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"White Chicks 2" Could Be A Reality

17 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Crowdsourcing and social media has become a powerful force for good in this world. At times though, it can be used as a delivery system to spread or even incite great evil.

You can debate what happened this week on that front following an Instagram post by Marlon Wayans the other day basically asked for a bunch of votes to gauge if there was any interest in a sequel to the 2004 comedy "White Chicks". The post is as follows:

Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie

A photo posted by Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:39am Pdt

Wayans has been trying to generate interest in a follow-up for some time, and here sought 300,000 likes to see if there was interest if he and brother Shawn Wayans were to make this their next film.

So far, »

- Garth Franklin

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Wait, Is White Chicks 2 A Thing That Could Happen?

19 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The internet is a powerful place, as it can topple governments, alter world markets, and even give or take life from sequels to the films we either love or loathe. Sure enough, those powers are at work again as a director has cast his fate to the wind and the whims of the world wide web, and given an ultimatum. Strangely enough, Marlon Wayans just might get his wish if his latest Instagram post is telling the truth, as a decent number of people have spoken and they want to see White Chicks 2 become a reality. Taking to the popular social media platform, Wayans posted the following call to arms for fans of the 2004 comedy: Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie A photo posted by Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:39am Pdt As of »

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Does Anyone Want a 'White Chicks' Sequel? Marlon Wayans May Make It Happen

30 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Long-awaited sequels to early 2000s comedies have been springing up left and right lately. So why not "White Chicks," too?

That was apparently the thinking behind Marlon Wayans's recent Instagram post, where he made a mock-up of a potential poster for "White Chicks 2," and asked fans if they were interested in a sequel to the 2004 comedy. The comedian said that if the photo got 300,000 likes, he'd consider making the follow-up his next project.

Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie

A photo posted by Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:39am Pdt

It turns out that "White Chicks" fans are pretty passionate about the film, and soon, the Instagram post amassed over 400,000 likes (and an additional 700,000 -- and counting -- on Facebook), proving that, apparently, demand is indeed high for another round. But just how »

- Katie Roberts

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Marlon and Shawn Wayans will make White Chicks 2 if you want them to

30 June 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marlon and Shawn Wayans might be about to make a sequel to White Chicks.

Marlon posted a fake White Chicks 2 poster on Instagram on Sunday (June 28) and asked fans if they wanted to see a follow-up to their 2004 comedy hit.

Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie

A photo posted by Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:39am Pdt

He wrote: "Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie."

Things are already looking good for the project as the photo has been liked more than 403,000 times in 48 hours. But there's no word yet on whether this means a sequel will happen.

White Chicks followed two FBI agent brothers, Marcus and Kevin, who had to pose as a pair of white, blonde socialites as part of a drugs investigation. »

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Channing Tatum Bashes G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra in Candid Howard Stern Interview: "I F--king Hate That Movie!"

24 June 2015 4:38 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Regrets? Channing Tatum has a few. Chief among them is agreeing to star in Paramount Pictures' G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, directed by Stephen Sommers and written by Stuart Beattie, David Elliot and Paul Lovett. The action movie, which was released in 2009, grossed $302.4 million worldwide and also starred Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lee Byung-hun, Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Fraser, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Dennis Quaid, Said Taghmaoui, Arnold Vosloo and Marlon Wayans. "Look, I'll be honest. I f--king hate that movie. I hate that movie! I was pushed into doing that movie, from Coach Carter," Tatum said during an interview on Howard »

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Rick Ducommun, ‘The ‘Burbs’ and ‘Groundhog Day’ Actor, Dies at 62

18 June 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rick Ducommun, a Canadian actor who appeared in many popular comedies in the ’80s and ’90s, has died. He was 62.

Joe Dante, who directed Ducommun in “The 'Burbs” and also helmed such works as “Gremlins” and “Small Soldiers,” broke the news on Twitter late on Wednesday.

Rip Rick Ducommun. pic.twitter.com/52J5wKXToU

Joe Dante (@joe_dante) June 18, 2015

Ducommun’s Twitter also posted the news.

1989’s “The ‘Burbs” was one of Ducommun’s most notable appearances, playing Tom Hanks’ noisy, paranoid neighbor. The comedian also had small roles in “Groundhog Day,” “Little Monsters,” “Die Hard,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Last Action Hero” and “Scary Movie,” in which he played Anna Faris’ character’s father.

Dante posted several tweets honoring the late actor, noting that Ducommun, a relatively unknown stand-up comic at the time, beat out Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis to take the memorable role in “The ‘Burbs, »

- Alex Stedman

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I Can Do That: Cancel or Keep the New NBC Series?

17 June 2015 12:43 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Airing on Tuesday nights, America's Got Talent remains NBC's biggest summer series. How's its companion series, I Can Do That, been doing? Is it a hit as well? Should it be cancelled or reenwed for a second season?

Hosted by comedian Marlon Wayans, I Can Do That follows a group of performers as they try to learn new talents and showcase their skills in front of an audience each week. The celebrities include dancer and choreographer Cheryl Burke; recording artists Ciara, Joe Jonas and Nicole Scherzinger; stand-up comedian Jeff Dye; and actor Alan Ritchson.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Cannes: Germany's SquareOne takes 'Fifty Shades' comedy

16 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

SquareOne Entertainment acquires Cannes Marche titles.

