Kevin Smith has built his career on his indie comedies, with occasional dips into bigger studio fare. The Clerks filmmaker recently revealed that he came very close to blending his low budget style with a big budget reboot in the form of a Toxic Avenger remake. Smith turned the gig down, however, due to disagreements over the material.
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The co-director of Sausage Party has signed on to reboot The Toxic Avenger. No, I’m not talking about Seth Rogen or Evan Goldberg, but Conrad Vernon, who co-directed the R-rated animated film alongside Greg Tiernan (its a common misconception that Goldberg and Rogen directed the film, as they co-wrote the screenplay and produced).
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Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
It was probably only a matter of time before someone succeeded in bringing Warcraft or Assassin’s Creed to the big screen, and it shouldn’t come as any surprise that adaptations of titles like Sonic the Hedgehog, Minecraft, and Tomb Raider are in the works as well. They’re all big names with built-in fanbases that will (fingers crossed) turn up opening weekend to see how things turned out. But Sega’s next game-to-movie effort is a bit more unexpected.
Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) will direct a movie based on Rent-a-Hero, the 1991 Sega game. If you’re wondering what it is and why you’ve never heard of it, the answer to the second question is that it was never actually released in the U.S. The answer to the first is that the movie will center around a startup that’s basically “Uber for heroes.”
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Were you too scared to click on the red-band Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer from July? Well, a green band trailer is now here and you can finally see what’s in store for the good friends who find a time machine.
This time around, the characters played by Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry misuse their amazing toy and decide to go back into the past to fix the problems they create. They mistakenly end up in the future, though, alongside the son of the character played by John Cusack in the first film (Cusack isn’t back here), played by Adam Scott. Now they have to worry not only about the past, but the present, which is also the past in the future. Then it gets even crazier than that.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 opens February 20 and you can watch the new trailer and see the new poster below. Read More »
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Bad Santa 2 has been discussed for years, despite the fact that original writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have moved on to their own directing career and there’s no indication that original director Terry Zwigoff will return. Rather, Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink was linked to the film, both as writer and director, then Doug Ellin (Entourage) was said to be a potential writer/director. Now star Billy Bob Thornton says the project is still developing. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
By the end of next year, Chris Pratt will have played a Lego minifig, an outer-space superhero, and a dinosaur expert. But one of his next roles after that should hit a lot closer to home.
Pratt and his real-life wife Anna Faris are attached to star as a couple in Vacation Friends. The comedy is described as “What About Bob? with a couple,” with Pratt and Faris’ crazy duo as the Bob. Get all the details after the jump.
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Briefly: Making a hot tub travel through time is never easy, so it’s good to have a repairman on hand just in case. Thankfully, in Steve Pink‘s upcoming Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the original hot tub repairman will be returning. Chevy Chase has signed to reprise his mysterious role in the 2010 cult comedy. There’s no word on how big his role will be this time around, but we do know the film (which also returns Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry) takes the friends a decade into future where they meet the son of John Cusack’s character (who isn’t returning) played by Adam Scott. [Deadline]
Update: Deadline offers the further news that Chase’s one-time Community co-star Gillian Jacobs will play the film’s lead female role.
Turns out we’re getting Hot Tub Time Machine 2 sooner than we thought. After months of speculation regarding a follow-up to the 2010 comedy, last week Adam Scott joined the cast, replacing John Cusack in the cast that features Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry. Now Corddry confirmed the film will start shooting in the next week or so with Steve Pink returning to direct.
And that’s not all. While appearing on the Howard Stern Show Corddry explained a bunch of additional facts, including one particularly revealing nugget: Scott will be playing the son of Cusack’s character as the hot tub sends the group into the future. Read more below. Read More »
Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s return to the big screen hasn’t exactly caught the public imagination so far. As a result, it looks like he’s getting weird. The actor is now in talks to play a major role in a remake of The Toxic Avenger — but he won’t be the title character. No, don’t close the browser tab just yet; there might yet be something good in this deal. Read More »
The gang’s all back for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, with one major exception. John Cusack will not reprise his role in the eventual sequel to the 2010 film. Instead the other lead in the film will likely be Adam Scott, star of Party Down, Parks and Recreation and the upcoming A.C.O.D. He’ll join returning cast members Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke for another journey through time in the hot tub along with director Steve Pink.
Scott won’t be playing the same role as Cusack did in the original film though. He’ll be playing a completely different person. Read More »