'Bad Teacher' Director Jake Kasdan Next Taking a 'Family Getaway'
His most recent comedy Bad Teacher won't hit theaters until June 24th this summer, but director Jake Kasdan is already lining up his next gig. 24 Frames reports the filmmaker who also brought us Orange County and the underrated Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story will next direct a comedy called Family Getaway that's being pitched as Little Miss Sunshine meets Jason Bourne. Apparently the story follows a dysfunctional-family that forced to go on the run after its Thanksgiving dinner is crashed by assassins. Jeremiah Friedman & Nick Palmer (writers behind The Bodyguard remake) scripted the original story.
In a weird connection, Jake's father Lawrence Kasdan, who has written classic films like The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark, not to mention directing The Big Chill, wrote the original The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. But I digress. The premise sounds a little silly, but as hard as it is to successfully combine great action and hilarious comedy, certain films have pulled it off. One of the most surprising renditions that I enjoyed quite a bit was Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and this new film just seems to incorporate the whole family into the equation. In the meantime I'm looking forward to Bad Teacher, and if you're not, check out the red band trailer immediately. Thoughts