Dave Green just made a deal with Disney for his feature directorial debut. The studio declined to release a logline, but Variety describes it as a “wolf adventure.” Do you need to know any more? They ought to title it Wolf Adventure and call it a day. Andrew Panay (When in Rome) will produce; the plan is to start production this fall. Given the fresh director and the original property status, Variety speculates this will be a low-budget affair, perhaps in response to the money Disney poured into developing their Snow White remake before halting production earlier this evening.
Green comes from the world of commercials and music videos. He made a minor splash in industry circles with his comedic shorts Pinkberry: The Movie and WME Staff Meeting, which stylishly mock Hollywood agencies. Both are embedded after the jump.
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.
National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub is in negotiations to direct and produce the romantic comedy Unreasonable Doubt for Universal. THR reports that the studio recently acquired the comedy from screenwriter Marc Klein (Serendipity) and is setting the film up with Andrew Panay (Wedding Crashers) to produce alongside Turteltaub.
The film centers on two jurors who fall in love during a court case. When Steve spoke to Turteltaub last summer, the director was about to read the first act of National Treasure 3. Not much further has been reported on the sequel as of late, and with Turteltaub signing on to Unreasonable Doubt, one would assume that the third Treasure film is a ways off.