Producers Daniel Alter and Howard Sun are teaming with new screenwriter Sharon Scott to develop her script, The Secret Drawer Society, into a feature focused on the supernatural, reports Variety.
The project, in the vein of The Goonies, revolves around the practice at East Coast inns of guests leaving behind letters — often accounts of encounters with ghosts — for future occupants to find. Scott’s script follows two sisters and their friends seeking to unravel the mysteries surrounding a hidden treasure.
Scott is a Disney animation veteran and former independent comic book publisher. Alter and Sun are working with her to develop the script into a line of comic books (see below) and a children’s animated series with the goal of creating awareness prior to release of the live-action film.
Alter is developing Isis, based on the Image comic book series, at Paramount in association with Grammnet Prods., and Hitman, with Vin Diesel attached to star, at Fox.
Source: Variety, Alter Ego Entertainment