Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is materializing on “Ghost Graduation,” setting up a remake of the Spanish comedy at Fox.
Overbrook, operated by Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz closed its producing deal Friday. The banner is looking to hire a writer to pen the adaptation, but there’s no plan for Smith to star.
With elements of “Ghost,” “The Breakfast Club” and “The Sixth Sense,” story centers on a teacher with paranormal abilities who helps a group of ghosts confined to the high school where they died years earlier in a fire. The Spanish pic, “Promocion Fantasma,” was directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera and released earlier this year. Gary Glushon is overseeing for Overbrook.
Shingle is also producing sci-fier “1000 A.E.” for Sony with M. Night Shyamalan directing and Smith and son Jaden starring. Studio’s set a June 7, 2013 release date.
The original “Ghost Graduation” was a Mod Producciones, Ciskul, Think Studio & Ikiru Films production.
The original producers are Franciso Sánchez, Simón de Santiago, Eneko Lizarraga, Fernando Bovaira, Edmon Roch and Sandra Hermida.