Posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
Before Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, before Danny Glover and Mel Gibson, there was Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen. Well — in terms of movie-fiction history, anyway. Hart and Rogen are attached to play cops in an action-comedy pitch set in the post-World War II era, from former Late Show with David Letterman head writer Rodney Rothman. More details after the jump.
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How does “an ensemble comedy/horror hybrid set in deep space” sound, especially when the script in question is described as being similar to Zombieland? That’s the vague description for The Something, a spec script that has been picked up by Universal.
That pseudo-logline is one of three bullet points for this story, but the other two are probably more like inside baseball. For one, the writer is Rodney Rothman, who was the youngest head writer in the history of Late Night with David Letterman. Someone who is more familiar with the workings of a talk show writing stable could discuss how that is significant. And in a tough market for spec scripts — so tough that studios have recently bought very few that didn’t already have cast and director attachments — this one managed to sell. Does that mean it is good, or just seen as something easily marketable? [Variety]