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While Sony is patiently awaiting Oren Uziel's rewrite on the 21 Jump Street sequel, the studio has also tapped the screenwriter to pen another installment in the Men in Black franchise. Little is known about the logline for Men in Black 4, though the studio was apparently pleased enough with Uziel's pitch to give him the go-ahead. It's unclear at this time just how involved Will Smith would be with a fourth film and there are currently no deals for either Josh Brolin or Emma Thompson to return. After Men in Black 3 went on to earn a franchise-best $624 million, the studio is obviously eager to get another film in development. Uziel, however, will have to finish his draft on the 21 Jump Street sequel first, which Sony has already slated for a June 6, 2014 release. Hit the jump for more. The Wrap reports that Uziel has been tapped by Sony to pen »
- Dave Trumbore
Double beef patty, special sauce? Not for Rapper Mack 10 ... who axed Big Macs (and pretty much all things cow) from his life ... and lost an incredible 60 plus pounds in the process!!! The "Westside Connection" rapper's been Huge since the mid '90s ... so after our photog spotted him out in L.A. last week (above) looking svelte, we contacted him to find out what's up.Mack tells us ... he's majorly slimmed down by cutting »
- TMZ Staff
Earlier today some more details emerged on the sequel to “21 Jump Street,” a film that has taken the slow and steady approach to getting in front of cameras. Production now looks likely to be underway on “21 Jump Street 2” at least 18 months after the first film hit theaters, and that’s a gap that a couple of upcoming comedies are hoping to avoid should their first installments prove a success. Both “The Heat” – Paul Feig’s Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy buddy cop comedy due for release on June 28 – and “Ride Along” – Tim Story’s Ice Cube-Kevin Hart buddy cop comedy due for release January 17, 2014 – have tentatively started work on sequels. Now whether this bodes well for the prospective quality/profitability of the two movies or whether it’s simply a case of overconfidence remains to be seen, but we’re certainly hoping that it points to the former. »
- Joe Cunningham
Sounds like buddy cop comedies are all the rage in Hollywood right now. Hot on the heels of news of a summer release for a 21 Jump Street sequel with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller returning with stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, there are two more buddy cop comedies with sequels in development, and the first films haven't even hit theaters. Deadline has word that Fox is already developing the script for a sequel to this summer's The Heat starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, and Universal is working on a sequel for their comedy Ride Along starring Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart. Read on! We've already seen a funny red band trailer for The Heat, and we're hoping the film from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is worthy of its summer release date on June 27th. Katie Dippold will script the sequel as part of her deal with Fox and Chernin Entertainment. »
- Ethan Anderton
Fox and Universal are planning sequels for The Heat and Ride Along, two films that have yet to hit the big screen. Fox has already reached a pricey deal with The Heat writer; and Universal is in early negotiations with two of the writers who helped pen Ride Along.
The first deal comes from Fox – they managed to get Katie Dippold to write a sequel to the Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock comedy The Heat, which is scheduled to hit theaters this summer, on June 28th. The original film was directed by Paul Feig, and follows an unlikely team of female law enforcers.
Universal hasn’t reached a deal yet, but is engaged in early talks with Ride Along writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. They want them to come back and pen a sequel. Though the film doesn’t hit theaters until next year (on January 17), the studio clearly »
- Laura Frances
In a recent interview with Collider the producer, Neal Moritz, said that the sequel would take the young looking undercover officers to college. He didn't reveal which college they would be attending, but he teased it by saying...
It leads off where we ended the last film and our guys are going to college. Now, I can’t tell you more than that because there’s some fun to be had in what college they’re going to and what’s going to happen. It really just starts there.
As for where the story of the film is heading he reveals that the two main characters are now "married"...
The relationship developed quite a bit in the »
- Joey Paur
In the film, Bullock plays a by-the-books FBI agent who teams with a rough-around-the-edges local Boston cop (McCarthy) to take down a drug lord.
Meanwhile, Universal is already moving forward with a sequel to the Tim Story-directed "Ride Along" and have hired Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi to pen it. The first film doesn't hit cinemas until next January.
- Garth Franklin
Now, here's a sequel people actually do want to see.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the co-directors on "21 Jump Street," have just accepted the assignment of helming the second installment, which'll send Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) off to college — or, as Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) phrased it, the place where those two cowboys will be allowed to "drink booze, smoke weed with kids, and f**k anything with a big ass in jeans with low self-esteem."
