Variety is reporting that director Peter Segal (Get Smart, 50 First Dates) is in talks to direct Neighborhood Watch for Twentieth Century Fox. The director was planning to film the sequel to Get Smart next, but the film has been postponed for the second in year in a row by Warner Bros. due to Carell’s interest in doing another film with Tina Fey or a spec script by Dan Fogelman. This now leaves Segal free to direct Neighborhood next, which will be written by Jared Stern (Bolt) and produced by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum). The film will tell the story of a newcomer to a community “who joins the neighborhood watch to only discover that there are supernatural elements afoot.” The project was originally going to be directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) with Will Ferrell set to star, but the duo have since moved on.
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