Director Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) and Michael Ewing have been signed to a three-year first-look deal with Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety.
The deal kicks off with Chip Hall’s comedy spec “Liam McBain: International Tennis Star and Proper English Geezer”.
Segal will develop to direct a film that follows the rise, fall and ultimate redemption of a fictional British tennis star of the ’80s.
The deal also includes the John August-scripted film adaptation of DC Comics hero “Captain Marvel”. The film tells the story of teenaged Billy Batson, who transforms into the superhero when he says the word “Shazam!”
More immediate for Segal though is the Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember-scripted “Get Smart” sequel which is expected to shoot next year.