A sci-fi comedy starring a dream team of Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis sounds incredible. It’d be like Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, and Bruce Willis starring in some action-drama together.
The untitled project (known as The Something) was scheduled for a release date of May 26, 2017. Universal announced the news earlier this year and revealed the film would be the directorial debut of ‘22 Jump Street‘ writer Rodney Rothman. According to Variety, the story was going to center on “astronauts who happen upon a mysterious craft and find that they are not equipped to represent humankind in a battle of intelligent life.”
Sounds promising, right? Watching Rogen, Hader and Galifianakis try to communicate with a group of aliens sounds like it would be hilarious. But unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the movie will be hitting theaters next year. Heck, there is a chance production will never start.
Universal has pulled the May release date. They did not provide any details, but sources claim the studio is concerned with the budget, especially after most of their live-action comedy films failed in 2016.
Earlier this month, Rogen told Howard Stern that “scheduling issues” were holding the movie back, but that doesn’t seem likely. Rogen and Galifianakis have pretty clear schedules at the moment, and if everyone was 100% on board, we have to imagine they would be getting ready to hit the production stage right about now.
The good news is that the project hasn’t been canceled. For now, it’s just being delayed. Hopefully they can work everything out, because the world needs more Bill Hader.