Jonah Hill to direct “The Kitchen Sink” starring zombies, humans, vampires … and aliens

March 2, 2011 | Posted By In General News | 824 Views

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From acting in laugh out loud comedies and indie dramadies, to writing the remake of a hit 80s tv show, Jonah Hill has been wowing audiences (and Sony Productions) since his breakout role in 2008’s Superbad. And now he’s planning to maybe wow them from behind the camera, as Deadline reveal that the first time director is in talks to take the helm of The Kitchen Sink, a black-listed comedy from script writer Oren Uziel, “about the unlikely alliance between a high school-aged vampire, zombie and human as they try to save their town from invading aliens.”

Sounds very The Breakfast Club meets Zombieland to us! The project will be produced by Matt Tolmach who has previously stated his love for the script, telling Deadline “I love high school movies … [the film is] more in the spirit of The Breakfast Club than anything, [in an early scene there are] two kids are running from zombies. Those zombies suddenly are attacked by vampires. Just when they are all facing off, there’s a bright light overhead. You realize the aliens have landed and these groups have to band together, suppress the urge to kill each other, and it becomes thematically the enemy of my enemy is my friend. That makes it different than your usual zombie, vampire, or alien movie. I know from experience how quickly scripts either get bought or not, and it often has no bearing on whether they’re good or not. This one is like the talented kid passed over in the first round of the draft. Thank goodness for the Black List.”

Hill is currently a favourite over at Sony Pictures where he is co-writing 21 Jump Street (as well as co-starring alongside Channing Tatum), as well as co-starring with Brad Pitt in Moneyball, another Sony production.


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