Safety Last!: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Gordon will produce Safety Last for Columbia Pictures, which has picked up writer Keith Bunin's pitch.

The contemporary take, a love story, will be loosely based the Lloyd classic, which centers on a store clerk who organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building but is forced to make the perilous climb himself.

The new version is expected to feature elaborate, choreographed physical comedy that was the trademark of the silent pictures.

Brian B.