Disney Plans Remake Of "Dolphin Boy"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday December 11th 2012 11:19PM
Disney Plans Remake Of "Dolphin Boy"

Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films have picked up the remake rights to Israeli documentary "Dolphin Boy."

Dani Menkin and Yonatan Nir's doco revolves around a teenager from an Arab village in northern Israel who is traumatized from a violent attack and slowly recovers with the help of dolphins.

"The Bucket List" scribe Justin Zackham will pen the script for a narrative feature adaptation that's expected to be done on a modest budget (ala "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"). David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce.

Source: Variety