Justin Lin to Direct Sci-Fi Comedy called SUBDIVISION
Universal Pictures has acquired a spec script for a sci-fi comedy called Subdivision. The movie was written by Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles, and Fast Five director Justin Lin is set to produce and direct the film project.
There's no word on what the story of the film will be, it comes from one of the same writers (Jurgenson) that brought us Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, which could give you an idea of the kind of comedy we'll see in the movie. I absolutely loved Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and it'd be awesome if this new movie turned out just as good. Variety points out that this is the second major spec sale this year for Jurgenson and Ankeles, who also sold a sci-fi script to Paramount earlier this year called Hyperdrive.
Lin is currently hard at work directing the sixth film in the Fast and Furious franchise. He's also attached to direct a movie about the L.A. Riots, a film called Lone Wolf and Cub, and an adaptation of David the Henry Hwang Broadyway play Chinglish.
It will be interesting to see what comes of this new film.