News Bits: Wrong, Dog, Simon, Realm, Rim

All Our Wrong Todays
Paramount Pictures and Pascal Pictures have scored the film rights to Elan Mastai’s debut novel “All Our Wrong Todays”. Mastai will write the script for the adaptation while Amy Pascal is attached to produce.

The story follows a man from a utopian alternate universe who, through a time travel malfunction, winds up marooned in the real (and messy) 2015. He must decide if he wants to establish a life in this new world or head back home. [Source: Heat Vision]

Untitled Disney Sled Dog Project
Disney Pictures are developing a live-action film about Togo and Leonhard Seppala, two of the key sledding figures in the 1925 Nome Serum Run (aka. The Great Race of Mercy). Tom Flynn will pen the script.

In the incident, dog sleds played a major role in transporting diphtheria serum through harsh conditions over nearly 700 miles to save the city from an epidemic. The story will focus on the unlikely friendship between man and dog. [Source: Variety]

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Fox 2000 has announced plans for an adaptation of Becky Albertelli’s popular debut YA novel “Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda” which is described as a John Hughes-style coming-of-age, coming-out story. Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger will adapt the script.

The story follows Simon Spier, a sixteen-year-old not-so-openly gay student. When an email written by Simon falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being made public and the change-averse Simon is forced to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out. He also must do it in a way that won’t alienate his friends, compromise himself or ruin a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he hasn’t even met yet. [Source: Deadline]

Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Resident Evil: Retribution,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction”) will star in Fundamental Films and Stan Lee Global Entertainment’s “Realm,” a new superhero project based on an original idea by Lee. The plot of the film is being kept under wraps.

Alex Litvak (“Predators,” “The Three Muskateers”) will write the screeplay while Bingbing, Gill Champion and Gregory Ouanhon will produce. In a statement, Lee says: “What a kick it has been to create our first Chinese female superhero, and an empowering one at that.” [Source: THR]

Pacific Rim 2
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that both the script and budget estimates for the kaijus vs. jaegars film sequel are now finalized and have been submitted to Universal PIctures for approval. That means the fate of the entire project now rests in the hands of the studio executives: