Variant Thirteen Screenwriter.Produced by Straight Up Films and Vinson FilmsBased on the book “Thirteen” by Richard K. MorganStatus: Sold Pitch, 2014
Upon reading Richard K. Morgan’s Sci-Fi thriller “Thirteen,” the story of a genetically enhanced bounty hunter who must face questions of love and humanity while on the trail of an escaped mass murderer, Kenny developed a movie pitch that sold early in 2014 to producers Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen at Straight Up Films, and producers Tripp Vinson and Lisa Zambri of Vinson Films. The script is currently in development.
The End of Eternity Screenwriter.Produced by K-O Paper Products and New Regency FilmsBased on the book by Isaac AsimovStatus: Feature writing assignment, 2011
New Regency and writer/producer/director Bob Orci hired Kenny to adapt Isaac Asimov’s classic, time twisting love story about a man who travels through the centuries “smoothing out” human existence with subtle alterations that not only change events, but people. Though he’s always lived by the mantra, “Alteration is better than dying,” he decides otherwise when he falls in love.
Forsaken Screenwriter.Produced by Walter ParkesStatus: Original Screenplay Sale, 2010
Originally titled “Killer,” Kenny’s spec, dark thriller about a cop looking for a killer in one house, in one night, with one camera, and no way out, sold in a heated spec battle to veteran producer Walter Parkes who took it off the market in a pre-emptive bid with Hyde Park in place for production financing.
Walking With the Enemy Screenwriter.Produced by Liberty StudiosStatus: Completed Feature FilmStarring: Ben KingsleyTheatrical Release April 25, 2014
Liberty Studios hired Kenny to write the story of Jewish freedom fighters in Budapest, Hungary toward the end of WWII. Based on true events, the film, featuring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, was shot on location in Bucharest and Budapest and released theatrically on more than 250 screens in the United States in April 2014.
The Job Director/ ScreenwriterStatus: Completed Feature FilmStarring: Daryl HannahDistributed by Lionsgate Films, 2004
Kenny wrote and directed this drama-thriller about a hired assassin, played by Daryl Hannah, who questions her life when she become pregnant. Also starring Brad Renfro, Dominique Swain, Alex Rocco and Eric Mabius, the spec feature was shot for under $500,000 and sold to Lions Gate films domestically and in dozens of international territories.
The Smokers Producer/Co-ScreenwriterStatus: Completed feature filmStarring: Thora Birch, Dominique Swain, Busy PhillipsDistributed by MGM/UA, 2001
Kenny co-wrote the teen-angst thriller about three young women who become fed up with their perceived powerlessness in their emerging relations with boys, and begin carrying a gun on their dates to reclaim it. Starring Dominique Swain, Busy Phillips, Keri Lynn Pratt, Thora Birch and Oliver Hudson, the film was distributed by MGM/UA.