Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Golberg have been chosen to rewrite 20th Century Fox’s “Neighborhood Watch”. The project was originally slated to be a Will Ferrell vehicle, and though the initial momentum stalled out somewhere along the line, hiring the hot-right-now duo of Rogen and Goldberg thrusts the film back into people’s minds.
The plot behind “Neighborhood Watch”
concerns 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 material sounds like it is right up Rogen and Goldberg’s alley, they have a handle on suburban, slacker comedy, and give their material enough of a juvenile twist to keep it from getting stale. I’m sure that “Neighborhood Watch” will be funny, an probably contain some weed jokes. The pair have found quite a bit of success with films like “Superbad” and “Pineapple Express”. Their upcoming “Green Hornet” is generating lots of hype, though I’m still most excited for the rumored full length “Jay and Seth Versus The Apocalypse”. Pete Segal (“Get Smart”, “Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult”) will direct the comedy.