IGN has a good interview with Zach Galifianakis, conducted recently at the Television Critics Association confab, and he talked a bit about The Hangover 2. Specifically, the comedian sounds like he’s not just racing to do the film because he can, which is a relief. His comments and reservations are after the jump. Read More »
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Now we know what Zach Galifianakis and Todd Phillips are going to do to celebrate The Hangover making several boatloads of cash: they’ll do two more movies together. Variety reports that both have signed on to make Due Date for Warner Bros., and then they’ll do The Hangover 2 next year. (Actually, the trade doesn’t specifically say that anyone but Phillips and his co-writer Scot Armstrong are currently set for H2, but the returning trio is a very safe bet.) Due Date is one of the three possible projects we reported on a couple of days ago, and one that has kind of a Hangover plus Planes, Trains and Automobiles implication as we learn more about the plot. Read More »
Put aside, for a moment, the notion that a comedy like The Hangover really doesn’t need a sequel. The movie has performed spectacularly well, and will likely earn $200m this summer, wo sequel plans that Warner Brothers laid months ago are very likely going to come to fruition. Which means that director Todd Phillips and stars Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper are already fielding questions about it. What they suggest we can expect from The Hangover 2 is after the jump. Read More »
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When Warner Bros premiered the latest trailer for Todd Phillip‘s The Hangover in front of a packed theatre of theater owners at ShoWest, it received the biggest laughs and best response of probably anything shown during the 4-day convention. Personally, I was far more impressed with some of the other presentations (see the video blog), but you could tell that the movie exhibitors were in love with The Hangover. The film has also tested highly in initial test screenings.
So it comes as no surprise to me that Warner Bros has already announced a sequel, hiring director Phillips and Scot Armstrong to pen a screenplay. But the film doesn’t come out for another two months, on June 5th, but the studio wants to be ready, and hopes to go into production later this year. But for now, you can watch the movie trailer that was released last week.