Gilligan lands 'Fly' rewrite


Vince Gilligan has been tapped for rewrite duties on "Fly on the Wall," a comedy that Will Ferrell is attached to at Universal Pictures. Bob Cooper is producing via his Landscape Entertainment.

The story centers on an anti-social man who gets his life on track, discovering how to have a successful relationship and learning to truly believe in himself with the help of his best friend, a talking fly. Neil Tolkin was the original writer.

Dylan Clark and Kristin Lowe are overseeing for Universal.

Landscape was behind "John Tucker Must Die"; its next picture is "Mr. Woodcock," which New Line will release next year.

Gilligan is best known for his rewrite work on "Tonight, He Comes," Columbia's superhero movie that Peter Berg is directing. He is credited for reworking the project so that it attracted Will Smith, who is now starring in the movie. A 2008 release is being planned.

Gilligan was a writer/executive producer on TV's "The X-Files" and a co-creator of its short-lived spinoff, "The Lone Gunmen." His credits include "Wilder Napalm" and "Home Fries." He is repped by ICM and attorney Jean Tanaka.