Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne have been tapped to rewrite WINTER’S KNIGHT. Based on the children’s book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, the story takes a revisionist look at the origins of Saint Nick and Christmastime, and mixes in a little Viking mythology to boot.
Originally written by Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton the script was featured on the 2014 Hit List before selling to Sony for a cool $1 million after a wild bidding war. Marc Platt and Lawrence Grey are producing through Marc Platt Productions and Grey Matter Productions with Eric Fineman overseeing for Sony.
McKay and Payne are writing Star Trek 3 for Paramount Pictures, which is slated for a June 8, 2016 release. They are also currently attached to 20th Century Fox’s version of Flash Gordon.
Maggie Loyal | Staff Writer