Superbad Director Greg Mottola Heading To Adventureland Next

August 20, 2007
Source: JoBlo, Flickr


Coming off of Superbad's immense success over the weekend and positive reviews, it's time to look forward to more great comedies. You may have never known, but Hollywood comedy mastermind Judd Apatow did not direct Superbad, he just produced it. The real director was Greg Mottola, a very new director who pulled off one hell of a comedy. The good news is he's already signed on to direct his next film based on his own script starting this fall.

The report comes from JoBlo, who says that Mottola will be directing a film called Adventureland next. Adventureland is a period comedy set in the late-80's that tells the story of a college grad who is about to head to Europe for the summer before starting grad school when his father gets laid off and he is now stuck at home in Long Island. He's in turn forced to get a job to support himself and takes up a job at the local amusement park in Long Island called Adventureland where "comedy abounds and he falls in love."

It starts filming this October in Pittsburgh under Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, the company that's brought us the likes of Alpha Dog, United 93, Talk to Me and Death at a Funeral. The film is actually based on Mottola's own experiences at Long Island's actual Adventureland, which means just like Superbad we can expect the comedy to be quite genuine and quite hilarious.

This project has definitely captured my interest, especially given how much I absolutely loved Superbad. It really sounds like it will be as incredible as Superbad, if not better, as amusement parks are always sources of endless comedy. Good luck Mottola!

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