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‘Always Sunny’s’ Rob McElhenney to Write, Direct ‘Figment’ For Legendary

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‘Always Sunny’s’ Rob McElhenney to Write, Direct ‘Figment’ For Legendary

Deadline has learned that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator and co-star Rob McElhenney has closed a potentially seven-figure deal with Legendary Pictures to write, produce and direct Figment.

The film is a family action-adventure comparable to Goonies or E.T. about a hyper-imaginative boy and his family who have to deal with their worst fears given life. McElhenney sold the idea with four-minute test reel comprised of footage he shot for two Figment scenes and a 20-minute pitch; Legendary reportedly bought it then and there.

The film will mark McElhenney’s feature debut as both a director and screenwriter. The career development comes after 10 seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The show’s 11th season is expected to premiere in early 2015 on FXX.

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