What do you get when you take Jack Black, The Bourne Identity, and a couple of pretty talented comedy writers? About what you'd expect, really. The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Black was teaming up with Kung Fu Panda writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger for an untitled, live-action, action-comedy at Universal. Described as a comedic The Bourne Identity, the project, which was picked up as a pitch for a seven-figure deal, will see Black as an American who finds himself washed up the shores of Cuba with no idea of who he is and how he got there. He comes to the conclusion that he must be a superspy, though in reality he is far from one. Sure, that's kind of obvious, but I'll probably go see it. For one thing, in a statement to THR, writer Berger said "if he did turn out to be a superspy, this wouldn't be a 'comedic Bourne Identity,' but just The Bourne Identity, and apparently Universal has already made that movie, several times." Which, I'm not going to lie, totally made me snerk, and anyone who can make me snerk in a print interview can pique my interest enough to shell out $10 at the multiplex. Let's face it, I've gone to see movies for a lot less.
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