Universal has released a full length trailer for Land of the Lost on Subwayfreshbuzz.com. It’s basically an extended version of the teaser that played during the Super Bowl. We get to see more of the fantastical land in the alternative universe they become transported to. And it is that aspect of the movie that I’m most interested in. As I said in the teaser advertisement post, the comedy seems to be more of the same Will Farrell act that we’ve seen in film after film. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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I thought that the chance for a Zoolander sequel died when the film failed to gross $46 million domestically. Sure, there is more to the story, the film was released just weeks after 9/11/2001. But that still doesn’t excuse the film’s low bottom line — $45 million isn’t a great take for a $30 million-budgeted PG-13 comedy. Well apparently either Ben Stiller is delusional or Paramount thinks that a sequel could perform better in an era where America turns out in droves for films like Four Christmases.
Ben Stiller tells WENN that he is currently looking at scripts and a deal for a sequel is finally close to being made. But the quote from Stiller included in the story doesn’t seem nearly as confident:
“I’ve been trying to get Zoolander 2 together and we’ve had a few scripts. I feel that is the sequel I really would like to do some day because I like the original and I would make sure it was something new and worthy of it first.”
So I’m not so sure that a sequel is “close to being made” as the story states. I remember being excited to see the 2001 film as it teamed Stiller, Will Farrell and Owen Wilson (who I had, at the time, just discovered in Wes Anderson’s debut film Bottle Rocket). But I don’t remember being terribly disappointed with Zoolander when I finally screened it at my local multiplex. And I’ve never felt that the film has gained a cult following on DVD like many the comedies my friends and I often quote. But maybe I’m wrong…
Discuss: So is there really an interest in a Zoolander sequel? Would you pay to see a Zoolander sequel?
The new trailer for Will Farrell’s Semi-Pro is now online. Looks like another generic Will Farrell comedy, which might be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your age range.
Farrell stars as Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association’s Flint Michigan Tropics, who “rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.” The film also stars Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin, Maura Tierney, and Jackie Earle Haley. Kent Alterman makes his feature directorial debut.
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Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, 40-Year-Old-Virgin) will join Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as a contributor and investor to the Web site FunnyOrDie.com. You may recall, the site exploded onto the scene wit a viral video titled “The Landlord” which featured a two-year-old girl landlord (played by McKay’s daughter, Pearl) who yells and swears at her tenant (played by Farrell) and is finally appeased by an offer of beer.
A video was posted Tuesday on FunnyOrDie to introduce the partnership (seen below). I highly recommend checking it out.
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