Disney and Stan Lee set-up three
Stan Lee, Disney set projects
Tiles are 'Nick Ratchet,' 'Blaze,' 'Tigress'
By Tatiana Siegel
April 1, 2008
Walt Disney Pictures and Stan Lee have set three projects that will be executive produced by Lee and Gill Champion and POW! Entertainment
The troika of projects will each be based on a story by Lee.
- "Nick Ratchet" will be written and directed by Richard LaGravenese, Larry Jacobson and Sonny Grossoare in talks to produce.
- "Blaze" will be written by Gary Goldman
- "Tigress" will be written by Zoe Green, State Street Pictures' Robert Tietel and George Tillman will produce.
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Lee and Champion said the projects are intended to be tentpoles with franchise potential, with the first installments intended to serve as an origin story that lays out the mythology of the plot and characters.
"I only hope Disney will have room at the theme park once they become the tentpole franchises that we envision them to be," Lee joked.
LaGravenese is attached to write and direct "Nick Ratchet," revolving around the exploits of a private eye. Sonny Grosso and Larry Jacobson are in talks to produce.
LaGravenese, repped by CAA, last wrote and directed "P.S. I Love You." He was nominated for an Oscar for writing "The Fisher King."
The action-adventure project "Blaze" is being written by Goldman ("Next"), who is repped by APA.
"Tigress" (working title) follows a woman who starts getting tiger-like instincts. It's being written by relative newcomer Zoe Green, with Teitel and Tillman producing.
Green, a Cambridge undergrad who attended UCLA's directing program, wrote for BBC's "Wolverine & the X-Men" cartoon series. She is repped by UTA and Energy Entertainment.
Brigham Taylor is overseeing the projects for Disney, while Todd Murata also is on board to shepherd "Blaze" and "Tigress."
Lee's POW! entered a multiyear first-look deal with Disney in June.