Posamentier, Moore to adapt 'Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast'
The Mouse House is starting to build “Grandma’s Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast,” tapping scribes David Posamentier and Geoffe Moore to adapt Clete Barrett Smith’s book series.
Hyperion will publish the first of Smith’s young-adult novels in May.
David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce through their Disney-based Mandeville Films and Television shingle. Mandeville senior VP Albert Page exec produces.
Three books are planned in the series that’s described as a family adventure comedy about a boy who spends the summer at his grandmother’s bed and breakfast, which, he discovers, caters to aliens vacationing on Earth.
Disney and Mandeville picked up the rights to the books nearly a year ago. Smith had not yet landed a publisher for the books at the time. Posamentier and Moore recently penned the gospel music comedy “Oh Happy Day,” which Disney’s execs are high on; Mandeville will also shepherd that project.
Hoberman and Lieberman, who are producing the next Muppet movie for Disney, were behind last summer’s hit “The Proposal” for the studio, as well as sci-fier “Surrogates.” They’re wrapping up David O. Russell’s “The Fighter,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, with Relativity.