The popular comedy video website Funny or Die,—created by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy—is expanding into the movie business, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Partnering with producer Scott Steindorff, Funny or Die plans to make two to three low-budget comedy films a year utilizing their own writers, directors and comedians.
“The hope is that in one of the two or three movies, we find the next Animal House or breakaway comedy,” Steindorff told THR.
Funny or Die began as a website of comedy clips in 2007, and the first video,The Landlord, featuring Ferrell and a vocal 2-year-old has received nearly 80 million views. The company also successfully produces Fuse’s Billy on the Street and is in the process of adapting a television show based on the website’s Drunk History series.
McKay provided this joint statement: “Will is riding a bike now eating a tuna sub and reading the script for Elf 2: Sao Paulo Nights but just gave me a big thumbs-up on this whole deal for Funny Or Die pictures.”