Writer announced for upcoming Hardy Men movie.

Back in Febuary, I wrote about the upcoming Hardy boys movie. The film will be called The Hardy Men and feature the detecting brothers as adults. Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise will star.

Now a new writer has been announced.

Simon Kinberg will handling script duties. Kinberg has previously written Mr. & Mrs. Smith, XXX 2: The Next Level and X-Men: The Last Stand.

As I understand it, Kinberg will be writing a completely new story for the film.

Mark Perez, proud author of the screenplay of 2005’s Herbie Fully Loaded, had written a previous draft.

While I did enjoy Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the addition of the writer of X-Men III and XXX 2 does little to make me think this will be anything other than a train wreck.

The Hardy Men will feature the brothers, now grown up and estranged, reuniting to solve a crime.

Shawn Levy (The Pink Panther remake, Cheaper by the Dozen remake) will be directing.