Right now Nickelodeon is enjoying a dip back into the nostalgia of the ’90s with the programming block known as The Splat and the developing of projects such as the NickToons movie and a TV movie based on Legends of the Hidden Temple. Now it looks like MTV has been bitten by the nostalgia bug as the network is preparing to debut MTV Classic.
In what is a full-on revamp of VH1 Classic, the new channel will put a focus on the 1990s original programming that helped make the network a success in that decade and into the 2000s. This includes Beavis and Butt-Head, Daria, Cribs, Punk’d and much more, but there’s plenty of other awesome retrospective programming coming to this new channel as well. Find out about all the shows you’ll be able to see on MTV Classic and other nostalgic programming in the works after the jump. Read More »
When the MTV show Jackass made the transition from TV to movies, few people understood why. Then they saw why. With a bigger budget than the show, but still considerably smaller than most movies, the show was able to go way beyond what people saw on TV at a relatively cheap price. The result was massive box office success and multiple sequels and spin-offs.
Now, the same kind of transition might happen with Punk’d, or at least the idea of Punk’d. Co-creator of that show, Jason Goldberg, has signed with STX Entertainment to do a series of $5 million movies that would be released around April Fool’s Day. The first would be similar to Punk’d in that it would consist of 9-10 segments pranking famous celebrities from all walks of life. Warner Bros. is interesting in distributing. Read More »
Ladies and gentleman, may we introduce Dax Shepard, feature film writer/director. The star of Idiocracy and Zathura has written and co-directed Brother’s Justice, a mockumentary in which he also stars as himself, shopping around a movie pitch in which he’ll play a martial arts action star. Featuring Tom Arnold, Jon Favreau, Ashton Kutcher and Bradley Cooper, the film is currently on the festival circuit and seeking distribution. Check out the trailer after the jump. Read More »