John Lee Hancock, the director of the hit Sandra Bullock film The Blind Side has been hired by Disney to helm a film called Electric Boy Genius.
The script for the film is being written by Doug Wright (Quills), and is based on a real life child genius of electrical engineering. The story for the film is based on a 2002 GQ article by Andrew Corsello about a boy named Ryan Patterson.
While in diapers, he was stuffing knives into electrical sockets and learning the power of electricity the hard way. After he watched his father do wiring work on the family home, the youth mastered the principles of electrical flow. He was building robots by the time he was in high school and developing innovations like an electronic sign-language translator.
The article goes on to talk about Patterson's entry into the 2001 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which he won. That earned him a job working in aerospace robotics for Lockheed Martin.
This film has a solid writer and director behind it, and it sounds like it will make for really good movie.