It looks like MGM is interested in a film adaptation of Killer Pizza, a 2003 middle-grade/young adult novel by Greg Taylor. The spec script is by Adam Green, who’s directed the distinctly not-middle-grade/not-young-adult movies Hatchet, Hatchet II, and Frozen. Killer Pizza is part of a series of books that seems mildly reminiscent of Monster Squad by way of the food service industry. Here’s a synopsis of the first one:
Toby McGill dreams of becoming a world-famous chef, but up until now, his only experience has been watching the Food Network. When Toby lands a summer job at Killer Pizza, where pies like The Monstrosity and The Frankensausage are on the menu, things seem perfect. His coworkers, Annabel and Strobe, are cool, and Toby loves being part of a team. But none of them are prepared for what’s really going on at Killer Pizza: It’s a front for a monster-hunting organization!
Learning to cook pizzas is one thing, but killing hideously terrifying monsters? That’s a whole other story. Still, if Toby quits Killer Pizza, will monsters take over his town?
This has potential depending on the execution. Hopefully we’ll find out if some of the monsters in Killer Pizza got nards.[Via First Showing]