“Scary Movie” co-writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are going to a galaxy far, far away for their next comedy. The duo are set to write and direct a “Star Wars” spoof, titled “Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.”
Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson, who made the announcement on Wednesday, is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner. Friedberg and Seltzer’s credits include the five “Scary Movies,” “Epic Movie,” “Meet the Spartans” and “Vampires Suck.”
The project is currently in pre-production and is targeting a Fall 2017 shoot. “Star Worlds” is being fully financed by Covert Media, with the company launching worldwide sales in Berlin.
“Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love,” Hanson said in a statement. “Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”
“Star Worlds” will be the second project for Covert and Broken Road under their two-year first-look deal. The two companies are currently working on the thriller “Resurface,” announced at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Covert’s Elissa Friedman, Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine and Broken Road’s Jeremy Stein serve as executive producers on the film.
Friedberg and Seltzer are represented by Fourth Wall Management and Paradigm. The deal was negotiated by Covert’s Chet Devaskar, EVP of Legal and Business Affairs and Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers.