The story, adapted from Greg Taylor's novel, follows a 14-year-old boy who lands a summer job at a pizzeria dubbed Killer Pizza. The teenager soon discovers that the pizza place is actually a front for a monster-hunting organization. Chris Columbus brought the project to MGM, which had been looking for a movie similar to Gremlins and The Goonies.
Back in December, writer Adam Green revealed to us that he may not direct Killer Pizza, since he had only been contracted to write the screenplay. Here's what he had to say about the scope of Killer Pizza last year.
It's a really, really, really big movie so it's been fun, especially because things like Hatchet II or even Frozen, that I know I'm doing independently before I'm even writing them, I write them to fit a certain budget parameter. With Killer Pizza, it's just so huge and big and gigantic and there are scenes in there out of like Clash of the Titans. It's been really fun to sit and write that stuff and now is the part I've been looking forward to the most, because I turn in the script and get notes from Chris Columbus. If someone could've told the kid in me that the guy who wrote The Goonies and Gremlins is going to be giving me notes on a movie... I just can't wait. Normally, you dread the notes process, but I'm really looking forward to this. I hope he just tears it apart because I want to learn so much. If you've noticed, I haven't used the word 'directing' yet. It's been discussed and alluded too, but right now, my contract is to write that movie and that's what I'm doing. For now, I'm just focusing on the task at hand and we'll see what happens."
No production schedule was given for Killer Pizza yet.