Revolution Studios has acquired an untitled comedy pitch that will star Tony Hawk, arguably the most influential skateboarder of all time.
Hawk will also executive produce the project alongside producers Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Ed Decter and John Strauss, the quartet behind Revolution’s upcoming Decter-directed feature “The New Guy,” which features Hawk playing himself.
The pitch’s plot, to be written by Ralph Sall, is being closely guarded but is said to center on a road trip and will showcase Hawk’s skateboarding abilities in the hopes of bringing in an extreme-sports audience.
Hawk’s production company 900 Films might also receive a producing credit on the film. The name of the company stems from the skateboarding term “900,” which is a midair 360-degree spin done 2 1/2 times. The move only existed in theory until Hawk became the first person to accomplish it when he landed it live at the 1999 Summer X Games. He repeated it at the MTV Sports and Music Awards.
Hawk is repped by WMA and is managed by his sister Pat Hawk. He has made numerous appearances as himself or a skateboarder in commercials, TV shows and films, including HBO’s “Arli$$” and the features “Gleaming the Cube” and “Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.”
Hawk next appears as himself in the upcoming Disney fall movie “Max Keeble’s Big Move.” Earlier this year he won the inaugural ESPN Action Sports Achievement Award for his skateboarding, which has included the invention of more than 80 tricks. He also wrote the autobiography “Hawk: Occupation Skateboarder” and is the creator of the video game series “Tony Hawk Pro Skater,” for which a third installment is due out this year.