Mosaic Media Group, responsible for such movies
as Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2, Three Kings and Scary Movie 1 and 2, has sold
six yet to be made films to HBO Pictures that will be created and directed by
new upcoming filmmakers.
The first in development is an untitled movie
based around Outkast's upcoming double album, Speakerboxx/The Love Below.
According to reports, the movie will be a musical centering around a love triangle
and will be directed by veteran music video director, Bryan Barber.
"This is about finding new and fresh talent
and giving them the opportunity in an exceptional forum to present their work,"
Mosaic president of production Robert Guralnick said in a statement.
"We are delighted to have pre-sold this
series to HBO Films. The opportunity to be part of their unique vision and commitment
to original filmed entertainment is a great honour for us."
Mosiac recently created a new marketing company,
Elevation Entertainment, and acquired a 50 % stake in the marketing division
of The Steven Rifkind Company.
Outkast's Speakerboxx/The Love Below is
slated to hit stores August 19.