American Rebel

"A major pre-emptive spec-script deal has just closed, with Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures acquiring Christopher Cosmos’ American Rebel. It is based on the true story of Deborah Sampson, who risked her life during the Revolutionary War by disguising herself as a man and joining the Continental Army."

Battle of New Orleans

"Endurance Media acquires period war drama spec script “Battle of New Orleans” written by Daniel Kunka."

Free fall

"Blumhouse Productions has acquired the Sean Finegan & Gregg Maxwell Parker spec Free Fall, and will produce the micro-budget rock-climbing, survival thriller with Madhouse Entertainment."

Ghost Draft

"In competitive bidding, Phantom Four has sold an original pitch by newly minted Black List scribe Zach Dean to Skydance. David Goyer and Kevin Turen of Phantom Four and Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment are attached to produce what’s described as a grounded science fiction film set in the future."


"Family entertainment company ZAG is joining Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and Ocean Blue Entertainment to finance and produce the live-action/hybrid Christmas pic 12/24. Matt Lieberman penned the script based on an original idea by David Guggenheim. 1492 and Ocean Blue pre-emptively purchased the spec by Lieberman (Mr Toad’s Wild Ride) in June 2013."

Atlantic Wall

"Imperative Entertainment has attached Bradley Cooper to star and Gavin O’Connor to direct Atlantic Wall, the Zach Dean-scripted WWII drama. Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, who bought this as a pitch several years ago, are producing. Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner also is producing."

The Fall

"Amblin Entertainment has closed a deal for The Fall, a Pete Bridges spec script that fits Amblin’s mandate to get back to the high-concept thrill rides grounded by family elements that once were big business for Steven Spielberg’s company."

Ghost Bridge

"DreamWorks has pre-emptively purchased an original ghost-story pitch from Carter Blanchard, the scribe who most recently did a rewrite on Independence Day 2. Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner will produce with partner Robyn Meisinger and Madhouse’s Ryan Cunningham serving as executive producers."

Slender Man

"Joey King and The Affair‘s Julia Goldani-Telles have been tapped to co-star the Sylvain White-directed horror thriller Slender Man, along with Captain Fantastic actress Annalise Basso, Jaz Sinclair (When The Bough Breaks) Talitha Bateman (upcoming Annabelle: Creation) and Alex Fitzalan. Screen Gems will distribute the film May 18, 2018, and co-producing with Mythology Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment and It Is No Dream Entertainment."

Free Guy

"20th Century Fox has acquired Free Guy, an action comedy by screenwriter Matt Lieberman. The project will be produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter from Berlanti Productions, and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner."