The script was written by Jonathan Tropper, and rumored to be directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Date Night). However, there's been another kink in the production, as detailed by Variety magazine. The original reports indicated that DreamWorks would be the studio behind the film, but it appears that now Fox has swooped in and taken it. Levy has a first-look deal with Fox, and the film was first pitched to Fox 2000, and they declined. The film was then offered to DreamWorks who picked it up, at which point Fox heard of the deal, and reclaimed the picture.