Not even the critical and commercial drubbing of “Men, Women & Children” can stop Jason Reitman. He’s currently filming the Hulu series “Casual,” and on deck he’s got a heist movie based on the Texas Monthly article “I Only Rob Banks For My Family” penned by Skip Hollandsworth (“Bernie“), with a script from Nick Hornby (“About A Boy,” “Fever Pitch,” “High Fidelity“) penning the script. And now he’s really mixing it up.
Variety reports that Reitman will write and directed “Beekle” for DreamWorks Animation. It’s based on Dan Santat‘s award-winning “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” which follows an imaginary friend who journeys to find his child companion. Here’s the book synopsis:
No word yet on when we can expect this one, but it seems the wheels are just starting to turn, so it could be a while yet. Still, it’s an interesting direction for Reitman and one that could be creatively invigorating, so it’s definitely a project to keep an eye on.