Deadline EXCLUSIVE: If you’re a studio not named Disney, you never have enough branded film franchises. They are hard to hatch, but they are the life blood of studios trying to change their station on a global scale. Paramount is sure trying to hatch one with the Ology series of 13 books: the studio has some of the top screenwriters of the moment in a room with Akiva Goldsman, who’s overseeing the whole thing and producing through his Weed Road banner.
Taking part in the writers room right now are Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle scribe Jeff Pinkner; Pulitzer Prize-winning Kavalier and Clay author Michael Chabon; Kingkiller Chronicle scribe Lindsey Beer; Black Panther and People Vs. OJ Simpson scribe Joe Robert Cole; Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel scribe Nicole Perlman; and Christina Hodson, who emerged from a Transformers writers room awhile ago with the job scripting the spinoff movie Bumblebee, which Paramount releases December 21.
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