18 items from 2013
HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" sees Dana Gould and Tom Shadyac topline, with host Bill Maher moderating a panel and interview guests on Friday, June 7. The series airs from 10:00-11:00 p.m. live Et/tape-delayed Pt), exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests. A new edition of .Vice. debuts at 11:00 p.m., followed by a replay of Real Time at 11:30 p.m. This week, journalist George Packer is the top-of-show interview guest. Filmmaker Tom Shadyac is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are writer-comedian Dana Gould, political strategist Ana Navarro and correspondent Kevin Williamson. »
- April Neale
As director Tom Shadyac continues talks about remaking the French film "The Intouchables," we're reminded of how this Hollywood legend has been living the simple life.
In 2007 Shadyac, who is responsible for hits like "Ace Ventura" and "The Nutty Professor," gave up his 17,000-square-foot mansion in Pasadena, Ca. for a 1,000-square-foot mobile home. "I was standing in the house that my culture had taught me was a measure of the good life," Shadyac said in his 2011 documentary. "I was struck with one very clear, very strange feeling: I was no happier."
Now, six years later, Shadyac continues to live modestly and couldn't be happier as he explained to CBS' Bill Whitaker in the video above.
Watch the clip and see what Shadyac had to say about his life, and head over to CBS to see the the full interview. H/T the Daily Mail.
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- The Huffington Post
Dr. No might be getting a 3D Imax release; Mama director Andrés Muschietti signs on for a new project; Emma Watson is in talks for Cinderella; and director Tom Shadyac may helm The Intouchables remake.
According to Bleeding Cool, a 3D version of Dr. No, the first film in the 23-film series, is heading to theaters. The site also mentions an IMAX release might also be in the cards if a Moviefone listing is to be believed.
Although 3D re-releases were all the rage a few years ago, they seem to have dropped off quite substantially. After Star Wars Episode 1 underperformed in 3D, LucasFilm/Disney Click to continue reading Movie News Wrap Up: Mar 4 2013
- Anthony Taormina
Patch Adams director reported to be returning to feature films with version of highest grossing non-English language film
The story of a rich quadriplegic man (played by François Cluzet) who hires an African immigrant (Omar Sy) as a carer, Intouchables – released in English-language territories as Untouchable – became the highest grossing non-English language film ever with $426.6m (£283.7m) in worldwide receipts. Only $10.2m of this was in North America, making it a perfect candidate for a reworking – the remake rights were bought along with Us distribution by the Weinstein Company.
- Andrew Pulver
1.) The cast of Anchorman: The Legend Continues is growing each and every day. Meagan Good and Dylan Baker have both joined the cast. These three join Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig and James Marsden in the film, which is rumored to take Ron Burgundy from San Diego to the big leagues in New York City. There were reports John C. Reily was joining the cast, but a rep for the production tells Deadline, "We were looking for a stand-in for lighting purposes who looks like John C. Reilly. We always demand that every stand-in looks like John C. Reilly." 2.) Daniel Radcliffe is in final negotiations to star as Igor in a retelling of the classic tale Frankenstein for 20th Century Fox and director Paul McGuigan with a screenplay by Max Landis (Chronicle) based on Mary Shelley's 19th century novel. Filming is expected to begin in the fall. »
- Brad Brevet
Here’s the trailer for the original:
This will be Shadyac’s first comedic film in six years.
Shadyac’s last film was 2010′s documentary feature: I Am.
The synopsis for I am is included below:
“In I Am, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world.”
The french film The Intouchables, is hilarious and does not need a remake, »
- Alex Corey
Tom Shadyac ("Liar Liar," "Evan Almighty") is returning to comedy directing as he is in talks to helm a remake of last year's French-language international sensation "The Intouchables" for The Weinstein Company.
The story deals with a wealthy French aristocrat who, after being paralyzed in a hang-gliding accident, hires a young Senegalese man from the projects to be his caretaker
The original grossed a whopping $416 million in global markets, but only $10 million domestically in the United States. The Weinstein's scored the remake rights when they picked up the original to distribute.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
With The Weinstein Company looking to keep momentum up on its remake of hit French comedy The Intouchables, the executives are naturally hunting for a director. Now they think they’ve found the right man, and surprisingly that happens to be Tom Shadyac.There was a time when Shadyac would have been their first choice, as he spent years as one of the top Hollywood comedy directors, cranking out hits like Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.But then he suffered two serious setbacks: Bruce sequel Evan Almighty was a huge, expensive flop and he was also involved in a serious bike accident that left him with ongoing symptoms. He decided to completely re-invent himself, giving away much of the money he earned on the blockbusters, swapping his house for a trailer and consulting intellectual and spiritual people on how to help the world. »
Tom Shadyac—the Ace Ventura director whose near-death experience led him on a quest to say things more meaningful than can be conveyed through talking ass cheeks—is reportedly considering a return to comedy with a remake of the 2011 French hit The Intouchables, according to Deadline. If so, it would be quite the comeback, after the much-maligned filmmaker behind Patch Adams, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty, and its disastrous sequel Evan Almighty suffered a debilitating bike accident that finally caused him to question whether he was doing anything worthwhile, give up all his wealth, and devote himself to more »
So, remember Tom Shadyac? He's the guy who was at one time a box office comedy titan, thanks to "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Nutty Professor," "Liar Liar" and "Bruce Almighty." But then he decided after making millions upon millions of dollars that there was more to life and made a documentary. "I Am"was a lot of feel good, New Age-y mumbo jumbo, that found him talking with folks like David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch about like the world, man. That was a couple of years ago, and while he briefly popped up as a contender to direct a remake of Arthur Lubin's 1964 film "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" that had Zach Galifianakis attached to star, it didn't happen. But now another remake might bring him back in the ring. Deadline reports that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Filmmaker Tom Shadyac is in talks to take the helm on The Intouchables English-language remake for The Weinstein Company. Colin Firth is said to be circling a lead role, but nothing has been solidified at this time. We also reported in November that Silver Linings Playbook star Chris Tucker showed interest in starring as well.
