No Borat Sequel For Cohen

Borat

Our friends at Collider asked Hot Rod star and Sacha Baron Cohen’s fiancé Isla Fisher if a Borat sequel would ever happen. This is what she said:

Not at this stage. Much as I would love to see the yellow thong out again (the room erupts in laughter) and the handlebar mustache.

And while we won’t see Borat’s face on the big screen anytime soon, Cohen is currently filming a sequel of sorts without the reporter from Kazakhstan. When Borat became a huge hit, Universal offered Sacha Baron Cohen $42 million to make a follow-up based on one of his third most popular character Brüno, a gay Austrian fashion show presenter, who often lures his subjects into unwittingly making provocative statements and engaging in embarrassing behaviour, as well as leading them to contradict themselves, often in the same interview. Bruno is currently filming.

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300 PosterMTV has revealed the nominees for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Only at the MTV Awards can you see 300 and Blades of Glory nominated for best picture or Little Man getting nominated for, ANYTHING.  I’m sure Transformers will win The Best Summer Movie You Haven’t Seen Yet. Let’s hope that Borat‘s Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Ken Davitian wins for Best Fight.

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Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner want to redo the United Artists Logo.

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RealD has inked a deal to expand it’s Digital 3-D experience to an additional 200 screens (AMC, Regal, Cinemark, and more). Disney’s March 30th release of Meet the Robinsons will use the technology.

A heavyweight annual human rights report issued by the State Department lists Borat as a victim of censorship. The report cited Borat’s loss of his Kazakh webpage www.borat.kz in late 2005 alongside court cases and limits on free speech faced by the few domestic media critical of Kazakhstan’s long-serving President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Kevin Smith’s London Q&A sold out so quickly that they’ve added a second show on Thursday April 5th.

Charlie’s Angels co-stars Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz are considering working together again on a remake of the classic 1940s Betty Davis film, Old Acquaintance.

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Poor Things: Borat’s Brother Makes Movies

No, we’re not talking about the long speculated Borat sequel. Ash Baron Cohen is making a movie. That’s right, Sacha Baron Cohen’s brother.

AshAsh Baron Cohen has actually been directing films since 1995. His previous efforts include Bang, Pups (which starred Micha Barton and Burt Reynolds), and This Girl’s Life (James Wood, Kip Pardue, Rosario Dawson, Michael Rapaport). His first feature, Bang, was named one of the Top 10 films of 1997 by the Los Angeles Times.

Even if you’ve seen one of his films, you probably wouldn’t know it because until know he’s gone under the name “Ash”. Yeah, that’s right – just ASH. I wonder if that will change in the aftermath of Borat’s success.

Let’s take a look at some of Ash’s previous work:

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Rupert Murdoch’s Blunder: Borat 2 Announced

Borat

News Corp head Rupert Murdoch announced on Thursday that Fox would be reteaming with Sacha Baron Cohen for a Borat sequel. One small problem, it’s not actually true.
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