I’ve got a feeling that for the next year or so, we’re going to have to get used to a rash of films in pre-production being described as ‘The Hangover meets…’, as Tinsel Town is keen to repeat the magic that made the Bradley Cooper movie a hit. This time around /Film is reporting that Fox has picked up a pitch called Premature Maturation, which is apparently ‘The Hangover meets Big’.
As you might have guessed from that description, it’s about a bunch of middle-school kids who magically transform into adult, but as they’ve still got the minds of children, they get into all manner of crazy misadventures. It’s the sort of thing Hollywood loves, although it’d be difficult to make the film as rude as The Hangover if they really are still kids inside men’s bodies.
The pitch, by Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly, sold in the mid six figures. The duo are doing pretty well, as they sold another pitch last year called The Misadventures of Fluffy, which was also compared to The Hangover, and sees talking animals guiding and man on a road trip through New York.