Mike Binder (Reign Over Me) has signed on to direct Familymoon for Walden Media. According to Variety, the script by Dave Collard (Annapolis) centers on a perpetual bachelor who marries a single mother of two: “In lieu of a typical honeymoon, the newlyweds take her kids with them on a familymoon, where they discover that blending a family in paradise is no vacation.” I like the title more than the premise that birthed it, but as always, it’s all in the execution. In that sense, Binder is an intriguing choice for the family film.
Disney was initially developing the script, but eventually put the project into turnaround, at which point Walden picked it up. Now producers Brad Epstein (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) and Rachel Zimmerman (Reign Over Me) are planning an early 2012 start date. Casting is expected to begin soon.