BLIND SIDE
Log line: When a NYC photographer innocently meets a beautiful woman,
he finds himself being led into a world of bizarre sex, extortion and murder.
Material: Script and Book
Approximate Development Costs: $670,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights/Writing: William Bayer
• Producer: Walter Hill
• Director: Bob Rafelson
• Writer: Joe Stinson


BURNING CHROME

Log line: A futuristic cyberpunk thriller.
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $2,130,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Writer: Scott Roberts
• Writer: William Gibson
• Writer: Larry Brothers
Comments: Developed with Jim Cameron.


BUTTONS

Log line:
Material:
Approximate Development Costs: $50,000
Chain of Title:
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights/Writer: Robert Kaufman
• Producer: Dan Melnick


CHILD OF THE DRAGON

Log line: A leader of the Chinese student rebellion comes to America to rescue his sister.
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $170,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Writer: Barry Beckerman
• Director: Renny Harlin
Comments: Brandon Lee vehicle prior to his death. Good for Jet Lior or other young Chinese actor.


CHINA GATE

Log line: Exiled from Communist China in his youth, an American grows
up to be a powerful "taipan" on the island of Taiwan, and eventually is
restored to his family heritage in China itself.
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $1,000,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights: Tri Star
• Producers: Chuck Roven, Bob Cavallo
• Writer: Ron Bass
• Director: Luis Mandoki
Comments: Excellent script. Good for Chow Yun Fat or Jet Li.


CRYSTAL TOWER

Log Line:
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $400,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights/Writer/Director: Tom Holland
• Associate Producer: Joel Gotler


DECKER & DECKER

Log line: An odd family must unite against an old nemesis.
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $400,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights/Writer: Eric Bernt
• Producer: Larry Ferguson
• Writers: Ross La Manna & John McCormick


DUKE & FLUFFY

Log line: A comedy about a dog and cat, accidentally trapped in a machine
that makes them human, must overcome their differences to rescue their
master who has been kidnapped by evil doers.
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $560,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights/Writer: Eric Freiser & Rick Gitelson
Comments: Originally developed for Arnold Schwarzenegger & Bette Middler.
Great vehicle for couple comedy: Brendan Frasier/Heather Graham or Will
Smith/Jada Pinkett Smith.


ELVIRA PROJECT

Log Line:
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $140,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Writers: Cassandra Peterson & John Paragon
• Writers: Howard Besserman & Cassandra Peterson


FIREFIGHTER PROJECT

Log Line:
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $250,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Writer: Tom Wright
• Writer: Steve DeJarnatt
• Producer: Dan Melnick


GALE FORCE

Log Line: A fugitive must defend a Florida town from contemporary pirates
during a hurricane.
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $6,000,000 (includes pre-production expense)
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights/Writer: David Chappe
• Producer: Dan Melnick, Allen Shapiro
• Director: Renny Harlin
• Writers: Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal
• Writer: Joe Eszterhas
• Writer: Henry Bean
• Writer: Robert Avrech
• Writer: Richard Tuggle
• Writer: Dean Devlin
Notes: Originally developed for Sylvester Stallone.


GALILEO

Log line: Robert Bolt’s last screenplay, the biography of renowned
astronomer, Galileo, and his life long fight with the Church.
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $450,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Writer: Robert Bolt
• Producers: Joe Feury, Dyson Lovell


DAVID GOODMAN UNTITLED

Log Line:
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $85,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Writer: David Goodman
• Producer: Dan Melnick


HANK'S LAST RIDE

Log line:
Material: Treatment
Approximate Development Costs: $45,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights/Writer: Kinky Friedman


INVADERS aka ATTACK aka WORLD WAR

Log line: A tough cop finds his life in danger when an investigation
of mysterious deaths leads him to discover that aliens are inhabiting
human bodies and plotting to take over the Earth.
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $1,870,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights/Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas
• Writer: Larry Cohen
Notes: Joel Silver was to produce; Larry Cohen was also the writer of
the original series.


