20th Century Fox has released a movie trailer for the Jack Black fantasy comedy Gulliver’s Travels. Directed by Rob Letterman (co-director of Monsters vs Aliens) and co-starring Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Romany Malco, Billy Connolly, T.J. Miller, and Amanda Peet. Based on the book by Jonathan Swift, this adventure comedy tells the story of “travel writer Lemuel Gulliver who takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.”
While this movie definitely doesn’t look good, it certainly doesn’t look as horrible as I thought it was going to be — especially judging from the posters and billboard which made it look like a fake movie in Funny People or Tropic Thunder. But yes, Emily Blunt was forced to turn down a role as Black Widow in Iron Man 2/Avengers to be in this movie. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Posted on Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 by David Chen
Most of you probably know T.J. Miller as Hud, the frazzled cameraman/comic relief in Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield. Turns out that since that performance, Miller has been angling for a role in the forthcoming adaptation of Yogi Bear. While cartoon-to-screen adaptations have typically ended up being abominations, this one at least looks like it has a pretty good cast going for it, with Anna Faris, Justin Timberlake, and Dan Aykroyd signing on a few weeks ago.
According to The Apiary, Miller had already been called in to audition twice for the role. Afterwards, as a joke, Miller worked with filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts to create the below audition tape, in which Miller interacts with a real-life bear. The video somehow made its way to Barry Meyer, the chairman of Warner Brothers, resulting in an offer for the part of Ranger Jones. Presumably, Ranger Jones will be a live-action role, while Yogi and Boo-Boo will be computer animated. Hit the jump to see the video.
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DreamWorks Animation has announced plans to release five feature films every two years, up from their previous two films a year schedule. The company cites their “three very successful franchises” as one of the reasons to produce an extra film every other year. Apparently the plan is to release one or two sequels a year, as well as an original project, all of which will be produced in digital 3D. Check out the full schedule after the jump.
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