Boris Damast with Mechaniks has optioned â€œGear Headâ€? from writer Michael Hultquist after discovering the script through InkTip, the screenplay facilitation company (www.InkTip.com). Pitched as a believable â€œIron Manâ€? meets â€œMurderballâ€? project, â€œGear Headâ€? tells the story of a handicapped genius who teams up with an electrical engineer to turn his wheelchair into a crime fighting machine. According to Boris, â€œmovies that champion the underdog are precisely the sort of films people go to see in hard economic times and â€˜Gear Headâ€™ had everything we were looking for in a marketable story.â€? Borisâ€™s other projects include â€œVivaldi,â€? which has Joseph Fiennes, Malcolm McDowell and Gerard Depardieu attached, and â€œWithout a Hitchâ€? which he found on InkTip, and is being packaged by Brillstein-Grey Entertainment. Hultquist, the writer of Michael Pierceâ€™s â€œVictim,â€? had this to say: â€œI received 3 emails with interest for â€˜Gear Headâ€™ in one week. The story was fun to write, with its â€˜Batman in a wheelchairâ€™ scenario.â€? This is Hultquistâ€™s second option in as many months, and his first through InkTip.
InkTip was launched in 2000 and has facilitated script acquisitions and writer hires for more than 80 produced feature films. Some of InkTipâ€™s facilitated featured films include â€œSan Sabaâ€? (starring Vivica A. Fox), â€œLong Lost Sonâ€? (starring Chase Crawford), â€œI Want to Marry Ryan Banksâ€? (starring Bradley Cooper), â€œJohnny Wasâ€? (starring Vinnie Jones),â€œOutrageâ€? (starring Michael Madsen), and â€œHow Did It Feel?â€? (starring Blair Underwood). Through InkTip in 2008, Masiela Lusha, actress and CEO of Illuminary Films, picked up â€œOn, Cupid!,â€? â€œAngel Hair,â€? and â€œYellow Rose of Savonaâ€? to top off Illuminaryâ€™s 5 film slate. To date, InkTip has facilitated 145 scripts sales, 695 script options, and 245 writer hires.
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