As SlashFilm details, producer Neal Moritz spilled the beans to Collider about the filmmakers' return, which was uncertain given their current involvement with "The Lego Movie." Evidently, they'll be able to squeeze in their work on the "Jump Street" sequel as post-production work on "Lego" ensues with the VFX team. Hooray!
Moritz also shared a few details about the script, the second draft for which is currently "coming along."
"It leads »
- Amanda Bell
Yesterday, we told you to marry The Heat, because it looks great and everyone's excited about it — especially Fox. Deadline reports the studio has already set in motion plans for a sequel, over two months before the thing actually comes out. As part of a deal with the film's writer Katie Dippold to pen another comedy for Paul Feig to direct, she also agreed to start working on The Heat 2 (a.k.a. The Heats). Also jumping into the quick sequel game, Universal has already begun working on a sequel to Ride Along, the Ice Cube and Kevin Hart buddy-cop film set to come out next January. Not to be outdone, Paramount has started working on a sequel to a movie some screenwriter just thought of an hour ago. »
Sequels are already in the works for two upcoming cop comedies. Buzz is strong for Bridesmaids director Paul Feig’s buddy cop comedy The Heat, and Deadline reports that screenwriter Katie Dippold has been tapped to start working on the script for a follow-up months before the first film even opens. The pic stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as a by-the-books FBI agent and a rough-around-the-edges local Boston cop, respectively, who team up to take down a drug lord. The film’s red-band trailer promises plenty of laughs and great chemistry between Bullock and McCarthy, and the pic's June 28th release date shows big confidence from 20th Century Fox. Hit the jump for news of a sequel to Ride Along. Additionally, Universal is moving forward on a follow-up to the Tim Story-directed Ride Along. That film stars Kevin Hart as a fast-talking aspiring police officer who must team »
- Adam Chitwood
The first films isn't set to hit theaters until January 17, 1014, but it's being reported that Universal Pictures is already considering a sequel. Ride Along stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Jay Pharoah, John Leguizamo and Bryan Callen, in a film that will see Hart play a high school security guard who is ready to get married, but must first survive a Training Day-like ride along experience with her tough cop brother, played by Ice Cube, who doesn’t want the marriage to happen and tries to scare Hart's character away. Sumpter will play Hart's fiancee; Callen will play a wily, undercover cop alongside John Leguizamo; and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
21 Jump Street is one of the funniest films of the past couple years and it was a surprise hit for the studio both financially and critically. Opening to positive reviews and raking in a solid box office haul, a sequel was green-lit pretty quickly and in a recent interview with Collider, producer Neal Moritz has confirmed that the directing duo from the first film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, will return to helm 21 Jump Street 2, or whatever it’s going to be called.
Currently, Sony is hoping for a Summer 2014 release for the film and confirmed to return are stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, as well as co-star Ice Cube. As hinted at in the first film, our protagonists will indeed be going undercover at college but Moritz wouldn’t say which university they will be heading to. His reason for keeping it a secret is that there is »
- Matt Joseph
Just after learning at CinemaCon last week that Sony was planning to release a sequel to the action comedy 21 Jump Street, there's even more good news. Producer Neal Moritz recently sat down with Collider and said that the college-bound follow-up to the 2012 sensation starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill will bring back directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. There was some concern that they wouldn't have time since they're working on The Lego Movie for a February 2014 release, but it sounds like there will be enough time in their schedule to start shooting in late September or early October. More below! Moritz said Sony has an eye for a release in the summer 0f 2014, and Tatum and Hill will have Ice Cube back as their aggressive captain again. And while the producer also confirmed the sequel would take our undercover officers to college, he would not say which university they would be heading, »
- Ethan Anderton
One of the most pleasant surprises of 2012 was Sony’s 21 Jump Street adaptation. While remakes and reboots are usually developed with an eye towards appealing to the widest possible audience, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller crafted a wonderfully peculiar and hilarious comedy that benefitted from some excellent chemistry between stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. As the R-rated film grossed over $200 million worldwide, both fans and Sony were keen on moving forward with a sequel. Screenwriter Michael Bacall has been working on the script for the follow-up alongside Hill, and Sony recently announced that they’re planning the film for a 2014 release. Steve recently sat down for a lengthy interview with producer Neal Moritz, and during their wide-ranging conversation Moritz talked quite a bit about 21 Jump Street 2. He confirmed that the story finds Tatum and Hill infiltrating a college campus, Ice Cube is set to return as Captain Dickson, »
- Adam Chitwood
Evidently Hollywood loves to remake things, squeezing more money out of movies from the past because of the nostalgia people have for them. And it makes sense – Hollywood is a business, after all. It’s not even been a couple of decades since some of the above films (and others currently in development) were released and yet we’re getting up-to-date versions whether we like it or not.
