What's the equivalent of a gold medal in box office dollars? Well, whatever it is, writing partners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky scored a top spot on the podium with their hit comedy Blades of Glory this past spring. Now, Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have snagged the duo to pen Brothers of Invention, so says Variety. The two are also showrunners on Fox's King of the Hill, and were hired to rewrite The Jetsons for Warner Bros. and director Robert Rodriguez (is this the first time a trade paper has confirmed Rodriguez's involvement in the cartoon adaptation?). The most annoying part of this article is that it doesn't say whether Brothers of Invention is a comedy, a drama, a horror -- I mean, when I tell you the description, you'll see that it could go in so many different directions.
Apparently, the plot will revolve around a TV psychologist who "discovers that his recurring dreams are repressed memories, which leads him to discover a twisted family he never knew about." Doesn't sound like a comedy, right? But all these guys do are comedies, so therefore I assume it's supposed to be funny. Is there anyone involved in this deal who can clear this up for us real fast? And who is this "twisted family?" I mean, my family is pretty twisted, but they're nowhere near the Hewitt family, or the Addams family, or the Simpsons family. Thus, "twisted" can mean a lot of different things. The title doesn't make much sense either when you read the plot description, so who knows where the hell this one is going. Altschuler and Krinsky have proven they can deliver a hit, so I'm sure this film will just add to their wacky repertoire. No cast, no director and no production schedule yet. We'll keep an eye on it and let you know when more info is available.