CATEGORIES Movie NewsBen Stiller, who can seem indiscriminate in his choice of projects to work on (one minute he'll be doing 'Greenberg,' the next 'Little Fockers') may have lined up his next project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he's circling 'Neighborhood Watch,' a 20th Century Fox sci-fi comedy that was recently rewritten by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Akiva Schaffer, who directed 'Hot Rod' and whose work has been featured on 'Saturday Night Live,' has been tapped by Fox to direct after Pete Segal ('Tommy Boy,' '50 First dates') dropped out.
Since finishing 'Tower Heist' for director Brett Ratner, Stiller has been looking for his next project and initially had 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' in his sights. But after seeing the Rogen/Goldberg rewrite of 'Neighborhood Watch,' Stiller decided on that production.
'Neighborhood Watch' revolves around a suburban "neighborhood watch" group that serves as a front for dads to get some male-bonding time away from their families. The group finds itself in over its head when it uncovers a plot to destroy the world.