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Aliens vs. Road Crew

03.01.2007
Is safety orange the new black? Yep, as far as Dreamworks is concerned. They’re literally taking the high concept of MEN IN BLACK to the streets – or, more accurately, under it. The studio has grabbed a script called THE SECRET LIVES OF ROAD CREWS, which (and this is truly how it’s being described) is about a “clandestine group of road crew workers who are the last line of defense against a subterranean alien race”.

So… the basic concept is that those guys with hardhats and exposed asscracks who you see regularly descending into manholes are actually going down to grapple with C.H.U.D.s and the monsters from TREMORS? Okay. Fascinating. Well… at least it’s not a remake! The peculiar pitch comes from writers Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott, who also have an action flick at New Line for STEP UP’s hunky hoofer Channing Tatum.

Extra Tidbit: Majestic 12 was supposedly the name of a secret government committee established after the 1947 Roswell incident to investigate alien encounters and suppress the information from the public.

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2:32PM on 03/01/2007

Hmmm

I'm not convinced that this will suck...

I can see the script now:

Charlie: "Hey Joe, get yer ass over here and run this jackhammer"

Joe [leaning on his shovel]: "Not my job"

[C.H.U.D. pokes its head out of a manhole. Joe quickly swings his shovel and decapitates it, then goes back to leaning on his shovel]

Joe : "THAT, however, IS my job"

I'm not convinced that this will suck...

I can see the script now:

Charlie: "Hey Joe, get yer ass over here and run this jackhammer"

Joe [leaning on his shovel]: "Not my job"

[C.H.U.D. pokes its head out of a manhole. Joe quickly swings his shovel and decapitates it, then goes back to leaning on his shovel]

Joe : "THAT, however, IS my job"

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