Paramount and Nick Prep Safari Adventure


Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films have acquired an untitled film about a family that goes on safari in Africa, gets lost and has to battle wild animals and bad guys to get back home.

Variety says Double Feature Films partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher will produce.

The family adventure film is being scripted by Jeff Lowell, whose credits include Hotel for Dogs and John Tucker Must Die, and who recently sold the spec Family Bond to Universal.

Matt Lopez (upcoming Escapet to Witch Mountain, Bedtime Stories) will be executive producer on the project, which for the moment is envisioned to take place in Tanzania and involve a mom, dad, boy and an older girl who get stranded in the wild and have to use their wits and cunning to make it out alive.