GANGSTER SQUAD Director Ruben Fleischer in Talks to Helm Disney’s OVERNIGHT

     February 25, 2014


Word on filmmaker Ruben Fleischer’s next project has been quiet since his disappointing period crime thriller Gangster Squad opened in theaters early last year, but it appears that he’s now lining up a promising new film at Disney.  THR reports that the Zombieland director is in talks to helm a family adventure called Overnight, which is described as Home Alone in a FAO Schwartz-esque toy store.  Extensive plot details are unknown, but the story involves a hostage situation and an absent-minded, recently divorced father trying to save his relationship with his son.  Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) penned the screenplay and Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise) is producing.

There’s no word on how soon the project might move into production, but it was initially set up at Sony before Disney picked it up out of turnaround.  Though Gangster Squad didn’t quite come together, Fleischer has shown promise and it’ll be interesting to see how he fares in a more family friendly genre.

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