MTV buys 'Hyperactive' rights


MTV Films has acquired the rights to "Hyperactive," a graphic novel by Scott Christian Sava about a teenager whose overactive metabolism grants him incredible speed and enhanced agility.

Benderspink is attached to produce the film. Will Russell-Shapiro will oversee for MTV Films.

No writer is attached.

In the story, teen Joey Caram must constantly stay one step ahead of a pharmaceutical company who is chasing him to extract his DNA. Caram must evade capture and rescue his kidnapped family.

This is the second Sava graphic novel Benderspink has brought to a studio. In August, "Pet Robots" was acquired by Disney. Benderspink also is attached to produce Sava's "Dino Wars" and "Animal Crackers."