November 10, 2011 6:00am PT by Borys Kit
'Harold & Kumar' Director in Talks to Take on Warner Bros. Comedy 'Family Getaway' (Exclusive)
New Line's A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas opened to $13.1 million this past weekend, and executives at sister company Warner Bros. clearly liked what they saw, because the film's director has entered early negotiations to take on a hot comedy project for the studio.
Todd Strauss-Schulson is being eyed to direct Family Getaway, a story of a family that discovers its patriarch is an assassin when a rival killer shows up, turning a vacation into a cross-country car chase.
Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer wrote the initial spec. Nick Kasdan worked on the script when he was attached to direct.
Strauss-Schulson made his feature directorial debut with New Line and Mandate’s Harold & Kumar Christmas. He broke onto Hollywood's radar with comedy shorts (Mano a Mano, Die Hardly Working and Pillow Fight were among the noteworthy) and worked on a show for MTV Asia.
Harold & Kumar was a good showcase for Strauss-Schulson's skills, allowing him to guide the pot-smoking duo through a host of comedic and action-oriented situations. Family Getaway sounds like a similar vehicle.
He is repped by UTA, Mosaic and attorney Greg Slewett.