Phil Lord and Chris Miller (the writers/directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) are in talks to direct Bob the Musical for Disney. The premise is a dandy: Bob is a regular guy who, “after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts as his reality is instantly turned into a musical.” According to Risky Business, Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) is writing the music and lyrics. Several writers — Mike Bender, Babaloo and Lowell Ganz — and directors — Adam Shankman and Mark Waters — have been attached to Bob. Lord and Miller reportedly plan to bring in a new writer for a fresh take. Following the surprise (but totally welcome) success of Cloudy, Lord and Miller have boarded a pair of high profile projects: a reboot of 21 Jump Street starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and the Lego movie.
Hit the jump for a taste of what a Lord/Miller-directed Bob might look like, by way of the Scrubs musical. Not only is a blow to the head the inciting incident, but Lord and Miller co-created the daffy Clone High with Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence.