Craig Zobel has been set to rewrite and direct the comedy, Loudermilk, for star Jon Heder at Rogue Pictures.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Loudermilk centers on a Napoleon Dynamite-like oddball who becomes contaminated with a substance that gives him what might arguably be considered superpowers. "That blessing does not come without its consequences and costs," Doug Heder said.
Universal bought Loudermilk, an original idea from the Heders, as a pitch from writer Chris Bowman in 2006 as the first project of the Heder brothers' first-look deal. Ultimately, they took the project to Andrew Rona at Uni wing Rogue just before the writers strike, and Zobel came aboard to move it forward once the labor dispute was resolved.
No production date has been set.