Pushy parents have long been fodder for all sorts of projects, including those awful shows about stage mothers who foist various makeup, clothing and entertainment training on their tiny tots. But what about when a prodigy decides he’s had enough of the pressure and goes his own way? That’s part of the story in Sony’s developing drama How To Disappear Completely, which has Easy A / Friends With Benefits director Will Gluck attached to direct.
It sounds like a freshly pitched concept, but the movie will actually be a stealthy remake of 2006 Swedish comedy Vitus. The original film found a gifted child deciding to rebel against the big plans his parents have for him and charting his own path.
Original Men In Black writer Ed Solomon wrote the first draft of the English version, which appears to add in the lad suffering an injury, knocking his intelligence down to more normal levels, much to his parents’ horror.
Now Gluck, who has had plenty of success in the comedy field, is on board to develop the script with an eye to directing it. It’s early days for the movie, and just one of the filmmaking balls he’s juggling, along with an untitled comedy with Easy A’s Emma Stone, true-life comedy Stealing The Moon and producing a remake of About Last Night.