Lionsgate has made a deal with Melbourne-based YouTube prank crew The Janoskians to develop a feature film starring vehicle for the group.
Sporting a rabid online following with over 15 million followers, the group’s brand has been successful enough to lead to a sold-out worldwide Live Nation tour last year, a clothing line, video game and a record deal.
The plan is for a partially scripted, modestly budgeted comedy packed with stunts, public pranks and wish fulfillment as the group adjusts to life in Los Angeles with the vow to throw the most epic party ever.
Comedian Dan Ahdoot will write and Danny Lee (“Road To Brooklyn”). Brian Robbins and Jeremy Skaller will produce the film which could well become the next “Jackass” franchise.