Best known for directing MacGruber, SNL digital shorts, and being one third of The Lonely Island, Jorma Taccone will be directing the adaptation of The Great Unknown.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line has picked up Taccone for the action-comedy project based on the comic book from Image. Michael Starrbury will be writing the script for the film based on Duncan Rouleau’s work.
In the story a delusional slacker has dreams of wealth and fame and thinks that he has some great idea. He also believes that his thoughts and ideas are being stolen. After he is unable to make anyone else think the same, he sets off to solve the mystery that he created himself.
Rouleau, a part of Man of Action Studios, wrote and drew the comic in 2009 and 2010. The studio is known for being the company working on Ben 10 as well as the current animated Ultimate Spider-Man.
Writer Starrbury is pretty new to feature films, he latest work Fully Automatic is going to Warner Bros. He also was noted for making the Black List with his script for Watch Roger Do His Thing. He also has his script for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete in preproduction.