The Hollywood Reporter says that Men in Black writer Ed Solomon has been hired to adapt The Hardy Men, a comic riff on the classic young-adult mystery novels about two brothers who solve crimes.
Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise remain lined up to star, with “Night at the Museum” franchise helmer Shawn Levy attached to direct.
Stiller and Stuart Cornfield of Red Hour Films are producing with Bob Kosberg. Levy also is producing through his 21 Laps.
The Hardy Boys adventures revolved around the mystery-solving efforts of teenagers Frank and Joe Hardy, amateur detectives who often helped their father, a private investigator.
The film adaptation would explore the reunion of the estranged, grown-up brothers, who work together to solve a new mystery.