Disney to have "Hours of Fun"
Wed, 07 May 2008 06:45:04
Freaks and Geeks star John Francis Daley has been hired by Disney to rewrite the script for the good ole fashioned family comedy Hours of Fun. Daley and his writing partner Jonathan Goldstein, who is a scribe on TV's The New Adventures of Old Christine, worked on another script, The $40,000 Man, selling it to New Line last year.
The film is a about two childhood buddies who ordered toys like Sea Monkeys that were advertised in the pages of their treasured comic books in the '70s. Three decades later, the toys come to life and act according to the claims in the advertising, reaking havoc. The two friends must fight to save their town from the renegade toys.
Something tells us that this won't just be a film that magnetically draws kiddies to the multiplex. Anyone whose ever collected action figures, figurines or other assorted toys will most likely be swayed by the nostalgia of such a film.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff