Though it feels like there have been an over abundance of nostalgic Eighties comedies, there really aren’t as many as you’d think. Plenty of films in the last few decades have been set in the Eighties but only movies like Hot Tub Time Machine, The Wedding Singer, Adventureland and to a lesser degree American Psycho, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, Grosse Pointe Blank and 13 Going on 30 have used the decade as the butt of a joke for the full duration of a film.
You can now add a new member to that club because the Eighties are definitely the punchline in Take Me Home Tonight, an R-rated comedy starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, Michelle Trachtenberg, Michael Biehn, Chris Pratt, Lucy Punch, Michael Ian Black, and Demetri Martin. The film has been on the shelf for several years and will finally be released March 4. You saw the green band trailer a few months ago and now we’ve got the red band trailer complete with nudity, cursing, excessive drug use and more. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
“I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost,” but I am afraid when more Ghostbusters 3 information comes out. Much like a fourth Indiana Jones film, Ghostbusters 3 is one of those projects I dreamed about as a kid but never thought I’d see happen. Yet with every rumor about a script, Bill Murray appearance and production start date, the 10-year-old in me begins to smile…and then worry that it’s going to be screwed up.
Well, add another bit of info to the ever-growing pile as co-writer, producer and star of the franchise, Dan Aykroyd was recently on a Chicago radio station and confirmed that not only is Ghostbusters 3 currently casting, but that several names are already “strong possibilities.” Find out exactly who after the jump. Read More »
Warner Bros has released a new movie trailer for the hybrid live-action/computer animated feature adaptation Yogi Bear on IGN.The first teaser trailer went online in July — if you missed it, click here (or maybe don’t). Hit the jump to watch the new trailer now.
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I’ve got a feeling that this is a little like Aliens vs Predator: whichever wins, we lose. A couple days ago there was word that Andy Fickman (The Game Plan, Race to Witch Mountain) would direct Anna Faris in TMI. That’s the Kirsten Smith and Marc Klein script originally said to be about two “just friends” types who finally realize they’re made for each other after a drug-induced evening of debauchery.” Ryan Reynolds was once attached, but he’s only producing, not appearing. Variety‘s report last week when Fickman was reported as directed called it slightly differently, saying it’s about “best friends who sleep together and quickly find that they know too much about one another to maintain a relationship.”
So TMI was last week for Fickman. Now Production Weekly reports that he is “attached to direct the horror/comedy spec Boy Scouts vs. Zombies written by Carrie Evans & Emi Mochizuki.” That’s all we’ve got on that script at this point, but the title hopefully gives away everything you need to know. So which one will be first? Can’t say for sure at this point. Bet on TMI, since it’s been in the pipeline for a while. [image via Flickr]
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Earlier today there was a poster for the new film version of Yogi Bear (in 3D!); now there’s a teaser trailer that continues the trend of rather terrible character design, but bolsters it with a really weird-looking mix of live action and CGI animation. Smart move on Warner Bros.’ part, releasing the poster and trailer separately so as to get extra coverage out of the materials. Check out the trailer below, and be prepared to never want to venture into a State Park again. Read More »
Joel McHale is in final talks to join the cast of What’s Your Number?, the Anna Faris comedy based on Karyn Bosnak‘s book Twenty Times a Lady. The film has been gearing up for quite a while under director Mark Mylod, and already has Chris Evans, Matt Bomer and Ari Graynor in the cast, with possible cameos from actors like Zachary Quinto and Andy Samberg.
The film is about a woman (Faris) who ” treks through her sexual past to find Mr. Right, exploring the idea of sexual quotas and whether such numbers matter.” McHale plays her boss, with whom she has an encounter that sets the story in motion. [THR]
After the break, another indie for the great Catherine Keener, and a Frank Darabont regular joins The Walking Dead. Read More »
Big week for Anna Faris. We’ve just been covering What’s Your Number?, an R-rated comedy starring the actress, and now she’s tapped, more or less, as the new Goldie Hawn. Faris will star in the remake of Private Benjamin, in which a spoiled woman joins the Army after her husband dies on their wedding night. Big difference between the original film and the remake, though: in 1980, when Private Benjamin was originally made, we weren’t at war. Joining the Army meant a slightly different set of possible futures. What will the Faris version use as the basis for both reality and comedy? Read More »
We’ve talked about What’s Your Number? a couple of times before, for a few reasons. There’s the script, which hit the 2008 Black List when it was called Twenty Times a Lady. There’s the director, Mark Mylod, who is returning to features after working on Entourage and The United States of Tara. (He made the Ali G movie, once upon a time.) And there’s the cast, which now could include Andy Samberg and Zachary Quinto alongside lead actress Anna Faris. Read More »
I’m pretty curious about the Anthony Hopkins film The Rite, which is based upon the book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, by Matt Baglio. The book is about the real-world practice of exorcism, and the Michael Petroni script is said to be faithful to it. Hopkins will play “a priest who is an expert in exorcisms and whose methods are not necessarily traditional.”
Now Colin O’Donoghue (The Tudors) is likely to play the seminary student who is tutored by Hopkins in the rites, and finds spiritual growth in the process. Solid casting there; Mikael Hafstrom directs.[Variety]
After the break, news on The Tourist and the Anna Faris comedy What’s Your Number?
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Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson will feature in The Ledge, a “suspense thriller” (as opposed to non-suspenseful thrillers) that will mark the feature debut of writer/director Matthew Chapman.
Terrence Howard and Charlie Hunnam co-star in the film about “a man (Hunnam) standing on a high-rise ledge who insists he must jump by noon as the policeman below (Howard) tries to manage the situation.” OK, sounds like Hunnam and Howard are leading the cast, so who will Wilson and Tyler play? Good question. Producer Michael Mailer has a great quote about the production, at least: “As more and more films succumb to the visual wizardry of 3D, ‘The Ledge’ explores the fourth dimension: the interior life of tortured souls hovering over the precipice of emotional nullity. This film is the reason why I became an independent filmmaker and why I continue to suffer in the trenches of independent filmmaking.” Take that, 3D! [THR]
After the break, news on the brother of Thor and a new comedy for Chris Evans and Anna Faris. Read More »