new Amy Schumer movie

Amy Schumer‘s first starring film role, Trainwreck, hasn’t even hit theaters yet but the superstar comedienne is already setting up her next gig. She’ll co-write and star in a mother-daughter comedy at Fox. Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids, will produce. In typical Feig fashion, it’s an action comedy. Read more about the new Amy Schumer movie below. Read More »

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The Goonies

It’s time for another edition of Sequel Bits, this time with casting updates, an interview and updates on developing sequels. After the jump, here’s what we’ve got for you to check out:

  • Nathan Lee Graham is coming back for Zoolander 2
  • Sean Astin gives an update on Goonies 2
  • Regina Hall & Nicki Minaj join the cast of Barbershop 3
  • Paul Feig talks a bit more about his Ghostbusters reboot
  • Ben Whishaw hints at a sequel to Paddington

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Broad City Movie

If you frequent the programming on Comedy Central, hopefully you’ve fallen in love with the comedy series Broad City as much as I have. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer make for quite a hilarious and raunchy comedic duo, and their eventual jump to the big screen was inevitable. Now there’s news of some feature film action for Jacobson and Glazer as the two performers are teaming up with a filmmaker who has plenty of experience with funny women on film. Read More »

Other Space trailer

Paul Feig is launching the workplace comedy into outer space. His new web series Other Space — which kicks off soon with eight half-hour episodes on Yahoo — looks in on a crew of a ship on a “routine collection mission” in the 22nd century. But this ship finds something the crew never expected, which only makes their already difficult work situation more stressful.

The show features some familiar faces and voices — Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu from Mystery Science Theater 3000, along with a mix of established and relatively new talents including Karan Soni (Betas), Eugene Cordero (House of Lies), Milana Vayntrub (Silicon Valley), Conor Leslie (Klondike), Neil Casey (Broad City) and Bess Rous (Murder in the First). Check out the Other Space trailer below. Read More »

Paul Feig

Hollywood has been rummaging through your childhood toy chest again, and they’ve dug up another toy they can mold into a movie. At least it’s in good hands: Paul Feig is currently negotiating to direct the Play-Doh movie, which is set up at 20th Century Fox. Hit the jump for more details on the Play-Doh movie.  Read More »

Spy

Melissa McCarthy is funny pretty much all of the time, but she’s never better than when she’s working with Paul Feig. Following the massive successes of Bridesmaids and The Heat, the pair are reuniting again this summer for the James Bond sendup Spy.

McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a deskbound CIA analyst supporting the agency’s suave star spy (Jude Law) on his missions, she never gets to have the glory. Until, that is, the usual James Bond types (including Jason Statham) are targeted by a villain (Rose Byrne) who claims to know all the identities of all the agents. With no other options, the CIA reluctantly promotes her to field agent.

Watch the new Spy trailer after the jump.

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Paul Feig Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters has been the talk of the movie community for the past few weeks. It started with director Paul Feig announcing his all-female team for a film that’ll be released in Summer 2016. Then, things got taken up a notch when it was revealed Sony was doing a full Ghostbusters universe. Part of the news was a second Ghostbusters film directed by the Russo Brothers and potentially starring Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt. However, no involved in any of it had officially commented on that last part.

That changed Friday as Variety talked to Feig. He confirmed filming on his Ghostbusters starts in June and that while he’d heard rumblings of the other version, it has nothing to do with him. The director also commented on backlash against his film. Read the Paul Feig Ghostbusters quotes below. Read More »

Ghostbusters shared universe

Today’s announcement of a second new Ghostbusters film, scripted by Drew Pearce, possibly directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and with Channing Tatum anchoring a supposedly “guy-centric” cast, threw a lot of people for a loop. Sony doesn’t even have Paul Feig‘s new Ghostbusters film out yet, so wouldn’t this overshadow that upcoming movie?

But as it turns out, some details were exaggerated in that first report — reportedly, people at Sony say they don’t know where the “guy-centric” description came from — and other background stuff didn’t make it online at all. A new report says the second film would be part of a shared universe with Feig’s movie, with a third team-up film and a possible prequel all designed as part of the package.  Read More »

The Walking Dead

The all-female cast won’t be the only thing distinguishing the Ghostbusters reboot from the original Ghostbusters movies. It’ll also be taking inspiration from an unusual source.

During an appearance on AMC’s The Talking Dead, director Paul Feig revealed that The Walking Dead would be an influence on the new film. Well, he did promise his Ghostbusters would be “scarier than the original.” Read Feig’s Ghostbusters Walking Dead comments after the jump.  Read More »