One of the best young directors in Hollywood has just landed his next movie. Jonathon Levine — who we have devoted entirely too much space to on these pages thanks to his enormously fantastic The Wackness, and his sharp little horror movie, the as-yet-unreleased in America, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (seriously, get your hands on both of them — it’ll be the best double feature you’ve seen in years) — has signed on to direct The Sitter.
The Sitter is being described as a cross between Superbad and Adventures in Babysitting (because even indie flicks have to be described as crosses between something). It’d being produced by Fox Atomic. The Sitter follows a college student, suspended for the semester and living back at home with his single mom, who has a night to remember when he gets talked into baby-sitting the eccentric kids next door — two boys and a wild 8-year-old girl.
Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka wrote the screenplay.
And speaking of Adventures in Babysitting, I wonder whatever happened to the sequel, More Adventures in Babysitting, which was set to star Raven Symone and Miley Cyrus? I haven’t heard a thing about it, but it’s still apparently set for release in 2010. Something not to look forward to.