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Josh Heald to Screech History Channel’s ‘Weak Aliens’ Film Adaptation for Legendary

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attends the premiere of Paramount Photos’ “Hot Bathtub Time Machine 2” at Regency Village Theatre on February 18, 2015 in Westwood, California.

Legendary has closed a deal for Counterbalance Leisure’s Josh Heald (“Cobra Kai”) to articulate a characteristic movie adaptation of The History Channel’s hit series “Weak Aliens,” the firm launched Wednesday.

“Weak Aliens” modified into once firstly developed for television by Prometheus Leisure and executive produced by the unhurried Kevin Burns. Details of the project are being saved below wraps, nonetheless the legend will doubtless be a two-handed, globe-spanning scamper that contains old internet sites and artifacts, confronting the theories and questions raised by the everyday docuseries. The movie adaptation will doubtless be written and executive produced by Luke Ryan.

“Helming my first characteristic with this same dream crew who believed in me very early in my occupation is incredibly particular,” Heald acknowledged in a commentary to TheWrap. “My companions and I are fired as a lot as create this legend legend with Mary, Cale and Luke. It’s a homecoming for me personally — and another brave step for Counterbalance Leisure.”

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Counterbalance Leisure’s Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Heald will create with Jon Jashni (“Lost in Condominium,” “Godzilla vs Kong”).

“Weak Aliens” is one of The History Channel’s longest working series, airing with reference to 200 episodes and reaching over 36 million total viewers. The point out has spawned a passionate fan scandalous, including over 50,000 followers who encourage the annual AlienCon, a convention based completely around Weak Astronaut Theorist discussions.

Luke Ryan’s writing credit comprise the sci-fi/legend traditional “The Chronicles of Amber” for Vince Newman Leisure and “Paradise Lost” for Legendary.

Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg are the creators, executive producers and showrunners of Netflix’s hit series “Cobra Kai,” which reimagined “The Karate Kid” for a brand recent viewers. Season 3 of “Cobra Kai” reached the discontinue of the streamer’s viewing checklist in 28 worldwide locations and topped the Nielsen chart. Heald furthermore wrote the “Hot Bathtub Time Machine” franchise for MGM, whereas Hurwitz and Schlossberg were unhurried Unusual Line’s standard “Harold & Kumar” movie franchise and the hit comedies “Blockers” and “American Reunion.”

Ryan is represented by Fourth Wall Management, Verve and The Nord Neighborhood.

Counterbalance Leisure is represented by CAA. Heald’s prison expert is Howard Abramson of Behr Abramson Levy. Hurwitz and Schlossberg’s prison expert is Adam Kaller of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Escape, Kaller & Gellman, L.L.P.

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