Just last week it was revealed that Warner Bros had dropped the Peter and Bobby Farrelly-directed sequel Dumb and Dumber To. Rumor had it that the Burbank-based studio saw a very limited upside in a follow-up and was unwilling to bet a low $30 million on the film. At the time it was reported that the Farrelly Brothers planned to shop the film to other studios, and it looks like they have gotten a bite. The directing duo announced on twitter that Red Granite Pictures (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Universal Pictures will team to greenlight the sequel.
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Just when you thought Dumb and Dumber To was almost here, turns out it’s going to have to go and totally redeem itself. The Peter and Bobby Farrelly-directed sequel, which would have brought stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back to the roles they originated in the 1994 Dumb and Dumber, has reportedly been dropped by Warner Bros. It will now be shopped around to other suitors.
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Jim Carrey‘s career is in an interesting place, with the former leading man beginning to find success as part of ensemble casts. As examples, he was highlighted as a strong point in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and looks like the most promising aspect of Kick-Ass 2.
Now a project that has languished for a while is coming back to life thanks in part no doubt to Carrey’s interest in the film, and the public’s resurged interest in the actor. Steve Oedekerk, who directed Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, and wrote Bruce Almighty, will direct Carrey as part of an ensemble cast in Ricky Stanicky. The comedy follows a group of friends who create a fake friend to take the blame for their misdeeds, and then have to find someone to play the scapegoat in real life when their spouses insist on inviting Ricky to a party so they can meet him in the flesh.
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If you’ve watched the red-band trailer for Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2, this new all-ages version isn’t going to do much for you. This is really just the red-band trailer with all the most offensive stuff cut out. So there’s a bit less footage of the character played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and a bit more of Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz), both in and out of costume. Even the last two kicker scenes — the place where a new trailer might usually break out the new material — are the same.
But if you want to see footage from Kick-Ass 2 and have some aversion to violence or cursing (no, I know — that wouldn’t make any sense) then check out the trailer below. For a better, different look, check out the “Hit-Girl goes to high school” trailer. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
That third Atlas Shrugged you didn’t ask for is on the way. Also after the jump:
- Who wants to be an extra in Captain America?
- Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks up Red 2 and Jack Ryan
- Here’s what Al Pacino will look like in Despicable Me 2
- Check out another new Star Trek Into Darkness image
- Kick-Ass 2 reveals some kick-ass character posters
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation gets an action-packed featurette
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Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by Angie Han
The series might be named after Kick-Ass, but it was Hit-Girl who stole every scene in the last installment. The deadly young superheroine takes center stage in the new international trailer for Kick-Ass 2, which sees Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) teaming up with the costumed hero league Justice Forever. Watch it after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
Today’s Sequel Bits is stuffed to the brim with images, quotes, tweets, and more. After the jump:
- Would Bryan Singer ever direct a Star Trek movie?
- Damon Lindelof explains all the secrecy about the villain
- Seth Grahame-Smith gets cracking on Beetlejuice 2
- Steven Seagal‘s out, Jackie Chan‘s in for Expendables 3
- Willow and Roger Rabbit sequels offer non-updates
- Anchorman 2 will feature Champ Kind, restauranteur
- The Happy Madison boys goof off in Grown Ups 2 posters
- Storm Shadow looks especially badass in new G.I. Joe pics
- Kick-Ass 2 reveals six new high-res images and a poster
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse return as young costumed heroes (and a villain) in Kick-Ass 2, which sees the characters from Matthew Vaughn’s film grown up a bit, but still getting into high school-style turf wars. Problem is, there are super-sized egos involved, and the public appearance of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl has inspired a new wave of costumed vigilantes.
Never Back Down director Jeff Wadlow stepped in to direct this story, which adds Jim Carrey in a nearly unrecognizable role as a new costumed anti-hero, Colonel Stars and Stripes. The tone is a bit different this time, as the film looks a little bit brighter, and noticeably cheaper. And, as this red-band trailer shows, the vulgar jokes might not be as sharp. But this might be worth a shot for Carrey’s work alone, and if you want to see Mintz-Plasse leading a giant gang of weirdo villains, you’re in the right place. Read More »
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One of the biggest selling points for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is its equally incredible cast. Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, and James Gandolfini are some of the most well-respected and popular actors working today. Among them there are two comedy legends, two brutal TV gangsters, and multiple award winners. It’s a murderer’s row of talent.
While on set of the film, which opens March 15, we were fortunate enough to talk to a few of them. And while some of the best quotes are in the first set visit report, we decided to pull a few extra quotes just to give you addition information about the film. Things such as what it was like working with Jim Carrey, who wasn’t on set and why director Don Scardino chose to shoot the comedy on 35mm. Read quotes from Carell, Buscemi, Wilde, Scardino and producer Chris Bender below. Read More »
While it was first revealed last year, the director of Napoleon Dynamite is now firmly set to rob a bank, and Jim Carrey is along for the ride.
Beginning in April, Jared Hess will direct Loomis Fargo, an action-comedy based on real events. It’ll star Carrey as a disgruntled bank employee who steals nearly $20 million, but leaves an exorbitant amount of evidence behind. Lorne Michaels, Danny McBride and Jody Hill are among the film’s producers, Relativity Media will finance, and the screenplay is by Emily Spivey, Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer. Read More »