'Chipwrecked' Director Takes on Paramount Family Adventure 'Jitters'
Mike Mitchell is attached to direct Jitters, a family fantasy adventure project set up at Paramount. Benderspink’s Chris Bender and JC Spink are producing.
Written by Dreamworks exec-turned-screenwriter Marc Haimes, the logline for Jitters is under wraps but is known to involve genetically altered bugs and is similar in tone to the Amblin movies of the 1980s.
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Mitchell, hailing from the animation world, is coming off the CG/live-action hybrid Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which grossed over $320 million worldwide. Before that, he directed Shrek Forever After, the fourth Shrek movie, which made over $752 million worldwide.
The helmer, who also counts Disney superhero movie Sky High among his credits, is repped by CAA.
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