Seth Gordon Directing Mr. Romance for New Regency
by Alex Billington
December 17, 2008
It looks as if the box office success of Four Christmases has opened countless doors for The King of Kong filmmaker Seth Gordon. In addition to directing a feature version of his own King of Kong, Gordon is also set to direct The Only Living Boy in New York and Suicide Squad. Add to that list a project called Mr. Romance, based on the real life annual competition where attractive men compete to see who has the highest "romantic IQ." Jeff Roda, of the upcoming Siege of Fulton Avenue, will write the screenplay. The story is actually based on an article that Joshuah Bearman was commissioned to write for GQ magazine.
The film's story will follow a cynical guy who is forced to enter the Mr. Romance competition to win back the love of his life. Doesn't sound too original to me. "Romance novels sell 50% of all books, and there is a convention where guys submit themselves to physical and psychological tests to determine their romantic IQ," Gordon said of the event. New Regency is developing the project but doesn't have a start date. It's likely it'll take a few years to actually come together, given the script hasn't even been written yet. Please tell me Gordon isn't going to become the typical go-to man for unoriginal romantic comedies like this?!
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