EXCLUSIVE: The studio is developing the original script with Brit writer and director team George Kay and Jim Field Smith (She’s Out Of My League). School of Horrors is being pitched as “Home Alone in Hogwarts.” A schoolboy’s parents go on holiday, abandoning him in a haunted school. Paramount hopes to shoot in 2011. Kay’s deal was negotiated by Philip d’Amecourt at WME and Trevor Engelson of Underground Films in Los Angeles and Tally Garner of Curtis Brown in London. Field Smith is currently in post on Butter, starring Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Garner, for The Weinstein Company.

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