It’s not often that directors whose careers have lingered for 18 years get to come back and make more movies. Oh, unless their name happens to be Malick, of course.
But Savage Steve Holland hasn’t just been noodling since making the likes of Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer (starring a young John Cusack) – he’s forged a career in TV, directing some of the more popular kids’ shows for Nickelodeon.
Now, though, he’s back in the movie business with American Pie producer Warren Zide grabbing one of Holland’s long-shelved scripts and aiming to introduce him to a whole new generation.
The Big One 3 will tell the story of a father trying to make his son’s 13th birthday party the perfect event, after his own was a flop. "This is based on a true events in Savage's life," Zide gabbed to The Hollywood Reporter. "When he was a kid, he had his 13th birthday party and the only one that showed up was a clown, and all that that guy did was hit on his sister." Ouch.
Holland plans to start shooting in New Orleans this autumn.