Sean Anders and John Morris, ("Sex Drive") adapted the story which Jared Stern re-wrote. It follows Mr. Popper (Carrey), a house painter whose dreams of Arctic exploration prompt him to write letters to real explorers. One of them sends him a penguin, which he keeps in the icebox.
Before he knows it, the painter has a litter of twelve beaked birds. They eat voraciously, leading him to form Popper's Performing Penguins, a stage act that goes on tour and creates mayhem at every stop.
The new version will have Carrey portraying a New York businessman who receives a half-dozen penguins rather than just the one.
Production kicks off this October in New York.