When there’s something weird in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? According to Killer Pizza, instead of calling those other ghostbusting guys, you just need to pick up the phone and order a pizza.
MGM is looking into picking up the adaptation of Greg Taylor’s novel, Killer Pizza, according to Deadline. The adaptation, written by screenwriter Adam Green, was delivered to MGM by Chris Columbus and his 1492 Entertainment Production Company, who knows the studio is looking to bring out a film along the same lines as Gremlins and The Goonies.
Killer Pizza tells the story of Toby McGill, who wants to someday become a world-famous chef. Everyone has to start somewhere and Toby decides to begin his culinary career at Killer Pizza, but there’s more going on at this pizza shop than just making tasty pies. Killer Pizza is actually a front for a monster-hunting organization, and Toby just became the newest member of the team. If he thought he was going to have a tough time learning how to toss dough then things are going to get really rough when he has to help coworkers Annabel and Strobe defend their town from monsters.
Rafaella De Laurentiis is producing with 1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment, and I hope MGM grabs this title because it sounds like a perfect blending of horror, adventure, and humor. If the studio really is searching for the next Gremlins, then it sounds like Killer Pizza can deliver what they’re craving, although I do have to wonder if the pizza delivery angle is enough to make the film stand out from all the other ghost-hunting/monster-fighting movies that are headed our way. On the bright side, if the movie does well, MGM already has a solid foundation for a sequel because the author also wrote a second book in the Killer Pizza series, and we all know how Hollywood loves sequels.