According to Deadline, the studio wants an Adam Green adaptation of the novel by Greg Taylor. The project is set to be produced by Rafaella De Laurentiis and 1492 Pictures with CJ Entertainment.
Chris Columbus from 1492 brought the option to MGM and thought that the movie fit a certain bill after meeting with executives.
MGM has just recently started to become more of a buyer in the industry. The company will work with Sony on Southpaw which stars Eminem and the big news from yesterday, they acquired the rights to Where’s Waldo.