Chronicle Scribe To Make His Directorial Debut With Me Him Her
Beyond being the son of famous director John Landis, Max Landis finally made his first big step in Hollywood when he wrote the hit found footage superhero movie Chronicle. The film was a big hit for its budget, bringing in $126 million internationally while spending only $12 million. He's now, of course, hard at work scripting Chronicle 2, but now he has another big project on the horizon: his directorial debut.
Sources have told Variety that Landis is now getting set to helm Me Him Her, a film that the trade describes as "Reality Bites on acid." The film, which is being financed by Big Beach Films, is about a group of young friends, one of whom is struggling to understand their own sexuality. Landis will reportedly be exploring themes of sex, love and friendship with the movie and will emphasize "that conceptions of self should be flexible."
Landis is currently casting the movie, but keeping all other details about the production under wraps. Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub are already on board to produce and the film is looking to get cameras rolling by the spring or summer of 2013. Right now it all depends on Landis' "prior commitments."
And Landis has much more on his plate than just Chronicle 2. He also wrote a script about Frankenstein (which is one of seven or so projects about the monster currently making its way through Hollywood) that Paul McGuigan is attached to direct; is serving as a producer on the film Woogles with Timur Bekmambetov; and is developing an action comedy called Good Time Gang with Jonah Hill and Mark Wahlberg.
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