Paramount Picks Up FUN SIZE and Gives it To Josh Schwartz
Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to “Fun Size” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The company picked up the rights to the comedy short from “The Colbert Report” writer Max Werner and plans to have Josh Schwartz produce.
Schwartz and his partner Stephanie Savage run Fake Empire productions and the acquisition of “Fun Size” via Paramount is their first in a two year deal the pair have signed with Paramount. The deal between the two sides begins on June 1st, but Schwartz saw such potential in “Fun Size” that he jumped on the project early. The full story of “Fun Size” is being tightly guarded but it has been described as a cross between “Superbad” and “Adventures in Babysitting”.
The project is expected to be completed for under $20 million. Schwartz is best known for producing such youth centered TV shows as “The O.C.”, “Gossip Girl”, and “Chuck”. Anonymous Content will produce the project alongside Schwartz and Savage.