Universal Picks Up The Tom Lennon And Ben Garant Script “The Revenger” For Liam Neeson And Ruben Fleisher


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Universal is setting up their slate for next year to be another winner. , a script by former The State and Reno 911 writers/performers and , has kept its plot under wraps, but considering the writers and the title, it’s safe to say that this will be a comedy about a vigilante. The film has attached to star and Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleisher attached to direct. Fleisher will also produce with for their company, , alongside and Dylan Clarke for Universal’s shingle.

Lennon and Garant have a pretty rock solid comedy pedigree. They started in the 90s writing and performing with the sketch troupe, The State, and then moved on to other hit projects like Viva Variety and Reno 911. The pair’s film resume is equally impressive with like Hellbaby, Night at the Museum and the upcoming Naked Gun reboot.

has been on a action film tear over the last decade, which has allowed for comedic cameos in a number of films and shows. The path seems to be laid out for him to play a comic action hero.

Lennon and Garant are repped by and .
Neeson is repped by as well.


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This news was first reported by Deadline.


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