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If you're getting sick of fast-paced racing flicks where there's drivers behind the wheel, then Sony Pictures might have the remedy (kind of). Deadline reports the studio that just struck a promising deal to share Spider-Man with Marvel Studios has picked up a pitch being called "the Driverless Car Race pic" that will be written by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty scribe Steve Conrad and directed by Pirates of the Caribbean franchise helmer Gore Verbinski. It's an action adventure that follows a transcontinental car race with autonomous vehicles that starts as a software competition but takes a comedic turn. Read on! While the race between these driver-less cars was set up in order to determine which software company would take the lead on the future of these game-changing vehicles, the competition ends up heading into It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World territory. The passengers placed inside these cars »
- Ethan Anderton
Sony Pictures has acquired a pitch from director Gore Verbinski and writer Steve Conrad for a project revolving around driverless cars. The comedy reunites the writer and director, who previously collaborated on The Weather Man and were set to make the North Korean-set Pyongyang, before 20th Century Fox pulled out in December. This new movie is currently untitled, but it is being called the Driverless Car Race for now.
The story is described as a large-scale action-adventure that centers on a transcontinental race with driverless cars. The race begins as a beta test between competing software companies that would spearhead a driverless car initiative, but it quickly takes an unexpected turn as these companies turn this test into a major race from Paris to Beijing. The plot centers on normal people who are passengers in these autonomous cars, who try to take control of the experiment as these vehicles go off-road and off the grid. »
Sony Pictures has picked up a pitch from director Gore Verbinski and writer Steve Conrad, who previously teamed on 2005's Nic Cage film "The Weather Man," for an untitled project which has been nicknamed "Driverless Car Race".
The story is described as a large-scale action-adventure that centers on a transcontinental race with driverless cars. Starting out as a beta test between competing software companies to spearhead a driverless car initiative, it quickly takes an unexpected turn as the test becomes a major race from Paris to Beijing.
The focus will be on the everyday people who are passengers in these autonomous cars who try to take control of the experiment as these vehicles go off-road and off the grid. In a statement, Verbinski says:
"Essentially, we are going to take the funniest comedic actors of this generation and slowly unleash them as we examine the very notion of 'passengers' who fundamentally cannot remain passive. »
- Garth Franklin
Though cars driving by themselves aren’t particularly mind-blowing nowadays thanks to the advances in technology and well, Knight Rider, Sony see it as the ideal vehicle (geddit?) for a movie idea. Coming from Deadline, reports are in that the the studio is heading onto the tarmac with writer Steve Conrad and director Gore Verbinski for a new comedy with no one behind the wheel.
Steering into It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World-like territory the currently ‘Driverless Car Pic’ (working title, naturally) sees two leading companies in the automotive world go head to head with vehicles that don’t need any human input. Keen to show the other up, said parties set up a transcontinental trip that eventually sees the cars go a bit out of control and off the route, with passengers inside each vehicle keen to take control. Laughs are had, cars are dented and someone nearly drives into a cow, »
- Nicholas Staniforth
New Regency may have cancelled Gore Verbinski's North Korea-set thriller starring Steve Carell, but The Lone Ranger director has several other projects in the works, and Sony has just picked one of them up. Deadline is reporting that the studio has acquired an untitled pitch from screenwriter Steve Conrad (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The Weather Man), with Verbinski set to direct. While the film doesn't have a title yet, it's being referred to as the Driverless »
- Jesse Giroux
Exclusive: Sony Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch that Steve Conrad will write and Gore Verbinski will direct. It’s untitled but is being called the Driverless Car Race pic. It’s a large scale action adventure comedy that’s best described as a transcontinental car race with autonomous vehicles. The race originates as a beta test to vet competing software companies that would take the lead on futuristic driver-less vehicles, but it all takes an It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, M… »
If the first red band trailer or raunchy version of the Super Bowl spot didn't convince you to see the new comedy Unfinished Business next month, 20th Century Fox is making one last attempt to get you on board. The final red band trailer has just arrived for the film starring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco, and it brings some more raunchiness to the table. While I don't think this looks flat out terrible, it doesn't seem to offer up anything we haven't see before comedically with the exception of Franco's character being on the autism spectrum (though I don't buy his performance yet). Watch below! Here's the final red band trailer for Ken Scott's Unfinished Business from Fox: You can still watch the first trailers for Unfinished Business right here. Unfinished Business is directed by Ken Scott (Delivery Man, Starbuck) and written by Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, »
- Ethan Anderton
Unfinished Business will be released in the Us and UK on March 6. »
We complain about the concept of the teaser for a trailer, but when you’re a wildly R-rated comedy like Unfinished Business, you have to depend on the idea. Consider the deal: Fox wants to sell this movie to everybody watching the Super Bowl, but the most appealing bits are too racy for network television. So, they air an intriguing enough PG-rated spot cut perfectly to Lonely Island’s “Like a Boss” (seen here) that tells us to go to IGN for the Red Band version. Technically, that’s not the same thing as an ad dropping on a Tuesday to alert us of a full trailer arriving on Thursday, but it’s still basically an ad for an ad, albeit an effective one. I hadn’t paid any attention to this movie before yesterday. It’s by Ken Scott, the director of Delivery Man (and the movie it remade, Starbuck »
- Christopher Campbell
20th Century Fox
More trailers are rolling in from the big game slots, with Ken Scott’s Unfinished Business the latest to get the auspicious accolade. From the look of it, it’s a combination of The Wolf Of Wall Street, The Hangover and Eurotrip, and if that sounds good, check out the trailer below…
Vince Vaughn plays a hard working small business owner who travels with his two associates (Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco) to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. It all goes wrong as the routine business trip goes entirely off the rails in every imaginable and unimaginable way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.
The teaser points to the longer, more outrageous Red Band trailer below…
- Simon Gallagher
20th Century Fox has released a new red-band trailer for the highly anticipated comedy, Unfinished Business, starring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, James Marsden, Nick Frost, Dave Franco, and Sienna Miller.
The film follows a hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) who travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.
Unfinished Business will make business at the theaters on March 6, 2015.
Have a look at the red-band trailer below.
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- Kellvin Chavez
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