Nick Movies has moves for 'Bro-jitsu'


Nickelodeon Movies has picked up "Bro-jitsu," a book proposal from pop scientist Daniel H. Wilson, for an adaptation to be produced by Marc Rosen and Lynda Obst.

Wilson will pen the screenplay, his first.

The deal marks the first project that Rosen and Obst have set up since teaming to form Rosen-Obst Prods. in March.

Wilson, who holds a doctorate in robotics, is the author of "How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion," which is set up at Paramount, and the new "Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived." With "Bro-jitsu," Wilson plans a comedic instruction manual looking at sibling rivalry using a martial arts approach of offense-defense.

"(Wilson) feels like sibling rivalry drives the world and that we are all somehow formed by our siblings," Rosen said. "He is tapping into universal aspects like noogies and floogies and Indian burns. It's our first sale, and we couldn't be happier."

Chris Salvaterra was instrumental in the deal and will oversee for Nick, which is looking at "Bro-jitsu" as a family comedy.

Wilson is repped by literary manager Justin Manask.