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Way back in 2001, a comedy troupe calling themselves Broken Lizard – that would be Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske – launched their second full-length film on the world with Super Troopers. The funny, rude and downright bonkers cop comedy got mixed reviews and only arrived over here in 2002, but has long since become a cult comedy favourite. For years and during press events for their other movies, the team have been asked about a potential sequel and now they’re making one, thanks to a studio deal and a successful crowdfunding campaign, the launch video for which is lurking below. The original film follows the lackadaisical adventures of five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, who try to save their jobs and outdo the local police department by solving a crime. Chandrasekhar directed the movie and all five starred, alongside the likes of Brian Cox. »
“Super Troopers 2″ re-unites all five Troopers from the original film — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske. The quintet played goofy Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks who were suddenly forced to solve a murder and bust a drug-smuggling ring. Brian Cox played their commander.
“We finally have the chance to make ‘Super Troopers 2,'” said Chandrasekhar. “But since we refused to write a sequel where the highway cops have morphed into super hero-vampires, Fox Searchlight proposed the following deal: They’ll release the film, but we have to raise all of the money. So we’ve turned to Indiegogo and our fans to prove that it’s finally time for ‘Super Troopers 2′ to get made. »
- Dave McNary
Earlier this month, a report surfaced that Paramount's Rings is actually a prequel, set several years before the 2002 thriller The Ring, exploring the origins of Samara Morgan's reign of terror and how the deadly VHS tape was first created. Over the weekend, Rings director F. Javier Gutiérrez took to his Twitter account to confirm that his project is actually a sequel, set 13 years after the events of The Ring. The filmmaker also confirmed earlier today on his Twitter page that principal photography is starting today in Atlanta.
It's possible that Rings still may examine both Samara and the VHS tape's origins, but no story details have been confirmed, aside from where the movie is set within The Ring franchise timeline. The director has been posting several images to his Instagram account over the past few days, which confirm Samara Morgan's presence in the thriller, although we don't quite know »
The trailer for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Pixels, the highly anticipated action-comedy event film slated for release on July 24, 2015, generated 34.3 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours online, making it the studio’s #1 trailer launch of all time. This debut bests the studio’s previous record of 22 million streams in 24 hours for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
To reach the record, the studio utilized the enormous digital footprint that Sony commands worldwide and the remarkable social media reach of its cast including Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Ashley Benson. The studio leveraged official channels as well as social pages for Sony, Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures international markets, Sony Electronics, and Sony Rewards, as well as the Xperia Lounge on Sony Mobile and Sony’s Times Square Billboard. Worldwide viewership of the trailer continues to grow as support extends to PlayStation, Crackle, Sony Retail Stores and Sony International Television.
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- Michelle McCue
Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that the upcoming action-comedy Pixels has set a new studio record for trailer views, with over 34 million worldwide views in its first 24 hours of release online.
Released across the globe via various Sony platforms including their electronic, retail, online (including Sony PlayStation networks) and television avenues, Pixels beat the previous record holder, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with 22 million views, to become the studio’s number one trailer launch.
In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film stars Adam Sandler (The Wedding Singer), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity).
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- Scott J. Davis
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In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds »
- Luke Owen
Game on! After a brief 10 second teaser yesterday, Sony Pictures has released the first full trailer for Pixels, the new comedy starring Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), which sees him defending the world from an alien invasion force of 1980’s arcade heroes and villains. Who knew Pac-Man could be so violent?
Check out the full trailer below…
In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with »
Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage star in the film in which enormous pixelated characters from old-school video games try to destroy the earth due to aliens misinterpreting video feeds of classic arcade games.
- Garth Franklin
Any mention of Adam Sandler in a movie and I’m immediately cautious. Tell me he co-stars with Kevin James and I’m out. So it says a lot about the first trailer for Sony’s Pixels that I am genuinely interested and a little excited. The film sees aliens use classic video game characters in order to invade our planet, after believing a time capsule sent into space by Nasa in 1982 was actually an act of war. If it sounds silly, that’s because it is, and it embraces that fact.
Sandler and James, along with Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage, play our last hope against the invading aliens. The film looks like a mixture between Wreck-it Ralph and Ghostbusters, and certainly seems to get the action/comedy balance right. Chris Columbus, of Home Alone and Harry Potter And The Philosopher’S Stone fame, directs, and the »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
What would you do if aliens interpreted examples of 1980s video games found in a space probe as a declaration of war? And sent giant versions of icons such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong to attack us? Clearly, you’d hire... Adam Sandler to defend the human race. Or at least, that’s what happens in action-comedy Pixels. Spawned from Patrick Jean’s inventive short, Pixels has is a big, brash Roland Emmerich-style alien invasion thriller welded to a high-concept Sandler comedy. The story finds Us President Will Cooper (Kevin James) tracking down old friend and ‘80s video-game champ Sam Brenner (Sandler) so he can put together a team of old-school arcade masters (including Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage) to defeat the techno-menace. So, basically it’s Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell from The King Of Kong saving the world?With director Chris Columbus aboard to marshal the spectacle »
Sneak Peek footage from director Chris Columbus' live-action science fiction action feature "Pixels", based on popular video game characters, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox:
"...When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic 1980's arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. The President of the United States has to call on his childhood best friend, an ’80s video game champion, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet..."
The Original Casting Call:
"Who: 1980s: 340 Youths, 12 – 16 years old. Of the 340 required, 310 will be males, 30 will be females. 1980s: 60 adults, 18+. Of the 60, 45 are males, 15 are females. Current day: Navy Seals. Males, 18+, looking for big, fit, muscular guys.
"What: The scenes that take place in the 1980's have specific hair requirements. For women, »
- Michael Stevens
You’re either going to love or hate this concept, but the recent posters from “Pixels” — that feature Donkey Kong, Frogger, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Centipede characters — promise a potentially fun, high-concept throwback treat. Directed by Chris Columbus ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"), “Pixels” is a 3D live-action/computer-animated comedy film that Sony is releasing next summer (presuming North Korea doesn’t terrorize the studio out of business). Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, and Jane Krakowski. The movie is about aliens who misinterpret feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war. They attack Earth using the games as models for their various assaults and so the U.S. government enlists three former 1980s video game champions (Sandler, Gad and Dinklage) to fend off the space invaders (Monaghan plays a »
- Edward Davis
Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Frogger all feature in the movie, which tells the story of what happens when aliens misinterpret videos of classic arcade games as a declaration of war.
The Us President (Kevin James) has to rely on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens.
Pixels is released on May 15 in the Us and on May 27 in the UK. »
Chris Columbus has had his share of misfires, but there may be no filmmaker more underrated for delivering crowd pleasing blockbuster entertainment (and we mean that in the best possible way). This is the man who directed "Home Alone," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and the first two "Harry Potter" movies and produced "The Help" and, for better or worse, all three "Night at the Museum" movies. Is "Pixels" his next slam dunk? Inspired by Patrick Jean's 2010 short film, "Pixels" tells us what happens when aliens believe our attempts at communication are a declaration of war and attack our planet with weapons that just happen to be in the form of some classic video game characters. It's also an Adam Sandler film which you can tell not just because both he and Kevin James are in it, but the fact he has a "story" and top "producer" credit (as opposed to a contractual "executive producer" credit, »
- Gregory Ellwood
Beloved 1980s video game characters are turned against humanity in the first full trailer for Sony Pictures' Pixels, following the trailer preview released yesterday. Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James and Josh Gad lead an impressive ensemble cast in this action-comedy, loosely based on the innovative 2010 short film of the same name by French filmmaker Patrick Jean. While that short simply showed the world being taken over by 1980s-style video game pixels, this adaptation takes that premise to a whole new level.
In Pixels, intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them and attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh »
Yep, it’s a teaser for the teaser trailer. Welcome to 2015.
Sony Pictures have released our first look at Pixels, the new comedy featuring Adam Sandler (Blended) with the announcement that the full trailer will arrive on Tuesday. Look out for the small teases of Donkey Kong and Pac-Man…
Check out the teaser below:
“In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist.”
See Also: Pac-Man, Space Invaders and more featured in new Pixels »
- Luke Owen
The first teaser trailer for Pixels has been released.
A 10-second glimpse of Adam Sandler's gaming comedy is revealed ahead of a full trailer on Tuesday, March 17.
Pixels tells the story of what happens when aliens misinterpret videos of classic arcade games as a declaration of war.
After incorrectly understanding the videos, the creatures attack earth using the games as a form of attack.
The Us President (Kevin James) then has to rely on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens.
Pixels is released on May 15, 2015 in the Us and on May 27, 2015 in the UK. »
The site says that sources have told them that the film will take place before the remake starring Naomi Watts and Brian Cox, and will tell the story and origins of the famous tape and the first signs of terror of the evil Samara.
F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) is directing the new film, which will star Italian actress Matilda Lutz, and has been written by Akiva Goldsman (Insurgent), David Loucka (House at the End of the Street) and Jacob Aaron Estes (Mean Creek).
Rings is set for release in November.
- Scott J. Davis
Back in January, we reported that Paramount Pictures is moving forward with Rings, a continuation of The Ring franchise starring Italian actress Matilda Lutz. That report revealed that Rings will follow the same timeline established in the 2002 hit The Ring and its 2005 sequel The Ring Two, but with an all new cast. Today, a new report from Bloody-Disgusting reveals that Rings is actually a prequel, set several years before The Ring.
The Ring starred Naomi Watts as a woman trying to uncover the truth about a mysterious VHS video tape. Anyone who watches the tape turns up dead just seven days later. According to this report Rings will examine how the tape was created and delve into the origins of Samara's reign of terror. The site also reports that casting is currently under way, although it isn't known when production may begin. Back in January, Paramount handed out a November 13, 2015 release date, »
Michael Rothstein named president of international sales and distribution following Jonathan Deckter’s exit last week.
Rothstein was formerly president of international at The Weinstein Company where he served from its inception in 2005 until 2013, and previously worked with Im Global’s Ford at Miramax.
The exec will oversee a sales operation spread across regional offices in Los Angeles, London, Beijing and Mexico City.
Reporting to Rothstein will be sales and distribution executives Tatyana Joffe, Emil Elmér, David Jourdan, Leslie Chen, Callum Grant, Talia Goldman and Weihan Zhang, as well as a sales division of over 40 people encompassing sales, marketing, legal, accounting, collections and technical operations.
The Im Global slate encompasses 12 to 15 Hollywood titles per year as well as sales on Chinese language and Bollywood films through the company’s Anthem label which handles eight to 10 films per year.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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