Dane Cooks Takes the Laughs Out of ‘Detention’

Josh Hutcherson has signed on to topline and exec produce the teen horror-comedy pic Detention, first announced here by Bloody Disgusting. The indie project, which also stars Dane Cook (the most unfunny comedian in America), marks the second feature for helmer Joseph Kahn, who is best known for directing hit musicvideos such as Eminem’s “Without Me” (more on that here). The story centers on teens who must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is a slasher-movie killer who has seemingly come to life. Kahn and Mark Palermo penned the script. Hutcherson will shoot the $10 million Detention in L.A. next month before seguing to New Line’s sequel of Journey to the Center of the Earth in October. He was one of the finalists to play Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot. Kahn directed Torque for Warner Bros.
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