You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

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.

More Film

  • Love 1. Dog Review

    Sarajevo Film Review: ‘Love 1. Dog’

    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 […]

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg

    Jeffrey Katzenberg on Oscars' New Popular Film Category Controversy

    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 […]

  • Most-Anticipated Fall Movies 2018: 'A Star

    Fall Movie Preview 2018: 'Venom,' 'A Star Is Born,' 'Halloween'

    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 […]

  • Aretha Franklin 1972

    Aretha on Screen: What's the Fate of Jennifer Hudson Biopic and Embattled 'Amazing Grace' Doc?

    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 […]

  • Ruth Wilson

    'The Affair's' Ruth Wilson Stays Mum on Controversial Exit

    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 […]

  • CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 16:

    'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Star Lana Condor on Bringing More Diversity to Movies

    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 […]

  • The Wife TIFF

    Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce Examine Secrets and Lies in 'The Wife'

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content