Schafer, Stiller Go To “Neighborhood Watch”

Both Ben Stiller and director Akiva Schaffer are said to be circling the high-concept and long-gestating sci-fi comedy “Neighborhood Watch” at Fox and 21 Laps says Heat Vision.

The story follows a suburban “neighborhood watch” group that serves as a front for dads to get some male-bonding time away from their families. The group finds itself in over its head when it uncovers a plot to destroy the world.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg penned the most recent draft of the script. An offer is out to Schaffer who has met with Stiller, though no offer is yet out to Stiller who has been deciding between it and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” remake.

Stiller will play one of the dads, but the project is written as a two-person piece.