Writer-director David Dobkin (“Clay Pigeons”) has signed on to helm two projects at Warner Bros. Pictures, one from “Harry Potter” shepherd David Heyman and another at George Clooney’s Maysville Pictures.
For Heyman, Dobkin will write and direct the comedy “Helium,” the story of a one-hit-wonder rock star who, after his life begins to unravel, begins to experience inexplicable periods of weightlessness on the road to finding himself again. Dobkin will adapt the screenplay from the novel by Tim Earnshaw.
For Mayesville, Dobkin will direct “Motor City,” a thriller about an over-the-hill marketing whiz who, while trying to make a success out of the ill-fated Edsel, uncovers corruption and a murder’s cover-up at the Ford Motor plant. Carlo Bernard and Doug Myro penned the script.
It’s unclear which film will be the first to go into production.
A veteran commercial and musicvid director, Dobkin made his feature debut on “Pigeons,” which starred Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix and was released by Gramercy Pictures. Dobkin has helmed videos for Coolio, Elton John, Sonic Youth, John Lee Hooker and Bryan Ferry.
Dobkin is repped by UTA and attorney Warren Dern.