Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have signed onto direct the upcoming pitch-black comedy Doc and Howie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Montecito Pictures is producing, and the movie will likely be distributed by Paramount Pictures, through whom they have a first-look deal with.
Originally titled Doc and Howie Whack a Granny, Steve Leff's script landed on last year's coveted Black List. The story, which is being likened to Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, centers on two hipster do-nothings who accidentally kill an old lady when they refuse to help her carry groceries up a long flight of stairs. The death puts the two in direct contact with the elderly woman's attractive granddaughters. When these two sexy women begin to show an interest in Doc and Howie, the pair struggle with telling them what they did and did not do in helping along the death of their dearly departed grandmother.
Production on the film is expected to start next summer. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are currently working on a number of screenplays including Zombieland 2, an Untitled G.I. Joe Sequel, and Deadpool.