Benson Lee has been set to adapt his award-winning breakdancing documentary Planet B-Boy into a full-length feature for Screen Gems and Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 2007 documentary focused on the international world of B-boying, commonly known in the U.S. as breakdancing. Although the urban dance waned in popularity stateside after peaking in the 1980s, it has evolved and thrived in countries including Japan, South Korea, France and Germany, where in underground form it became more aggressive and athletic. "Bionic b-boying" is how Lee described it.
The doc followed dancers from several continents, culminating in a competition between crews from 18 nations vying for title of world champion at the annual Battle of the Year finals in Berlin.
The new "B-Boy" will tell the story of a legendary b-boy crew that must return to its roots to reclaim the world championship by competing against the top international breakdancing teams. The take is described as 8 Mile meets The Warriors.
The studio is looking for a writer.
No production date has been set.