Book Proposal with Long Title Becoming Movie

March 25, 2008


Rich, fat, secretly evil genius kids: you will finally get your story told on screen! Daily Show writer/producer Josh Lieb's cleverly-titled book proposal, I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President, has been picked up by Warner Bros., with self-nicknamed auteur McG producing. The story is as follows:

The premise centers on a chubby 13-year old boy who everybody assumes is the dumbest kid in the seventh grade. He really is an evil genius and the third-richest person on the planet, with a secret compound beneath his unsuspecting family's modest suburban home. He hides his identity to keep himself safe from his enemies and because he can't legally claim his empire until he turns 18.

The story concerns the boy's attempt to prove himself in the eyes of his do-gooder father by being elected class president. Unfortunately, the tactics he uses to stage coups in Central America prove to be less effective in running a middle-school campaign.

Lieb, who has also written for The Simpsons and News Radio, will be adapting himself. I probably won't even see it; the brief summary of the proposal for the book is almost always better than the movie.

Warners gets 'Evil' [Hollywood Reporter]

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