January 28, 2014 12:48pm PT by Borys Kit
'Choose Your Own Adventure' Movie Nabs 'We're the Millers' Director (Exclusive)
Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the writers of Fox's Night at the Museum franchise, are in final negotiations to write the script for the studio's adaptation of iconic 1980s book line Choose Your Own Adventure.
Additionally, We're the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber has closed a deal to helm the adaptation.
The books were known for their stacked storytelling, which allowed a reader to make decisions for a character, leading to an untimely demise or a fruitful resolution.
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It is unclear what approach Lennon and Garant will take, but they have plenty of material to choose from. A myriad of genres were covered by the line and its 180-plus titles, from mysteries (Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey?) to Westerns (Deadwood City) to espionage (Your Code Name Is Jonah) to space and beyond (Space and Beyond).
John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment are producing. Damien Saccani is executive producing along with Daniela Taplin of Red Crown.
Mike Ireland is overseeing at Fox.
Lennon and Garant have already proven themselves in the family adventure field with the Museum movies, the third of which is in pre-production and has actors Ben Kingsley and Dan Stevens as newcomers to the Ben Stiller franchise, which has so far grossed almost a billion dollars. Lennon and Garant are repped by CAA, Principato-Young and attorney Karl Austen of Jackoway Tyerman.
Thurber, who wrote and directed the hit comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story for Fox, is repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson.