McG (Terminator Salvation) is in negotiations to direct the action-comedy This Means War, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Starring Bradley Cooper and Reese Witherspoon, the film has a nice start but the news I like the most is who wrote it. Timothy Dowling, who was behind the underrated and hilarious Role Models, is responsible the most recent draft of the script.
The Fox film has been in production hell, but McG’s calendar opened up when the remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo was shelved by Disney. The synopsis as per THR:
The tale of best friends who are also spies and fall in love with the same woman (Witherspoon). The men’s bond disintegrates, and their ensuing battle escalates.
It’s not yet known when the film will be in front of the cameras, look for updates as we get them.