5:30pm PT by Jay A. Fernandez
Universal's 'Asteroids' to Be Written By 'Snow White' Scribe (Exclusive)
Screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos has been hired to work on the script for Universal's Asteroids project.
The studio outbid other suitors for film rights to the simple, late-'70s Atari video game two years ago. The plotline for the film adaptation has evolved into the story of two estranged brothers that must team up to save Earth from an alien race.
Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) originally worked on the script.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) is producing.
Universal has Battleship, inspired by a Hasbro board game, hitting theaters in May.
Repped by UTA and manager D.J. Talbot, Spiliotopoulos worked on the script for the Universal film Snow White and the Huntsman, which hits theaters in June, and he is writing Charles Fort for producer Robert Zemeckis, also set up at Universal.