EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Players has acquired Slime, a pitch for a family action-adventure film that will be scripted by writing partners Steve Pink and Jeff Morris. Pink will direct it. Pic is about a slime experiment gone wrong. Slime of course has long been a staple of sister network Nickelodeon.

Courtesy Steve Pink
Courtesy of Jeff Morris

This was a last-minute bidding situation, and Paramount Players pre-emptively took it off the table before the holidays. Jeremy Stein brought the project in, met with Morris to discuss and got it sold immediately on his first week at his new job with Davis Entertainment.

Pink directed the Hot Tub Time Machine films and About Last Night for Screen Gems. He has been helming TV shows including Cobra Kai, Santa Clarita Diet and the upcoming Wayne for YouTube. Pink and Morris have projects in development including Failure to Appear and The Yank at Sony, as well as Cop Swap at MGM. Morris also wrote the Black List script The True Memoirs of an International Assassin, which became a Netflix film.

Pink is represented by UTA, Mosaic and Morris Yorn; Morris is UTA, Artists First and Ziffren Brittenham.