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Jonah Hill May Direct Kitchen Sink, A Human/Vampire/Zombie Vs. Aliens Tale

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Jonah Hill May Direct <i>Kitchen Sink</i>, A Human/Vampire/Zombie Vs. Aliens Tale

You may know Jonah Hill best from comedies such as Superbad and Get Him to the Greek, but the actor has been gradually pushing himself in a more business-oriented direction, with co-writing and producing credits to go along with his starring role in the upcoming adaptation of 21 Jump Street. Now he’s in negotiations to make his directorial debut on a movie called The Kitchen Sink, Deadline reports.

Get ready, kids. This one’s a little bit strange.

Sink is 2010 Black List script from Oren Uziel, who was reported to be working on a new Mortal Kombat movie quite awhile ago, long before Kevin Tancheroen’s upcoming web series took form. The story centers on an unlikely alliance formed between a high school-age human, vampire and zombie, who team up to face off against an invading alien menace.

It’s a totally wacky concept, but it just might work with Hill’s sensibilities. There’s a quote from producer Matt Tolmach in which he explains why he was drawn to the script by way of an early scene description. Sounds good to me!

I love high school movies, and sparked to the authenticity of these characters. It’s more in the spirit of The Breakfast Club than anything, but you get an idea of the title in an early scene where 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.

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