Aussie helmer Greg Gillespie last year directed one of the best remakes in recent memory - the Colin Farrell staring Fright Night. For some reason it didn't do good business at the box-office, but it's good to see he's still in demand.

According to Collider (via Variety), he's set to team up with Will Ferrell for the odd, but funny sounding flick, Flamingo Thief. The film is based on a novel, and the plot synopsis is as follows:

Everyone handles grief differently but none so differently as Tim Forester, multimillionaire Juice King, who lost his son a year ago. It starts with him quietly pocketing a china flamingo belonging to his three year old niece, Joy, and by his tenth flamingo has escalated to felony grand theft. He is shot by one person and shot at by another. He is losing his business and his wife but he is feeling better. Flamingo thieving makes his heart beat. He comes alive. In a way he is having a wonderful time. But how will it end? Quite possibly in prison. Flamingo Thief is a funny, bittersweet story of love, loss, family, fruit and flamingos. The reader will never forget Tim Forester, his disastrous way of dealing with grief, and a heart that is bursting with love.

Gillespie has done comedic quirk before with the excellent Ryan Gosling starrer, Lars and the Real Girl, so seems a nice fit for the material. Ferrell has Anchorman 2 and football comedy, Three Mississippi still to film.