On paper, The Watch should be the kind of movie to give this writer a headache and strong hopes for the death of Hollywood; previews, however, only make me think some pretty good things are coming to theaters next week. Consider it fair, then, when I read that two of its main stars, Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill, will reteam on another comedy and I think, “let’s have at it.”
Specifically, THR tells us they’ll also reunite with Watch‘s producer, Shawn Levy, on Aloha, a Hawaii-set comedy that found its basis in an idea from Hill. Furthermore, the same story alleges that Nicholas Stoller — someone who displayed their Hawaii skills with Forgetting Sarah Marshall — has entered talks to pen the screenplay. Should his work prove satisfactory, and so long as everyone can make their schedules work, Aloha is certainly happening.
That’s the extent of our knowledge on the project at this moment; my condolences if you’d like to know more. Nevertheless, what’s here is a good start in the development process — so long as we both agree their upcoming alien movie looks much funnier than most of the summer’s other fare — so Aloha might, amazingly, be worth keeping your eyes peeled for.
Hill and Stiller can be seen in The Watch when it opens on July 27th.
What’s the potential behind Aloha, as it stands right now? Have you been amused by early materials for their first team-up?
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