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.”