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Better Off Dead Director Back in Action!

It's been 18 years since director Savage Steve Holland has sat in the director's chair for a feature-length film, and now he's back! After writing and directing both Better Off Dead (1985) and One Crazy Summer (1986), Holland went on to direct Disney kid stuff for TV like "Lizzie McGuire."

Now, it sounds like he's returning to his quirky '80s filmmaking ways with The Big One 3, another teenage romp only this time based on his own experience as a thirteen-year-old. Hollywood Reporter continues:

[Producer Warren] Zide described the script, which sat on Holland's shelf for a while, as something that will compliment "Dead" and "Summer," making it a trilogy of sorts.

"This is based on a true events in Savage's life," Zide said. "When he was a kid, he had his 13th birthday party and the only one that showed up was a clown, and all that that guy did was hit on his sister."

"The world needs another Savage movie, done today for today's generation," Zide said. "This is classic Savage."

I agree: The world does need another Better Off Dead-like movie. Fingers crossed they can get Cusack to come back and play the dad.

And in some surprise news from just today, Holland has also just agreed to direct a National Lampoon's comedy titled National Lampoon's Ratko: The Dictator's Son which "centers on a dictator's son who heads to America to attend college." Going from kid's TV to directing two comedies — this guy's on a roll.

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WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Yay, sounds good! I still refuse to believe that Cusack can play the dad of a teenager, even though he is the perfect age. :stubborn:
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Cusack as the dad is a great idea!
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