DreamWorks Animation is developing new untitled ghost project planned to release in the fourth-quarter of 2012.

The project, referred to internally as Boo U, recently picked up writer Jon Vitti (The Simpsons Movie), who will pen the screenplay. The story line centers on a ghost who is bad at his job and must return to ghost school.

The project will be directed by Tony Leondis (Igor) and executive produced by Gil Netter and Courtney Pledger.

In late May, DWA CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, whose contract recently was extended to 2013, said a "supersecret ghost project" was on the books for a potential late-2012 slot.

The ghost picture is planned to hit theaters Nov. 12, 2012.