A couple months ago it was reported that Universal Pictures was looking to bring the American Pie franchise back to the big screen, but not as a reboot, but a fourth film in the series featuring the cast of characters from the original trilogy. That’s right — Jim, Stiffler, Nadia, Oz, Michelle, and all the gang. The studio was in talks with Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the writers behind the Harold and Kumar films, to script American Pie 4.
Looks like the writing duo not only signed on to script the fourth installment, but also direct. But where does this leave the the third installment of the Harold & Kumar franchise? Find out, after the jump.
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Elsewhere on /Film, you can read about how virtual unknown Todd Strauss-Schulson has been hired to direct the third installment of the Harold & Kumar series, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.
The television and commercial film director caught the attention of Hollywood with his short film titled Mano-a-Mano, which premiered at the 2008 South By Southwest Film Festival, has appeared in over 45 film festivals and even won the Best Short Film Jury Award at the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The NSFW short tells the story of “two guys competing for the same job, a position as a gay phone sex operator.” The short stars Laura Silverman (yes, Sarah’s sister), Gareth Reynolds, and Evan Mann. Fans of Kevin Smith’s earlier films will probably really like this movie, as it is very much written in that same tone.
I also included some of Schulson’s other shorts, including:
- Die Hardly Working, which is described as a live action Looney Tunes cartoon starring the College Humor gang.
- Big Pussy: “A neurotic nice-guy struggles to find the confidence to tell the girl he loves that her vagina has an odor.”
- Dragon Slayerz: “When Cougar Hunting gets old, it’s time to go Dragon Slaying.”
Watch all of the shorts film now, embedded after the jump.
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