Herbie The Love Bug: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Red-hot comedy writing duo Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant have been tapped by the Walt Disney Co. to pen the redo of Herbie the Love Bug in a deal that comes close to the seven-figure mark, sources said.

The project has been in development at the studio for years, with various versions penned by such scribes as writing team Blake Snyder and Colby Carr as well as David Berenbaum. It is understood that the studio is scrapping all previous incarnations of the project to pick up the Lennon and Garant take, which puts Herbie in the world of NASCAR.

That project, lensing in Los Angeles, stars Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon for director Tim Story.

Stay tuned for more on this project...

Brian B.