CAPE Congratulates Justin Lin on BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL and “Scorpion”

Justin LinJustin Lin has acquired the narrative remake rights of the Sundance documentary BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL. Lin, who will produce and self-finance via his Perfect Storm banner, beat out several pursuers for remake rights, including Columbia Pictures, Fox Searchlight and DreamWorks.

Also, CBS has given a pilot order to “Scorpion” from Lin, Nick Santora, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. Inspired by the true story of hacker Walter O’Brien, CEO of global think tank Scorpion Computer Services and the man with the fourth-highest documented IQ, who became a “real-life Professor X”.