That Bad Santa sequel we’ve heard about for such a long just got some HBO swagger. Doug Ellin, the creator of Entourage, has signed on to rewrite, and possibly direct Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa 2. The actor is hoping to shoot the R-rated Christmas comedy at the end of the year. Read More »
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As a man who moved from New York to Los Angeles with dreams of Hollywood glory in my head, today is a great day. Warner Bros. has given to the green light to the movie version of Entourage, the HBO series that ran from 2004-2011. Mark Wahlberg executive produced the show based on his own life.
The show starred Adrian Grenier as Vinnie Chase, a popular actor who brought his three childhood friends E (Kevin Connolly), Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) to Los Angeles to ride the wave of stardom and pal around with his agent Ari (Jeremy Piven).
Doug Ellin, who created the series, will write and direct the film. The movie doesn’t have a start date at this point. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
As just about every cancelled series (and even some of the non-cancelled ones) vows to come back as a movie, one popular property’s actually making a bit of progress. Doug Ellin has revealed that his Entourage screenplay is nearing completion, and by “nearing” we mean “just about at” — Ellin says he plans to have the thing done by Sunday.
Those who saw the finale may recall that Entourage ended with a cliffhanger of sorts, as Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) got the call to take over as the CEO of Time Warner. According to Ellin, the Entourage movie will jump forward six months to see Ari settling into his new position as a studio head. But naturally, some things never change: Vince (Adrien Grenier), Drama (Kevin Dillon), E (Kevin Connolly), and Turtle (Jerry Ferrarra) remain close friends, with a steadfast passion for partying. More after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
Although Mark Wahlberg is the kind of A-list star that’s constantly in the public eye, he actually hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2010′s The Fighter. Next week’s Contraband marks the end of that streak, however, and it looks like Wahberg will be returning to his usual busy ways after that. The actor has already finished shooting this summer’s Ted, is currently filming Allen Hughes’ Broken City, and has Good Time Gang and 2 Guns on his upcoming slate as well.
And then on top of that, there’s also The Fighter sequel, the Entourage movie, and possibly Michael Bay‘s Pain and Gain — which, contrary to previous reports, Wahlberg says he has not declined. In a recent interview, the star gave some status updates on each of those projects. Basically, it sounds like each of them are waiting on a script. Read his comments after the jump.
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Everything gets a sequel now: big tentpole event films, popular TV shows, and low-rent horror films. Especially low-rent horror films. After the break you’ll find:
- The latest minor rumblings on J.J. Abrams’ sequel to Star Trek,
- Word on a new version, a ‘requel’ if you will, of Killer Klowns From Outer Space,
- Assurance that Piranha 3DD isn’t getting dumped on video in the US,
- Turtle’s comments about an Entourage movie,
- and the first image of Jemaine Clement in Men in Black III.
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Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2011 by Angie Han
The new television season isn’t quite upon us yet, but the networks have definitely started gearing up. HBO’s just released an extended trailer for the eighth (and last) season of its escapist Hollywood fantasy Entourage, set to premiere in two weeks.
[UPDATE: Sadly, it turns out that the Walking Dead video posted below is fan-made and not an official teaser. Original story follows.] Over at AMC, the producers behind The Walking Dead have only recently begun casting for its new characters, but a recently released photo and now a brand-new teaser promise that the next season will be just as zombie-tastic as the last. Watch both trailers after the jump.
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Entourage is over. Even the most die-hard, forgiving followers of the show seem to be ready to deliver a eulogy. So it is appropriate that HBO’s programming president recently said that next year’s season will be a short order, and the end of the series. But series creator Doug Ellin still has enough ambition for a film spin-off that such a thing remains a possibility. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
In celebration of the season premiere of Entourage season 7 this week, comedian/actor Paul Scheer released a FunnyOfDie short about his nonexistent “Terrible One Man Stage Show of Entourage.” If Scheer actually wrote and performed a one-man Entourage show at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, I would actually buy a ticket. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
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