Adam McKay Looks to Direct Meteorite Satire Don’t Look Up
Adam McKay appears to be like to direct meteorite satire Don’t Look Up
Oscar-winning author/director Adam McKay has been using a wave of success within the satire style up to now few years with The Big Short and Vice and it appears to be like as if his subsequent undertaking will search to maintain the streak going with Don’t Look Up.
According to Deadline, McKay has signed a first-look cope with frequent studio collaborator Paramount Pictures by way of his manufacturing firm Hyperobject Industries and is trying to make Don’t Look Up his first collaboration as a part of the brand new partnership.
“[The film is a] darkish satire within the faculty of Wag the Dog, Doctor Strangelove and Network and whether it is half nearly as good as any of them, I shall be comfortable,” McKay instructed Deadline. “Two mid-level astronomers uncover a meteorite will destroy earth in six months and should go on a media tour to warn mankind.”
McKay beforehand had a long-standing relationship with Paramount by way of his and Will Ferrell’s banner Gary Sanchez Productions, for which the 2 produced six motion pictures for the studio and co-wrote and directed the Anchorman movies, by which Ferrell starred. After 13 years of working collectively by way of the banner, the 2 determined to half methods from the manufacturing firm, whereas nonetheless remaining connected to the initiatives arrange previous to the cut up.
“We have lengthy loved a profitable inventive and collaborative relationship with Adam, and couldn’t be happier to be alongside him on this journey as he explores this newest chapter,” Wyck Godfrey, President of Paramount’s Motion Picture Group, mentioned.
“The first script I ever wrote was at Paramount. Our first general deal was with Paramount Vantage 12 years in the past,” McKay mentioned. “We’ve accomplished a half-dozen motion pictures there. Mix in Great folks like Wyck Godfrey and Jim Gianopulos, and this all feels very comfy.”
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