Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich, the scribes behind the year's Chicken Little, have reteamed with Disney to write a live-action picture called The Missing Link. The screenplay, which has not yet been written, was bought based entirely on the pitch the writers put together for the company. Let me tell you, this is one fantastic pitch - and I swear I'm not being sarcastic. Here, read it for yourself: the movie is "described as a monkey spy adventure in the vein of The Bourne Identity." I mean, holy crap.

Let's just unpack this, shall we? Monkey. Ok, that's not the best way to start, if only because it calls to mind Ed, that horrible Matt LeBlanc movie. But then it gets going. Spy. Awesome! Spies rule! Plus, they do well at the box office - maybe you've heard of a guy named James Bond? Adventure. Ok, cool. Could go either way, but some adventure movies are excellent. Then comes the real kicker: "in the vein of The Bourne Identity." And, suddenly, the whole thing just falls into place. Monkeys! Running around in Europe! Looking for their true selves! Driving cars! Killing people!

Friends, I don't want to jump the gun here, but I think we may have just found the next Snakes on a Plane.
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