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) is writing the screenplay that follows an aristocrat who was paralyzed after a hang-gliding accident. He hires a young man from an urban environment to take care of him, as they both form a unique bond of friendship. The original film was one of the Best Foreign Language Film nominees at the Oscars last weekend.
Tom Shadyac started his career with a successful string of comedies such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, and Evan Almighty. After he nearly died during a cycling accident, he left the business altogether, »
Not so long ago, critics and movie bloggers alike received an unexpected press release for a documentary called I Am. The film promised to explore what was wrong with the world through the lens of filmmaker Tom Shadyac, who is best recognized for directing such joyfully absurd comedies as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty. You can probably understand why we were puzzled. It turns out, that doc was Shadyac's passion project following a near-death experience that quite understandably shook him up. But it seems Shadyac is ready to return to comedy, though his potential next project wouldn't force him to abandon his intellectual curiosity about improving the world. Deadline reports Shadyac is currently in negotiations with the Weinstein Company to helm the American remake of the wildly successful French film The Intouchables. Centering on the inspiring true story of two men from very different backgrounds who »
The indie hit The Intouchables was once lined up to be the French entry into the Best Foreign Language category at the Oscars this past Sunday, but despite backing from The Weinstein Company, the movie was ultimately didn't make it through the nomination process. It did make over $400 million overseas, but it pulled in only $10 million domestically, so TWC is naturally setting up an American remake, which we already heard has Chris Tucker circling to star. Now Deadline reports that Ace Ventura: Pet Detective director Tom Shadyac, who hasn't directed a narrative feature since 2007, is in talks to direct the remake. For your reference, here's the trailer for the original French film: Famous for directing movies like Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Patch Adams, and Bruce Almighty, Shadyac himself is quite an interesting character. After a near-death experience caused by a bicycle accident, the director had something of a midlife crisis, »
- Ben Pearson
Moves are being made on The Weinstein Company’s English-language remake of the smash hit French film The Intouchables. The story follows a wealthy white aristocrat who suffers a tragic paragliding accident that leaves him a quadriplegic. After cycling through a number of caretakers, the man bonds with a young, troubled immigrant caregiver. The original pic was a massive hit overseas, taking in over $420 million against a budget of just $9 million, and so TWC has been working hard to get the English-language remake together. Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) was at one point in talks to direct and Colin Firth has been circling the lead role for some time, and now it looks as though prolific comedy director Tom Shadyac is looking to make his big Hollywood comeback with the film. Hit the jump for more. Per Deadline, Tom Shadyac is in talks to take the helm of the Intouchables remake. Shadyac »
- Adam Chitwood
Exclusive: Tom Shadyac, once a prolific director of blockbuster comedies before a near-death experience sent him on a life-changing journey chronicled in his feature documentary I Am, is returning to laffer mode. Shadyac is in talks with The Weinstein Company to helm its remake of the Olivier Nakache/Eric Toledano French sensation The Intouchables. TWC has a script by Paul Feig, and Colin Firth has been circling to star, though casting is not locked. The picture seems primed for remake — it grossed $416 million overseas, and only $10 million domestic. That is a decent number for a foreign film but leaves a lot of room for an American audience to discover the story. TWC released it here and got remake rights as part of the bargain. Feig was once going to make it his directorial follow-up to Bridesmaids but he left the project after writing the screenplay about an aristocrat who, after »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
In the 90s, Tom Shadyac was undeniably the biggest comedy director working in the Hollywood system. Responsible for comedy hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty, the man was about as "can't miss" as you could get. But in 2007, soon after Evan Almighty came out (and flopped), Shadyac suffered a debilitating bicycle accident, one that effectively changed his life and opened his mind to new world of possibilities. He gave away much of »
- Eric Walkuski
Tom Shadyac, who launched his career with comedies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective , The Nutty Professor and Liar Liar , is set to make a return to the genre with an English-language remake of Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's The Intouchables . Released in 2011, The Intouchables is a French film that details the relationship between a rich quadriplegic and his new caretaker. Shadyac's history is an interesting one that also offers him a close personal connection to the source material. Shortly after his last comedy, 2007's Evan Almighty , Shadyac was in a cycling accident that threatened to leave him permanently immobile. Although he recovered, Shadyac decided to dedicate his life to working for the greater good and documented his quest to re-examine the world in the 2011 »
Former Hollywood director Tom Shadyac gave it all up to espouse a shift to a more virtuous, interconnected way of living
For an evaluation of the world's woes and what to do about them, most people probably wouldn't turn to the director of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. But since bringing Jim Carrey to the big screen, and grossing nearly $2bn with a subsequent string of blockbusters including The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar and Patch Adams, Hollywood filmmaker Tom Shadyac has had quite a change of heart. So, while I Give It A Year was premiering with the usual glitz at the Vue West End in Leicester Square last Thursday, Shadyac was in a small theatre at the Empire next door, explaining without fanfare why he sold his Beverly Hills home, gave away most of his money and made Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn the stars of his latest documentary film, »
- Ed Halliwell
18 items from 2013
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