Limpet, “Insurgent” Get New Scribes

Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”) is set to pen a new draft of the script for the “Divergent” sequel “Insurgent”. Brian Duffield (“Jane Got a Gun”) penned the previous draft, it isn’t known to what extent Goldsman’s re-write will be.

Summit has confirmed that “Divergent” director Neil Burger will not helm the follow-up which aims to begin filming this Spring. No potential replacement director is yet set.

Meanwhile, filmmakers Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta (“The Last Hijack”) have come onboard Warners’ upcoming remake of the classic 1964 fantasy adventure “The Incredible Mr Limpet”.

Richard Linklater is set to direct the project which will combine live action and animation. Wolting and Pallotta have already begun working on design and animation for the project

Pallotta previously worked with Linklater on both “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly”. At last report Zach Galifianakis is tipped to play the lead.

Source: THR and Screen