12 Days of Christmas: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio have been tapped to write 12 Days of Christmas for Universal Pictures and producer Lauren Shuler Donner. The project, which was already set up at Universal, is being reconceived, and the writing duo has been tapped to give it an overhaul.

Previously, "Christmas" revolved around Santa's reindeer but now is being geared to focus more on Santa's origin. It is being eyed as a Christmas franchise for the studio.

It is not their first outing in the holiday business on the big screen. They teamed on the Christmas-themed The Santa Clause 2, starring Tim Allen, for Buena Vista Pictures. Their other credits include Bubble Boy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and Planet Terry for New Line Cinema.

Brian B.