DreamWorks eyes View-Master film

MUMBAI: DreamWorks is in negotiations to acquire movie rights of View-Master from Mattel (which owns Fisher-Price) and has asked Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to do some Transformers-style magic on it.

The View-Master deal, which has not yet been signed has been brewing for some time. One time-consuming element has been getting Kurtzman and Orci on board. The two writer-producers -- whose work on Star Trek, The Proposal and Transformers has contributed to more than $1 billion to the worldwide box-office -- are very much in demand. Ironically, with Hasbro hoping to continue working with the duo beyond this summer‘s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Kurtzman and Orci could end up working on movies for two rival toy companies.

Brad Caleb Kane, who worked as a writer-producer on the duo‘s Fox series Fringe is on board to write the screenplay which Kurtzman and Orci would produce.

The story specifics are being kept under wraps, though Kane, who tweeted his involvement during the holiday weekend, said, "It‘ll be like the old ‘80s Amblin movies: Goonies, Young Sherlock ... in that vein."

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