It’s been a while now since we’ve heard from Will Ferrell. For a few years there, the motherfucker wouldn’t go away. But, it’s been almost a year since his last film, Step-Brothers, and he’s just now starting to ramp up the promotion on this June’s Land of the Lost, so the only exposure he’s had lately was his pretty fun turn in “Eastbound and Down,” and that HBO George Bush special I never saw.
All of which is to say: I’m still sick of the guy, and he’s got six movies in the works, including Anchorman 2 and his Sherlock Holmes film with Sacha Baron Cohen. He also owns the rights to my favorite book of the last five years, King Dork, and if that son of bitch messes that up, Frank the Tank is going to meet the Murdertank.
Now, Ferrell is in negotiations to star in David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers) Neighborhood Watch. It’s about urban guy who moves into a suburban area and gets a overzealous in that typical Farrelian way when he joins the neighborhood watch and uncovers a large conspiracy.
David Dobkin has had his moments, Clay Pigeons and Wedding Crashers. But he’s also responsible for Shanghai Knights and Fred Claus. Mix in a little Will Ferrell, and you have yourself one hell of a crapshoot.
But at least it’s not a one-gag sports movie.