‘Jingle’ laffer set to rock on at Revolution

Tale of Santa's precocious daughter seeking wriier

HOLLYWOOD — Revolution Studios has optioned the “Jingle Belle” graphic novels from writer Paul Dini to develop as a live-action laffer revolving around Santa Claus’ rebellious teen daughter.

Producer Steve Tisch and GMG Films partner Gary Goodman originally optioned the novels, which bowed in 2000 with “Jingle Belle: Naughty & Nice.” Duo brought the project to Adam Sandler’s Sony-based production shingle Happy Madison, which introduced the novels to Revolution partner Todd Garner.

Sandler and partner Jack Giarraputo will exec produce the “Jingle Belle” feature along with TV animation vet Dini. Tisch and Goodman will produce, while Ford Gilmore will co-produce.

Project will be overseen by Revolution exec Derek Dauchy.

Revolution is seeking a writer to adapt the novel, in which Santa’s precocious daughter, who has had enough of the North Pole, goes off on her own, inadvertently triggering a sequence of events that puts Christmas in jeopardy.

Dini is best known as a writer and producer of the Warner Bros. Animation-produced TV toons “Batman Beyond,” “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Superman” and “Tiny Toon Adventures,” as well as the straight-to-vid features “Batman: Return of the Joker” and “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.”

Dini was repped by attorney Harris M. Miller.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety