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Paramount In Negotiations to Develop Post-Apocalyptic Road Movie Monster Problems

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Paramount In Negotiations to Develop Post-Apocalyptic Road Movie Monster Problems

Paramount is currently in negotiations to pick up and distribute the post-apocalyptic road movie ‘Monster Problems,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. The spec script, which was written by Brian Duffield, will be produced by Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps banner. Billy Rosenberg and Dan Cohen will oversee the film at 21 Laps, whose deal with Paramount is reportedly in the low-to-mid six figures range.

Details about the plot-line of ‘Monster Problems’ are being kept secret. But it’s been described as being in the vein of ‘Mad Max’ and ‘Zombieland,’ with a mix of a John Hughes love story at its center. Duffield’s script garnered attention, after his Black List script ‘Jane Got a Gun’ attracted Natalie Portman to star and produce and Lynne Ramsey to direct. Eli Craig also recently signed on to direct his romantic comedy ‘Your Bridesmaid’s a Bitch.’

Levy, meanwhile, is looking to begin shooting his next movie, the Fox comedy ‘The Internship,’ next month. The director of such films as ‘Night at the Museum’ and ‘Date Night’ will re-team Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. 21 Laps is also set to produce the coming-of-age independent film ‘The Spectacular Now’ and the Fox 2000 Christmas comedy ‘Alone for the Holidays.’

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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