Netflix has acquired the family adventure film “Teddy and the Guardians of the Night” based on a famous illustration from Greek artist Alex Panagopoulos depicting a stuffed teddy bear protecting a child sleeping soundly. A new screenplay will be written by Josh Stolberg and Bobby Florsheim after being originally written by Luke Passmore.
In Teddy and the Guardians of the Night, stuffed teddy bears from around the world secretly come to life in order to protect children everywhere from all the things that go bump in the night.
Partners for over two decades, Bobby Florsheim and Josh Stolberg splashed onto the scene with the multi-million dollar spec sale of Passion of the Ark, which was eventually developed into Evan Almighty. Together they wrote Manwitch for Todd Phillips, as well as the Black List comedy The Spellman Files for Laura Ziskin. Solo, Florsheim has written film projects for Michael Keaton, Mike Meyers and John Davis, while Stolberg has made a name for himself in horror, having co-written Piranha 3D and the upcoming Saw film, Spiral, starring Chris Rock and Sam Jackson, as well as the upcoming Elizabeth Banks starrer Prince film Queen For A Day.