Cristal Pictures and The Donners' Company acquires action comedy spec script "Twin Blades" written by Ingrid Eskeland-Adetuyi. From Deadline:
The plot follows an unlikely pair of alpha females — Zoe, an American tech entrepreneur who relocates her company to China, and Maylin, a local female bodyguard hired to protect her — as they struggle to coexist in their daily routine. When Zoe's life is threatened, the two must put aside their differences and join forces to survive.
Buddy picture. Two female leads. Set in China. Action comedy. All plusses in today's marketplace.
This is an option deal.
Eskeland-Adetuyi is repped by APA and Zero Gravity Management.
By my count, this is the 17th spec script deal in 2017.
There were 11 spec script deals year-to-date in 2016.
This represents a 55% increase in deals this year compared to last.