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Rob McElhenney to Write and Direct ‘Figment’

Rob McElhenney to Write and Direct ‘Figment’


Rob McElhenney, one of the creators and stars of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is going to write and direct a feature film.

While you’d probably assume that it was an R-rated comedy many might be surprised to learn that McElhenney (who plays Mac on the FX comedy series) has actually been lined up as the writer, director and producer of a family action film called Figment set up at Legendary Pictures. The film will follow an imaginative boy and his family who are thrown for a loop when their greatest fears come to life.

McElhenney has quite a big deal for this film, and he sold the pitch by showing Legendary a “four minute amalgamation of two scenes from his film.” The production company bought it on the spot after the video “gave a sense of the nostalgic feeling, the wonder and imagination that conveyed the bond between the key character and his ‘figment,’ on a film that has thematic aspirations to be comparable to a Goonies or E.T.” While not what we would expect from McElhenney this could be the start of a whole new phase in his career.

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The Jacob Jacob is a contributor to FanBolt. He updates on entertainment news, reviews books and movies, and keeps everybody up-to-date in the world of comedy. He’s been a member of FanBolt since 2009 and started writing posts shortly thereafter! He also thinks Norm MacDonald is the funniest man alive.


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