Warners, Gaylord head for ‘Danger’

Erb/Oremland laffer combines elements of 'Austin,' 'Jones'

NEW YORK — In a preemptive purchase in the mid-six-figure range, Warner Bros. and Gaylord Films has purchased “Brock Danger,” a comedy scripted by Greg Erb and Jason Oremland that sets out to combine elements of “Austin Powers” and “Indiana Jones.”

The film centers around a man with unlimited resources who, despite limited brain power, travels the globe righting wrongs and picking up relics along the way. Gaylord’s Hunt Lowry and Casey La Scala will produce along with Brad Grey Pictures.

Scribes’ feature debut together

Project was brought into to Gaylord by head of production La Scala, who’ll oversee the project with WB exec Kevin McCormick. The scribes are making their feature debut together after writing the TV pilot “Go Time” last year for FBC and Greenblatt Janollari. Erb was formerly the writing partner of Craig Mazin; that collaboration led to such comedies as “Rocket Man” and “Senseless.”

“We see this as a summer event picture that will spoof adventure film,” said La Scala. “What ‘Austin Powers’ is to spy films, ‘Brock’ is to adventure films like ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Tomb Raider.’ ”

The writers are repped by CAA and managed by Brillstein-Grey.

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