Some screenwriting news has hit from Variety, who report that Disney’s hired Joe Gazzam to write what, right now, is only described as “an untitled family adventure set in Hawaii.” Though not a known name, Gazzam has reportedly done some rewrite work on 21 Jump Street and Step Up 4, while another script, It Takes a Thief, is moving forward with Universal. Needless to say, a successful stint here could do some pretty good things for his career. Monsterfoot Productions and Scott Sanders Productions will throw their support behind the film.
Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Paramount’s picked up rights to Status Update, which was presented as a pitch from Sascha Rothchild and Randi Barnes, who will possibly write the feature film that Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are producing through Fake Empire. As you can more or less gather from their title, the film will be “a high school comedy that utilizes social media, particularly Facebook.” Further news will have to wait for a more opportune moment.
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