Barry Sonnenfeld has made some fine entertainment over the course of his career. In the 1990s, Sonnenfeld had a terrific run, directing Get Shorty, Men in Black, and The Addams Family movies. Before turning towards directing, as a cinematographer, he shot Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing, Big, Misery, and Throw Momma from the Train. Since working on all of those memorable films, he’s directed some pictures–Wild Wild West, Men in Black II, and Big Trouble–that sorely missed the mark. Sonnenfeld’s next film, Nine Lives, about a man (Kevin Spacey) that gets turned into a cat, doesn’t look as appealing as his earlier efforts, but at the very least, it has Christopher Walken playing a cat whisper.
Below, watch a Nine Lives clip.
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At a time when movie theaters are dominated by comic book movies, sequels, reboots and more stories with established intellectual property, having an original comedy sounds like the perfect remedy. Unfortunately, one of the original comedies coming out this year is Nine Lives, a movie about a neglectful, workaholic father (Kevin Spacey) who will learn how to reconnect with his family after he ends up being trapped in the body of a cat.
Even after the teaser trailer showed up back in January, I wasn’t sure this movie was real, but the new Nine Lives trailer shows us that this movie is still coming. Is it just some cruel prank? Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
Will 2016 be the year of feature-length cat videos? Last week we got the first trailer for Keanu, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s action comedy about two friends out to save the cutest cat ever, and today we’ve got the first trailer for Nine Lives, starring Kevin Spacey as a cat. Well, technically it stars him as an uncaring billionaire who gets turned into a cat so he can learn about the value of family or the power of love or whatever.
And to answer your next two questions: yes, this is a real movie with a real theatrical release date and everything; and yes, we’re sure. Watch the first Nine Lives trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Neil Patrick Harris is the new Jim Carrey, at least as far as Netflix is concerned. Harris has just been cast in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as the villainous Count Olaf, the role played by Carrey in the not-very-beloved 2004 film. However — as befits a show called A Series of Unfortunate Events — the update comes with a side of bad news as well. The show has just lost its showrunner, Mark Hudis (True Blood). Read More »
Posted on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
A couple of fortunate events have befallen Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Barry Sonnenfeld has just signed on to direct Netflix’s adaptation of the Lemony Snicket books, while Mark Hudis (True Blood) will serve as showrunner.
Hardcore fans of the series may recall that Sonnenfeld was originally on board to helm the 2004 movie, but was later replaced by Brad Silberling. More about the Lemony Snicket director after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
In the past few weeks, Kevin Spacey has picked up both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for House of Cards, on which he plays a politician who’ll manipulate, blackmail, screw, and murder anyone to get to the top. Needless to say, it’s a pretty heavy affair, and it’s totally understandable if Spacey wants to do something a little lighter with his time off.
So Spacey is now set to star in Nine Lives, a high-concept comedy in which he’ll play a man who turns into a cat. Yes, you read that right. Barry Sonnenfeld is directing. Get details on the Kevin Spacey cat movie after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
This summer’s R.I.P.D., which looked like nothing so much as Men in Black with dead people, was a huge flop for Universal. Indeed, by some measures, it’s one of the biggest box office bombs of all time.
But perhaps because the original Men in Black franchise is still doing pretty well for Sony, Warner Bros. remains eager to launch a similar movie of its own. Last year, they started discussions with MIB director Barry Sonnenfeld to helm the MIB-esque Lore, based on an IDW comic book.
Sonnenfeld has since departed the project, but now they’ve brought relative newcomer David Green (not to be confused with David Gordon Green) on board to replace him. Dwayne Johnson remains attached to star. Hit the jump to learn more about the movie and its new helmer.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
Whoever asked the universe for a Brett Ratner-produced Farmville TV series, your prayers have been answered. Also after the jump:
- Director Barry Sonnenfeld signs on for Beverly Hills Cop
- Ridley Scott sets up a Philip K. Dick-based miniseries at Syfy
- HBO gives pilot order to Damon Lindelof‘s The Leftovers
- Zombieland casts Maiara Walsh as its new Emma Stone
- Frances Conroy will return for American Horror Story
- Vince Gilligan will direct the last episode of Breaking Bad
- Is that a corpse we see in the new Breaking Bad set photo?
- Check out a new picture from the set of ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Watch an intense new trailer for Game of Thrones Season 3
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We think we’re alone in the world but we’re not. In reality, there is a secret organization of people who are tasked with fighting an enemy we’ve all heard of but don’t actually know exists. If that sounds like the plot to Men in Black, you’re right, but it’s also Lore, a newly acquired Warner Bros. property based on a graphic novel by T.P. Louise and Ashley Wood. It shares characteristics with MIB but, instead of aliens, humans are protected from mythical creatures of the past.
The film version might soon share a director with that other franchise as Barry Sonnenfeld is now in talks to direct the film with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as one of the Shepherds, a group who defends humanity from mythical creatures. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Yahoo is really getting into the game of making original animated series; we just saw the trailer for Tom Hanks’ sci-fi series Electric City, for example, and now there is another project in the offing. This time it’s a trailer for Dinosaurs vs. Aliens, a motion comic series created by famed comic book writer Grant Morrison and Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld. The title pretty much gives you the entire concept in a nutshell, and will probably make you wonder how this made it through the aftermath of Cowboys & Aliens.
Have a look below. Read More »