While we wait for more details of the Dumb and Dumber film in the works, it seems that comedy directing duo Peter and Bobby Farrelly have their eye on more than just sequels. According to Variety, Twentieth Century Fox have acquired a screenplay by Dan Ewen called Dear Satan, a cautionary tale about teaching kids proper spelling, for the Farrelly Brothers and Conundrum Entertainment.
Dear Satan is based, albeit very loosely, on a true story. Ewen claims that the idea came to him during his babysitting career,when a child he was looking after presented him with a Christmas card they had written for Santa, but through a spelling error had accidentally addressed to the Evil One.
There was this cute little card, covered in candy canes and glitter. I fell in love with the idea of this note mistakenly being delivered to the Prince of Darkness and the fiery wackiness that would ensue.
It’s unclear at this point whether the Farrelly brothers want to direct the film themselves, produce it, or if it’s even ever going to get made. I’d watch it, though, provided the Devil was played by Dave Grohl.