Fox’s remake of “Ghost Graduation” is headed toward materializing with Iain Morris (“The Inbetweeners”) on board to pen the script for producer Overbrook Entertainment.
Overbrook, operated by Will Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz, set up the project last year 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 last year.
Gary Glushon is overseeing for Overbrook.
Morris and Damon Beesly created and wrote the Brit coming of age sitcom “The Inbetweeners,” which ran for three seasons and was adapted by the duo into 2011’s “The Inbetweeners Movie,” which grossed $88 million in the U.K. He’s on board to direct an adaptation of the movie. Morris is attached to direct a U.S. version of the movie for Paramount.
Morris is represented by CAA and managed by Aaron Kaplan at Kapital. Lawyers are Jamie Mandelbaum and Kim Jaime at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.