Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg Hired To Rewrite Neighborhood Watch
While there are plenty out there that would be more than happy to disagree, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may be two of the better comedy writers working today. The long-time friends have written two films together (Superbad and Pineapple Express) that were both loved by critics and fans and should the buzz be any indication, The Green Hornet may fall in line as well. Now the pair has found their newest project.
Twentieth Century Fox has hired Rogen and Goldberg to do rewrite work on the comedy Neighborhood Watch, according to THR. The film is about a neighborhood watch group that is actually a way for dads to get away from their families for a break. When the group discovers a plot to destroy the world, however, things get serious. The project was originally meant to be helmed by Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin with Will Ferrell as the star, but that's obviously no longer the case. With the hiring of Rogen and Goldberg, it is expected that the film will become a priority for the studio.
I've never really been able to understand why Rogen fell out of public favor so quickly. While Funny People wasn't the film that everybody was expecting, the man is consistently part of solid projects. Really all one can do is chock it up to audience fatigue (the man has been in 13 movies in the past three years). With any luck, people will once again realize just how talented he is and start enjoying his projects again.
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