EXCLUSIVE: Joely Fisher is set to direct Oliver Storm for Benetone Films. The feature debut for the Ellen vet and Last Man Standing and Till Death actress is a family adventure penned by Emmy winner Gordon Bressack and his son James Cullen Bressack. Producers are Rachvin Narula, Kulthep Narula, Daemon Hillin.
Production will kick off in Thailand next year on the film that’s centered on introverted whiz kid Oliver Storm and his self-absorbed sister River. The pair embarks on an adventure through the streets of Bangkok and the jungles of Thailand to find their missing scientist parents.
When science and myth collide with the greed of an old colleague, Artemis Flood, Oliver is faced with a choice between saving his family or saving a mystical endangered forest that could heal the planet.
Fisher directed multiple episodes of Fox’s Till Death in 2010. She is currently helming Disney Channel’s KC Undercover and will next be seen in The Tribes Of Palos Verdes, the coming-of-age drama based on Joy Nicholson’s debut YA novel that’s toplined by Jennifer Garner. Fisher is repped by Janet Carol Norton at ICM, and managed by Todd Diener at Untitled Entertainment.