Film director Brett Ratner, who was the center of controversy when he was dismissed as the Oscars broadcast producer earlier this year, is set to get involved with a high-profile project, reports New York Magazine, citing a story appearing in Variety.
Ratner is said to be close to a deal with Sony to produce and perhaps direct the film adaptation of the book "I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution," by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum.
The book is based on interviews with the people involved in the rise of MTV in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Jody Lambert is writing the film script.
Ratner has experience with music videos, having directed a slew of them, including videos for Mariah Carey, LL Cool J and Wu-Tang Clan. He’s producing the feature film with Jimmy Miller of Mosaic.
Ratner was ousted as producer of this year’s Oscars broadcast in a controversy over a gay slur, as reported previously.