Steven Seagal Comedies: According to Variety, after snapping many a bad guy's bones onscreen, Steven Seagal will next target the funny bone.

Seagal has signed a deal with Fox Searchlight and producers David Zucker and Gil Netter to develop a comedy starring vehicle directed by Zucker, who helmed Scary Movie 3.

The deal is a result of Seagal's promising turn in a supporting role in The Onion Movie, the Searchlight/Regency comedy Zucker and Netter produced, named for the satirical newspaper.

The pic, opening in November, is a series of sketches in the vein of Kentucky Fried Movie, which Zucker wrote with his brother Jerry and Jim Abrahams. Seagal parodies his tough guy image and becomes an interconnecting character in the sketches.

Brian B.