Spielberg eyes Another Fantasy Project
The late John Wyndham’s Chocky has been optioned by DreamWorks for director Steven Speilberg who has named it his next directorial project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is about “a boy who has a mysterious imaginary friend with whom he frequently argues. As the boy’s father gets increasingly suspicious, it becomes clear that an alien entity has taken up residence in the boy’s consciousness.”
The announcement though comes during the very public breakup between DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures and this film may become one of several projects caught up in the tug of war.
Other films equally in limbo are The Trial of the Chicago 7, an Abraham Lincoln/Civil War epic scripted by Tony Kushner; Platinum Studios’ Cowboys and Aliens, with Robert Downey Jr. still attached; and The 39 Clues.