'Chipwrecked' Director Takes on Paramount Family Adventure 'Jitters'

Mike Mitchell Headshot - P 2012
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Mike Mitchell steps in to Paramount's family-oriented fantasy adventure film, written by Marc Haimes.

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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