Max Landis Sets His Directorial Debut in Indie Comedy 'Me Him Her'
He's finally ready to make his big debut. Max Landis, son of filmmaker John Landis, has been making a name for himself over the last few years, co-writing Chronicle with Josh Trank and launching the comics-inspired viral video The Death and Return of Superman. He's been attached to a number of other writing projects, but now Variety is reporting he has lined up his directorial debut. It's an indie comedy called Me Him Her, being produced by Big Beach Films (Away We Go, Our Idiot Brother, Safety Not Guaranteed) to shoot next year, about sexual identity. That explains the title, it's about three people (me, "him" and "her").
The report explains that Max Landis' Me Him Her, written by him as well, is about three young leads, "at least one of whom is struggling with their sexuality." Big surprise. Landis explains that it's "Reality Bites on acid" and will be set in Los Angeles exploring sex, love and friendship in "the weirdest, most surreal way possible." I'm curious already. "It's totally insane! The devil is in it." Those are the only details he'll reveal, and wants to keep it that way. Apparently Landis has even been using the Return of the Jedi logline to "throw loose-lipped agents off his scent." Hilarious. Though we still don't know what this is really about.
I've been following Max Landis ever since he sold the Chronicle script to Fox back in late 2010. He's a fresh, unique, vibrant young talent providing some original ideas for Hollywood to chew on, and this one is yet another. Landis is currently writing the Chronicle sequel (despite running into struggles with Fox) as well as a Frankenstein re-imagining for director Paul McGuigan (of Lucky Number Slevin, Push), an adventure project called Woogles with Timur Bekmambetov producing, and a comedy called Good Time Gang in the works at RCR Pictures. We'll keep a close eye on his budding career, it should be interesting, to say the least.