Week in Review...
May 12th, 2004
BY ELSTON GUNN
Justin Lin (BETTER LUCK TOMORROW) is developing the Naval Academy-set boxing pic ANNAPOLIS for Disney.
Amy B. Harris ("Sex and the City") will write SWITCHED about twin separated at birth who are reunited at 18.
Irwin Winkler will direct the upcoming novel MAN ON THIRD, about two brothers: a scientist and a baseball player.
Landscape Entertainment has set up two comedies at New Line Cinema: MAN IN UNIFORM, by Michael Galvin & Peter Speakman, and LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR abouta marketing consultant seeks a teen who will help her predict what's hot; she finds her perfect specimen in a man who lives in his parents' basement. Larry Doyle ("The Simpsons") scripted the latter.
Andrew Davis (HOLES) will direct Disney's THE GUARDIAN.
David Auburn (PROOF) will write the epic WARRIOR QUEEN about the Celtic queen Boudicca and her uprising against the Romans occupying Britain in the first century A.D.
James Foley will helm the Jim Uhls-scripted HARD HEARTS about a bounty hunting couple who are planning their wedding.
Bobby Florsheim and Josh Stolberg's THE PASSION OF THE ARK was picked up by Columbia. It's a modern-day tale of an unmarried man approached by God to build an ark to save the world from a second flood.
Marcus Nispel (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) is developing the sci-fi SUBTERRANEAN about what is discovered in a subterranean area of New York and how it could impact mankind.
Jim Fall (LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE) will direct JUPITER'S MOM about a successful city girl who goes to visit her freespirited younger sister in the country but finds herself stuck taking care of her 3-year-old nephew Jupiter.
Universal picked up the comedy pitch THE DREAM FACTORY by Daniel Robert Cohn about how dreams during sleep can affect peoples' lives.
Director Katja von Garnier, producer Lydia Dean Pilcher and screenwriter Sally Robinson (all 3 from IRON JAWED ANGELS) will reteam on Alice Hoffman's THE PROBABLE FUTURE.
Mark Friedman is writing the script for Disney's THE WIND AND THE WILLOWS, based on the Kenneth Grahame book.