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‘Zombieland’ Writing Team Get A Shot At Directing On ‘Doc and Howie’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are set to make their feature directorial debut with Doc And Howie: a buddy comedy about two goofballs (presumably named Doc and Howie) who inadvertently kill a grandmother in a failed attempt to aide her in carrying groceries up a flight of stairs. The two must decide whether to risk telling the truth after the accident brings them into the lives of the grandma’s two hot granddaughters.

Reese and Wernick are one of the most in demand writing teams in Hollywood and are involved in several high profile studio assignments including G.I. Joe 2, Deadpool, and of course Zombieland 2. Doc and Howie looks to go into production early next summer with a probable eventual release by Paramount who has first look option on the film.

Ironically, Doc and Howie was not penned by Reese and Wernick but rather TV writer Steve Leff. Additionally Doc and Howie was originally titled Doc and Howie Whack a Granny and was ranked on the 2009 Blacklist, a list of the top un-produced screenplays in Hollywood.

Reese and Wernick may be untested directors from Zombieland we can gather that they certainly do know how to craft a funny and engaging story. From the little information gleaned about it’s story, Doc and Howie seems to have a dark yet hilarious, Dumb and Dumber vibe so the film certainly has potential.

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