When the fun-loving lunatics behind “Happy Gilmore” and the “Deuce Bigalow” movies go to work on a new script, there are certain ingredients bound to be in the stew, including violent slapstick and infantile humor. Another guarantee, no doubt, is a name that will make it stand out from the crowd.
“Let’s just call it ‘Putt-Putt Go-Kart Diarrhea’ right now,” laughed Peter Dante, a veteran of Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production company. “How’s that?”
“It’s either gonna be that or ‘The Diarrhea Chronicles,’ ” Allen Covert added. “We haven’t figured it out yet.”
It can be assumed (we think) that they’re joking, but one thing is for certain: Covert, Dante and the rest of Happy Madison have begun work on a new script that they intend to film this spring.
“[Actor and 'Malibu's Most Wanted' writer] Nick Swardson has started writing it. He’s the guy I write with,” Covert revealed from the set of the company’s current production, “Strange Wilderness.” “He’s writing a little while I’m doing this, and then when I’m finished with this I’m gonna work with him.”
“It’s gonna be our follow-up to ‘Grandma’s Boy,’ ” Dante said, referring to another raunchy comedy that hits theaters next month. “It’s gonna be juicy.”
“[It's about] a putt-putt miniature golf course and a go-kart track that are across the street from each other, and they battle it out,” Dante said. “It’s an epic film that probably will be nominated for a lot of awards. Or not.”
Dante will act in the film, with Covert and Swardson starring and writing. “I’m the putt-putt guy,” Covert said. “I’m not a go-kart kind of guy.”
“Swardson and I play brothers, but I’m going to be the adopted brother ’cause he’s a little blond-haired kid, and I’m obviously a little dark,” Dante said with a grin. “Covert will be against us and be a part of that little putt-putt course. The critics will love it, I promise. Just like the rest of our Adam Sandler movies.”
As with movies like “50 First Dates,” “Mr. Deeds” and “Grandma’s Boy,” the movie will be overseen by Sandler and his overachievers-posing-as-slackers friends. The flick will be shot with much of the same cast as “Grandma’s Boy.”
“We go for the message,” Covert added slyly. “We go for the important issues that everyone in the world is talking about today, and that is the putt-putt miniature golf/go-kart rivalry.”
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