The "Zombieland" filmmaker will direct and produce a sci-fi/fantasy movie that will be written by Eric Pearson
"Gangster Squad" filmmaker Ruben Fleischer made his first two movies for Sony and now there's a reunion on the horizon, as he's set to direct and produce and untitled sci-fi/fantasy movie for the studio.
Fleischer brought the idea for the project to Sony, which subsequently hired Eric Pearson to write the script. Studio is keeping plot details under wraps.
Fleischer put himself on the map with Sony's stylish zombie comedy "Zombieland" and went on to direct "30 Minutes or Less" for the studio. His ascension continued with WB's star-studded crime film "Gangster Squad," which starred Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone, who also worked with the director on "Zombieland."
Fleischer most recently produced Max Nichols' romantic comedy "Two Night Stand" starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton, and he continues to develop the action movie "Spy Hunter" for WB.
Pearson is an up-and-coming screenwriter who has had two scripts featured on the Black List. He teamed with Morgan Schechter to write the romantic comedy "Perfect Match," which appeared on the 2010 Black List, and his drama "Out of State" was voted to the 2012 Black List. He has also worked as a post-production manager on Pixar's "Ratatouille," "Up" and "Brave."
Fleischer is repped by UTA and attorney Warren Dern, while ICM Partners reps Pearson.
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