Hollywood is breathing new life into a once dead project. Back in May of 2009 we reported that Will Ferrell was in talks to star in a suburban comedy called Neighborhood Watch with David Dobkin directing. Over time the project never got off the ground and stayed in limbo, that is until 20th Century Fox tapped comedic scribes Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to rewrite the script.
Rogen and Goldberg already have several notable titles on their resume in the screenwriting department including 2007′s Superbad and the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Green Hornet (both co-star Rogen). The story for Neighborhood Watch initially centered on “a suburban “neighborhood watch” group, actually a front for dads to get some male bonding time away from the family. Things go awry when the group accidentally uncovers a plot bent on destroying the world.”
The original screenplay was written by Jared Stern. Dobkin, Shawn Levy (who’s producing), and Peter Segal have all been attached to direct the film at some point but at the moment that’s no longer the case. The studio hasn’t found anyone to helm it yet but they’re on the lookout.
What do you think of Rogen and Goldberg rewriting Neighborhood Watch?