Ratner, Sony prepping MTV history feature

Pic is an adaptation of book by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum

Tower Heist” helmer Brett Ratner and Sony are nearing a deal to bring a feature chronicling the rise of MTV to the big screen.

Ratner’s Rat Entertainment is in talks with the studio to adapt “I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution” by music journos Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum.

Ratner may direct the project, which he’s producing along with Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller. John Cheng will exec produce, while “People Like Us” scribe Jody Lambert is attached to pen the script and co-produce.

Marks’ and Tannenbaum’s book is an oral history of MTV, one that focuses on its growth in the 1980s and early 90s.

“Mirror Mirror” marks the next Rat Entertainment project to hit theaters. Relativity unspools the pic March 30 while the production shingle is at work on “Hercules” at MGM.

CAA and Janklow Nesbit brokered the deal on behalf of the authors; CAA also reps Ratner. WME and Mosaic rep Lambert.

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