U breaks up with 'Wicked Lovely'
Universal has scrapped yet another potential franchise project, putting “Wicked Lovely” into turnaround just two months after tapping Mary Harron to direct, Variety's Jeff Sneider reports. Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Prods. banner was set to produce the adaptation of Melissa Marr’s bestselling fantasy novel, which is the first of five books in the series. Project is expected to get made — just not at Universal — so the producers’ next move will be to shop the property around. Story follows a teen girl with the unique ability to see dangerous faeries who finds herself torn between a seductive Faery prince and the mortal she loves. Lovely” is just the latest in a string of projects that Universal has shelved or put into turnaround. On Wednesday, Universal confirmed that it pulled the plug on the supernatural action-adventure film “Ouija,” and the studio decided last month to put Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series into turnaround, four months after dropping Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “Mountains of Madness.” It has also decided not to go ahead with the MLK biopic “Memphis” and a screen adaptation of the Broadway hit “In the Heights.”Read Full Article