It’s been five agonizing years since we last saw the comedic duo of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly on the big screen, but a new report says that the wait may finally be over. According to TheWrap, the two plan to reunite at last for a Halloween-inspired comedy film that could potentially hit around this time next year. Devil’s Night, as it’s currently titled, takes place the night before Halloween when the usual autumn troublemaking goes down (you may know it as Mischief Night, Cabbage Night or Gate Night) and follows Ferrell and Reilly as estranged childhood friends who must put their mutual loathing on hold to save their old neighborhood from complete chaos.
Okay, so maybe it sounds a lot like Step Brothers: Halloween Edition, but the pedigrees between these two should provide plenty of confidence that their chemistry will overcome whatever comedic elements get recycled in the upcoming film. Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul are writing the script for Sony Pictures and Gary Sanchez Productions, the latter of which just finished making Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Although Reilly is expected to make a cameo on the new Anchorman film, Devil’s Night will be the first film in which the pair have starring roles since Step Brothers in 2008. There’s no word yet on who will be directing the film or if frequent collaborator Judd Apatow will participate in its development. Mogel and Paul recently sold a TV series titled All Business to Fox and cowrote 2008’s Yes Man starring Jim Carrey.