Independent distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired German-speaking rights to a comedy, thriller, sci-fi and dance movie coming out of Cannes’ Marche du Film. 

The titles include spoof 50 Shades Of Black, acquired from Im Global. The film, a spoof of box office smash 50 Shades Of Grey, is in pre-production and stars Marlon Wayans. Director is Michael Tiddes (A Haunted House)

The deal was negotiated by Al Munteanu and Ingrid Pittana on behalf of SquareOne Entertainment and by Michael Rothstein on behalf of Im Global.

SquareOne has also acquired sci-fi She Who Brings Gifts from from Altitude Film Sales. Currently filming with Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine, it is directed by Colm McCarthy.

Adapted by M. R. Carey from his critically acclaimed novel The Girl With All The Gifts, the story centres on a scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future who embark on a journey of survival with a »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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German Distributor SquareOne Picks Up Marlon Wayans Comedy ‘50 Shades of Black’

16 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired German-speaking rights to eight films coming out of the Cannes Market, including Marlon Wayans’ comedy “50 Shades of Black.”

Other acquisitions include dance film “High Strung,” post-apocalyptic sci-fi film “She Who Brings Gifts,” and Erik Van Looy’s thriller “De Premier.”

“We are delighted to have acquired such a strong group of films from this year’s Cannes Market,” said CEO Al Munteanu. “A comedy, a thriller, a sci-fi and a dance movie — our selection could not be more diverse.”

“50 Shades of Black,” which is a spoof of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” was acquired from Im Global. The film, which is in pre-production, stars Wayans (“The Heat”), and is directed by Michael Tiddes (“A Haunted House”). Producers are Stuart Ford, Wayans and Rick Alvarez. It was penned by Alvarez and Wayans.

She Who Brings Gifts,” which stars Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”), and »

- Leo Barraclough

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Liam Neeson’s ‘A Willing Patriot’ Bought by Open Road for U.S.

4 June 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Liam Neeson’s upcoming thriller “A Willing Patriot” and plans a wide release next year.

The film will be financed and produced by MadRiver Pictures, along with Film 360, Hollywood Gang and Jason Keller. CAA packaged and arranged financing for the film.

Neeson will play a CIA agent who engages in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a sinister terrorist who’s planning an imminent attack. Martin Zandvliet (“Land Of Mine”) will direct from a script by Jason Keller, who will produce along with Film 360’s Guymon Casady and Darin Friedman, as well as Hollywood Gang’s Gianni Nunnari.

The film will shoot on location in South Africa, Morrocco and Tunisia. The project re-teams Neeson with Open Road following their 2011 collaboration on “The Grey.”

Sierra/Affinity sold multiple markets for “A Willing Patriot” at Cannes, including Eagle Pictures for Italy, Freeman »

- Dave McNary

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Open Road, Marlon Wayans, Im Global reunite on spoof

3 June 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has come on to handle Us rights to Fifty Shades Of Black, the upcoming spoof from Marlon Wayans that Im Global introduced to buyers in Cannes last month.

Im Global is fully financing and producing the project and the participation of Open Road reunites the team behind 2013 hit A Haunted House. CAA packaged the project.

Wayans will star in and write Fifty Shades Of Black with long-time collaborator Rick Alvarez. Production is scheduled for this summer and Open Road has set a January 29 2016 wide release.

Im Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford (pictured) is producing alongside Wayans and Alvarez, while Im Global’s Matt Jackson, Glendon Palmer and Steve Squillante serve as executive producers.

Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, COO and general counsel Elliott Kleinberg and evp of production and acquisitions Peter Lawson brokered the deal with Ford and general counsel Deborah Zipser, assisted by attorney Larry Kopeikin of Morris Klein Yorn. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Open Road reunites with Marlon Wayans, Im Global

3 June 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has come on to handle Us rights to Fifty Shades Of Black, the Marlon Wayans spoof that Im Global introduced to buyers in Cannes last month.

The distributor has come on to handle Us rights to Fifty Shades Of Black, the Marlon Wayans spoof that Im Global introduced to buyers in Cannes last month.

Im Global is fully financing and producing the project and the participation of Open Road reunites the team behind 2013 hit A Haunted House. CAA packaged the project.

Wayans will star in and write the spoof with longtime collaborator Rick Alvarez. Production is scheduled for this summer and Open Road has set a January 29 2016 wide release.

Im Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford is producing alongside Wayans and Alvarez, while Im Global’s Matt Jackson, Glendon Palmer and Steve Squillante serve as executive producers.

Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, COO and general counsel Elliott Kleinberg and evp of production and acquisitions [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Inevitable 'Fifty Shades' Spoof Goes to Open Road, Will Star Marlon Wayans

3 June 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Open Road Films is throwing its weight behind "Fifty Shades of Black," a parody, of course, of "Fifty Shades of Grey." Scheduled to shoot this Summer in Los Angeles, the spoof reunites bankable funny man Marlon Wayans with director Michael Tiddes, whose "A Haunted House" franchise was also backed by Open Road. What should we expect from this film? Well, "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its ridiculous and kinky and cold-souled sex scenarios screamed parody from the start when the film arrived on Valentine's Day this year. Its spoof-ability was all but baked into E.L. James' novel, which was about as sexy as a car crash. Wayans and crew should have a blast eviscerating this property. He penned the "Fifty Shades" spoof with his longtime collaborator Rick Alvarez. The project was shopped on the Cannes market and, according to Deadline, almost went to The Weinstein Company. "Fifty Shades of »

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Open Road Takes Marlon Wayans' '50 Shades of Black' - Sets January 2016 Release Date

3 June 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

After spoofing the found footage horror movie with his "Haunted House" pair of films, Marlon Wayans now plans to do the same with erotic romance drama, with "Fifty Shades of Black" (you just had to know he'd use that as the title). Details on plot aren't public, although, really, it's a spoof of an existing movie, so anything probably goes. But Wayans doesn't necessarily like the term "spoof," as he shares in the video interview below with Comedy Hype. It's more of a humorous homage to the original film, which he hopes both fans of his, as well as fans of "50 Shades of Grey" will appreciate. Im Global will finance the film (they got behind »

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Marlon Wayans ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Parody to Be Distributed by Open Road

3 June 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fifty Shades of Grey” parody “Fifty Shades of Black,” a comedy written by Marlon Wayans (“Scary Movie”), has been acquired by Open Road Films for U.S. distribution. Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg and Stuart Ford, CEO of Im Global — the company producing and financing the movie — announced on Wednesday that “Fifty Shades of Black” will hit theaters on Jan. 29 in 2016. The project spoofing the Universal box office hit starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reunites the team behind the “A Haunted House” franchise, including director Michael Tiddes. That comedy, a parody of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise, opened »

- Greg Gilman

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Marlon Wayans’ ‘Fifty Shades’ Spoof Bought by Open Road

3 June 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Marlon Wayans’ spoof “Fifty Shades of Black” and set a January 29 release date.

Im Global came on board last month to produce and finance. “Fifty Shades of Black” re-unites the team behind the “Haunted House” franchise, including director Michael Tiddes.

Wayans will star in and write the film with longtime collaborator Rick Alvarez. Stuart Ford is producing alongside Wayans and Rick Alvarez. Im Global’s Matt Jackson, Glendon Palmer and Steve Squillante are executive producing.

The film is scheduled to shoot this summer in Los Angeles.

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- Dave McNary

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Marlon Wayans ’50 Shades Of Grey’ Spoof Handcuffed By Open Road

3 June 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: Open Road acquired U.S. rights to Fifty Shades Of Black, the Marlon Wayans comedy that Im Global is producing and funding. I’m told final bidding came down to The Weinstein Company and Relativity, and that Open Road paid a $5 million minimum guarantee and committed to a wide January 29, 2016 release date. It helped that Open Road worked with Wayans and Im Global on the Michael Tiddes-directed A Haunted House. Tiddes is directing this as well. The announcement… »

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Marlon Wayans Plans A "Fifty Shades" Spoof

3 June 2015 7:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Open Road Films scored U.S. distribution rights to Marlon Wayans' upcoming comedy spoof "Fifty Shades of Black".

The tam behind the "Haunted House" franchise, including director Michael Tiddes, will return for the new film which opens January 29th next year. Im Global will produce and finance.

Wayans will star in and write the film with longtime collaborator Rick Alvarez. Wayans, Stuart Ford and Rick Alvarez are producing with filming to begin this summer in Los Angeles.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Did You Watch Queen Latifah Rock Marlon Wayans' Bells on 'Lip Sync Battle' Last Night? (Video)

29 May 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Some Friday fun... I wouldn't have thought that a TV show called "Lip Sync Battle" would be a hit, but Spike's freshman series became one almost immediately, after its first episode a few weeks ago. I've tuned in briefly a few times, but can't say that I've ever watched an entire episode from start to finish. It's fun, but not something that holds my interest for much longer than a session, so I tend to catch the best bits online, typically the following day, after each episode. Last night, Queen Latifah and Marlon Wayans battled it out, and, as you can watch in the 3 videos below, the Queen had the advantage from the start (beginning with En Vogue's sexy "You're Never »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Did You Watch Queen Latifah Rock Marlon Wayans' Bells on 'Lip Sync Battle' Last Night? (Video)

29 May 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Some Friday fun... I wouldn't have thought that a TV show called "Lip Sync Battle" would be a hit, but Spike's freshman series became one almost immediately, after its first episode a few weeks ago. I've tuned in briefly a few times, but can't say that I've ever watched an entire episode from start to finish. It's fun, but not something that holds my interest for much longer than a session, so I tend to catch the best bits online, typically the following day, after each episode. Last night, Queen Latifah and Marlon Wayans battled it out, and, as you can watch in the 3 videos below, the Queen had the advantage from the start (beginning with En Vogue's sexy "You're Never Gonna Get It"), and eventually delivered the knockout punch when she surprised the host of the show, LL Cool J, with a lip sync of his classic "Rock the Bells »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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