Jerry Bruckheimer will produce "Game Boys" for Disney, a high-concept action comedy about slackers, monsters, video games, and the Department of Homeland Security.
From The Hollywood Reporter: "Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have acquired "Game Boys," an action spec by Tom Ropelewski and Evan Katz. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing. The story revolves around two thirtysomething video game junkies recruited by the Department of Homeland Security to lead a geeky army of gamers in a battle against creatures that have come to life from a video game they have mastered."
("The Last Starfighter" anyone?)
Tom Ropelewski directed "Madhouse" (1990) and "Look Who’s Talking Now" (1993). He also wrote "Loverboy" (1989) and "The Next Best Thing" (2000). Tom’s better half, veteran writer/producer Leslie Dixon, will act as a producer on "Game Boys."
Evan Katz is a TV writer making his big-screen debut. You might recognize his name from the credits of a little show called "24."