With his latest project currently in the negotiations stage, it looks like A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas director Todd Strauss-Schulson is adding another picture to his directing list. According to Variety, Strauss-Schulson has signed on to direct the horror comedy Final Girls for New Line.
Sideways‘ Michael London and his Groundswell Production Company will produce with the help of Jocelyn Hayes-Simpson, with Mark Fortin and Josh Miller writing the script.
The project has been “described as a mix between Back to the Future and Friday the 13th” which will follow a young girl mourning the death of her mother, who was a 1980’s “scream queen.” After traveling back in time to the world of her mother’s most famous horror flick, the young girl and her mother reunite to fight off the film’s main villain.
Although I’m a little skeptical at how well the script will turn out, this project is definitely the most original movie I’ve heard about in a long time in this genre. I’m a fan of both Back to the Future and Friday the 13th, so I’m also interested in seeing how Strauss-Schulson will deal with the horror/comedy genre since we’ve only seen his talent be used in one of those aspects, heavily, on Harold & Kumar 3D.
What are you initial thoughts on Final Girls?
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