Tom McGrath To Helm “Rentaghost”

Animation director Tom McGrath (the “Madagascar” films, “Megamind”) is in talks to direct the Ben Stiller-led live action comedy “RentaGhost” at 20th Century Fox says Variety.

An adaptation of the late 70’s/early 80’s BBC children’s comedy show, the story centers on a recently deceased 27-year-old man who, determined to be more productive in the afterlife, creates RentaGhost which leases out ghouls, ghosts and other specters to the living.

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (“Night at the Museum”) are penning the script. Kevin McCormick, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Patrick Pidgeon will produce.