Universal Pictures has picked up “a coming-of-age comedic horror” ‘The Creeps’ to be written, directed and produced (under their GoldDay banner) by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. The duo co-wrote the screenplay for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, and delivered last year’s hit comedy ‘Game Night’.
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They have also been attached to direct a movie featuring ‘The Flash’ for roughly a year. It was recently announced that Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison were re-writing that script, so it doesn’t appear that it will move forward anytime soon. Miller’s holding deal for ‘The Flash’ expires in May. Reportedly, Goldstein and Daley have been going back and forth with Miller for the past year, as the co-directors envisioned a lighter superheroic picture, along the lines of the billion-dollar winner ‘Aquaman’ and the upcoming ‘Shazam!’, while Miller supported a darker take.
It’s possible that Goldstein and Daley will tackle ‘The Creeps’ first, while Warner Brothers decides what it wants to do with ‘The Flash’. Or it could be that the duo is walking away from the DC film. But if so, that news hasn’t been made public.
It was previously announced that Goldstein and Daley would also c0-write, co-direct and produce ‘Vacation Guide to the Solar System’ based on the book by Jana Grcevich and Olivia Koski, for Paramount Players. This movie was expected to arrive in theaters in 2020, meaning that production would need to begin this year, but there haven’t been any updates on this project for some time.
Guess we’ll have to wait and see how these two in-demand filmmakers will juggle their various obligations. In the meantime, the action comedy ‘Stuber’ opens on July 12. That film was directed by Michael Dowse, and stars Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Betty Gilpin, and Kumail Nanjiani, with Goldstein and Daley producing.
Check back for updates of ‘The Creeps’, ‘The Flash’, and ‘Vacation Guide to the Solar System’ as they arrive.