Paramount Pictures hasbrought Kevin Misher, the producer of The Interpreter and The Scorpion King, into the fold with a three-year first look deal.
Misher Films executivesPatrick Baker and Andrew Berman will join Misher at Paramount; the termcommences once Misher's deal with Universal Pictures expires.
Titles in developmentinclude an adaptation of Dan Zevin's comedic memoir The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions Of A Reluctant Grown-Up, and the family comedy Parents On Strike, which is being produced with Gavin O'Connor'sSolaris Entertainment. Additional projects for Paramount will be announcedshortly.
"We're thrilled that Kevinwill be joining us here at Paramount and bringing his fantastic producingsensibilities into our mix," studio president Gail Berman said.
"His track record forfinding great material speaks for itself and we look forward to developingprojects with him."
"I am tremendously excitedabout working with Paramount's dynamic new management team during thisimportant evolution in the studio's history," Misher added.
Misher is currentlydeveloping several projects for Universal, including the Marvel Comicsadaptation Submariner, the reallife crime drama Public Enemiesto be directed by Michael Mann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and ShariSpringer and Robert Pulcini's post-9/11 tale The Day The World Came To Town.
Misher, who left his post asUniversal's president of production in 2001 following senior stints at Sony andTri-Star Pictures, has several other projects in development at other studios.