HAROLD & KUMAR Director to Helm Horror Comedy FINAL GIRLS

     November 21, 2011

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One of the big surprises of the year (at least for me), was the enthusiastically positive critical response to A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. I figured fans of the series would enjoy the pic, but the goofy spirit of the duo’s Christmas adventure seemed to enrapture critics across the country. Hot off the success of that film, director Todd Strauss-Schulson has landed the horror comedy Final Girls. Described as a mix between Back to the Future and Friday the 13th, the film centers on a young girl mourning the loss of her mother who was a scream queen in the 1980s. “When she and her friends are mysteriously sucked into the world of her mother’s most famous horror movie, Max is reunited with her mom and must face the pic’s crazed killer.”

Variety reports that the script was written by Mark Fortin and Josh Miller, and New Line plans to distribute. The concept is definitely out there, but with the right tone I think it could be a really fun horror comedy (full disclosure: I’m an unabashed fan of the similarly plotted Stay Tuned). Harold & Kumar was the director’s feature debut, so I’m excited to see where he goes from here.

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