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.