Walt Disney Pictures has been busy as of late: they recently landed Dan Harris (X2: X-Men United) to pen the sci-fi adventure adaptation Hover Car Racer, landed directors for both Matterhorn and Maleficent, and have secured Seth Rogen as a producer and possible star in the spy comedy, The B Team. Now we have word that the Mouse House has picked up an untitled space adventure from Max Landis, the scribe behind the upcoming superhero found-footage flick, Chronicle. The project will center on a brother and sister and their emotional journey as they undertake an adventure through space. Andrew Panay (Wedding Crashers) is set to produce. Hit the jump for more on this project.
Variety reported on the pick up of the Landis’ script. His stock seems to be on the rise as Ron Howard is directing the movie Amnesty based on Landis’ pitch, he landed a project at Fox for their upcoming attempt at a Frankenstein film, and penned the script for Good Time Gang starring Jonah Hill and Mark Wahlberg. Landis also has a “Pied Piper”-based fantasy thriller lined up at Fox. Chronicle will be his first big step into the public spotlight when it drops on February 3rd as one of our “Most Anticipated” films of early 2012.
This will be the first pick up for Panay under the new contract with Disney for Panay Films. His previous work for Disney includes Old Dogs and When in Rome.