Dreamworks Knows How to EAT, SLEEP, POOP

     January 28, 2010

eat_sleep_poop_book_cover_01.jpgDreamWorks has successfully made a pre-emptive bid to secure the film rights to the book Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year, due out March 30 of this year. THR describes Poop as a “witty guidebook” authored by Beverly Hills-based pediatrician Scott W. Cohen. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will produce the film and have tapped Four Christmases scribes Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson as screenwriters.

Optioning Poop was a savvy move by DreamWorks because it is the first in a planned series of books about the joys and misadventures of child-rearing. Apart from the Look Who’s Talking trilogy, the baby genre is not known for sequels but this material should prove to be an exception. No word yet on whether or not the film will be 3D but considering the kind of excretory action it is sure to provide I would be surprised if Parkes/MacDonald do not jump on board the 3D craze.

While this project has the potential to channel Father of the Bride (the remake) and be a fun, slice-of-life comedy it does not pass the onion test. That is to say, if reports on a movie would not appear out of place in The Onion, making that film may be a poor decision. Or a poop decision. It works either way.


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