Steve Martin is in negotiations with Disney to star in a family comedy called Magic Camp that he co-wrote with Stu Zicherman, the writer and director of A.C.O.D. I am a huge fan of Martin, and I enjoy his writing style. The original script was written by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, who also wrote Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
According to THR, the story tells of "a straitlaced banker who returns to Magic Camp, which he attended as a shy child. This time he is a counselor who makes it his mission to improve the lives of all the kids while keeping an eye on his ultimate prize, the top spot at the Golden Wand competition."
This is the perfect project for Martin, as one of his early jobs was working at Merlin's Magic Shop at Disneyland. He was also a magician in his early days as a comedian. I'm sure Martin has a lot of fun stuff to add to the script and this story.
There's no director attached to the film yet, but as long as Martin is on board the film will be in good hands. The last film that Martin worked on with Disney was 2003’s comedy hit Bringing Down the House. He also worked with them on the Father of the Bride movies. The last feature film he had a starring role in was the 2011 comedy The Big Year with Jack Black and Owen Wilson.
It's time for Martin to make another fun movie, and I thin Magic Camp is going to be it.