Director Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) has signed on to direct the family adventure pic Geek Dad, which the Gotham Group and Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films are partnering to produce.

The project is based on the book by Ken Denmead, which was released last year as "Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Pr-ojects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share." The author's second GeekDad book, "GeekDad's Guide to Weekend Fun" is scheduled for release next week.

No plot details have emerged.

No production date has been set.