Liam Neeson might soon be stepping down from his perch atop Action Dad Mountain, but what might the next phase of his career look like? Could we be entering the era of Liam Neeson: Comedy Star?
In a recent interview, Neeson revealed that Seth MacFarlane, the man behind Family Guy and the Ted films, has approached him to star in remake of the 1988 comedy The Naked Gun. But is the star of Taken and The Commuter the right fit for a movie like that? Read More »
Revenge of the Nerds, an ’80s comedy that really hasn’t aged so well, is getting a reboot. The reboot comes from Keith and Kenny Lucas, who will write and star in the film, and Seth MacFarlane, who will produce. Rather than stick to the formula of the original movie, this Revenge of the Nerds reboot will be a “contemporary reimagining” that “will pontificate about today’s nerd culture and what even constitutes a geek in the 21st century.”
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Star Wars was the highest grossing film in the United States in 1977, but do you know what movie sits in the #2 spot? It’s the high speed action comedy Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed and a slew of impressive car chases and crashes. Now, 43 years after the movie kicked off a franchise, there’s a Smokey and the Bandit TV series in the works from Universal Content Productions, and it’ll be produced by some heavy-hitting comedic talent. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a new edition of Stuntmen React from Corridor Crew focuses specifically on stunt driving sequences from movies like Fast Five, The French Connection, Ronin, and more. Plus, get a load of even more Easter eggs in the WandaVision trailer that we didn’t cover in our extensive trailer breakdown, and see Seth MacFarlane reveal some of his earliest that predate Family Guy. Read More »
Good Times, the classic 1970s sitcom that was developed by legendary TV pioneer Norman Lear, is getting a new version on Netflix. This reboot will be animated instead of live-action, and will tell a new story that’s inspired by the original series, which ran from 1974 through 1979.
Lear, who’s still working in the industry at 98 years old, is on board to executive produce this new take alongside several unexpected collaborators – among them Family Guy head honcho Seth MacFarlane and NBA superstar Steph Curry. Get the details below. Read More »
In 1957, 14-year-old Carlotta Walls became the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of Black students who made history by walking into the historically segregated all-white Central High School in Little Rock and taking classes in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Brown v Board of Education.
Now actress/writer Eisa Davis is developing a TV series about that event called Little Rock Nine which is based on Walls’ memoir, and she has the unlikely pairing of Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) and Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) lined up to executive produce. Read more about the story below. Read More »
Seth MacFarlane is going to be more than the comedy guy. The creator of Family Guy and The Orville is shifting gears to develop his first fully dramatic project, The Winds of War. An epic period drama, The Winds of War is a limited series based on on Herman Wouk’s novel of the same name as well as his War and Remembrance, which MacFarlane is set to write and executive produce with The Alienist executive producer Seth Fisher.
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At a time when variety and talk shows have started to dry up, Peacock is flying in to the rescue. NBC’s streaming service announced The At Home Variety Show, a short-form comedy series hosted by Seth MacFarlane and featuring a star-studded line-up of NBCUniversal stars that will aid coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts.
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Seth MacFarlane has called 20th Century Fox Television and FOX his home for years, but now he’s moving over to NBCUniveral with a new overall deal. The creator of Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show, and The Orville will see his Fuzzy Door Productions banner situated at NBC for five years where he will develop TV shows for the company’s various networks, including NBC and the upcoming streaming service Peacock. Read More »
Horror anthologies are all the rage on TV right now, so it’s curious that longtime Star Trek producer Brannon Braga is choosing to go in the opposite direction with Books of Blood – turning Clive Barker‘s horror anthology series into a feature film. But that is what is happening with Braga’s directorial debut, a Books of Blood movie adaptation coming to Hulu starring Anna Friel as a “brilliant, beautiful psychologist” who strikes up a connection with a self-described “ghost whisperer” (Rafi Gavron) after she loses her son to leukemia.
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