Ben Stiller to Direct Fox Horror Film THE MOUNTAIN from REALITY BITES Scribe

     October 20, 2011

ben-stiller-fox-slice

20th Century Fox has acquired the spec script The Mountain for Ben Stiller to direct. The script comes from Helen Childress, who also wrote Stiller’s 1994 feature directorial debut Reality Bites. Deadline reports that The Mountain is a horror project based on characters from Edith Wharton’s novel Summer. Set in the 1900s, the story centers on “a young woman who struggles to confront her destiny after stumbling upon a mysterious object that forces her to examine the secrets of her past.” The tone is said to be along the lines of Rosemary’s Baby.

While the dramatic material may seem an odd fit for Stiller, the comedic actor had previously been attached to direct Aaron Sorkin’s political drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 (though word on that project has been mum for quite some time). He’s also developing a remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which he’ll direct and star in. Then there’s Zoolander 2 that he plans to direct, though Paramount is dragging their feet in bringing that project to fruition. For shame, Paramount, for shame.

Around The Web

Latest News

POINT BREAK Gets Reimagined in New Featurette Celebrating The Extreme Stunts

Go behind the scenes of the impressive stuntwork with a new featurette for Warner Bros. 'Point Break' remake.

KUNG FURY: Insane 80s Throwback Action Comedy Released Online

David Sandberg's over-the-top homage features Arcade-robots, ninjas, vikings, Hitler, and The Hoff.

Will Forte Joins Key and Peele Movie KEANU; Plot Details Revealed

Key and Peele play friends who decide to pose as gangsters in order to retrieve their stolen cat.

ALOHA Review

Say ‘goodbye’ to Cameron Crowe’s latest film and possibly his career.

SAN ANDREAS Review

It’s not “The Rock vs. The Earthquake”; It’s “Dwayne Johnson and an Earthquake”, and that’s good enough despite a selfish “hero”.

Make-Up Legend Rick Baker Is Retiring; Cites Studios Wanting “Cheap and Fast” Over Quality

We've not only lost an icon, but an entire artform is in danger of becoming extinct.

Director Kyle Newman Talks BARELY LETHAL, His PG-13 Battle, Assembling the Cast, and More

Plus his thoughts on High School movies, his first cut, and doing the film independently.

Poster Roundup: ANT-MAN, LONDON HAS FALLEN and TED 2

Big bullets, big explosions and ... Ted.

FAST & FURIOUS 8: Vin Diesel Shares Promo Poster Teasing New Location

Things might be getting significantly more violent in the eighth installment of the immensely popular franchise.

Watch: THE COMEDIANS Star Josh Gad Plays “Save or Kill”

Plus he talks about his first TV crush, his hidden talents, the worst job he’s ever had, and more.

Page 1 of 3,96912345...102030...Last »