Jeff Tremaine, the guy who gave us the "Jackass" franchise, is about to ditch his merry pranksters, at least for now, to make his narrative debut with the comedy "Revenge of the Jocks!"
Warner Bros. is producing the film which asks the question -- what if nerds rule the world? In the center of the movie are three high school jocks, who as grown men, must face the fact that the geeks they used to torment in the past are now running the show.
According to the Hollwyood Reporter, Rami and Etan Cohen wrote the original script, but it's being rewritten by "I Heart Huckabees'" Jeff Baena. Tremaine was such a sweetheart in person (check out my interview with him for "Jackass 3D") but I'm not quite sure if he can direct a narrative film. But hey, I'm curious to see the final product!
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Drew Barrymore, after helming the roller derby flick "Whip It," is returning to the director's chair for "How to be Single" according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the novel of the same name by Liz Tuccillo, the film is in the vein of "He's Just Not That Into You" and "Valentine's Day" -- multi-character, multi-story films. "How to be Single" explores the ups and downs of love of a group of New Yorkers over the course of ten years.
No director or cast announced yet but the script is written by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn.
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Man, this whole "Three Stooges" film has more twists and turns than Curly's shuffle. The good thing is, the Farrelly brothers are still attached to the project, but that's it.
Previously, Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, and Benicio Del Toro were set to play the Three Stooges, but they've all left production.
Recently, Variety reported that the Farrellys were interested in giving Johnny Knoxville the role of Moe and they were just waiting for the actor to accept the part.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter is saying that's not the case according to the insiders close to the film. Sure, Knoxville has expressed interest but there were no negotiations between 20th Century Fox and the actor. In short, "an offer to join the film was never made."
When I met the Farrellys for "Hall Pass," they did give us some hints on what the "Three Stooges" would be about. Want to hear more nyuk nyuk nyuk about the film? Click here to watch my interview with the directors.
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Once upon a time, we were kind of, sort of excited about Robert Zemeckis' planned 3D motion-capture remake of The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine."
Well, it's over, at least according to Disney.
After the Zemeckis-produced "Mars Needs Moms" flopped at the box-office (it opened at No. 5 with just $6.9 million with a reported budget of $150 million, yikes!), Disney said enough is enough and sunk the "Yellow Submarine."
Can you really blame the studio?
Now, Zemeckis is mulling over directing his first live-action film in more than a decade! His last one was the 2000 Tom Hanks-starrer "Cast Away."
I say yes! Enough of the whole motion-capture craptacular, and give us movies featuring real people.
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The threequel to the highly successful franchise has been plagued with many problems. First, we have the pesky script problems. It's still not finished and obviously not polished! But Sony and director Barry Sonnenfeld went ahead and started shooting in November, supposedly to take advantage of tax breaks in New York.
As you may have heard, the plot involves some time traveling with Will Smith's Agent J going back in time to 1969 to save Josh Brolin's Agent K.
Now, Alec Baldwin, who was scheduled to play the MIB boss in 1969 just left production citing scheduling problems!
But "Men in Black III" is still set to open May 25, 2012. Really? Should Sony just scrap the entire film? Do we even care for a third installment after hearing all these dramas? I wonder what Tommy Lee Jones is thinking about all this.
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