Ben Stiller is the favorite to headline 20th Century Fox's sci-fi comedy Neighborhood Watch, while Lonely Island member and Hot Rod director Akiva Schaffer is currently in negotiations to helm this long-gestating project.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the writing partners behind Superbad and The Green Hornet, penned this adventure about a newcomer who hopes to make friends with his neighbors in a suburban cul-de-sac by joining their Neighborhood Watch team. Things take a turn for the strange when aliens invade their small community.

The combined writing talents of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are what drew both Ben Stiller and Akiva Schaffer to the project. Its unclear if Seth Rogen will appear in the movie, and its being speculated that Ben Stiller may simply be too busy to take on the project, which is eyeing a 2012 release date.