TV team mounts New Line movie ‘Spaces’

'Smallville' writers Souders, Peterson to pen script

HOLLYWOOD — Miles Millar and Al Gough, creators of the WB’s “Smallville,” have set up the feature “Wide Open Spaces,” a family comedy, to produce at New Line Cinema.

Writing the script are Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, a tyro feature team who first worked together as “Smallville” scribes.

Based on a story idea by Millar and Gough, “Wide Open Spaces” is a modern-day take on a coming-of-age story, this one featuring a young equestrian.

Peterson previously earned a solo feature writing credit with “But I’m a Cheerleader,” which was initially acquired by Fine Line Features and later released by Lions Gate Films.

Senior VP Stokely Chaffin brought the project into the studio and will oversee for New Line.

“(Souders and Peterson) really have a facility for writing teen voices,” Gough told Daily Variety. “This was literally just an idea and they really took the ball and ran with it.”

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