Warner Bros. recently jumped on a science fiction spec and won a fierce bidding war to acquire the rights to ‘Harry’s All Night Hamburgers.’ Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman were the writers behind this highly anticipated film. The duo has worked on various short films over the years though this is their first full feature length which has been picked up or had such attention cast on it. Andrew Lazar (‘American Sniper’) is set to produce through Mad Chance production banner.
As to what the film is about, it is based on the 1987 Hugo Award-winning short story Why I Left Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers by Lawrence Watt-Evans which followed a man who worked at an interdimensional diner.
While we don’t have all of the details on the planned movie, the plot itself is slightly different. In the script, we’re watching “a down-on-his-luck high school senior” who ends up stumbling on an old diner which is located right outside of his town. Only, things aren’t what they seem as this diner is actually where travelers of parallel universes have made into their hangout. After discovering the diner, he ends up “on a mind-bending adventure across the multiverse that takes him beyond his wildest dreams.”
The descriptions that have been assigned to it consists of a mixture of both ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.’
Depending on casting and target audience, this sounds like it could be a fun summer popcorn flick we could all get behind.
Cate Adams and Paul Perez will oversee the project for Warner Bros while Benjamin Simpson will be co-producing for Mad Chance.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter