Ruben Fleischer in Talks to Direct 'Overnight' for Disney

Ruben Fleischer

Neal Moritz is producing the family adventure project that was once set up at Sony.

Ruben Fleischer is in discussions to direct Overnight, a family adventure project Neal Moritz is producing for Disney.

The project was initially set up at Columbia/Sony but was put into turnaround, with Disney quietly picking it up a year ago.

Oren Uziel, who worked on 22 Jump Street, wrote the script, which has been described as Home Alone in an FAO Schwarz-esque toy store. Figuring into the plot is an absent-minded, recently divorced father trying to save his relationship with his son -- and defuse a hostage situation.

Fleischer has shown an affinity for switching up genres with each movie he's directed. He gained attention with the 2009 hit Zombieland and followed up with the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less. He last directed 2013’s period crime movie Gangster Squad, which stared Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling.

Fleischer is repped by UTA and Sloane Offer.