Par taps Mike Mitchell for ‘Jitters’

'Chipmunks' helmer attached to family actioner

Paramount has attached director Mike Mitchell to helm family actioner “Jitters.”

Studio first set up the project in 2009 when it bought Marc Haimes spec and set it up with Benderspink. Story’s centered on a dysfunctional family moving to a new neighborhood where they’re terrorized by genetically altered bugs.” described as being in the vein of “Gremlins.”

JC Spink, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner are producing.

Benderspink’s currently in production on “Burt Wonderstone,” starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey.

Mitchell most recently directed “Alvin and the Chipmunks — Chipwrecked.” Mitchell’s other credits include “Shrek Forever After,” “Sky High” and “Deuce Bigalow.”

He’s repped by CAA.

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