9:10am PT by Rebecca Ford
Paramount's New Banner Lands 'Vacation Guide to the Solar System'
Paramount Players, the studio's new production division run by AwesomenessTV founder Brian Robbins, has acquired its first project: the book Vacation Guide to the Solar System, which will be adapted by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Horrible Bosses).
Goldstein and Daley also will produce the adaptation based on the book written by Olivia Koski, head of operations for Guerilla Science and Jana Grcevich, who holds a doctorate in astronomy and has presented at the Hayden Planetarium.
Described as Jurassic Park in tone and based almost entirely on real science (a la The Martian), the story is set 50 years in the future, when tourism within our solar system has become almost routine. A family trip turns into a life or death struggle to return to Earth when something goes terribly wrong.
Goldstein and Daley most recently wrote Spider-Man: Homecoming, which has grossed over $702 million worldwide to date. They've worked in a variety of genres, including the R-rated comedies Horrible Bosses, which they wrote, and Vacation, which they wrote and directed. The duo most recently directed New Line's comedy thriller Game Night, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams for a March 2, 2018, release. They are repped by UTA and Fourth Wall Management.
UTA brokered the deal on behalf of the authors with Rachel Vogel of Waxman Leavell.