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DEC
9
3 YEARS

Fox Developing Baby Escape Project

The family adventure comedy is about a group of babies that break out of their day-care room

The babies are bustin’ out.

That’s the logline of a family adventure comedy that Fox is developing with director Clay Weiner and Chernin Entertainment. The untitled film would follow a group of babies that break out of their day-care room to find another infant before he makes it outside.

The germ of the idea came from the ubiquitous E-Trade commercials featuring talking babies. Pixar’s animated Toy Story 3, which has grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide this year, followed a similar storyline, though in that case the toys were trying to escape from the destructive toddlers.

TV writer Katie Dippold (MADtv, Parks and Recreation) wrote the original draft, but the studio and filmmakers are looking for a new screenwriter to take it in a more G-rated direction.

Weiner, repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, directed Fred: the Movie and episodes of the Spike TV series Blue Mountain State.

Chernin is also developing an adaptation of the Travis McGee books, a reboot of the Daredevil franchise and the Billy Crystal comedy Us & Them. The company is producing Rise of the Apes, which Fox will release in June.