Regency has picked up a pitch titled Cutlass Island from Tom Wheeler about two shipwrecked brothers who discover a lost world of mythological and magical creatures, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Shawn Levy and Tom McNulty are producing via 21 Laps Entertainment, as well as Mosaic’s Alex Gartner.
The pitch is based on Wheeler’s upcoming book of the same name. The story deals with a secret piece of legislation signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 called the Unique Lands and Species Act. The brothers uncover the mystery of the historic document and its lost world, Cutlass Island. The fantasy adventure is in the vein of “Harry Potter” and “Jurassic Park,” with the boys swearing to protect the islands against those bent on destroying them.
“This is a big, four-quadrant, family entertainment film, and I think it’s something that is completely within the 21 Laps wheelhouse and the kind of films we want to make here,” McNulty said.