Paramount Shakes A “Magic 8 Ball”

Paramount Pictures is setting up a film based on the classic fortune-telling toy – Mattel’s Magic 8 Ball.

According to Vulture, Jon Gunn and John Mann (“My Date With Drew”) are writing the script which aims to become a “National Treasure”-style action-adventure family franchise.

Brad Weston will produce. Tom Shadyac (“Liar, Liar”) was originally onboard to develop the project for Universal back in 2006 but neither he or that studio is involved any longer.