MGM Negotiating Rights for KILLER PIZZA Novel Adaptation
Published: November 9, 2011 - 7:03am
Greg Taylor's book of pizza and monsters with B-movie sensibilities may be taking the next step forward to have its big screen adaption with Chris Columbus shepherding the project.
Pizza you’ll die for!
Toby McGill dreams of becoming a world-famous chef, but up until now, his only experience has been watching the Food Network. When Toby lands a summer job at Killer Pizza, where pies like The Monstrosity and The Frankensausage are on the menu, things seem perfect. His coworkers, Annabel and Strobe, are cool, and Toby loves being part of a team. But none of them are prepared for what’s really going on at Killer Pizza: It’s a front for a monster-hunting organization!
Learning to cook pizzas is one thing, but killing hideously terrifying monsters? That’s a whole other story. Still, if Toby quits Killer Pizza, will monsters take over his town?
Chris Columbus's 1492 Entertainment brought the property to MGM, who is close to making a deal. Writer of the Hatchet series Adam Green penned the Killer Pizza script, which will be produced by 1492 and CJ Entertainment. The story reportedly has the feel of adventure films of yesteryear, such as The Goonies and Gremlins. The studio also bought up Where's Waldo to be made into an animated feature.