The lure of Ben Stiller and "The Eggplant Emoji" was evidently irresistible to Netflix.
The streaming services has landed the new Stiller-produced project after a bidding war, THR reports. Still in the works, the film is a dark comedy that will center on a group of teenagers whose camping trip turns into the horror story of all camping horror stories: One of them accidentally cuts off his own penis. Together, they have to figure out how to save it and get him in for medical treatment.
The creators of "The Eggplant Emoji" are said to be going for a "Superbad"-type film -- a story about friendship, with plenty of curse words and craziness packed in. The idea was clearly a popular one; Netflix was one of six companies bidding on the project, according to THR.
Along with Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Kyle Newacheck, Kevin Burrows, and Matt Midler are all producing. It's a team that has a strong comedy background, so they should be able to make even the painful "Eggplant Emoji" storyline entertaining.