Director Ron Underwood (City Slickers, Tremors) is set to direct a new ski dramedy called Woodchucks. The story centers on a Vermont ski community attempting to prevent a corporate resort designer from taking over their mountain (so, Out Cold?). The script was written by Len Britton (Precious Find) and Rick Parks (Ever After), and Risky Business reports that filming is set to get underway next ski season in Vermont. Here’s what Underwood had to say regarding the project:
“It’s been a long time since Downhill Racer, and while Woodchucks is certainly a lighter tone, it has the makings of the first exciting narrative ski movie in a long time. I’m an avid skier and I can’t wait to showcase the sport.”
After a string of successes, Underwood was put in a bit of a director’s doghouse after the disastrous Eddie Murphy vehicle The Adventures of Pluto Nash. He’s been busy helming various TV movies and series (Heroes, Ugly Betty, Castle).