The Hollywood Reporter says Screen Gems has hired Benson Lee to adapt his award-winning breakdancing documentary Planet B-Boy into a feature. Here’s how the doc was described:
With compelling characters and vibrant dance sequences, “Planet B-Boy” is set in the international world of b-boying the urban dance more commonly known as “breakdancing.” Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Las Vegas, spectacular choreography frames the intimate stories of dancers who struggle for their dreams despite being misunderstood by larger society and their own families.
An American dancer in Vegas looks for his big break; a Korean son seeks his father’s approval; a twelve-year-old boy in France confronts his family’s racism all the b-boys’ lives collide in Germany where their skills are put to the ultimate test: the “Battle of the Year” finals, with crews from 18 nations vying for the title of World Champion.
The new movie will tell the story of a legendary b-boy crew that must return to its roots to reclaim the world championship by competing against the top international breakdancing teams.