WME has signed "The Sorceror's Apprentice" screenwriter Matt Lopez, who was previously repped by ICM Partners.
Lopez is one of Hollywood's go-to screenwriters for family entertainment, having written the Adam Sandler movie "Bedtime Stories" and Disney's "Race to Witch Mountain," which starred Dwayne Johnson. He was most recently hired to write "Clifford the Big Red Dog" for Chris Meledandri's Illumination Entertainment ("Despicable Me").
Several years ago, the Florida State alum pitched a feature adaptation of the classic Atari video game "Asteroids" and found himself in a four-studio bidding war that was won by Universal Pictures, which subsequently hired him to work on the script for "Bakugan."
"Transformers" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("Transformers") is still developing "Asteroids."
On the producing side, Lopez has teamed with Peter Chernin's company on "Huck," a modernized version of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" that is in development at Paramount.
Lopez also wrote ABC's "Gothica" pilot that weaved together a mythology that featured legendary literary characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Jekyll and Hyde, among others. He continues to be repped by attorney Melissa Rogal.