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Script sales: Infinite goes to Sony, A24 acquires Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

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Announcements have been made that two different companies have each gotten their hands on interesting genre spec scripts.

First up is the supernatural script INFINITE, a "scientists explore the afterlife" tale that has been picked up by Sony in a competitive situation. Neal H. Moritz will be producing the film.

INFINITE was written by former child actor, now filmmaker Jacob Chase, who recently won $1 million for directing a Doritos Super Bowl commercial he made in one day for $1000. The script centers on 

a group of scientist-adventurers that have traveled to outer space, to the deepest of oceans, and now set their sights on their most dangerous expedition: to explore the afterlife.

From that description, it sounds reminiscent of FLATLINERS. Hopefully more 1990 FLATLINERS than 2017 FLATLINERS (pictured above).

Chase is not attached to direct INFINITE, but he is set to write and direct a feature expansion of his short film LARRY for Amblin. Created in the nightmares of a troubled young boy, Larry is 

a terrifying monster who manifests through high-tech devices like smartphones and other screen devices.

Meanwhile, A24 has made their first ever spec script acquisition with writer Kristen Roupenian's BODIES, BODIES, BODIES. Details on that script are being kept under wraps for now, but it is said to show "heightened sensitivity to character development and social dynamics in a subversive way." It's 

a shrewd character study where mystery and deep-seated scares blended in such a way that the company saw an opportunity to make a horror movie that could also be culturally relevant

Roupenian drew attention with her short story Cat Person, which was published in The New Yorker in December. Despite coming along at the end of the year, the story became The New Yorker's most-read fiction story of 2017.

Extra Tidbit: How do these projects sound to you?
Source: THR2

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