Reno 911! is one of the shows I’ve always loved when it was on, but never kept up with. It seemed to go on forever, but upon research, I was surprised to hear it ended after only six seasons. Creators and stars Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are genuinely hilarious, especially with their diverting Miami-based movie on the series, and now Deadline reports that they are planning a new feature.
The planned Summit Entertainment comedy is titled The Wee McGinty and has just been “creatively taken over” by the duo. They will re-write Mark Gibson and Phil Halprin‘s original script. Garant will direct (as he did with Reno 911!: Miami and Balls of Fury). Lennon will have a “major supporting role.” The comedy has been described as “Bourne Identity, but plug in a leprechaun instead of Matt Damon.” Check out an extended synopsis below.
The height-challenged wish-granter loses his memory, and settles in with a group of Chicago firefighters. That bliss is threatened when he is discovered by his paramilitary leprechaun brethren. Among the pyrotechnics: a wish-off that involves a fire-breathing Doberman.
Sounds insane. While the film is a ways off, the duo just finished a pilot for FX called Alabama. Expect news on that next fall.
What do you think about this concept? Were you a Reno 911! fan?