The Hollywood Reporter says that Frank Coraci (The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer) will direct Hawaiian Dick, a supernatural private eye thriller being produced by Practical Pictures’ Craig Perry and Quattro Media’s Jim Strader for New Line Cinema.
Set in 1953 Hawaii, the film tells the story of a down-on-his-luck big-city detective who gets involved in a kidnapping case of a local island girl who turns up dead but won’t stay that way.
The script, by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Freddy vs. Jason), is based on the 2002 comic by B. Clay Moore and Steven Griffin.
Johnny Knoxville was at one point pegged to star. Coraci directed the upcoming Click, starring Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter