Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer has been hired for Sony's live-action adaptation of Valiant's Archer & Armstrong, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio has been tapped to write, with Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, and Valiant CEO/CCO Dinesh Shamdasani producing.
This is a change from the original plans for an Archer & Armstrong film first announced in 2014. At the time, it was reported that Valiant had hired screenwriter BenDavid Grabinski to write a screenplay before shopping it to interested studios.
According to THR, this Archer & Armstrong film is seperate from Sony's pre-existing five-picture deal with Valiant.