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Farrelly Bros. To Direct Jonas Bros. In WALTER THE FARTING DOG??

I am – Hercules!!
Hot on the heels of “High School Musical’s” mammoth opening weekend, Fox is reportedly close to giving Disney stars The Jonas Bros. lead roles in “Walter The Farting Dog,” based on the books by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray. Peter and Bobby Farrelly (“Stuck on You,” “Fever Pitch,” “The Heartbreak Kid”) may direct from a screenplay by the writing team of Alec Sokolow & Joel Cohen (“Evan Almighty,” “Daddy Day Camp”). Find all of Variety’s story on the matter here.

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  • Oct. 27, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    first?

    by wbrownley

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Okay...

    by Animorganimate

    ...this is the FIRST sign that the end of days are near.

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Or not...

    by Animorganimate

    ...maybe just the SECOND and THIRD signs.

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Farrelly Bros+Jonas Brothers?

    by wbrownley

    What's next, Judd Apatow directing a Zac Efron comedy?

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Not Interested

    by Crow3711

    At all.

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    to answer the wed address...

    by dingus khan

    ...no, it ain't.

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    "web" even

    by dingus khan

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Oh mighty Farrelly Bros...

    by Fatsquatch

    ...what has happened to ye? :-(

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST

    M. Night Shyamalan directs Miley Cyrus...

    by cinemixtape.com

    It WILL happen. Sadly, that would mean Night's career is back on the upswing.

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I'm holding out for "Rex, The Leg-Fucking Pit Bull"

    by BurnHollywood

    Kids, better just let him finish.

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    I'm holding out for Stephen, the rabid Schnauzer.

    by Dominic-Vobiscum

    It's like Cujo but with HEART!

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Oh Christ, no. . . .

    by Darth_Kaos

    Shit, shit shit. see what happens when that High school musical crap is number 1. Now all of the disney retards will be staring in movies.

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Oh that's the best thing Triumph has ever done..

    by DOGSOUP

    "You have your veritable pick of the litter from guys who don't know how to please you." Gold. Oh? What, The Farting Jonas Brothers Have a Dog?

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    It's a shame the authors of this book....

    by jimmy_009

    ...are being rewarded for ripping off Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey. It's literally the exact same story: family can't stand the dog's foul odor, but they learn to love it when it manages to foil a robbery attempt on their house. The only difference is they switched it to farting instead of bad breath and now they are going to make even more money off their theft. Where's karma when you need it?

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    JON HAMM IS THE FARTING DOG

    by rhcp2sweet

    sorry wrong talkback

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    should i stop my suicide attempt for this movie..

    by T 1000 xp professional

    NAHHHHHH

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Hercules-- the man with alot of questions?

    by The Dum Guy

    That is two, read 'em two, headlines ending in question marks and mentioning HSM3... and I think both first paragraphs have the same opening.<br><br>Where has all the cool news gone, and where is my John Wayne?

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Comedic Talent

    by hallmitchell

    Dumb and Dumber is the funniest movie of all time. I loved the movies these guys did. Yet let's face it. They are terribly out of form. You can do it guys. Have a huge comeback.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    A couple of idiots were defending this HSM crap

    by IndustryKiller!

    and Zac Efron in a talkback the other day. Of course they didnt have anything but personal vitriol aimed at me to add to the discourse but I wouldnt expect more from tasteless phillistines. THIS is what the fuck I was talking about when I say we've got to cut cord on this cynical corporate bullshit. It starts innocently and then it's infecting the entire media like a plague and then whoops we've got yet another generation of Dancing With the Stars watching automatons who know literally NOTHING of art. And if you think Zac Efron is even passable as an actor you are in that category.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I love how they delete the Footloose story

    by Zeegloo

    Oops!

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Where is the Footloose story?

    by The Dum Guy

    Now my above post seems even less... what is that word in French?

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    THIS YEARS LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Should get a laugh out of kurt russell

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 1:26 a.m. CST

    This sounds like possibly the worst movie ever made.

    by Rev. Slappy

    How could this possibly be any good?

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST

    "How could this possibly be any good?"

    by The Dum Guy

    Make it a hard PG-13 (I'm talkin' Dark Knight-hard here kids), and get one of the kids to play a repressed zoophiliac... I think that's a word?<br><br>I dunno, throw in some fart jokes and have someone vomit a time or two, because of all the farting. There really is loads of laughter to possibly come to...<br> and I'm sure one of those Jonas Bro.s are gay, I'm talking about the one that looks like he's a biker. That could be a semi in-joke.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST

    This will never ever happen

    by geraldbeans

    Ever. Give me a break. Why even post this bullshit?

