Variety reports that a new screenwriting team has been brought in to take a whack at Dreamworks’ update of "Matt Helm," the spy-spoof franchise that starred Dean Martin back in the 60s. The Dean Martin movies were very loosely based on the 27 dead-serious spy novels by Donald Hamilton.
Dreamworks first announced the project back in 2002 with director Robert Luketic ("Legally Blonde") at the, um, helm. It’s been in development hell ever since. The "new contemporary take" will be written by Michael
Brandt and Derek