Todd Phillips has built up quite a comedy resume with the likes of The Hangover movies and Due Date, but now he’s hoping to movie out of the comedy world once he’s finished Hangover III. Warner Bros. has acquired Linwood Barclay’s thriller novel Trust Your Eyes for the filmmaker to direct, according to Variety.
The book is about a schizophrenic savant who witnesses a murder in Manhattan. The man manages to convince his brother to investigate the crime, leading the duo to square off with an ex-cop and his brutal henchwoman, who are determined to tie up their loose ends. The story is being described as a cross between Rear Window and Rain Man.
No screenwriter has been attached to adapt the novel yet. This project is the second non-comedy Todd Phillips has become attached to as of late, so he really seems to want to stretch his wings. Last month he signed on to direct a remake of The Gambler for Paramount Pictures.