Electric Boy Genius: John Lee Hancock to direct

Tue November 9, 2010 Return to Film News

  • John Lee Hancock ("The Blind Side") has been set to direct "Electric Boy Genius" for Walt Disney Pictures.

  • The story, based on on a 2002 GQ article by Andrew Corsello, follows Ryan Patterson who learned the power of electricity while still in diapers. He was building robots by the time he was in high school and developing innovations like an electronic sign-language translator. He won the 2001 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and that got him a job working in aerospace robotics for Lockheed Martin.

  • Doug Wright ("Quills") is writing the screenplay.

Source: Deadline
Related Titles: Electric Boy Genius