NOTHING PERSONAL

Log line:
Material:
Approximate Development Costs: $25,000
Chain of Title:
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Writer: Marshall Ragir
• Producer: Dan Melnick


POSSESSED

Log line:
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $250,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights/Writer: Lloyd Levin
• Producer: Larry Gordon


ROCK 'N ROLL DETECTIVE aka RHYTHM AND BLUES

Log Line:
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $200,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Writer: Barry Beckerman
• Director: Walter Hill (term deal)


SANDBOX CLUB

Log line:
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $55,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Writer: Tom DeCerchio
• Producer: Renny Harlin


STONE CITY

Log line: A prison inmate gets hired to find a murderer within the
prison walls.
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $1,450,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights: Mitchell Smith
• Producer: Larry Gordon
• Writer: Donald Stewart
Notes: Originally developed for Dustin Hoffman. Excellent script.


TOPLESS

Log line: An Episcopalian Priest inherits a topless bar from his brother.
Material: Script and Book
Approximate Development Costs: $650,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Rights/Writer: Keith Mano
• Writer: Tom Donnelly


WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW

Log line: Chronicles the heroic adventures that led to the founding of Greenpeace.
Material: Scripts
Approximate Development Costs: $1,300,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Director: Renny Harlin


WHITE TRASH

Log line: A southern woman hires a mercenary to kill her sister's husband.
Material: Script
Approximate Development Costs: $320,000
Chain of Title: Available
Writers, Directors and Producers originally involved:
• Writer: Ed Neumeier
• Director: Paul Verhoeven

General Summary:

In 1985, DEG acquired a substantial portion of its assets from Embassy Pictures. In 1986, DEG acquired rights to 78 different motion pictures from Dino De Laurentiis Productions, Inc. (aka Starling Productions, Inc.). As of the commencement of the bankruptcy case on August 16, 1988, DEG retained domestic rights to approximately 300 titles, including the Embassy library and the Starling library. As part of its Plan of reorganization, DEG merged with a newly-created subsidiary of Carolco Pictures, DEG Acquisition Corp., to create a corporation called "Reorganized DEG." DEG's development projects were part of the assets acquired by Reorganized DEG in the merger.

DAC was renamed Carolco Studios Inc. (Delaware) f/k/a Carolco Television Inc., owned the North Carolina studio and a development library of approximately 100 projects. In 1997 as a part of the Plan of reorganization of Carolco, all assets not previously sold were transferred to The Carolco Liquidating Trust. In 2003, remaining unsold assets of The Carolco Liquidating Trust were transferred to LIM Miller, LLC, which later became Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions, LLC., and which does business as Carolco Films.

Carolco Films has limited information on the development projects in which it controls rights, including general information regarding costs expended by Embassy/DEG. Interested parties are welcome to review the materials available.


Air Force Alien Cop Atlas
Babes Baby Talk Ballerina
Blue Jean Cop Button The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys The Challenger China Marines
(aka China Horse Marines)
Cobra Verde Cops ‘R Us Diplomatic Immunity
Faerie Tale Farewell to the King Fatal Shore
Ferret Fig Leaf For Love or Money
The Goodbye People The Graduate (stage version) The Grind
The Harvest Hello U The Hip
Hitchhiker: The Movie Hollywood Close-Up Honeymoon Hotel
The Killing of America Killing Time Letters from Capri
Man’s Fate Manhunt Mericans
Monkees Movie My Little Pony Nikola Tesla
Northeast Kingdom Pirates The Plague Dogs
Python Qualamano Raising Hell
Random Bark Theory Raymond Jardine Lucks Out Saving Grace
Slim and None Southern Cross Stained Glass
Sunny with Rain Tapeheads There and Back Again
Threat A Time to Remember Training Exercises
Trick or Treat Tunnels of Cu Chi Twenty Thousand Leagues