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Zombieland writers kill an old lady in their directorial debut

11.22.2010

Have Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick successfully cloned themselves? The ZOMBIELAND writers have been on a genre script tear since their first hit film, since writing VENOM, GI JOE 2, DEADPOOL and COWBOY NINJA VIKING. Unhappy with just writing awesome films though, Reese and Wernick have done what most writers eventually do: they've turned to directing.

The duo will make their directorial debut with DOC AND HOWIE an upcoming comedy originally written by Steve Leff (sure to get a rewrite by Reese/Wernick). Once titled DOC AND HOWIE WHACK A GRANNY, the film is pretty much as that ill-fated title describes it. Two goofball teens accidentally "kill" an elderly neighbor when they don't help her up the stairs with her groceries. When the old lady's hot granddaughters show up looking for a shoulder to cry on, the dudes eventually realize they're going to have to tell the babes the truth about their involvement.

At first glance the film sounds like a half-asses DUDE, WHERE'S MY HAROLD AND KUMAR? but Reese and Wernick are a little too slick for something that derivative. I'm not sure what it is yet but there's got to be something here that I'm missing.

Ivan Reitman's Montecito will produce the film for Paramount.

Extra Tidbit: Reese and Wernick did uncredited script work on MONSTERS, INC.
Source: THR

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1:13AM on 11/23/2010
I like this writing team a lot (so far). I can only hope that Zombieland wasn't a fluke.
I like this writing team a lot (so far). I can only hope that Zombieland wasn't a fluke.
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6:50PM on 11/22/2010

Read(reading) deadpool script

these guys are freaking amazing. I hope to god they get this movie made
these guys are freaking amazing. I hope to god they get this movie made
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3:41PM on 11/22/2010
The fate of this movie is dependent entirely on the cast. If they hire two good leads and two likable hotties, I'm in. If not, I'm not. Pretty simple.
The fate of this movie is dependent entirely on the cast. If they hire two good leads and two likable hotties, I'm in. If not, I'm not. Pretty simple.
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3:21PM on 11/22/2010
Oh no no, don't be so foolish.

It's DUDE, WHERE'S MY WEEKEND AT HAROLD & KUMAR'S?
Oh no no, don't be so foolish.

It's DUDE, WHERE'S MY WEEKEND AT HAROLD & KUMAR'S?
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11:35AM on 11/22/2010
Does anyone else find it weird how we are getting a Spider Man reboot only after a couple of years of SP3 AND a Venom movie?
Does anyone else find it weird how we are getting a Spider Man reboot only after a couple of years of SP3 AND a Venom movie?
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1:59PM on 11/22/2010
They wrote the Venom script. That doesn't mean anything. Tons of scripts are out there that will never go into production. Usually done to retain the rights to a film before they lapse and to avoid anybody else getting their hands on the property and doing a better job at making a successful movie out of it.
They wrote the Venom script. That doesn't mean anything. Tons of scripts are out there that will never go into production. Usually done to retain the rights to a film before they lapse and to avoid anybody else getting their hands on the property and doing a better job at making a successful movie out of it.
11:34AM on 11/22/2010
Movie doesn't sound like too much of anything, but with these guys anything they do is worth keeping an "eye on".

Would also love to read their Deadpool script.
Movie doesn't sound like too much of anything, but with these guys anything they do is worth keeping an "eye on".

Would also love to read their Deadpool script.
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11:10AM on 11/22/2010
Has anyone read their DEADPOOL script? I'd love to know if they nailed it or not.
Has anyone read their DEADPOOL script? I'd love to know if they nailed it or not.
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11:33AM on 11/22/2010
Same here
Same here
6:48PM on 11/22/2010
I am reading it now actually..I never laughed so hard in my life just by reading a script..i just finished the first scene...all i can say is deadpool+Gwen Stefanie=fucking win
I am reading it now actually..I never laughed so hard in my life just by reading a script..i just finished the first scene...all i can say is deadpool+Gwen Stefanie=fucking win
6:20AM on 11/23/2010
Haha, awesome! That's good news (at least for the first scene).
Haha, awesome! That's good news (at least for the first scene).
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