DreamWorks has hired Steven Spielberg to direct what is described as a “fantasy biopic” based on the life of voice actor Frank Welker.
The Curious Case of Frank Welker tells the true story of how Frank as a young boy befriends a leprechaun who for reasons unknown stabs him in the throat with a magical dagger. The injury causes Frank to develop magical superpowers which cause his voice to move forward and backward through time, and even to change genders. As he enters puberty, he begins to morph into various monsters, monkeys, robots, and other species.
Danny DeVito guest stars as The Leprechaun, and Andy Dick as the voice of the magical dagger.
The film is slated to open in theaters October 2010.