EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures keeps lining them up. The studio has acquired the action comedy pitch The Revenger, with the Night At The Museum scripting team Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant writing for Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer to direct and Liam Neeson to star. Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce through their Universal-based Bluegrass Films shingle, along with Fleischer and his producing partner David Bernad through The District.
The logline is being kept under wraps. Beyond Night At The Museum, Lennon and Garant have scripted Hellbaby, Herby Fully Loaded, The Pacifier, and Comedy Central’s Reno 911 and the screen spinoff. Lennon also stars in The Odd Couple.
Neeson recently wrapped production on Silence for Paramount and A Monster Calls for Focus Features. Bluegrass is in post on the Gary Ross-scripted and -directed The Free State Of Jones with Matthew McConaughey and the Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson-starrer Central Intelligence. The District is producing the NBC comedy Superstore, starring America Ferrara.
Lennon and Garant are represented by UTA and Principato-Young, and Neeson and Fleischer are represented by CAA.