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Fox has ordered “Son of Zorn,” a hybrid live-action/animated comedy starring Jason Sudeikis, Variety has learned. The series, from executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Last Man on Earth”), is set to debut during the 2016-2017 season.
Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Zorn (voiced by Sudeikis), a fully animated, legendary warrior, discovers that reconnecting with his live-action son, Alan (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”), and his ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging war in his distant homeland of Zephyria. Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”) also stars.
“This is utterly unique – there has literally never been a show like this. And, of course, it is very, very funny,” said David Madden, entertainment president of Fox. “The fantastically talented duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller »
- Debra Birnbaum
Fox has handed a series order to Son of Zorn, a live-action/animated hybrid comedy from Last Man on Earth duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller and voiced by Saturday Night Live vet (and recurring Last Man guest star) Jason Sudeikis.
Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
Here’s the out-there setup: Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Zorn (Sudeikis), a fully animated, legendary warrior, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son, Alan (Johnny Pemberton, 21 Jump Street), and ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm »
Fox has ordered live-action/animated hybrid comedy “Son of Zorn” from executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Last Man on Earth.”) The oddball sitcom from the “Lego Movie” duo will star “Last Man” recurring guest Jason Sudeikis via voiceover. Johnny Pemberton, Cheryl Hines and Tim Meadows co-star on the live-action side. Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, “Zorn” (Sudeikis), a fully animated, legendary warrior, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son Alan (Pemberton) and ex-wife Edie (Hines), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging actual war. »
- Tony Maglio
Happy Mean Girls Day!
October 3 has become a day of celebration for fans of the classic high school movie, in homage to the moment when Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett) asks Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) what day it is, and she she answers: "It's October 3rd."
Lohan honoured the movie by posting an image from that scene on her Instagram.
A photo posted by Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) on Oct 3, 2015 at 8:17am Pdt
It's October 3rd Fyi #meangirlsday
A photo posted by Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:19am Pdt
Meanwhile, Bennett suggested on Twitter that his "phone was blowing up" because of Mean Girls Day.
Ok ok! My phone is blowing up so Lets make this a team effort. First let me clear my throat. »
There's straight-to-video shame, then there's straight to TV shame. The following small screen follow-ups, then, are the most shameful of the lot.
Please note, however: all of the following first aired on the small screen. They may have ended up on DVD later, but they're telly specials through and through...
1. Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist (2012)
Returning cast members: None
You'll remember the first two, and might have a dim recollection of the third - new kid, new goons - and the fourth will, hopefully, mean nothing to you (old kid, new actor playing kid, old goons, new actors playing goons, shot in South Africa).
The fifth, however, is the biggest stinker of the lot, a schmaltzy Christmas edition with a new kid, new family and new goons. Also, Malcolm McDowell - of Clockwork Orange fame - is in it, »
Start with the title: Clown Car! may sound like the movie someone will inevitably make about the 2016 presidential campaign, but how about evoking those great Seventies wacky-journey films like Death Race 2000, Vanishing Point or Smokey and the Bandit?
When I raised the question on Twitter, suggestions included All the President's Wanna-Bes, Every Which Way But Left, Cannonball Rug, A Kochwork Orange and the subtly appropriate Hair.
All excellent ideas, and we may have to put the movie name to a separate vote. Right now, though, the more pressing question is »
Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found a leading man for their new project. No, not the Han Solo spinoff — Son of Zorn, their live-action / animation hybrid series for Fox. Jason Sudeikis will play Zorn, an animated barbarian struggling to reconnect with his life-action family. Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, and Artemis Pebdani have also […]
- Angie Han
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Andrew Howard ("Bates Motel") and Constance Zimmer ("House of Cards") have joined the cast of the third season of "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.". Howard will play Banks, an authoritative and intimidating agent. Zimmer will play the season's main villain, the head of a mysterious new government agancy that will compete head-to-head with Coulson and his team in the search for inhuman. [Source: Deadline]
Brittany Snow is closing her deal to reprise her role of Chloe in "Pitch Perfect 3" for Universal Pictures and Gold Circle. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have already closed deals to return, with Kay Canon on board to pen the script. [Source: Variety]
Rhys Ifans ("The Amazing Spider-Man") is set to star opposite Richard Jenkins in the ten-episode contemporary spy series "Berlin Station" for Epix. Michaël Roskam is executive producing and will direct the first two episodes this Fall.
