Warner wants ‘Weekend Warrior’

Actor Birch to write supernatural comedy

Warner Bros. has acquired “Weekend Warrior,” a comedy pitch that will be produced by Andrew Lazar through his Mad Chance banner.

Movie will be scripted by Bill Birch, an actor who is also doing a re-write of the WB pic “Pre-Astronauts.”

“Weekend Warrior” revolves around an armchair home-repair enthusiast with no construction skills who unwittingly becomes a superhero who fights supernatural forces bent on destroying the world. Idea is to create a “Ghostbusters”-like comic romp that’s heavy on special effects.

Lazar is currently in production at Warners on “Get Smart,” the Pete Segal-directed comedy that stars Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and Alan Arkin.

Birch is repped by ICM.

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