If the name Jorma Taccone doesn’t sound familiar to you, have no fear: he’s far from a household name, but he’s likely infiltrated many American households on a weekly basis for the past few years. Taccone is one third of The Lonely Island, the comedy/musical troupe featuring Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer that have been featured on dozens of “Saturday Night Live” digital shorts, and he also directed the SNL star Will Forte in the 2010 feature adaptation of MacGruber. Now, The Hollywood Reporter says that Taccone will direct another adaptation, this time of Duncan Rouleau’s 2009 and 2010 comic, The Great Unknown. More after the jump.
The comic sounds like a perfect match with the director’s sensibilities, centering on “a slacker with delusions of grandeur who believes his so-called great ideas are popping up elsewhere. After failing to convince his friends and family that his mind is being pilfered, he goes on a quest to solve the mystery behind the idea thefts.”
Michael Starrbury will write the screenplay, and while no stars are attached yet, I’ll offer up the suggestion of Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan as the lead. He was great in the handheld superhero team flick, and I really want to see him do some bigger things. Anyone who’s read the comics care to offer suggestions of your own in the comments?