Have you been longing for more ‘Dodgeball?” Apparently someone over at Fox thought it was necessary, so ‘Dodgeball 2′ is in the works!
The 2004 film starred Vince Vaughn as the slacker owner of rundown gym who gathers a group of misfits into a dodgeball tournament in order to defeat an encroaching corporate gym run by Ben Stiller.
The movie grossed more than $114 million domestically on a reported budget of $20 million.
While Fox, Vaughn and Stiller have long mulled the idea of a sequel, little action had been taken. It was even a joke on an episode of Ricky Gervais’ Extras in which Stiller guest-starred.
Now the sequel will focus on Vaughn and Stiller forced to team up to fight an even bigger threat, according to sources.
Hopefully this is a good thing. I think Ben Stiller has entered a phase in his career where he’s just going to start working on sequels. Rumor has it he’s also working on the sequel to ‘Zoolander.’
Posted Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 4:16pm
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According to Deadline.com, Universal is planning on remaking John Hughes‘ famous 1985 teenage boy fantasy, ‘Weird Science.’ According to the site, the new film will be rated-R, while it’s predecessor was PG-13. (Probably should have been rated-R, all those 80′s movies were so raunchy!)
Details on the proposed remake are non-existent at this point, but writer Brian Lynch floated one brilliant idea: “The WEIRD SCIENCE remake should be two nerdy girls making Channing Tatum.”
The original film, of course, focused on two horny teens (Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith) who used their nerdy science brains to create a perfect woman, complete with “womdigous mammary glands.” Kelly LeBrock played the result of the boys’ science project.
While I hate the idea, I’m kind of intrigued. More intrigued than when I heard they were going to remake ‘Point Blank’ – which I still think is a bad idea.
Man, remember how hot Kelly Lebrock was when this movie came out?
Want to know what she looks like today? Are you sitting down?? AFTER THE JUMP! (more…)
Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 3:15pm
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I don’t think there’s ANY way to remake this and have it be better than the original. How many remakes ever are? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ericson Core has signed on to direct the remake of “Point Break.” Further proving my point that this is going to SUCK, Core has previously worked on the films ‘The Fast and the Furious’ and ‘Daredevil.’ Sold yet?
Released in 1991, “Point Break” has become a cult classic for action enthusiasts and Keanu Reeves devotees. The original film was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who would go on to become the first woman to ever win Best Director at the Academy Awards for “The Hurt Locker” at the 2010 Academy Awards. In “Point Break,” Reeves starred as a young FBI agent named Johnny Utah who was tasked with infiltrating a cabal of surfing bank robbers, led by the mystical Bohdi (Patrick Swayze in perhaps his most Swayze-y role ever). The remake was announced in 2011.
“When Kathryn and I got a chance to work together, I knew she was special,” Reeves told HuffPost Entertainment about “Point Break” last year. “I was really lucky to have the chance to work with her. That film was part of changing my life. It’s a good, clean, fun movie!”
Casting hasn’t begun for the film yet, and really – it will all hang on that. If they get the right cast, (Bradley Cooper or Ryan Gosling?) this might not be as terrible as I think it will be. They pick the wrong cast (anyone in their 20′s) and this is going to blow.
PS: I had no idea Kathryn Bigelow directed the original! I need to re-watch it!
Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 10:10am
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‘Trainspotting’ is getting a sequel!
The movie was released in 1996, and was adapted from the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name. Directed by Danny Boyle, the film starred Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller, among others.
In an interview with The Playlist this week, Boyle hinted that it may be time for a “Trainspotting” sequel, adapting Welsh’s follow-up novel, “Porno.” The Playlist reports that Boyle is eyeing the film, which will hopefully include the original cast, for 2016. Boyle also told the publication that John Hodge, who penned the script for “Trainspotting,” is writing the screenplay for the sequel.
“This has been a long time coming,” Boyle told The Playlist. “There’s always been this long term plan for ‘Trainspotting 2,’ if John can produce a decent enough script, I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back. I think they’ll wanna know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down.”
Boyle added, “The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to make sure you don’t disappoint people. That will be the only criteria I think.”
