Based on a 2006 Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie (Thorne), a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie (Schwarzenegger) and they embark on a summer romance. A September shooting start is planned.
John Rickard and Zack Schiller, who are collaborating on the Fletch redo with Jason Sudeikis at Relativity, are producing. David Boies, James McGough, Alan Ou, Hiroki Shirota and Speer executive producing. Devin Andre will co-produce. WME Global is handling the domestic sale.