{TB EXCLUSIVE} Hit Webseries “Action Movie Kid” Set To Become A Feature At Fox 2000


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  〉The series has over 60 million views on YouTube

and have nabbed the rights to , the hugely popular webseries which spawned a book adaptation. The studio is already at work looking to land a writer to script the family adventure film, which is being pitched as a fantasy combining elements from Night At The Museum, Peter Pan, The Neverending Story, and Jumanji. and will produce via their shingle Temple Hill, while will oversee. and will oversee for Fox.

Details regarding the film’s plot are being kept mum, though I’m told that the intent is to launch a franchise a la Night At The Museum, following a youngster who can see and interact with an imaginative world he inhabits, though invisible to the rest of us.

The webseries features videos of creator ’s son James playing in different situations, which Hashimoto uses as a basis and digitally inserts grandiose visual effects to make it appear as though his son is in a spaceship, fighting giant robots, or saving the world.

The web series became immensely popular and went on to nab the 2014 Streamy award for visual and special effects. The visionary take on a child’s imagination brought to life a proved comedic, touching, and inspiring success with audiences and has reached over 60 million views on YouTube.


Photo: Hashimoto and son/Courtesy of Hashimoto.

Just this past May, the series was adapted into a storybook of the same name, written by Hashimoto and Mandy Richardville, illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti. The book follows James’ incredible adventures as superhero Movie Kid, defender o the world against monsters, aliens, and robots.

Temple Hill most recently produced The Longest Ride and John Green’s Paper Towns, which opened last month. Up next, they’ll release the next installment of the popular Maze Runner series, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, along with the Two Kisses for Maddy adaptation and a romantic comedy from Josh Bone.

An accomplished visual effects artist, Hashimoto has worked on the DreamWorks features How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda 2, Home, and most recently, Kung Fu Panda 3.

Hashimoto’s repped by .


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