The somewhat strange Shaft reboot, which takes the Samuel L. Jackson Shaft reboot from 2000 and reboots it again as a comedy, just added a new cast member: Cliff “Method Man” Smith. The Wu-Tang Clan member will be playing an old friend of Samuel L. Jackson’s John Shaft. Barbershop director Tim Story is helming the film, which may or may not be called Son of Shaft. Read on for more details on the Shaft reboot cast.
Posted on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by Fred Topel
Tim Story was at Showtime’s Television Critics Association party. He directed the pilot and several episodes of Jay Pharoah’s new half hour series White Famous. /Film had the opportunity to speak with Story about the feature film remake of Shaft, which he signed on to direct in January. As the director of Ride Along, Barbershop and other comedies, Story confirmed he is not doing Shaft as a straight action movie.
Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
It’s been well over a year since we heard anything about the new version of Shaft that New Line has been cooking up with screenwriters Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow, but now we know that Tim Story will be sitting the director’s chair.
With Paddington hitting the big screen not too long ago, and a sequel on the way, it’s time for another beloved bear from literature to get the feature film treatment.
Corduroy is one of the most renowned children’s books of all time, having been named the New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books From the Last 100 Years and Parents Magazine’s All-Time Best Books for Children. Now Don Freeman‘s book about a department store teddy bear will star in his own movie.
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Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
Universal is on board for another Ride Along. A third installment of the comedy series starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart is on the way, with a script currently in development from screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Director Tim Story is returning.
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Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Just a few weeks ago, a new trailer for Ride Along 2 showed Ice Cube and Kevin Hart embarking on another case in Miami. But that wasn’t enough for Universal, because they released a new trailer with the must-see Creed over the Thanksgiving weekend. This one has more Ken Jeong, lamb burgers, and an alligator. That sounds wacky, right?
Watch the new Ride Along 2 trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
There have been countless adaptations of the Charles Dickens holiday classic A Christmas Carol, the story of how a bitter old man named Ebenezer Scrooge is taken on a magical journey through time by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come turning him into a gentler, more kind man who sets out to change his miser ways.
And now one more has been added to the pile, but this one is bound to be rather different from any that have come before it. Humbug is a contemporary retelling of the classic tale set up at Universal Pictures that will have Ice Cube in the lead role as a wealthy real estate mogul shown a path to redemption by the aforementioned trio of ghosts. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
This weekend’s Straight Outta Compton takes us back to Ice Cube‘s roots as a gangsta rap pioneer. This week’s Ride Along 2 trailer brings us back to his present as an actor (among other things) who’s really good at playing cranky cops.
The action-comedy sequel reunites Ice Cube’s James with Kevin Hart‘s Ben, who is now a full-fledged cop. The two stumble onto a big case that takes them to Miami, where Ben proceeds to screw things up as usual. Director Tim Story and co-star Tika Sumpter return, Ken Jeong, Olivia Munn, Benjamin Bratt, and Sherri Shepherd tag along for the ride. Watch the Ride Along 2 trailer after the jump. Read More »
What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, when the wave of Hollywood superhero films was just beginning, Tim Story made The Fantastic Four. That film hit after movies like X-Men and Spider-Man had turned studio eyes firmly towards comic book properties, but it went into development and production before Christopher Nolan started to push the films in a more serious direction with Batman Begins.
The two Tim Story Fantastic Four movies are like mid-period relics. They’re stuck in a place between practical effects and truly powerful CG, and burdened with casting and story choices that seem like he product of heavy-handed studio notes. (Granted, the films showed vision in casting Chris Evans as the Human Torch.) They don’t look or feel much at all like the comic book films of today.
While on the promo rounds for his current film, Think Like a Man Too, Story was asked about his two Marvel films, and the difference between superhero movies then and now. He had quite a lot to say.
Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
MGM’s Barbershop franchise is opening up again. Also after the jump:
- Chris Pratt is enthusiastically prepping for Jurassic World
- The final installment of Atlas Shrugged sets a release date
- Find out what was shown from Minions at Cinema Con
- A Haunted House 2 poster references Insidious Chapter 2
- Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic sequel drops a couple of images
- The latest Rio 2 trailer pays homage to Gloria Gaynor
- Watch a cute clip from How to Train Your Dragon 2
- George R.R. Martin posts an excerpt from his next book