A few weeks ago, I sat down with directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, alongside producer Clark Spencer, to discuss their latest film Ralph Breaks the Internet. We talked about what made this worthy of being a rare Disney animated sequel and the evolution of the story through development; Johnston told us what’s going on with Reply All and Phantom Tollbooth; we discussed how Moore helped create Ned Flanders on The Simpsons; and the inspiration of Slaughter Race, the unlikely possibility of a theme park land based on this new creation, and much more.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Angie Han
Robert Downey Jr.‘s got a lot of Iron Man coming up on his to-do list, but his next new role’s got nothing to do with Marvel at all. He’ll be teaming with director Richard Linklater for an adaptation of the Reply All podcast, specifically the episode titled “Man of the People.” The fact-based tale centers on an early 20th century con man, which sounds like a perfect fit for both Downey and Linklater.
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Everyone want to be in the Zach Galifianakis business these days. He’s in the DreamWorks film Dinner for Schmucks, which opens this week, and now the studio has bought a new pitch that is being set up as a starring vehicle for the comedian. Reply All will be written by Phil Johnston; he also wrote Cedar Rapids, the Ed Helms comedy that just finished shooting.
Galifianakis will be “a guy who hits the “reply all” button to an indiscreet e-mail, and then has to deal with the repercussions.” That’s a particular horror we can all relate to, and for which Galifianakis should be ideally suited, and there might be lots of room to build a great cast around him. [Deadline]
But the bigger news on the Galifianakis front is that he’s got a new episode of Between Two Ferns, in which he ‘interviews’ Schmucks co-star Steve Carell. Read More »