Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Joining the 'Neighborhood Watch'
by Ethan Anderton
November 16, 2010
Source: Heat Vision
At the end of last year we found out that the Jared Stern written comedy Neighborhood Watch (which appeared on the 2009 Black List) had found a new director in Peter Segal (50 First Dates, Tommy Boy). David Dobkin had been attached to direct with Will Ferrell, but both of them have left the project. Heat Vision reports that Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (who both wrote Superbad) are stepping up to rewrite the script about group of suburban fathers who start a neighborhood watch group as a front for some male bonding time away from the family. But of course, the group discovers a sinister plot to destroy the world.
It's unclear if this is a rewrite from the ground up, or if they're simply amping up the comedy. With Rogen and Goldberg now writing, it'd be nice if their friends and collaborators like Jason Segel, Bill Hader and Paul Rudd got involved as the deprived group of dads and maybe Rogen could have some fun with them too. Their writing certainly gives me hope that Peter Segal has another great comedy left in him. We all love Tommy Boy, but 50 First Dates has been the only semi-decent flick he's directed in awhile (maybe it's because of the subtle Tommy Boy reference to Callahan Auto Parts). The "plot to destroy the world" portion seems a bit over-the-top, but maybe that's the idea. Hopefully we'll get a cast soon. Interested?
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