Night of the Living Dorks Being Remade
This is just one of those movies that I can't help laughing about and mentioning this early on, even before it goes into production. In 2004, German filmmaker Mathias Dinter made a movie called Night of the Living Dorks, and now it's getting remade for American audiences. In the film, three not-so-cool school friends decide to try an old voodoo ritual. When they later die in a car crash, they find themselves reborn as zombies, and try to take advantage of their new lifestyle. It's been described as a mixture of Shaun of the Dead and Superbad.
The problem with this project primarily is that it's being directed by Michael Showalter. His past credits include a role on MTV's show "The State," Paul in Reno 911!: Miami, and a directing gig on a film from 2005 titled The Baxter. On top of that, the script for this remake was written by Chris Bishop, who's only written for "The Drew Carey Show" previously.
I really hope this is good, but I have a feeling it's going to be absolute crap. And for all I care, it could be absolute crap that I end up loving. It really won't even be half as good as Superbad and Shaun of the Dead, the aforementioned movies, but at least they're trying. It's likely we probably won't hear about this again for a year of two until it's done and the first trailers are being put out, so make a mental note if you're interested. At least I thought the concept was worth mentioning for a chuckle!