Universal May Recruit My Spy

Jake Kasdan finds action comedy

Universal May Recruit My Spy

by James White |
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Though he’s already got at least two current projects crawling on their hands and knees through the nightmarish development desert, writer-director Jake Kasdan has an older idea might just jump to the head of the queue. Action comedy My Spy appears to have escaped the dreaded limbo of turnaround.

Variety reports that Universal is in negotiations to acquire the script, which was originally developed, then dumped, by CBS Films when it couldn’t find the right director.

The plot is being kept in a special folder marked “classified” for now, though the trade mag’s agents were able to sniff out that it’s apparently along the lines of **Risky Business **and Weird Science, which makes us think it’s about a youngster / teenager who somehow gets control of a secret agent. Or becomes a secret agent. Or… we’ll have to wait and see.

While Jeremy Slater and Michael Diliberti wrote the early drafts of the screenplay, Kasdan will be working on it with his brother, Jon.

But this new wrinkle could mean a delay for the other movies Kasdan is attached to, including **Sex Tape and Man Made.

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