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Frakes To Direct 'Clockstoppers'

By Christian
May 30, 2000 - 9:14 PM

According to an article at Space.com, Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker) has signed on to direct 'Clockstoppers', a sci-fi comedy from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. The film is aimed at younger viewers, as the Nickelodeon participation already hints, and tells the story of an inventor who accidentally speeds up his son and several of his juvenile friends.

The studios involved could not yet give a release date for the film, as it is hindered by Frakes' extremely busy schedule, including 'Roswell', 'Star Trek X' and several other projects. In addition, casting for the film still has to begin.

The project itself has actually been in development since 1993, when Dennis Dugan (later director of 'Big Daddy') was scheduled to direct the film. After the film was progressing very slowly, Dugan abandoned the project, and it's been in limbo for nearly two years now. The film's script (which according to the IMDB listing was worked on by 5 writers already) is currently being rewritten by David Weiss and J. David Stern, who also wrote 'The Rugrats Movie'.

The original Space.com report can be found here.

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