Unboxing: Paramount Players acquires rights to YouTube-inspired film
According to Deadline, Paramount Players has successfully acquired the rights to Ice Age: The Meltdown writer Jim Hecht’s upcoming social media-inspired fantasy titled Unboxing. Hecht’s uncle, former Nickelodeon executive Albie Hecht, will served as the film’s producer through his Pocket.watch banner.
Unboxing will revolve around a mischievous 11-year-old YouTube star who unboxes her father’s secret safe as a stunt for her channel and unleashes the treacherous Puck and his band of evil tricksters on a small town. Pocket.watch’s CEO Chris M. Williams is also set as executive producer with Ali Bell to oversee for Paramount.
Hecht is currently busy writing on other film projects such as Netflix’s upcoming film Out of Stock and The Big Cigar for Warner Bros. TV. He has also recently worked with Paramount for rewriting The Gribsbys Go Broke, which is one of iconic director John Hughes’ final scripts.