Fox Picks Up ‘Scavengers’, Gives It To A Guy Named Thor

Wednesday, March 9 by

In the Venn diagram of “Screen Junkies fans” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans,” there is so much overlap that it pretty much just looks like one circle, so this news is sure to be a real gamechanger for a lot of you. 20th Century Fox has picked up Scavengers, an adventure film in the vein of Goonies, from screenwriter Chris Baldi, with Diary of a Wimpy Kid director Thor Freudenthal attached to direct.

Scavengers tells the story of three grow brothers who have fallen out of touch with each other, but are reunited after their adventurer father dies and are forced to go on a scavenger hunt to collect their inheritance. Kind of a dick move by dad, having them running around like pirates during the grieving process, but something tells me that they’ll be a little richer for having gone on the journey.

Scavengers will be produced by Shawn Levy, so if you’re thinking A Night at the Museum, you’re probably on the right track as well. PleasenoBenStiller. (Deadline)

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