City Slickers director Ron Underwood is set to direct a new ski comedy called Woodchucks.
The script was written by Len Britton (Precious Find) and Rick Parks (Ever After).
Len Britton is a former professional ski coach. He was, even more, 2009 running for U.S. Senate as a Republican and told that understood problems Vermonters face. Britton is the father of five children and I believe he is the right person to pen such a scenario. Despite his only sci-fi movie wasn’t well-liked.
On the other side, Parks’ co-written Cinderella is far a better movie so no needs to doubt him. Rick Park is a Vermonter too and is partnered with Britton in the Vermont-based media company Britton-Broyles Media.
The dramatic comedy follows a Vermont ski team as it tries to prevent a corporate resort developer from wrecking their local mountain. Principal photography is set to begin at the top of next ski season on location in Vermont.
Underwood directed Tremors, Heart and Souls, Speechless and Mighty Joe Young before helming the doomed Eddie Murphy vehicle The Adventures of Pluto Nash. He has been directing TV on series for the last six years, including Heroes, Reaper and Ugly Betty.
It’s been a long time since Downhill Racer, and while Woodchucks is certainly a lighter tone, it has the makings of the first exciting narrative ski movie in a long time. I’m an avid skier and I can’t wait to showcase the sport,”
It is great to see these guys skiing and filming and I am sure they’ll keep their crystal mountain clear from the wreckers. Let it snow! (But not really till next winter). We’ll let you know what’s going on with Woodchucks.