MGM Ordering Up Some of Adam Green's 'Killer Pizza' Adaptation
Now this is a project that sounds like it could be awesome! Deadline reports that MGM is in talks to acquire a spec script adaptation from filmmaker Adam Green of Greg Taylor's 2009 novel Killer Pizza. Green is the fan-favorite indie horror director of Hatchet I & II and Frozen and it sounds like he'll be directing this, too. It's likely that Rafaella De Laurentiis (DragonHeart, The Last Legion) will produce with 1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment. It sounds like such a great concept for a kid-focused horror, about a 14-year old boy who lands a summer job at a pizza place that's actually a front for a monster hunting organization. Read on!
The project has been in development ever since the book hit, but it sounds like it's moving forward with MGM, likely for a 2013 premeire. Learning to cook pizzas is one thing, but killing hideously terrifying monsters? That’s a whole other story. Still, if Toby quits Killer Pizza, will monsters take over his town? This sounds like a like of fun and obvious comparisons can be made to Gremlins and Goonies, as that's what the studio wants to make; I'd toss in a Monster Squad comparison, too, of course. Those are all the details from the report so far, but we'll be keeping an eye on this, it just sounds too good not to. Here's a look at the original kick ass cover for Greg Taylor's novel that this is an adaptation of. Looks good! Anyone read it?