Brill dealing with devilish directing job

Helmer eyeing Sandler's son-of-Satan pic

NEW YORK — Steve Brill is negotiating to direct “Little Nicky,” the comedy that Adam Sandler will topline for New Line this fall.

In “Little Nicky,” Sandler plays the son of Satan. Pic may be Sandler’s most ambitious to date, with a higher budget and special effects reminiscent of “Men in Black.”

Brill is best known for writing “The Mighty Ducks.” He is penning the upcoming untitled Warner Bros. comedy that will star David Arquette as one of a pair of losers who infiltrate the WCW wrestling circuit when their fave grappler loses his title. As a director, Brill’s credits include “Heavyweights,” a comedy about portly half-pinters at camp.

Film’s being produced by Robert Simonds and Jack Giarraputo, and shepherded by NL’s Mike De Luca and Brian Witten. Brill’s repped by UTA.

More Film

  • 'Over the Limit' Review: A Mesmerizing

    IDFA Film Review: 'Over the Limit'

    NEW YORK — Steve Brill is negotiating to direct “Little Nicky,” the comedy that Adam Sandler will topline for New Line this fall. In “Little Nicky,” Sandler plays the son of Satan. Pic may be Sandler’s most ambitious to date, with a higher budget and special effects reminiscent of “Men in Black.” Brill is best […]

  • DreamWorks Animation Campus

    Film News Roundup: DreamWorks Animation Campus Sold for $290 Million

    NEW YORK — Steve Brill is negotiating to direct “Little Nicky,” the comedy that Adam Sandler will topline for New Line this fall. In “Little Nicky,” Sandler plays the son of Satan. Pic may be Sandler’s most ambitious to date, with a higher budget and special effects reminiscent of “Men in Black.” Brill is best […]

  • Mudbound

    Oscar Myth of 'Pure' Movies: Why Netflix, Amazon Should Be Recognized

    NEW YORK — Steve Brill is negotiating to direct “Little Nicky,” the comedy that Adam Sandler will topline for New Line this fall. In “Little Nicky,” Sandler plays the son of Satan. Pic may be Sandler’s most ambitious to date, with a higher budget and special effects reminiscent of “Men in Black.” Brill is best […]

  • IMAX Opens First European VR Center

    IMAX Opens First Virtual Reality Center in Europe

    NEW YORK — Steve Brill is negotiating to direct “Little Nicky,” the comedy that Adam Sandler will topline for New Line this fall. In “Little Nicky,” Sandler plays the son of Satan. Pic may be Sandler’s most ambitious to date, with a higher budget and special effects reminiscent of “Men in Black.” Brill is best […]

  • SGIFF: Why Gavin Lim's Diamond Dogs'

    Why 'Diamond Dogs' Had to Premiere in Singapore

    NEW YORK — Steve Brill is negotiating to direct “Little Nicky,” the comedy that Adam Sandler will topline for New Line this fall. In “Little Nicky,” Sandler plays the son of Satan. Pic may be Sandler’s most ambitious to date, with a higher budget and special effects reminiscent of “Men in Black.” Brill is best […]

  • Mona Fong Mona Fong, wife of

    Singer, Star, Leading Asian Film Executive Mona Fong Dies at 83

    NEW YORK — Steve Brill is negotiating to direct “Little Nicky,” the comedy that Adam Sandler will topline for New Line this fall. In “Little Nicky,” Sandler plays the son of Satan. Pic may be Sandler’s most ambitious to date, with a higher budget and special effects reminiscent of “Men in Black.” Brill is best […]

  • SGIFF: Three Questions With The Singapore

    Singapore Festival: Three Questions With Yuni Hadi

    NEW YORK — Steve Brill is negotiating to direct “Little Nicky,” the comedy that Adam Sandler will topline for New Line this fall. In “Little Nicky,” Sandler plays the son of Satan. Pic may be Sandler’s most ambitious to date, with a higher budget and special effects reminiscent of “Men in Black.” Brill is best […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content