First, Variety reports that Spyglass Entertainment has picked up a romantic comedy pitch called Leap Year -- but absolutely nothing is being said about it. So, you can imagine the obvious -- there's something due to our four-year blip, and all sorts of laughter and love. It is, however, a pitch from Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, the writing team who most recently whipped together Made of Honor, but is also known for A Very Brady Sequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Josie and the Pussycats, Surviving Christmas, and my personal guilty favorite -- Can't Hardly Wait. It's nice to see them ripping out of their TV show remake rut -- this is just one of a number of upcoming features.
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter posts that Endgame has picked up a spec by Robert Tannen called The Hungry Rabbit Jumps. The writer has one lone credit to his name -- 2006's Even Money, a crime drama that starred actors from Kim Basinger to Forest Whitaker. This spec, however, is being kept under wraps too, but we do know this -- Tobey Maguire is producing it (to possibly star in?), and the film is described as a "dark, character-driven thriller." Whether he jumps in front of the camera or not, this is still another project for Maguire's post-Spider-Man career. He's got a bunch of upcoming films on the way, plus Afterburn, which Elisabeth mentioned last month.