Weekes time at Legendary
Legendary Pictures has tapped Christopher Weekes to rewrite “Waterproof,” the family actioner that “Enchanted” helmer Kevin Lima will direct.Project revolves around a man who unwittingly unleashes a cadre of mythological creatures upon his town. Legendary initially picked up “Waterproof” as a pitch from Gregg Chabot and Kevin Peterka, who took the first stab at penning the script. Weekes first attracted attention around town for his script “The Muppet Man,” a fictional account of the final days of Jim Henson. “Waterproof” is expected to be Lima’s next directing effort. Lima will produce the pic with Chris Chase, as well as Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger. Legendary recently attached Sam Raimi to helm “Warcraft,” based on the “World of Warcraft” videogame franchise, and is currently in production on the reboot of “Clash of the Titans,” “Sucker Punch” and “Jonah Hex” at Warner Bros. Shingle’s “Where the Wild Things Are” goes out Oct. 16 and “Ninja Assassin” bows Nov. 25, also through WB.