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EXCLUSIVE: Studio71 has picked up the film rights to MakerForce 5, a new live-action family adventure movie based on the original idea from Michael Younesi director and executive producer of Netflixs educational comedy series Project Mc2 Michael Younesi. The plot follows five kids – a gamer, a comic book geek, an inventor, a skater and a martial artist – who must band together and use their unique skills, knowledge of sci-fi mythology, and an arsenal of homemade gadgets to fight off a mysterious invasion that happens after all of their towns parents suddenly disappear.

Younesi attached to write and direct the features as well as produce along with Studio71. The film will project for Younesis Gadget Studios, along with Isaac Larian of MGA, the toy brand behind LOL Surprise Dolls and Brats.

“We are excited to bring the MakerForce 5 to life,” said Michael Schreiber, President, Scripted Content, Studio71. “We are always looking for the most compelling stories for our growing slate and the science fiction genre that MakerForce 5 encompasses along with its heartwarming story is a perfect mix that will translate to the big screen.”

Younesi is repped by Zero Gravity Management and attorney Adam Kaller.

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