“Wimpy Kid” Franchise Gets Rebooted

Jason Ian Drucker (“Every Witch Way”) and Owen Asztalos (“Paterson”) have been cast as the young leads of a reboot of “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” franchise in the works at Fox and Color Force.

David Bowers, who helmed two of the three previous live-action films which ran from 2010 to 2012, is returning to direct the new feature based on Jeff Kinney’s series of books – more specifically the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” title.

Drucker will replace Zachary Gordon as the main character Greg Heffley who convinces his family to embark on a summer road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday – so he can secretly attend what he thinks is a nearby gamer convention. But the diversion takes them wildly off course, and Greg must figure out how to get his family back on track.

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are producing.

Source: THR