April 3, 2012

Jorma Taccone To Direct Comic Book Film 'THE GREAT UNKNOWN'

It's looks like Jorma Taccone (MacGruber) is getting another directing gig as HeatVision reports he'll direct The Great Unknown for New Line Cinema. The film is based on the comic from Image Comics and will be produced by Mark Gordon (Source Code, Saving Private Ryan, Speed).

"The comic centers on a slacker with delusions of grandeur who believes his so-called great ideas are popping up elsewhere. After failing to convince his friends and family that his mind is being pilfered, he goes on a quest to solve the mystery behind the idea thefts."

Jorma is 1/3 of the comedy trio The Lonely Island who are the guys behind SNL's impressively funny Digital Shorts. He's also had supporting roles in films like Hot Rod and The Land of The Lost. It's interesting to see Jorma getting another shot at a rather large film after his first film MacGruber didn't make a giant splash at the box office. The action comedy based on the SNL skit seemed humorous enough but didn't connect with audiences. The disastrous casting of non-comedians like Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillippe didn't help matters.

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