The story follows Daniel Meyer, »
- Garth Franklin
RelatedFox Fall Schedule: Scream Queens Takes Tuesday Crown, Sleepy Rises on Thursday, X-Files Held ‘Til January
Sudeikis thus will lend his voice to Zorn, an animated fantasy warrior who upon returning home from “battle” discovers that reconnecting with his live-action son Alan (played by 21 Jump Street‘s Johnny Pemberton) and ex-wife Edie (Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Cheryl Hines) while dealing with an office job and suburban life is harder than waging war in his homeland. »
Exclusive: The animated/live-action comedy Son Of Zorn (wt, previously Son Of Zahn) from The Lego Movie duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller has rounded out its cast. Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows (Marry Me) and Artemis Pebdani (Sex Tape) join previously announced Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street) in the comedy, which wrapped production this week for a presentation at Fox. In Son Of Zorn, an animated fantasy warrior finds that reconnecting with his estranged… »
'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People. Deadline.com, for its part, is expecting $27-$28 million by Sunday evening. Sat., July 25, update: According to studio box office estimates, Pixels underperformed on Friday, taking in $9.2 million. That's below figures for Jack and Jill and, adjusted for »
- Zac Gille
We have plenty of movie coverage here at HitFix — including Drew's rave review of this film from SXSW — but as happens when I see a film relatively early in its run, and particularly one like "Trainwreck" with a fair amount of crossover with what I cover in TV, I like to offer up a few of my thoughts, as well as a place for people who have seen the film to start discussing it. Again, this review is designed for people who've already seen "Trainwreck," and thus will have plenty of spoilers, coming up just as soon as we split the check... Amy Schumer is on an incredible roll right now. She just finished perhaps the strongest season to date of "Inside Amy Schumer" — and the "12 Angry Men" spoof is an early contender for 2015's best episode of television — and "Trainwreck" is a terrific movie introduction for her as both actress and writer. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Together, Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow are a comedy force to be reckoned with. How funny are the writer/star and director of Trainwreck? We had to pause our interview due to laughter since it’s nearly impossible to get through any discussion with a straight face when these two are in the room.
The duo are hoping that you won’t be able to keep the laughter at bay when Trainwreck hits theatres this Friday. Comedian Amy Schumer wrote the screenplay and stars in the brand new comedy as Amy, a career-driven woman who seems to have her all of her priorities in order until she meets good guy Aaron (Bill Hader). With Aaron around, the commitment phobic Amy is suddenly rethinking her life-long stance against monogamy.
The laughs are plenty for Schumer in her first starring role. But she’s not the only funny one on screen. Besides Hader, »
- Rachel West
Who exactly is Amy Schumer? By now, you’ve probably heard her name, seen a clip from her TV show “Inside Amy Schumer” make its round on the web, or caught her hosting gig fronting the MTV Movie Awards. Whether you’re new to the Schumer club and just trying to find out as much as you can about the stand-up star before her summer laugh fest Trainwreck drops or you’ve been cheering her on since “Last Comic Standing,” get to know Amy Schumer now:
She got her start early
Remember how great the 1992 Disney movie Newsies was starring a young Christian Bale as a dancing newsboy in 1899? We thought so. What you probably don’t remember is a young Amy, dressed as a boy, dancing along next to Bale. The 11-year-old was an extra on the set of the film. But don’t strain to catch a strain »
- Rachel West
First there was "The Spoils Of Babylon," IFC's miniseries soap opera parody that brought together a ton of big stars (Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer) for one big goof. Now, the creative team behind that is back with "The Spoils Before Dying," and the first trailer for this mystery riff is here. Read More: Watch An Extended Look At 'The Spoils Of Babylon' Michael K. Williams leads the effort with Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment (all three appeared in 'Babylon'), Maya Rudolph, Michael Sheen, Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, and Chris Parnell joining in the fun that follows a jazz musician who discovers his lover and another man dead. And it gets pretty surreal from there. “It was the weirdest world to be in. There was just no up, no down,” Williams told EW. “[My character] wakes up and the love of his life is dead, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A jazzy potboiler, a lustful murder mystery, add the irreverence of Will Ferrell and the work of author-turned-director Eric Jonrosh’s magnum opus The Spoils Before Dying, and July is looking pretty steamy for fans of the tongue in cheek genre.While his book was burned and the film shocked a nation before being destroyed for public safety, one copy remained. On Wednesday, July 8, at 9p, Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Will Ferrell will bring Jonrosh’s piece de résistance to life on your television screen. The six-part saga stars also stars Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Tim Meadows, […] »
- April Neale
Originally titled Conner4real, The Lonely Island crew -- Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone -- are heading to the big screen with a comedy mockumentary that appears to no longer have an official title, but Universal Pictures has set a release date. The Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie (Universal's words) will hit theaters on June 3, 2016 and will see Samberg star as a rapper (most likely named Conner4real) whose album bombs, leaving him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band. The film co-stars Tim Meadows as Samberg's manager along with James Buckley and Sarah Silverman. Production will wrap on the project at the end of this week. The comedy will face off against Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and the romance Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin and Matthew Lewis. Bom »
- Brad Brevet
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone make up the musical-comedy trio that has repeatedly taken Saturday Night Live by storm over the years with songs like “D— in a Box,” “I’m on a Boat” and “I Just Had Sex.” Producer Judd Apatow has wanted to make a movie with the group for years, and the stars finally aligned for this one, in which Samberg takes a starring role.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor will portray a rapper whose solo album bombs, leaving him embarrassed and with no hope of salvaging his fame other than reuniting the old boy band (including Schaffer and Taccone) he swore he’d leave behind forever. Tim Meadows has a supporting role as the rapper’s overworked but perpetually, inexplicably optimistic manager. »
- Isaac Feldberg
The untitled movie starring The Lonely Island inhabitants Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone is a mere 12 months away. Universal said today that the music-based comedy produced by Judd Apatow, which had been referred to as Conner4real, will open wide on June 3, 2016. Directed by Schaffer and Taccone, the film toplines Samberg as a rapper whose album bombs and leaves him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band. Tim Meadows also stars as… »
Connor4real is a mock music documentary that focuses on the career of a rapper, played by Andy Samberg, who must reunite with his old boyband when his solo projects turn sour.
According to Deadline, Buckley will play a member of the rapper's entourage called Sponge.
Connor4real is expected to be released in 2016 »
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