The Walt Disney Company has greenlit the high-concept comedy “Bubble Boy,” a script penned by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and rewritten by Michael Kalesniko.
Project, to be produced by Beau Flynn and his DreamWorks-based Bandeira Entertainment, stems from Flynn’s original idea. Lensing begins in September. Disney is fast-tracking the film and is in talks to sign a director and talent.
Buena Vista Motion Picture prexy Nina Jacobson, senior veep Mark Vahradian and director of production Christine Burr are overseeing the project for the Mouse House.
Story centers on an impressionable boy in his 20s who has lived his life within his room, in a bubble. When he learns that his childhood love is about to marry another man, he creates a portable bubble and travels across the country to stop her and convince her to marry him.
“Bubble Boy” bears no relation to the 1976 John Travolta starrer “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble,” about a boy born with a deficient immune system.
Paul and Daurio are repped by Frank Wuliger at Gersh and managed by Linne Radmin and Robyn Meisinger of The Radmin Company; Kalesniko is repped by CAA.