiki's Delivery Service," series of Japanese books by Eiko Kadano. The story centers on a 13-year-old witch Kiki who moves to the city with her talking cat Jiji and she lands a job in the local bakery.
Disney has combined two pitches -- one from Patrick Aiello, Mark Ciardi & Gordon Gray's Mayhem Pictures and the other from Jessie Nelson & Nina Laden -- to form the story for "Navy Seals." The story centers on a Navy program which trains aquatic creatures to find and rescue downed pilots, protect ships, etc.
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been hired by MGM to write the 21st installment of their James Bond franchise, which will be called "Casino Royale."
New Deals: Universal Gets "Airborn"; Phoenix Pictures Takes "Path"
Thomas Dean Donnelly and Josh Oppenheimer will adapt Kenneth Oppels children action novel for Universal Pictures. The story centers on a 15-year-old boy who works on a luxury airship that is part blimp, part passenger cruise ship.
Phoenix Pictures has hired Leata Kalolgridis to write the remake of the 1987 Norwegian film, "Pathfinder." The story revolves around a little Viking boy who is left behind after a war and is adopted & raised by an Indian.
New Deals: Owen Wilson Says "Hello" To Falk; Harvey Will Take "Holiday: Columbia Has "102 Mintues"; and more
Owen Wilson used his own money to option John Falk's book "Hello to All That: A Memoir of War, Zoloft, and Peace." Wilson will produce and star.
Working Title Films and Ruby Films have hired Jonathan Harvey to adapt Marian Keyes novel "Rachel's Holiday." The story centers on a woman who overdoses on sleeping pills and then loses her boyfriend, best friend and job before being flown back to Dublin, Ireland.
Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn's book "102 Minutes" to Columbia Pictures. The book is about the time span between the moment the first plane hit the World Trade Center, on 9/11, at 8:46 a.m. and the time the first tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m
New Deals: Greengrass Heads for "Sunlight"; Sony Says "Fetch"
Paul Greengrass will adapt and direct the film based on David Maraniss book, "They Marched Into Sunlight."
Sony Pictures picked up Jeff Lowell's romantic comedy pitch, "Fetch." The story is described as a "Look Who's Talking" but with a dog instead of a baby.
New Deals: "My Girls" Pitch Goes to Cort; Hayes & Hayes Go "Reaping"
Kara Holden sold her romantic comedy pitch "My Girls" to Robert Cort Productions. The story centers on a strict school principal who finds her finance harbors secrets.
Dark Castle's Joel Silver & Robert Zemeckis have hired Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes to write "The Reaping" based a spec script by Brian Rousso.
New Deals: Hare to Adapt "Corrections"; Intermedia Hears "Thunder"
David Hare will adapt Jonathan Franzens book "The Corrections" for Paramount Pictures. The story centers on three generations of a highly dysfunctional Midwestern family.
Intermedia has picked up Luke and Jeremy Walker's spec script "Heavy Metal Thunder" about two mall food-court employees who go undercover in the Hell's Angels.
New Deal: Cinergi Picks Up "Quarter"
Andrew Vajna and Cinergi Pictures will produce Jon Felson and Rusty Gorman's script "No Quarter Given." The story centers on the 1924 U.S Olympic rugby team's miraculous victory over the world champion French squad
New Deal: Paramount & Nickelodeon Are "The Krazees"
Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman have been hired to adapt Sam Swope's preschool book, "The Krazees." It centers on a repressed psychologist who is unable to deal with his daughter hitting puberty and has his emotions manifest as CGI characters.