Last we heard about the possible sequel to Black Dynamite, Michael Jai White was saying that they were designing the sequel as “a western comedy in that spirit of Blazing Saddles.” But whenever that happens, and I very much hope that it does, there might already be competition from another western comedy.
I don’t want to damn this one before it is even written, but Adam Sandler will co-write the film, called Ridiculous 6, which seems to be a play on The Magnificent Seven. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a real update on the video game-inspired Pixels, but it’s moving ahead slowly but surely. While no director has been announced at this time, King of Kong helmer Seth Gordon‘s signed on to executive produce and possibly direct, and while no star has been locked in at this point, Adam Sandler is eyeing it as a potential star vehicle. (No surprise, considering the film is being produced by Sandler’s company Happy Madison.)
Meanwhile, Happy Madison and Sony have just tapped Sandler’s Just Go With It scribe Tim Dowling to rewrite the Pixels script as an action-comedy tentpole in the vein of Ghostbusters. Dowling takes over for frequent Sandler collaborator Tim Herlihy, who began working on the script in 2010. More details after the jump.
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Tim Herlihy was a writer for Saturday Night Live during Adam Sandler’s tenure as a cast member, and he has also written most of the comedian’s feature films. Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Bedtime Stories and more Adam Sandler films all credit him as a writer or co-writer.
Back in May, Mr. Sandler’s production company picked up the rights to develop a feature based on the short film Pixels, directed by Patrick Jean. The company has now set Tim Herlihy to write what has been called ““a Ghostbusters-style action comedy in which characters come out of a video game to wreak havoc in the real world.”
That’s all the info we’ve got right now, but if you missed the short when it made waves in April, you can watch it after the break. [THR] Read More »