Paul Reubens was a guest last night on The Tonight Show. Like many, host Jimmy Fallon is a huge fan of Ruebens’ iconic character Pee-Wee Herman. Asking the question that’s been on everyone’s mind for some time, Reubens confirms that he is working on a new Pee-Wee Herman movie. The film will be produced by Judd Apatow and is expected to start production in February.
The duo behind Comedy Central’s hit show Key & Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have set their first joint feature film over at New Line. According to Deadline, the project will start production next spring.
The duo have been attached to multiple film projects over the past year, including a Police Academy reboot, a Judd Apatow flick, and a Key & Peele spinoff featuring beloved substitute teacher, Mr.Garvey. Their first film however will be titled Keanu, and tells the story of friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld to retrieve a stolen cat named, Keanu. The film was written by Peele and Alex Rubens who write for Key & Peele and Community.
It’s certainly an interesting choice for a debut film. Either way, it looks like we’ll be seeing Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele on the big screen a lot for the next few years (at least).
The trailer for Chris Rock’s new movie has hit the web. Top Five has a bit of an autobiographical vibe to it as Rock portrays a comedian who is at the point in his career where he’s trying to possibly make a change. He’s about to get married to a Reality TV star, and he’s not sure he wants to make funny movies anymore and try something else. If we can draw real world parallels then this means he doesn’t want to make any more Grown Ups movies anymore? Read More
With the mega success that was this year’s Lego Movie, we knew a sequel was on the way shortly. Well now THR reports that in addition, a ‘Lego Batman’ spinoff will also be hitting theaters.
Will Arnett will once again lend his voice as Batman in his own movie that’s being fast-tracked. Warner Bros. is looking for a 2017 release for the film, possibly right around Lego Movie 2. The Batman spinoff will be directed by Chris McKay, animation director on Lego Movie, and will be written by Seth Grahame-Smith. Lego Movie scribes Phil Lord and Chris Miller have also signed on as producers.
This will be the fourth Lego movie ordered, with Ninjago premiering September 23, 2016.
The long-awaited Super Troopers sequel is reportedly on its way. After many years of talk, Broken Lizard’s Steve Lemme (aka “Mac”) told Us Weekly that production will begin in early 2015.
“You know, it was a combination of having to settle some of the legal disputes about making a sequel, while also negotiating terms for it,” Lemme told Us of what took so long. “The fans have been asking for it for a while, but we were finally able to package everything together. Fox is going to distribute the film, but we needed to raise the money for it. We’re close. There may be a Kickstarter launched to raise the last little bit.”
The cult favorite comedy that followed Lemme, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, and Paul Soter as five Vermont state troopers, was released in 2001, making it a good fourteen year gap in films. However, Lemme says the Super Troopers 2 will pick up right where the original left off. The biggest difficulty was trying to top that opening scene, which so many people have complimented us on. I think we’ve done it,” says Lemme. Read More
The ever-expanding online streaming service, Netflix, is getting into the feature film business. After finding great success with their original TV programming, Netflix is now looking to produce films that will be distributed exclusively on their site, bypassing theaters. After picking their first film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, Netflix has ordered four films that will star Adam Sandler.
According to Deadline, the films will be produced under Sandler’s Happy Madison production banner.
“When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only: Netflix rhymes with ‘wet chicks.’ Let the streaming begin!” – Sandler
While movie theaters are not happy with this new plan, I don’t think they are missing out on too much. Sandler’s films tend to under-perform at the box office. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.
The masterminds behind Comedy Central’s hit show Key & Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, were asked to guest-edit Entertainment Weekly’s comedy issue. The duo reveal a heavy plate of upcoming projects in a new post to promote the upcoming issue. In addition to rebooting Police Academy, and working on a project with Judd Apatow, the pair tease they are working on getting one of their most popular characters their own film.
Mr.Garvey, played by Key, is the popular veteran inner-city substitute teacher sent to a mostly-white school to take over for the day. The sketch is one of Key & Peele‘s most popular, with over 50 million views on Youtube alone. If things go as planned, Mr.Garvey will star in his own feature film. Read More
The internet’s favorite cat is getting her own movie and voice. In one of the greatest casting decisions ever made, Aubrey Plaza, aka the spirit of April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation‘s favorite grumpy assistant), will lend her voice to famous feline.
Chris Rock’s new movie Top Five just got a theater premiere date not too long after it made a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival where it earned rave reviews. The film was picked up by Paramount who just set a limited release on the film for December 5th with it going nationwide a week later on the 12th.
Rock stars in the film and is about a a comedian attempting to reinvent himself as a serious actor at the same time his reality-TV star fiancee talks him into broadcasting their wedding on television. Rock has a bit of experience with this situation as he and some of his comedian friends had their own ordeals with the transition into dramatic roles. Read More
The long-rumored reboot/sequel of National Lampoon’s Vacation series has found its Audrey, and it’s Leslie Mann. Mann. Whether planned or not, the series will keep its running gag of a new actor/actress portraying the sibling Griswold children in every movie. Mann joins Dana Barron, Dana Hill, Marisol Nichols, and Juliette Lewis as actresses portraying the character.
As previously mentioned the movie will focus on a grown-up Rusty, portrayed by Ed Helms and Audrey. Christina Applegate and Chris Hemsworth will also co-star in the film as the Griswold spouses. Read More