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Back in September, we told you that Director Andy Fickman (She’s the Man, Tmi) was set direct the horror/comedy project entitled, Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, written by College Road Trip writers Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki.
Now, Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures have acquired the rights to that Carrie Evans & Emi Mochizuki screenplay. The script is said to be in the vein of Goonies, and is about a local boy scout troop that must save the local girl scout troop from a zombie outbreak on an overnight camping trip.
No production or release dates have been announced. »
- Jason Moore
A screenplays on The Black List can mean some green. Days after the new list was revealed by Deadline, two scripts have found homes; Vendome Pictures has just committed to finance What Happened To Monday?, a futuristic thriller by Max Botkin that was developed by Raffaella Productions. The script follows the story of identical septuplet brothers who struggle to stay alive in an overpopulated world where a "one child" policy outlaws siblings. Raffaella De Laurentiis and Vendome's Philippe Rousselet are producing. Vendome financed the Summit release Source Code and the Tom Hanks-directed Larry Crowne, which gets released by Universal July 1, 2011 with Hanks, Julia Roberts and Bryan Cranston starring. CAA and Eml Entertainment rep Botkin. Paramount Pictures has acquired Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies, a Black List script by Carrie Evans & Emi Mochizuki, two graduates of the Disney Writing Program who also scripted College Road Trip. The film is being produced »
- MIKE FLEMING
Paramount has reportedly picked up the script Boy Scouts vs. Zombies by writers Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki. This is the horror-comedy that Andy Fickman told us about in detail shortly after his name was attached to the project. Deadline got the scoop on the plot: "The script is in the vein of Goonies, and is about a local boy scout troop that must save the local girl scout troop from a zombie outbreak on an overnight camping trip." »
From Touchstone Pictures comes You Again, an outrageous comedy directed by Andy Fickman, featuring an all-star ensemble cast that includes Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber and Betty White. No matter how old you are, you never get over high school. Successful PR pro Marni (Kristen Bell) heads home for her older brother's wedding and discovers that he's marrying her high school arch nemesis (Odette Yustman), who's conveniently forgotten all the rotten things she did so many years ago. Then the bride's jet-setting aunt (Sigourney Weaver) bursts in and Marni's not-so-jet-setting mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes face to face with her own high school rival. The claws come out and old wounds are opened in this crazy comedy about what happens when you're reunited with the one person you'd like to forget. »
- Dan Higgins
We Are What We Are (15)
Vampires are so last season, so bring on the cannibals! Why get a shake when you can have a whole Happy Meal? The cannibal lifestyle is by no means glamourised here, but if there is a revival, this could be its Let The Right One In - a downbeat, realist horror in which a father's death forces his flesh-eating family to fend for themselves. We're in for nasty gore and a grimy wallow in Mexico's underclass, but despite a frustrating lack of detail, the setting is ripe for socio-political metaphors and inappropriate comedy.
(Ashley Horner, 2009, UK) 97 mins
You can tell by that lower-case title how envolope-pushingly edgy this wants to be. And sure enough there's strong sex and hipster protagonists named Manchester and Noon. At heart, though, it's a natural, unashamed »
- The guide
Exclusive: Benita Robledo has landed the lead in MTV's half-hour pilot presentation Patito Feo. Meanwhile, sitcom veteran Amy Pietz has been tapped to co-star opposite Skyler Samuels in the ABC Family drama pilot Nine Lives. Based on the hugely successful Argentinean format, Patito Feo centers on a Mexican teenage girl (Robledo) who moves to Florida with her mother and grandmother only to discover that the reality of high school in America is nothing like she expected when she crosses paths with the Queen Bee and accidentally sets off a war at school. Easy A scribe Bert V. Royal wrote the adaptation and is executive producing with Teri Weinberg. Andy Fickman is directing. Robledo is best known for her recurring role on Gossip Girl. Based on Alloy's Nine Lives of Chloe King series of 3 young-adult novels by Celia Thomson, Nine Lives centers on Chloe King (Samuels), a teenager with heightened abilities (super speed, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
A clever, perhaps even brilliant idea for a black comedy has here been slathered and stifled in a thick treacly layer of Disney-sentimental gloop. First-time screenwriter Moe Jelline probably conceived something much sharper than this, but with the help of producer-director Andy Fickman – who directed Race to Witch Mountain – Disney have turned what could have been a wicked little gem into a bland wedding comedy. The premise is great: Kristen Bell plays Marni, a bespectacled, spotty high-school loser who was brutally bulled at school by evil prom queen Joanna (Odette Yusmann); eight years later, with the encouragement of her gentle homemaker mom Gail (Jamie Lee Curtis) she's lost the glasses and triumphantly survived as a babelicious, high-flying PR executive. But then she hears her brother is getting engaged to this same Joanna, »
- Peter Bradshaw
From Touchstone Pictures comes You Again, an outrageous comedy directed by Andy Fickman, featuring an all-star ensemble cast that includes Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber and Betty White.
