TORONTO — Universal Pictures has optioned the script to “Jeff the Immortal” by Chris Bishop for Marc Platt to produce and Adam Goldberg to executive produce.
“Immortal” is a supernatural comedy that follows a slacker who discovers that he is the latest in a long line of immortal warriors and, a la “Highlander,” must fight to achieve his destiny.
The project is the latest for the Goldberg-Bishop team, which set up a remake of the German movie “Night of the Living Dorks” at Warner Independent Pictures in the spring. WMA-repped Goldberg (“Fanboys”) specializes in geek comedies and met Bishop while working on the sitcom “Still Standing.” He took him under his wing, shepherding his jump to the film world.
Universal-based Platt is producing “Wanted,” with Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy, for the studio.
Adam Siegel and Jared LeBoff will oversee for Marc Platt Prods. Jeff Kirschenbaum shepherds for Universal.
Bishop is repped by Endeavor and Kaplan/Perrone.