DreamWorks animation has been impressive as of late, especially when it comes to originally. With all of these remakes getting greenlit, it’s nice to see a studio doing what they can to bring odd films to the big screen. It was announced tonight that DreamWorks Animation has set Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris to write Gil’s All Fright Diner, an adaptation of the A. Lee Martinez novel that has Barry Sonnenfeld attached to direct. The plot? Let’s just say it’s a all out war between evil and evil to save the world. Read on for the skinny.
Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris previously received story credit on DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda.” The writers also originated the Ridley Scott-directed “Robin Hood” as a spec script that was subsequently rewritten by Brian Helgeland, and they were exec producers and writers on the Showtime drama series “Sleeper Cell.”
Much like the “Twilight” series, “Gil’s All Fright Diner” revolves around a vampire and a werewolf. Here, they are mismatched partners who battle zombies and try to save the world, after they stop in a diner in the desert that is a conduit for the supernatural.
“We liked the odd couple aspect of the story, this vampire and werewolf who team to save the world from an ancient demon and his modern ally, a high school cheerleader who wants to be famous.”
Kirk De Micco was the first writer on the pic.