All Hail Our Lizard Overlords: White and Wright Prepare For 'Them'

Mike WhiteYou think you know from conspiracy theories? You wish you could come up with a conspiracy theory half as awesome as David Icke. For those of you who don't know who Icke is - (1) congratulations on not being completely insane but (2) seriously, you're missing out.

David Icke (and before him John Rhodes) is a British "freethinker" and major proponent of conspiracy theories who -- are you ready for this? -- believes that the world is actually controlled by extraterrestrial, shape-shifting reptiles (in the guise of the Illuminati, themselves in the guise of leaders such as George W. Bush, Queen Elizabeth, etc). Among the events these lizards are responsible for include the Holocaust, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and 9/11. Of course, duh.

If you're not tickled by this kind of stuff, really, you're missing out. But you will be if Mike White and Edgar Wright have anything to say about it. Their new script, "Them," is "a paranoid conspiracy movie/comedy," White recently told MTV News. "About who the secret rulers of the world."

And who are the secret rulers of the world? "They're lizards!" enthused White.

If I'm allowed to editorialize for a minute here - this is obviously awesome.

White wrote "School of Rock" while Wright directed and co-wrote "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," but with this film they're going out on a limb, White said. "Hopefully, [Universal] won't think we've lost our collective minds," he chuckled. "It's the kind of movie that will take imagination on the studio's part."

White insisted they had nobody in mind for the lead as of yet.