MGM Sees Future with Bobism


MGM has picked up Ben Wexler’s comedy script Bobism, says The Hollywood Reporter. Producing are Contrafilm’s Tripp Vinson and Beau Flynn. Adam F. Goldberg is also producing.

In Bobism, a shy college kid learns that his blog will be the basis for a utopian society in 1,000 years. He also finds out that aliens from the future want to kill him and prevent that utopia from happening.

“Ben Wexler found a way to cleverly combine comedy, action and sci-fi genres and play them real,” Vinson said.

Added Flynn: “If ‘Midnight Run’ and ‘Terminator’ got married and birthed a ‘Superbad’ child, this would be that movie.”