SNL’s Jorma Taccone to Direct Adaptation of The Great Unknown

Barely a week after Man of Action Studios — comics creators and television producers Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle — revealed it’s developing three new projects, New Line has picked up Rouleau’s miniseries The Great Unknown, with MacGruber‘s Jorma Taccone attached to direct. Heat Vision reports that Michael Starrbury (Fully Automatic) will write the adaptation.

Published in 2009 by Image Comics, the action-comedy The Great Unknown centers on Zach Feld, a paranoid slacker with delusions of grandeur who discovers someone his reading his mind and selling his ideas to the highest bidder.

Taccone, one-third of the sketch-comedy troupe The Lonely Island with childhood friends Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer, is a Saturday Night Live writer who’s directed such digital shorts as “I Just Had Sex,” “Like a Boss” and “I’m on a Boat.”

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