Joe Dante to Direct Anton Yelchin in BURYING THE EX
The Burbs director Joe Dante is set to direct a big screen adaptation of the short film Burying the Ex. The full-length feature will star Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga), Anton Yelchin (Fright Night), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson, Texas Chainsaw 3D), and Oliver Cooper (Project X).
According to The Wrap, the story "follows Max (Yelchin) and Evelyn (Greene) as their relationship takes a nose dive once they move in together. Max discovers how controlling and manipulative Evelyn is but he’s too scared to break up with her. When fate steps in and Evelyn dies in a freak accident, newly-single Max prepares to move on with Olivia (Daddario). His romantic life becomes complicated when Evelyn rises from the grave and sets out to get her boyfriend back, even if that means turning him into one of the undead."
I've enjoyed the films that Dante has made over the course of his career. Some of his other films include Gremlins, The Howling, Explorers, Inner Space, and most recently, a film called The Hole.