No matter how old you are, you never get over high school. Successful PR pro Marni (Bell) heads home for her older brother’s (Jimmy Wolk) wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis (Yustman), who’s conveniently forgotten all the rotten things she did so many years ago. Then the bride’s jet-setting aunt (Weaver) bursts in and Marni’s not-so-jet-setting mom (Curtis) comes face to face with her own high school rival. The claws come out and old wounds are opened in this crazy comedy about what happens when you’re reunited with the one person you’d like to forget.
You Again is released in UK cinemas »
Touchstone Pictures have just sent us the new trailer for rom-com, You Again. The movie stars Kirsten Bell who goes ballistic when she finds out her brother is going to marry her school nemesis. Her mother (Jamie Lee-Curtis) can’t understand the problem until she realises that his fiance’s mother is also her nemesis (Sigourney Weaver)!
Synopsis: No matter how old you are, you never get over high school. Successful PR pro Marni (Kristen Bell) heads home for her older brother’s (Jimmy Wolk) wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis (Odette Yustman), who’s conveniently forgotten all the rotten things she did so many years ago. Then the bride’s jet-setting aunt »
- David Sztypuljak
The director of To Kill A Killer is auditioning for and is close to a full cast for his next film, tentatively titled "Frankenstein: The Day of the Beast". The titular doctor hires a group of mercenaries to protect him from the film's more feral Monster, giving the flick a more Predator-esque angle. Click through for the film's official Facebook page: Frankenstein 2011.
In an interview with The Independent, director Ridley Scott revealed possible details a two-part 3D prequel to the original "Alien" that focuses on the origins of the infamous xenomorphs, 30 years prior to the first flick. Lost scribe Damon Lindelof is reworking a script Ridley described as being about "...gods and engineers. Engineers of space."
The Deadline reports on meetings between a pool of possible directors for their upcoming adaptation of Suzanne Collins bestseller Hunger Games. David Slade (Twilight: Eclipse), Gary Ross (Pleasantville) and Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road) are »
Exclusive: MTV has handed out a pilot presentation order to Patito Feo, a half-hour comedy based on the hugely successful Argentinean format. The adaptation was written by Easy A scribe Bert V. Royal. Feature helmer Andy Fickman (You Again) is in negotiations to direct the project, executive produced by former Reveille and NBC executive Teri Weinberg. Patito Feo (in English, Ugly Duckling) centers on a Mexican teenage girl who moves to Florida with her mother and grandmother only to discover that the reality of high school in America is nothing like she expected when she crosses paths with the Queen Bee and accidentally sets off a war at school. Patito Feo, which has a strong music component, has become an international phenom since the original Argentine teen drama hit the air in 2007. It ran for 300 episodes, spawned a No.1 soundtrack, a sold-out concert tour and a massive merchandising line. It »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristen Bell in Andy Fickman's You Again Oliver Stone-Michael Douglas' Wall Street Sequel No Match for the Original: Box Office Zack Snyder's CGI-animated 3D feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole finished the weekend at no. 2 at the North American box office, grossing $16.11m according to actuals found at Box Office Mojo. Down two spots from last weekend, Ben Affleck's The Town, featuring Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, and Blake Lively, brought in $15.6m at no. 3. That's about $500k less than studio estimates released yesterday; The Town's drop-off rate was 34.5%. The Town should be passing the $50m mark today. At no. 4, the Emma Stone vehicle Easy A collected $10.6m. It was followed by You Again, starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yusman, and Betty White, with $8.4m. At no. 6, the M. Night Shyamalan »
- Zac Gille
Eglantine (Emilie de Ravin), Soren (Jim Sturgess), Kludd (Ryan Kwanten) in Zack Snyder's Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (top); Kristen Bell, Odette Yusman in Andy Fickman's You Again (bottom) Oliver Stone-Michael Douglas-Shia Labeouf's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Modest No. 1: Box Office After opening in third place on Friday, Zack Snyder's CGI-animated 3D feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole apparently will finish the weekend at no. 2 with $16.33m at the North American box office, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Its per-theater average for the weekend was a quite modest — especially for a movie in 3D — $4,569 at 3,575 sites. The reportedly $100m Warner Bros. release, which received mixed reviews, will have a tough time — to put it mildly — recovering its production costs at the Us/Canada box office. That's where foreign and ancillary »
- Zac Gille
Constantin Film's "Resident Evil: Afterlife" in 3D maintained its hold on the No. 1 spot for a third consecutive weekend on the foreign theatrical circuit, grossing $24.3 million from more than 5,200 venues in about 48 territories, pushing its overseas gross total so far to $153.1 million.