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 2:37 a.m. CST

    This would be great news! Something like 8 years ago!

    by DerLanghaarige

    But now the Farrellys just forgot how to make a good movie. :'(

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 3:02 a.m. CST

    this site is a misnomer with half of the stories posted now

    by blckmgk13

    ...just saying

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Jonas Brothers are Horseshit People:

    by PTSDPete

    Hate these Nazi Youth fucktards

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Sounds to me like The Simpsons episode...

    by Droid

    a few weeks ago that had Denis Leary as the lead in a Brian Grazer produced "Everybody Poops". Eerie! The Farrelly's need to do more movies that don't involve dicks, snot and shit.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 5:07 a.m. CST

    the monkees are wheeping

    by bacci40

    they too were created for tv...but they, unlike the jonas bros, were immensely talented, and their show could be watched by all ages...and still holds up today...try and watch anything the jonas bros are in....try and listen to their music...its all fucking putrid and narrowcast to the preteens and tweeners...and yet, they will outgross anything the monkees ever did...fuck, even the obama kids are infatuated with them...the end of the world is at hand

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 6 a.m. CST

    Prequel to ASS: THE MOVIE

    by ricarleite

    Idiocracy was right!

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 6:14 a.m. CST

    It's not April first, right? Let me check the calendar.

    by CreasyBear

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS UNDERDOG!

    by Err

    and it raped my childhood.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Aint it cool news?

    by supergenius

    NO.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    A farting dog movie based on a book...

    by Darkman

    ...and not pulled out of a lazy screenwriter's ass?! <br><br> What the fuck?

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    WHERE IS THE STINKY CHEESE MAN MOVIE?

    by Err

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    WHERE IS THE GOODNIGHT MOON MOVIE?

    by Err

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

    by AgentArchangel

    THAT should be made into a movie. Done right, it would ultimately put Shrek, Hoodwinked, and Enchanted all to shame. Simultaneously. (Oh, and Robert Downey Jr. for the Wolf. Just saying.)

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    i'd like to see the 5 Chineese Brothers

    by cheifchirpa3000

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Brad Bird's The Family Dog rip off

    by stvnhthr

    Did anyone else notice that the plot of Walter is lifted entirely from Brad Bird's the Family Dog Cartoon? I couldn't believe what I was reading when I picked this book for story time. I guessed the ending as soon as I started reading the book, my son asked if I had read it before. I told him no I had seen the cartoon. We decided to watch Mr. Bird's cartoon instead of finishing the book.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    The Revenge of Flat Stanley.

    by Andre the Frog

    He'll roll right over you.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Okay, this sounds like perfect Farelly Brothers material...

    by Anna Valerious

    But I'd like to see the ones based on the fashionable set in Britain faerie tales "Cinderella: A Jazz Age Fairy Tale" and "Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale". I can totally see Dawn French as the evil aunt in the second one...

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    There was a time...

    by RogueWarrior65

    When people didn't use the word Fart in day-to-day conversation.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    There was also a time...

    by Droid

    when kids would get stories like Snow White, Hansel & Gretal and Red Riding Hood, not to mention my favorite book when i was a kid... Where the Wild Things Are... Now they get books about a farting dog. It's no wonder civilisation is in decline.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Long live the Curse of Menudo...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...or, "How I learned to saw my nuts off with little to no pain."

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    That's the best Triumph bit..

    by SlickyVonBoner

    BTW by nieces and nephew love that farting dog.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Anyone see Triumph at the Republican convention?

    by nomihs

    I laughed my ass off when Anderson Cooper sent him that note from across the room.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Rosie O'Donnell as Walter

    by PoopAgoose

    it cut off the best part w/Vader, when comic ask's "which button do you push to call your mother to come pick you up?"

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    will it be in SMELL-O-RAMA ?

    by PoopAgoose

    now that might be interesting.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST

    holy shit, is this a joke?

    by The Amazing G

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Farrelly Bros. really want a success it seems.

    by GQtaste

    By doing one of these films.

  • Oct. 28, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    On the bright side,

    by Chief Joseph

    When Hollywood rapes this book, at least no one will care.