2 items from 2006
Gareth Carrivick is directing the movie, which will be a Picturehouse release in association with BBC Films and HBO Films.
The script, written by Jamie Mathieson, follows three social outcasts -- two geeks and a cynic -- as they attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum in the middle of a British pub. Faris plays a girl from the future who sets the adventure in motion.
Neil Peplow and Justin Smith are producing via Dog Lamp Films Ltd.
Shooting is due to start next week in the U.K.
Faris, who starred in all four of the Scary Movie films, is attached to star in an untitled comedy about a centerfold for Happy Madison and Paramount. The project is based on her idea and is being written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith. Faris next appears in the indie feature Smiley Face as well as Mama's Boy opposite Jon Heder and Diane Keaton. »
Dimension Films has pre-emptively bought John Unholz's superhero spoof Comic Book: The Movie. The spec, which was bought for mid-six against seven figures, went out wide Thursday morning and was acquired by Dimension on Thursday night after drawing interest from multiple studios. Described as in the vein of the Scary Movie franchise and the recent boxoffice hit Date Movie, Comic Book is a spoof of comic book-based films. There are no producers or director attached yet. Alexander Franklin is shepherding for Dimension. Dimension, which has a history of success lampooning the horror genre with its Scary Movie franchise, also had been developing the satire Superhero! with Scary Movie 3 filmmakers David Zucker, Craig Mazin and Robert Weiss. That project has had no new movement in more than a year. Unholz, a former TV scribe who was a staff writer on WB Network's Hype, sold the TV pilot Operator Standing By to Happy Madison Prods. Comic Book marks his first foray into feature film writing. He is repped by manager Dave Chariton at Miners Mills Entertainment and attorney Mark Wetzstein. »
2 items from 2006
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