"Old School" Director to Unleash "Dogs of Babel"

Variety brings news of director Todd Phillips' ("Old School," "Starsky and Hutch") next project: Based on the novel by Carolyn Parkhurst, "Dogs of Babel" focuses on "a grieving linguistics professor who tries to communicate with his Rhodesian Ridgeback because the dog was the only witness to the death of the man's wife, who fell from a tree in their backyard."

Newbie screenwriter Jamie Linden adapted the novel into screenplay form for Focus Features -- and if this project doesn't sound like a Will Ferrell vehicle, I'll eat my hat.

Comments

celticfeminist

Cassie Barnes

No no no no no no no no no. Ack. I can't tell you how much that announcement annoys the hell outta me.

"Dogs" is a subtle, delicate, and very moving novel. Not some slapstick grab-ass comedy.

Grrrrrr. Stupid Hollywood.

Jun 13 - 10:52 AM

lovelykeira

Ken Schrock

Screw this and just make an Old School sequel.

Jun 13 - 12:19 PM

the_game

Jett Burr

Phillips isn't going to do an Old School sequel because the big wigs at dreamworks put an affiliation between Old School and Euro Trip and he wasn't happy, so no sequel.

Jun 13 - 04:16 PM

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