Venkman here - Paramount Pictures recently bought the rights to a article that was published in the New York Times called 'Mystery on Fifth Avenue'. Paramount wants Abrams to produce so he will through his Bad Robot. Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky have been hired to adapt the story into a film. Here is what Variety says about it:
The Times feature, which ran Thursday and was written by reporter Penelope Green, describes an Upper East Side luxury apartment on Fifth Avenue that the occupants had redesigned to include hidden compartments, messages, puzzles, poems, codes and games for their four preteen kids.
The parents, Steven Klinsky and Maureen Sherry, are Wall Street financial experts and purchased the 4,200-square-foot, 1920s co-op with views of Central Park in 2003 for $8.5 million. Soon after, they hired young architectural designer Eric Clough, who devised an elaborately clever "scavenger hunt" built into the apartment that involved dozens of historical figures, a fictional book and a soundtrack. (Many of the secrets were included without the parents' knowledge, either.)
The movie sounds really interesting. It will most likely be a fun kids film. I have to admit that is pretty damn cool. I wonder if those kids realize how lucky they are. Probably not. Maybe it will be in the next 'National Treasure' movie. If you want to read the New York Times Article click on the pic below! Its pretty cool.