Script News: Moms, Trespassers, Pain

Mean Moms
“The Vow” scribes Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein are set to rewrite the adaptation of Rosalind Wiseman’s “Mean Moms” for New Line.

The story will focus on a happily married mother of two who moves from small-town America to the high-class suburbs, where she faces the cutthroat world of competitive parenting. [Source: Variety]

Bob Gale (“Back to the Future” trilogy) is on board to adapt Scott Hampton’s supernatural graphic novel “Trespassers” for the big screen. Ryan E. Heppe (“Short Circuit”) is producing.

The story follows a group of mythbusters set on debunking the legend of a famous allegedly haunted house. Their rationality is put to the test when they discover demonic guardians, a gateway to hell and discover not all of them are exactly who they claim to be. [Source: Variety]

Pain and Gain
Scott Rosenberg (“Con Air,” “Gone in 60 Seconds”) will polish and punch-up the script for Michael Bay’s darkly comic action thriller “Pain & Gain” for Paramount. Shooting kicks off in Miami later this month.

The film is based on the true story of body builders in Miami Beach who headed a kidnapping and extortion ring that went awry. Rosenber infamously wrote the Animal Crackers scene for Bay’s “Armageddon”. [Source: Heat Vision]