Which projects could be next for director Todd Phillips?
Todd Phillips is about to be a busy guy. The director has been making films for Warner Bros. since 2004s STARSKY & HUTCH. Now the studio has made a deal with Phillips keeping him on the lot until the end of 2013. Right now, his Green Hat Films banner is working on a third installment of THE HANGOVER franchise and PROJECT X is due out on March 2nd.
There are four other projects in the pipeline for Green Hat Films. These could also be possible films for Phillips to direct. Here are the details:
* An adaptation of the Tony D’Souza novel "Mule", about a young couple that turns to drug trafficking to scratch a living during the recession. Green Hat’s Phillips and Scott Budnick are producing with Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell’s Electric City Entertainment. They are out to writers.
*"Arms and the Dudes", based on a Guy Lawson Rolling Stone article that chronicled the unlikely rise of two stoners in Miami Beach who became big-time arms dealers, and suddenly had it all taken away by the Pentagon. Phillips and Budnick produce with Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff. Stephen Chin (I Rock Iraq) is in talks to write it.
* THE ISLAND, a project scripted by Due Date‘s Adam Sztykiel from a story by Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas; the logline’s being kept under wraps and Phillips will produce and Budnick exec producing.
* MILLION DOLLAR STRONG, a comedy based on the YouTube and FunnyOrDie web shorts by Mike O’Connell and The Hangover‘s Ken Jeong. Phillips is producing with Budnick and Management 360 is exec producing. O’Connell and Peter Kline (The Living Wake) are writing the script.