Director Ruben Fleischer Stays 'Overnight' in Disney's Toy Store Heist
Though both 30 Minutes or Less and Gangster Squad mostly failed to impress audiences and critics, director Ruben Fleischer is pressing on with a new project at Disney. Still riding the wave of his success with Zombieland, the filmmaker is headed into more family friendly territory with Overnight, a film from Original Film producer Neal Moritz (21 Jump Street), which Variety simply describes as Home Alone in a toy store. But rather than focusing on just a kid, this time it's a father and son who win the chance to sleepover in some sort of amazing toy store. But it just so happens to be the night some guys try to rob it.
We already saw a bit of toy store heist action in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York when The Sticky Bandits tried to rob Duncan's Toy Chest (five floors of cash), but we're betting the toy store in question (said to be like an FAO Schwartz) will allow for plenty of fun traps and action to stop the thieves. Fleischer hasn't proven to be a great action director, but he's a solid comedy guy, so maybe he can finally bridge the two the right way for Disney. The project is just developing now, so we'll let you know when a cast surfaces.
Fleischer is sadly looking more and more like a one trick pony.
DAVIDPD on Feb 25, 2014
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