Chris Columbus in Talks to Direct THE SECRET LIVES OF ROAD CREWS

     September 23, 2011

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I guess Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, and Mrs. Doubtfire will carry director Chris Columbus forever (the Harry Potter movies don’t count; they were successful because they were Harry Potter).  Despite having almost three times as many flops as hits, Columbus continues to get work.  He’s attached to direct a remake of the Korean comedy Hello Ghost and now Deadline reports that he’s in talks for the action comedy The Secret Lives of Road Crews.  The story is “about a clandestine group of road crew workers who are the last line of defense against a subterranean alien race.”  I expect and demand plenty of traffic cone-based humor.

Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott wrote the original script, Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II) did a rewrite and now the script is out again to writers for a new rewrite.  To the writer that gets the gig, remember: that “Stop/Slow” is comedy gold.

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