creenwriter and bestselling author Jon Land and Producer
Larry Babb have taken the classic boy-meets-girl story and given it a fresh and exciting take. SCORE! adds both soccer
and rock music to a mix that focuses on the antics that result when members of a women's college soccer team accidentally
rents the same beach house as a boy band. G-o-a-l!
A hardcore action thriller best classified as futuristic crime noir.
Even though it is science fiction in nature, the project features extremely limited, and relatively inexpensive, special
effects. Especially strong foreign, as well as DVD and VHS, profit potential
so long as the proper male star is attached. While the script bears some resemblance
to MINORITY REPORT, it was completed years earlier and offers a different take on a similar subject.
THEY WALK AMONG US: An
edgy, inspirational project meant to take advantage of the market revealed by the success of The Passion of Christ and couple
that with a heavy slant toward the dominant teenage demographic. Films in this
genre (Luther, Left Behind) have performed surprisingly well at the box office in limited release, thus assuring solid DVD
and VHS returns.
STICKS: A project slanted toward the emerging urban market
which now makes up an estimated 20% of all box revenues and a similar percentage of DVD/VHS sales and rentals. The urban market can also turn an otherwise small movie into a big hit (Barbershop, She's Gotta Have It,
Drumline, Bringing Down the House). The foreign potential of urban-slanted films,
though, has proven to be very limited.
DISAPPEARANCES: A prestige
project that would likely fare well, and generate very good response, on the film festival circuit. Strong attachments in a colorful ensemble cast (led by Kris Kristofferson) and a proven, passionate
director should assure at least a limited theatrical release as well, driving up the project's earnings potential in the DVD/VHS
and foreign markets.
NO REPRISALS: Lucca, cold and unemotional, stood there in the gutted out window... his face streaked with
soot and blood. In his right hand, reflecting the glare of the spot lights was a viciously honed straight razor.
His left hand was wrapped in the hair of the prison guard, whose head was pulled back, his jugular straining against his naked
skin. The without warning, Lucca slashed the throat of "Pockets" Fallon, splashing blood on the television screens all
over America. And so opens one of the really
feel-good and uplifting movies of the year!
WALK IN THE DARKNESS: What if the greatest
event in human histiry never happened. That's the question facing the unlikely team of Palestinian-American detective
Ben Kamal and his Israeli counterpart Danielle Barnea, as they investigate the murders of a dozen American archaeologists
in Israels Judean Desert. A mismatched pair, Ben and Danielle, struggling to
put the cultural divisiveness between their respective peoples aside, embark on a trail that stretches back more than
half a century to another team of archaeologists, who were slaughtered in Turkey in identical fashion. The motive lies in an ancient manuscript which may contain startling
proof that Christ didn't die on the cross... and The Resurrection, the very foundation of Christianity, never happened! A secret certainly worth protecting and that's exactly what a ruthless Vatican official
has been doing with the help of a secret team of assassins.
DEATH SENTENCE: A successful dentist learns that he is dying of leukemia;
he simultaneously learns that he has been
swindled out of his money. This is not a bad day at the office... it's the worst! And... it becomes far more complicated when
he is approached to kill someone under a contract which will provide for his family after his own death. Filled with twists and misdirections, this film, supported by a strong male lead, is targeted
for theatrical release.