Seth Gordon has become something of the director du jour of late. After the success of his incredible documentary, The King of Kong, Gordon became a hot commodity, and the unfortunate success of last year’s Four Christmases hasn’t dampened interest. Of late, he’s been attached to several projects, including an adaptation of Frank Portman’s King Dork (produced by Will Ferrell), which — so help me God — if he messes it up, I will make my own macabre bromantic feature about a movie critic who castrates a director who massively fucks up the big screen version of one of the critic’s favorite books.
He’s also now loosely attached to Man Camp, as both producer and director. The film, from New Regency, has been in development for five years now, but I suppose the title and the premise have given it a boost, thanks to the sudden popularity of deep and abiding hetero man-love. Produced by Amy Israel (who is also producing Mr. Romance, another movie that Gordon is attached to), Man Camp is being described as Old School meets City Slickers (because of course it is). It’s about four beta males who go to a camp where they are taught by a group of alpha males how to be “real men.” And as we all know, “real men” slap asses; they drink Coors; they share uncomfortable silences with one another; and they swap erectile dysfunction drugs.
There’s still no fully-realized script yet, because why would you need one with a pitch like, “Old School meets City Slickers,” but Adam “Tex” Davis (Just Friends) is in the running to pen the screenplay, cause apparently he knows what it’s like to be a “real man” (read: His nickname is “Tex.”). No cast is set, either, but Paul Rudd is considered the prototype.
Congrats, New Regency! You’ve seen I Love You, Man.
(Source: The Hollywood Cog)