Walden Media has picked up Gene, a modern twist on the classic genie story from writer Randi Mayem Singer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walden is keeping most plot details under wraps, but company CEO Michael Bostick said that "Randi's pitch combines originality, humor, heart and broad appeal that all ages can enjoy. It is everything Walden embraces with family comedies."

No production date has been set.