Pool Rats has just been optioned by Walt Disney Pictures. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy will be directed by Andy Fickman. Fickman is currently writing the script with Nichole Millard and Kathryn Price.
The story is a semi-autobiographical take on Fickman's experiences coaching the local swim team. He claims that the summer he spent doing that chanced his life forever. Thought the real events that take place in the script actually happened back in 1980, the movie will take place in present-day Los Angeles. It will be a comedy in the same vein as Meatballs and Little Darlings.
The film doesn't currently have a start date.