Warner Bros. has picked up “I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President” from “Daily Show” scribe Josh Lieb says The Hollywood Reporter.
The premise centers on a chubby 13-year old boy who everybody assumes is the dumbest kid in the seventh grade.
In reality he’s an evil genius and the third-richest person on the planet, with a secret compound beneath his unsuspecting family’s modest suburban home. He hides his identity to keep himself safe from his enemies and because he can’t legally claim his empire until he turns 18.
The story concerns the boy’s attempt to prove himself in the eyes of his do-gooder father by being elected class president. Unfortunately, the tactics he uses to stage coups in Central America prove to be less effective in running a middle-school campaign.
McG will produce via his Wonderland Sound and Vision production company. Lieb is on board to adapt his own book.