Paramount, Walden set ‘Flight’ scribe

Jamie Linden to write and direct holiday comedy

Paramount and Walden Media are looking to board “The Flight Before Christmas” as a potential holiday project, tapping Jamie Linden to write and direct the comedy.

Based on an original idea by Walden exec Evan Turner, story will center on a family trying to survive the plane ride from hell on Christmas Eve. No actors have yet been attached.

Greg Mooradian will oversee at Paramount, and Michael Bostick and Turner will supervise for Walden.

Linden made his directorial debut with “10 Years,” starring Channing Tatum, Anthony Mackie, Chris Pratt, Rosario Dawson and Justin Long. The romantic drama will be released Sept. 14 through Anchor Bay.

Linden also penned the “10 Years” script, based loosely on his own 10-year high school reunion that took place back in his hometown of Orlando, Fla.

Linden’s credits include writing and co-producing “We Are Marshall” and “Dear John.”

Walden’s most recent release is “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” through New Lnie. Upcoming Walden titles include “Won’t Back Down,” “Chasing Mavericks” and Christmas family comedy “Parental Guidance.”

Par’s release schedule has been sparse but will pick up in the fall with “Paranormal Activity 4” on Oct. 19, followed by Halloween comedy “Fun Size” and airline drama “Flight” on the following weekends.

Linden is repped by Paradigm and Principato-Young Entertainment.

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