Director Tom Dey is reteaming with his Failure to Launch screenwriters Tom Astle and Matt Ember on the broad family action-adventure 2012 for Paramount Pictures’ Nickelodeon Movies.
Dey will develop with an eye to direct, while Ember and Astle have signed deals to pen the script.
The storyline revolves a family who goes on vacation in December 2012, just as the Mayan calendar is coming to a close. Over the decades, many have prophesized that the world will end when the ancient calendar ceases on Dec. 21, 2012.
Dey is in talks to direct another film before tackling other projects, 2012 included.
Astle and Ember penned the script for Warners’ upcoming Get Smart and are writing the direct-to-DVD spinoff Get Smarter: Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control.