Variety, the Wall Street Journal of Hollywood, is reporting today more on the proposed Jay Moriarity film. It was announced earlier this week that Curtis Hanson of “LA Confidential” fame was going to take on the story of the late Santa Cruz surfing savant.
Variety has reported that the film will be called “Mavericks” after the surf break at which Moriarity gained his national fame as a 16-year-old wonderboy. Reportedly, Hanson and his producers at Walden Media are already consulting with visual effects specialists for the best way to shoot scenes at Mavericks (or Maverick’s).
Also, no casting decisions have been yet, and Walden (“The Bridge to Terabithia”) is hoping to begin production by the end of year.
Of course, this film might also settle the disputed spelling of this troublesome word. We’ll see.