Trade Breaks: Kid, Mortadelo, Hope

“Montecito Pictures and DreamWorks have picked up “The Creepy Kid,” a comedy spec from scribes Ethan Furman and Adam Farasati. The logline is being kept under wraps, though it has been described as “Big Daddy” meets “The Exorcist.” A blind script deal for the writers also was included…” (full details)

“Television comic actor Eduard Soto will star as Mortadelo in Miguel Bardem’s “Mortadelo and Filemon.” Pepe Viyuela will play his bumbling counterpart Filemon, a role he returns to from “The Great Adventures of Mortadelo and Filemon,” directed by Javier Fesser in 2003. The $13 million feature, based on the classic comic book series depicting the clumsy antics of hapless secret agents, begins filming April 23 in Madrid…” (full details)

“Stephen Chow (“Kung Fu Hustle,” “Shaolin Soccer”) is teaming with Sony Pictures Classics for the North American release of his fifth feature, “A Hope,” which he wrote and directed. Chow, who also stars, shot the picture last year in China. Embellished with state-of-the-art visual effects, it’s a fantasy comedy about a poor laborer (Chow), his young son and their enlightening encounter with a strange new pet…” (full details)