DreamWorks has purchased the family adventure feature “The Defenders” from “Heroes” actor Masi Oka says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story centers on a group of mostly teenagers from around the world who are involved in a multiplayer video game, each unaware of who they really are behind the cover of their consoles and avatars.
They are forced to come together for a real adventure, becoming inadvertent heroes in the process.
“Star Trek” and “Transformers” scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will produce, Gary Whitta will write the script and D.J. Caruso (“Eagle Eye,” “The Salton Sea”) is in negotiations to direct.