EXCLUSIVE: DreamWorks has bought Nick, a pitch for a Home Alone-style Christmas comedy that will be scripted by Jason Filardi and Walt Becker. Wild Hogs helmer Becker is attached to direct the film. He and Filardi will produce it together. They’re keeping the logline under wraps, but the clear hope is to launch a franchise.
Filardi is best known for writing the comedies 17 Again and Bringing Down The House. He recently sold the family Adventure film Floors to Walt Disney pictures, which is based on the book series by Patrick Carman. He has several other projects set up around town. Becker is currently directing the next Alvin And The Chipmunks installment for Fox 2000 and New Regency. Both Filardi and Becker are represented by Paradigm. Filardi is managed by Brian Lutz and Becker by Luber Roklin.