Disney has hired Jonathan Mostow to direct its remake of SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, according to VARIETY. Mostow will also rewrite Greg Poirier first draft with Sam Montgomery, Mostow's writing partner on his directorial efforts, BREAKDOWN and U-571. Mandeville's David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce the flick.
The remake will take the tale of the shipwrecked family back to the book's 19th-century period.
The film is set to go before cameras in Australia next year. Disney svp Karen Glass is overseeing.