Director Dennis Dugan, whose credits include “Happy Gilmore” and “Beverly Hills Ninja,” has signed a seven-figure deal to helm “Clockstoppers” for Paramount Pictures and producer Gale Anne Hurd.
The special effects-driven comedy concerns a scientist whose invention makes people move 25 times faster than everyone around them.
When his son and his son’s friends accidentally get zapped, the scientist has to find a way to return them to their normal state.
Scribe Laurie Craig recently revised the script, which has gone through drafts by Rob Hedden & Andy Hedden and Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz.
The filmmakers are close to a deal with another scribe to do an additional rewrite, according to sources.
Dugan’s other credits include the features “Problem Child” and “Brain Donors,” as well as nearly two dozen TV projects, including hourlongs “NYPD Blue,” “Picket Fences,” “Chicago Hope” and “L.A. Law.”
He was repped in the “Clockstoppers” deal by UTA.