Adapted from Kem Nunn’s novel, “Pomona Queen” is set to be helmed by Jeremiah Chechik and lensed by Chris Doyle. Shoreline is aiming for an April start date. CEO Morris Ruskin describes it as a “cool, edgy, character crime thriller — definitely an indie film.” Pic involves a vacuum salesman who meets a homicidal biker.
From a novel by Christopher Fowler and to be directed by Dan Turner, “Spanky” is about a demon who takes over the life of a shleppy furniture salesman, turning him into a playboy, and generating questions over whether the demon really exists or if the salesman has been on a crime spree. Ruskin describes it as “an all-out commercial project.”
A development project that’s a 3-D CGI animated film about kids in a forest who stumble upon the living skeleton of a diabolical and murderous bear. Inspired by heavy-metal music, videogames and comics, director Justin Ritter says the material “pulls together all the most awesome stuff from the same vein in our pop culture right now and makes a whole new flavor of it.”
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Christopher Plummer stars as a cantankerous retired gaffer, the last living crew member from “Citizen Kane,” who gathers together his old cronies — including M. Emmett Walsh as a writer and Robert Wagner as a wife-stealing producer — to help a high school kid shoot a project for film school. Shoreline picked up the title just before this year’s Berlin fest. It’s set for a December release via Outsider Pictures.
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Pic, acquired at Tribeca Film Fest this year, is James Franco’s triple threat. He co-wrote, directed and starred as one of two genius brothers who take wildly divergent paths in life. Franco plays the party boy whose brother is a doctor. Shoreline is handling worldwide sales.