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Sheldon Turner may be working on his directorial debut, By Virtue Fall, but he’s also selling other ideas to interested parties. Five years ago, Turner and Andrew Panay developed a pitch called Blowback, which was intended to be a Dwayne Johnson film.

Blowback never happened, but it has been reworked by Turner into a currently untitled action comedy intended to have an “updated Lethal Weapon” flavor. And now Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper are set up to star in the project. Read More »

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Sheldon Turner became the original impetus for Jason Reitman’s film Up in the Air when he wrote the original spec script based on Walter Kirn’s novel, and he’s got his own directorial debut set to film in the coming months. The revenge drama By Virtue Fall will be based on his own original screenplay, and now it has two possible leads: Colin Farrell and Eric Bana. Read More »

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Sheldon Turner worked on a couple films that might be called…undistinguished (remake of The Longest Yard, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) but then wrote a spec adaptation of Walter Kirn’s novel Up in the Air. That adaptation, to his great fortune, led to Jason Reitman’s film of the same name and landed Turner an Oscar nod and wins at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes, WGA awards and many critic circle awards.

Now Turner will make his directing debut with By Virtue Fall, based on a script of his own devising. Read More »

Isla Fisher to Kiss and Tell

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Confessions of a Shopaholic star Isla Fisher is set to star in a high concept romantic comedy titled Kiss and Tell for Universal Pictures. Based on a pitch by Dax Shelby and Robert Stevens, the story follows a woman who discovers she has the ability to see the exact length of a long-term relationship, and how it will unfold, when she kisses a man. Sounds like a marketable high concept premise.

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Sony Buys Pitch For inFAMOUS Video Game Adaptation

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Sony Pictures and Sony Computer Entertainment of America are working out a deal to produce a film based on the recent PlayStation 3 exclusive game inFAMOUS, and THR reports that writer Sheldon Turner‘s (The Longest Yard, Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air) pitch to adapt the game has been bought by the studio. The game follows Cole McGrath, a bike messenger who is gifted with extraordinary electrical powers when he is caught at the epicenter of a bomb blast that destroys much of his hometown Empire City. Read More »

Conspiracy of Fools

Warner Bros wants to tell the story of Enron’s collapse with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role.
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