National Lampoon has announced a partnership with the newly-formed Half Shell Entertainment Films to develop all-new feature films based on material from the classic National Lampoon magazine and NationalLampoon.com, its modern day successor.
“Partnering with HSE Films,” Layne said, “makes perfect sense; they are young, aggressive and have the sensibility that both goes with our history and is in common with today’s young adult audience.”
“For the last 35 years, National Lampoon has been in the business of the care and feeding of writers and their material,” said National Lampoon editor-in-chief Scott Rubin. “Both National Lampoon’s Animal House and the original National Lampoon’s Vacation were spawned by original articles from the magazine. We have no doubt that there are other diamonds in the rough, both in the magazine archive and in the digital realm of NationalLampoon.com,” he said.
“We’re proud to be the guys that National Lampoon chose to partner with,” DeJulio, of HSE Films, said. “We are highly confident in our mutual ability to mine, assess and identify material that will be funny and able to live up to the legacy.”