Osborne's BATTLING BOY Adaptation Advances At Paramount, Plan B With New Writer

Reports are now out and about with word from Deadline that multihyphenate Jason Montzoukas is on board to scribe Paramount Pictures's Battling Boy for producers at Plan B. The film has been in the works since last summer as a live-action animated hybrid  with animator Patrick Osborne set to debut as director following his work on films like Bolt, Wreck-It Ralph and the upcoming March release of Zootopia.

The film is based on author Paul Pope's 2013 publication from First Second Books with a story that takes place in the world of Acropolis where a 12-year old demigod and the daughter of a deceased hero take on subterranean monsters who swallow children whole. Montzoukas has a mix of writing, acting and producing credits whilst best known for scribing the 2014 Kevin Hart/Ice Cube cop comedy, Ride Along and FX series The League, as well as upcoming releases of Christian Ditter's How To Be Single and Dan Mazer's Dirty Grandpa.

Paramount is fast tracking this one, so expect some casting news soon.

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