McGregor spoke about the possibility of a “Trainspotting” sequel last February, saying, “I was always a bit loathe to do it, because ‘Trainspotting’ is so important for me… It was such an amazing film that still stands up today. I think making a sequel to it is almost a dangerous thing to do. You don’t want to damage the reputation of the original film if you make a lesser version… That said, it could be interesting because it’s been so long, and ['Porno'] is set 10 years later.”
Man, ‘Trainspotting’ brings me back. It was released the year after I graduated high school. This movie changed everything, didn’t it?
Posted Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 12:12pm
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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ lands the cover of two magazines this week (and I’m sure many more to come), and it occurs to me what a huge gamble this movie is. Doing a prequel to such a timeless classic can be an extremely risky thing. Rumor has it Disney spent $200 million on this movie – so what’s it going to be? Huge success – or flop??
Close your eyes and begin listing all of the various characters, dialogue, imagery, creatures, props, sets, and songs you can from The Wizard of Oz. Chances are, it’ll take you about as long to finish as it took Dorothy and her companions to traipse their way to the Emerald City. That’s because the 1939 film is a part of our collective cultural memory, a work of American mythology so fundamental that it permeates our everyday lives. (Don’t believe me? Grab a box of Munchkins from Dunkin Donuts, visit the ruby slippers in the Smithsonian, or watch any one of these movies.)
So how do you go about making a movie that tells the story of what happened before Dorothy’s house flew over the rainbow and landed lickety-splat on the Wicked Witch of the East? Basically, how do you make a prequel to everyone’s childhood? “Very carefully,” says Sam Raimi. The director of the Spider-Man and Evil Dead trilogies was at first extremely hesitant to take on Oz the Great and Powerful—the huge and expensive family film out March 8 that Disney hopes will hit the same sweet spot as 2010′s Alice in Wonderland—for a very simple reason: “The original is my favorite film of all time,” he says. ” I didn’t want it sullied. I didn’t want to be involved in a production that might trade off the goodwill of that film, so I didn’t even want to read the script at first. Luckily I did. And then I realized that it wasn’t at all what I thought.”
Oz the Great and Powerful tells the story of the man who would be wizard. James Franco plays Oscar Diggs (a.k.a. “Oz”), a circus magician who travels via tornado to the land of Oz and meets its denizens, many of whom, like Michelle Williams’ Glinda the Good Witch, we’ve already met. “We tried to think of what made Glinda in the original film, but we didn’t want to lean too heavy-handedly on that,” says Williams on developing her iconic, if slightly loopy, bubble-traveling character. Meanwhile, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis join in as the witches Evanora and Theodora, one of whom ends up as that infamous green crone with the bone-rattling cackle, the Wicked Witch of the West.
Are you going to see it? I have to admit, I’m a bit excited…
Westley and Princess Buttercup are together again!
Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and the rest of the cast reunited last night for the release party for the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray of “The Princess Bride.”
We gotta say, 46-year-old Robin looked amazing on the red carpet, where she wore a plaid peplum dress.
Also at the event: Mandy Patinkin (“Inigo Montoya”), Chris Sarandon (“Prince Humperdinck”),Wallace Shawn (“Vizzini”), Carol Kane (“Valerie”), Billy Crystal (“Miracle Max”) and director RobReiner.
Noticeably missing from the party were Christopher Guest and Fred Savage – as well as Andre the Giant and Peter Falk, who have both passed away since the movie’s release.
Check out all the reunion pics in the gallery above. “The Princess Bride” is available on Blu-ray now.
I don’t have the rights to the pics – so
Posted Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 12:12pm
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When I read this news earlier today I was THRILLED because I have hopes that maybe now the movie won’t suck. This book, in the wrong hands, would have made for a spectacularly horrible movie.
BUT – The Hollywood Reported revealed today that the producing team behind ‘The Social Network’ will be producing ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’!!!
Universal Pictures and Focus Features said in a joint statement Monday that Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti will reteam for the adaptation of the best-selling novels by E. L. James.
The multimillion-selling books tell the story of an unworldly college student engaging in an unusual romantic relationship with a wealthy young businessman.
I am about 80% done with the book, and I really need to finish it. It’s hard for me because the writing is just sooooooooooooo bad. A friend told me I need to keep truckin’ though, and get through the rest of the series. I read somewhere today that the book has sold over 20,000 million copies so far. That is mind boggling!
So here’s the better question……… who should play Christian Grey – and who should play Anastasia Steele?
Posted Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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