In general, the weekend offshore played small-ball at the box office with the jury still out about whether the foreign circuit will short the return of Gordon Gekko via 20th Century Fox's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
Director Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 "Wall Street" premiered day-and-date with its No. 1 domestic debut, and finished fourth on the weekend overseas with $9.3 million drawn from 1,743 screens in 41markets.
Fox said it was it was "thrilled by these early market results," adding that the "Never Sleeps'" overseas rollout included only two of the top 10 foreign markets.
Best territory was Australia where the weekend registered $1.7 million from 283 locales. No. 1 introductions were tallied in Sweden, »
- By Frank Segers
Is there anything bad to say about Betty White? Not really, but it sure is fun to try… White's You Again director Andy Fickman says that Hollywood's most wanted 88-year-old is a horror to work with. "She drinks a lot and will hit you," Fickman laughs. "She's naughty. She's four hours late, rolls in with the sunglasses on and she's got a big entourage." And then there's the body art. "She has a lot of tattoos," he said. "I didn't realize she was so heavily tattooed." On a more serious note, Fickman says there's no truth to recent reports that he is directing and/or producing a Broadway musical about Cher's life: »
Filed under: Family Film Guide
Directors: Zack Snyder
Rated: PG for some sequences of scary action
Moviefone Mama Says: Zack Snyder making a family movie? It sounds a bit odd at first; he's not exactly a family specialist like Andy Fickman or Chris Columbus. But, in the style of Robert Rodriguez, who manages to create grown-up fare like 'Machete' and kiddie titles like 'Spy Kids,' Snyder uses his stylized approach to action-adventure in this sweeping adaptation about a Barn Owl named Soren. An owlet (Sturgess) who believes in his father's stories about a legendary group of warrior owls that guard all owls from danger, Soren is just the kind of hero children can root for -- even in the face of danger from an "owl supremacist" called »
- The Moviefone Mama
Filed under: Celebrity Interviews
When she's not busy being an action hero, exploring gorillas in the wild or studying the Na'vi race, Sigourney Weaver likes to dabble in comedy.
The versatile actress had her eye out for a project in which she could exercise comedic timing when 'You Again' came her way. Written by Moe Jelline, directed by Andy Fickman and boasting a cast of seasoned stars, 'You Again' tells the story of a young successful woman, Marni (Kristen Bell), who finds out her high school bully (Odette Yustman) is marrying her brother (James Wolk).
Weaver plays the very rich Aunt Ramona to Yustman's Joanna, but despite her facade, she's still flawed and harboring resentment towards her former high school gal pal Gail (Jamie Lee Curtis), who just happens to be the mom of Joanna's fiancé. Got all that?
In a brand-new interview with Moviefone, the »
- Chris Harnick
When you write about movies, it's normally the cool thing to interview directors like Wes Anderson or Werner Herzog or Woody Allen or other auteurs whose movies are taken seriously by cinephiles and movie lovers. Then every once in a while, you interview a studio director who is just so much fun to talk to, someone who so clearly loves movies and having fun, that honestly, you'd talk to him if he was directing a Miley Cyrus movie. Given director Andy Fickman's long-time relationship with Disney, that's not a completely unfathomable possibility either. ComingSoon.net has spoken to Andy Fickman a number of times over the years, but we first met him at Comic-Con in 2008 where he was giving fans an early look at his second movie with Dwayne Johnson, Race to Witch Mountain , and that »
Roughly two years ago, it was announced that producer/director Andy Fickman ( Race to Witch Mountain ) and Twisted Pictures, the company responsible for the "Saw" franchise, were working with Rko Pictures chairman Ted Hartley to remake four films from the Rko horror catalog, including three early films by producer Val Lewton ( The Bodysnatcher , I Walked with a Zombie and Bedlam ) and John Farrow's airplane crash survival thriller Five Came Back . Last year, ComingSoon.net talked to Fickman and gave us the scoop that Adam Marcus ( Jason Go to Hell ) would be directing the first of them, I Walked With a Zombie . Since then, we haven't heard very much about progress on either that or the other three films so when they spoke with Fickman earlier this week for his »
It’s not every weekend that we get to see owls battling investment bankers for our movie-going dollars. But this frame, Zack Snyder’s longest-titled film ever, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, takes on an equally verbose film, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The two couldn’t be reaching for more different audiences (owls: families; Wall Street: grown-ups), but with the family audience not having a film to call their own in a long while (and, no, we’re not going to count the ho-hum Alpha and Omega), Guardians could win by default. »
- Nicole Sperling
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