So what other fondly remembered films from the 1990s could Hollywood eventually remake? Below is a list of 10 very real possibilities. Now these aren’t films that necessarily should be remade – in fact they very well may be classics that need not be touched – but just a group of movies that »
- Ross Miller
Delaware-based Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema have teamed up again for the sixth annual Off-Centered Film Fest (Debbie's 2012 coverage). Beginning Thursday night, the three-day beer and food feast -- with a hip-hop theme this year -- will feature a sing-along, rap battle competition, DJs and a short film competition. Most events are at Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane, and proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Texas Craft Brewers Guild.
The homegrown festivities kick off with a 6 pm screening at Republic Square Park of Friday, a movie so ripe with wisdom and wit it'll make you say "daayymmnn!" The Ice Cube, Chris Tucker-fronted stoner comedy tells the day-long adventure of two neighborhood buddies in L.A.
Sam Calagione, owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Debbie's interview with Calagione), and Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse co-founder, have added more hip to their hops with Friday's first ever Jiggy Crunk Sing-a-Long. »
- Jordan Gass-Poore'
This was actually one of the films on my list of 2013 anticipated releases; but, announced it January, its release date was pushed from October 18, 2013, to January 17, 2014. I recall when I posted that announcement from Sony/Screen Gems, I shared that I was a bit puzzled by the release date placement, because, also scheduled to open on January 17, 2014, is another Will Packer-produced film (except this one is for Universal), Ride Along, which stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. I figured that one of those 2 films would move to another date, given that, from what we know of each thus far, both would likely be targeting somewhat »
- Tambay A. Obenson
A great opening lyric is like making a great first impression with someone special. You say the right words and they’ll love you forever. (whereas a bad opening lyric is like meeting for the first time with bad breathe and your flies open).
Great lyrics can be many things, they can incite and inspire, they can pull you gently in or grab you by the balls or sometimes they just sound pretty cool. Here we’re going to be looking at the 25 greatest opening lyrics of all time, so brush your teeth, check your flies and get comfy…
25. “Son, I’m Thirty/I Only Went With Your Mother ‘Cause She’s Dirty”
Artist: Happy Mondays
Song: Kinky Afro (1990)
The Monday’s second single from their third album, Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches, hit number one in the U.S. Billboard Rock Chart and number five in the UK. It »
- Kristopher Powell
In 1981, when he was just 12 years old, Ice Cube's half-sister Beverly Jean Brown was murdered by her husband -- shot to death in her house just a few blocks from where her brother lived in South Central Los Angeles.
"I think about my sister a lot," said the rapper in an interview with The Huffington Post. "I think about the turn of events that triggered that situation."
Ice Cube grew up to pen powerful lyrics about the effect of violence on the people in his community, as well as the allure of weapons.
Because gun culture is so entrenched in American values, he reasoned, the forces that killed his sister will remain in play for the foreseeable future.
"America is built on the gun. »
- Anna Almendrala
Nobody ever called Kid Rock, Detroit’s bare-chested musical ambassador to the world, a tame guy.
“I mean, he gets paid to drink Jim Beam.” says Jeremy "Jd" Deputat, who photographed I’m Kid Rock, What’s Your Excuse?, a large format 176-page glossy photography book following the singer-songwriter's summer 2011 ”Born Free” tour. “I just never really went home.”
I'm Kid Rock, What's Your Excuse? is available for sale Tuesday at the photographer's online store. What was photographer Jeremy “Jd” Deputat’s excuse? He was just along for the ride.
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“It started out as 10 days of shooting throughout the summer -- it turned into four months of private jets, helicopters and hotel rooms that were never slept in,” said Deputat, who edited more than 30,000 images of Kid Rock (featuring cameos by actor Sean Penn, and talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon) taken that summer »
- The Huffington Post
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