Jorma Taccone to Direct The Great Unknown Movie
Jorma Taccone, part of the Lonely Island comedy troupe, has just been signed on to direct the movie adaptation of the Image mini-series The Great Unknown.
Written and drawn by Duncan Rouleau, who also co-created Ben 10 which I dug, The Great Unknown follows Zach Feld, a slacker with supposed delusions of grandeur. Every great idea he comes up with immediately appears somewhere else, and he is convinced someone is going into his mind and stealing his ideas before he can use them. His family and friends think he’s nuts, but when he starts digging around he finds out he might not be as crazy as everyone thinks he is.
This comic sounds awesome, and I have no idea why I haven’t heard about it before. Image is one of my favorite publishers and I will definitely be looking into this series.
Michael Starrbury, someone who has written one TV movie and some short films, is attached to write the script with Mark Gordon and Jennifer Todd producing, who also produced Saving Private Ryan and Alice in Wonderland, respectively.
The Great Unknown is not Taccone’s first directing job. On top of directing a bunch of the SNL Digital Shorts he made his theatrical debut with MacGruber, which wasn’t bad.
I, for one, am looking forward to seeing how this movie turns out. What do you guys think? Let us know in the forums or in the comments below.