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Mob comedy for Zombieland director

23 June 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Collider

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Zombieland 2 is a while away yet (if it happens at all), which leaves director Ruben Fleischer with gaps in his diary. He's currently eyeballs-deep in Columbia's pizza-delivery-bank-heist-caper 30 Seconds or Less (which will re-team him with Jesse Eisenberg), but a press release from Universal today puts Fleischer firmly on board the action comedy Babe in the Woods.

All we know about the script by Mike White (School of Rock, Nacho Libre) so far is that it involves a girl from the Midwest rocking up for her first year at Yale and somehow finding herself a target of the Mafia. This won't be the first time White has collaborated with Fleischer: he has an uncredited cameo in Zombieland as the victim in the bathroom. 

The official line from Universal is that, "Our experience working with Ruben on Zombieland was nothing short of amazing. We love what Mike did with this script and could not be more thrilled to develop Babe in the Woods with these two guys. They bring the perfect blend of comedy and attitude to their projects."

Sounds like it could be fun, even if the title is a bit rubbish. 30 Minutes Or Less is pencilled in for a September 2011 release. Babe in the Woods will follow after, so Fleischer and White have plenty of time to come up with a new name.


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Zombieland: The Panto
"Babe In The Woods" sounds like a quote from Goodfellas: "C'mon, don't give me the 'Babe In The Woods" routine, Karen!" But you're right, Empire, the film needs a better title. More

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Good Stuff! Ruben and Mike White are friends of many years standing. Ruben was Miguel Arteta's on two films Mike wrote and starred in 'Chuck and Buck' and 'The Good Girl'. Ruben actualy did a commentary for the region 1 DVD of 'Chuck and Buck' More

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