Fox Buys ‘Free Guy’ Comedy, to be Produced by HUMANITAS Prize Trustee, Greg Berlanti
20th Century Fox has acquiredFree Guy, an action comedy by screenwriter Matt Lieberman. It’s in the vein of The Truman Show, where a bank teller stuck in his routine discovers he’s a background character in a realistic, open-world action-adventure video game and he is the only one capable of saving the world.
The project will be produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter from Berlanti Productions, and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. Robyn Meisinger will executive produce for Madhouse. Mike Ireland is the Fox exec.
Lieberman is scripting SCOOB for Warner Bros, which is in producton for a September 2018 release. He’s also writing the animated movie The Jetsons for Warner Bros, and scripted Spy Vs Spy for the studio as well.
Full details at Deadline.com: