Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, writers of Zombieland, are set to make their directorial debut with a film entitled Doc and Howie for Montecito Pictures.
The original screenplay was written by TV writer-producer Steve Leff and garnered a lot of buzz when it was listed as one of the top twelve “most liked” reads on last year’s screenwriter Black List. Production will begin early this summer and the film will be released by Paramount.
The film is described as having a similar feel to the Harold and Kumar films. The story centers on the title characters who accidentally kill an elderly woman after they don't help her carry her groceries up the stairs. The unfortunate situation has a silver lining when they meet the woman’s hot granddaughters, and they struggle with deciding to tell the women the truth.
Ever since Zombieland was released Reese and Wernick have been in high demand and working like crazy. Aside from their directorial debut they are writing Zombieland 2, a G.I. Joe sequel and the Deadpool spinoff. In addition, Universal is developing their project Earth vs. Moon with producer Scott Stuber. They have also just set up the comic book adaptation Cowboy Ninja Viking for Disney.
I loved Zombieland and am excited for Zombieland 2 so this sounds like a film I might like. It reminds me a little of the feeling I got when seeing Don't Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead and can definitely see the comparison to Harold and Kumar. What are your thoughts of this news?