According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Montecito Picture Co. has dipped into its discretionary fund to pre-emptively pick up Over My Dead Body from scribes Michael Colton and John Aboud as a directing vehicle for Ivan Reitman.
Details about the project are being kept close to the vest, though it is being described as a comedic ghost story.
Reitman, director of comedy classics Stripes and Ghostbusters, is prepping superhero comedy Super Ex for Regency Enterprises.
Colton and Aboud are regular commentators on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and "I Love the '90s." They recently wrote sports spoof The Comebacks for Fox Searchlight and rewrote The Twits, based on the Roald Dahl book, for Disney. They also recently made a six-figure blind deal at Sony Television to create a half-hour comedy that Principato-Young will executive produce.