Comedic trio Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis have enlisted for astronaut flick The Something, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Centering on a band of wayward explorers lost in space, the pitch comes by way of Rodney Rothman (22 Jump Street, Grudge Match), who is poised to make his directorial debut with the space-set comedy. Rogen will have a hand in producing The Something under his Point Grey Pictures banner, while Universal will handle distribution now that the project has been greenlit.
Cast astray in the inky blackness of space, Rothman’s feature will find Rogen, Hader and Galifianakis’ astronauts marooned among the stars for years, until they happen across another ship. But Event Horizon this is not, and given that the writer-director has cast such an impressive trio, it’s little wonder why Universal acted quickly to issue the go-ahead. It marks something of a reunion for Rogen and Hader, too, who have appeared in Pineapple Express and Knocked Up in recent years, not to mention arguably stealing the show as two bumbling police officers in 2007’s Superbad.
On the other hand, Galifianakis can next be seen in Keeping Up With the Joneses, before lending his vocal chords to Warner’s LEGO Batman Movie to portray the Clown Prince of Crime himself.
Production will likely get underway for The Something later this year, and though Rothman’s directorial debut is shaping up to be a much more light-hearted affair, it now joins the ranks of numerous high-profile sci-fi films in development – from Independence Day: Resurgence to Passengers starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter