Scribe books twin features

TV writer segues to film with 'Wonder,' 'Jonestown'

Merriwether Williams, the former head writer of the hit animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” has lined up two new feature projects.

Scribe is penning “Wonder Twins,” a live-action film version of the series for Warner Bros. Pictures, to be directed by Shawn Levy.

Pic, which falls under Williams’ two-pic deal at the studio, is based on the cartoon and comicbook series about a set of twins with superpowers.

Greg Silverman and Alysia Cotter are overseeing the project for Warner Bros.

Williams is also penning the edgy comedy “Jonestown Suckernuts” for Senator Films. Pic is the story of two high school friends who start a cult in their parents’ garage.

“Jonestown” is being produced by Tom Lassally through his company Kustom. Lassally is also producing “Stay,” starring Ewan McGregor, for New Regency.

Senator exec VP of production Nathan Kahane and creative exec Jim Miller brought pic into company and will oversee its production. “Merriwether is one of the really fresh comedic voices to turn up in a really long time,” said Kahane. “We are really excited to be working with her and Tom.”

Williams is exec producer of a new adult-oriented animated series for Showtime, “Free for All,” which premieres July 11.

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