The BFG Logline: After orphaned Sofy is kidnapped by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), the two find in each other the families they never had as they work together to stop some bad giants from eating the world’s children. Studio/Distributor: DreamWorks/Walt Disney Production Companies: Kennedy/Marshall Company, Amblin Entertainment Producers: Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg, Sam Mercer, Michael Siegel (Executive Producer), John Madden (Executive Producer), Kathleen Kennedy (Executive Producer), Kristie Macosko Krieger (Co-Producer), Adam Somner (Co-Producer) Cast: Mark Rylance Writers: Melissa Mathison (current draft), Robin Swicord (previous draft), Nicholas Kazan (previous draft), Terry Jones (previous draft), Gwyn Lurie (previous draft), Ed Solomon (previous draft) Director: Steven Spielberg Details: Project based on the children's book "The BFG" written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake and published in 1982. Additionally, Roald Dahl's story was previously adapted as an animated feature (UK/1991), directed by Brian Cosgrove. SSN Insight: Project reunites Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance again since Untitled Cold War Project which is currently shooting.
The Untitled Lego Movie Sequel Logline: The story about Lego figures who join forces against a wicked Lego despot continues. Studio/Distributor: Warner Bros. Production Companies: Warner Bros. Animation Creative Consortium, Lin Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment, LEGO Group Producers: Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris Miller. Roy Lee, Jill Wilfert (Executive Producer), John Middleton (Executive Producer), Chris McKay (Executive Producer), Matthew Ashton (Executive Producer), Kara Lord Piersimoni (Executive Producer) Writers: Phil Lord & Chris Miller Details: Sequel to "The Lego Movie" (USA/2014) directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller which was based on the popular toy line. SSN Insight: Project marks the second gig for the duo as writers on a Warner Bros. film.
Black Panther Logline: The prince of the fictional African country of Wekanda transforms into a superhero known as the Black Panther. Studio/Distributor: Walt Disney Production Company: Marvel Studios Producers: Kevin Feige, Stan Lee (Executive Producer) Cast: Chadwick Boseman Writers: Mark Bailey (current draft), Keith Thompson (previous draft) Details: Based on the character "Black Panther" created by Stan Lee, illustrated Jack Kirby and first published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 in July 1966. SSN Insight: Project marks the first stand-alone African-American superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Free Fire Logline: In 1978, an arms deal in Boston goes terribly wrong. Production Company: Rook Films Producers: Andy Starke, Ben Wheatley Cast: Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Michael Smiley Writer: Ben Wheatley Director: Ben Wheatley SSN Insight: Project marks UK director Ben Wheatley’s first American feature project.
Polar Logline: A master assassin is forced out of retirement when he becomes the target of a group of younger hitmen. Production Companies: Constantin Film Verleih GmbH, Dark Horse Entertainment, Impact Pictures Producers: Robert Kulzer, Jeremy Bolt, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg Writer: Jayson Rothwell Details: Based on the graphic novel "Polar: Came from the Cold" written and illustrated by Victor Santos and published by Dark Horse on November 26, 2013. SSN Insight: Rothwell was such a fan of the graphic novel that he wrote the script on spec and brought it to Dark Horse.
Captain Marvel Logline: Storyline is under wraps. Studio/Distributor: Walt Disney Production Company: Marvel Studios Producer: Kevin Feige Details: Based on the Marvel Comics character of Carol Danvers created by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan. She was also known as Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel and made her debut in the series in 1977. SSN Insight: Project marks Marvel’s first female-led superhero film.