Disney have enlisted John Lee Hancock to direct the true-life tale of electro sign language inventor Ryan Patterson with Electric Boy Genius.
Sadly not a Weird Science-inspired '80s-style tale of a boy and his love of electricity, the film instead details the development of a sign language device by 17-year-old Patterson.
Hancock won big in cinemas last year with The Blind Side, which earned Sandra Bullock an Oscar for Best Lead Actress. The film also ‘surprised’ industry heads by drawing in massive female crowds to the trill of $255m worldwide.
The director previously worked at Disney on The Rookie, who are no doubt hoping Hancock can forge another attention-grabbing flick with Boy Genius.
Pulitzer-winning playwright Doug Wright has contributed the script, meaning the project’s already got a bit of a head start. Now who to play the titular clever cloggs?
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