GigaPix, Vanguard are 'College' pals

Companies nab comedy from Brett Gursky, Scott Herbst

NEW YORK -- GigaPix Studios and Vanguard Entertainment Group are going back to school.

The production/co-financing entity has picked up "The Old College Try" from Brett Gursky and Scott Herbst, with Gursky attached to direct from the pair's script.

The time-travel comedy centers on a thirtysomething commitment-phobic man who finds himself transported back to his college days at Syracuse University, where he can alter his romantic fate in what is described as a modern "Peggy Sue Got Married."

"The project is an updated take on a classic wish-fulfillment, 'What if ...?' story," Gursky said.

David Pritchard, producer of such animated TV hits as Fox's "Family Guy" and "King of the Hill," heads GigaPix/Vanguard, which aims to make movies in the $10 million-$25 million range, concentrating on studio co-productions. Mark Shayes and Kip Konwiser oversee development and production for the banner.

Gursky, who like Herbst is repped by WMA and Energy Entertainment, is a former assistant to Brett Ratner. "Try" will mark his feature debut.