Deal for 'Get Him to the Greek' writer-director

Nicholas Stoller inks blind script pact with 20th TV, Chernin


Nicholas Stoller
 
"Get Him to the Greek" writer-director Nicholas Stoller has inked a blind script deal with 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment.

Stoller, who also helmed "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," is penning a TV comedy that will be shopped to networks. He will executive produce the resulting project along with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.

In addition to his work on the two Judd Apatow-produced films, Stoller has the new Muppet movie coming next year. Stoller wrote the film with his "Sarah Marshall" scribe Jason Segel. He's expected to tackle the TV project in the coming months as he gears up to direct his next film, "Five-Year Engagement."

Also, 20th TV is developing a new project with Steven Spielberg, who is teaming with "Star Trek" producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to adapt Joe Hill's supernatural comic book series "Locke & Key" into a TV series.

Novelist Hill -- Stephen King's son -- and producers have set up the project at 20th.

"Locke & Key" chronicles the Locke children as they attempt to recover from their father's murder by a deranged high school student. The family moves to Lovecraft, an island off Maine, where the youngest Locke discovers a doorway with supernatural qualities.

Spielberg, Kurtzman and Orci collaborated on the film "Eagle Eye" and have several TV projects in the works.

Kurtzman and Orci are launching CBS' "Hawaii Five-O" next month after working on Fox's "Fringe."

Spielberg has been investing in more TV projects of late, executive producing Fox's upcoming prehistoric family drama "Terra Nova," which also is with 20th Century Fox TV; TNT alien-invasion drama "Fallen Skies"; and HBO's Emmy-winning miniseries "The Pacific."
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