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Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
The Fletch remake is one that has been around for ever, as it has kicked between various directors, actors and movie studios. It's spent its life lingering in development Hell, but Relativity's recently announced bankruptcy may have just breathed new life into this beloved detective comedy. First at Mirimax, and then shuffled over to Warner Bros., Fletch finally found its home at Relativity. But like their Crow remake, it had trouble getting off the ground. Now their financial woes seem to be forcing their hand. The studio is seeking out another studio to help get Fletch moving once again.
Fletch is being included in a potential deal that will keep Relativity active through their Chapter 11 crisis. THR has the report, which sees Fletch as one of the more attractive elements in helping the corporation go through restructuring in its attempt to find new investors. As of now, the studio is »
Strip down to your skivvies and fire up the jets because Paramount Home Entertainment is bringing the raunchy comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2 to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on May 19 in a new "Hotter and Wetter Unrated Cut."
Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry are back for more time traveling shenanigans in the sequel to the goofy comedy hit. The film misfired at the box office with only $12 million in domestic tickets sales, but Paramount knew what they were getting into seeing as how the sequel had a budget roughly 1/3 of the original.
The Blu-ray combo edition of Hot Tub Time Machine 2 will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features are fairly robust as you see below:
Unrated version of the film
The Making of Hot Tub Time Machine 2
The Future as Seen from the Tub! »
The reboot of the Fletch movies has been mooted for some time, with Kevin Smith signed up way back in 2000 set to write and direct a reboot. Smith would remain attached until late 2005, with casting proving to be a major problem in getting a new Fletch moving.
Then, in 2007, Zach Braff was in line to play young Fletch, for Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence. Yet Lawrence left the film in the middle of the year, and Steve Pink (who has since directed the Hot Tub Time Machine movies) landed the job.
Fletch remains in development hell though, with the project landing at Warner Bros in 2011. It wasn't until 2013 that it got somewhere with a new Fletch, though, when it locked down Jason Sudeikis to take on the lead role.
The latest update, then? »
2010's Hot Tub Time Machine came as a pleasant surprise. What looked like a dreadful frat-boy comedy with a silly premise was actually a genuinely funny and (at times) clever sci-fi comedy. It was only a matter of time for a sequel to be made, but has it come five years too late?
The sequel picks up where the first instalment left off, in a fantasy world where Lou (Rob Corddry) invented Google and Nick (Craig Robinson) has ripped off loads of pop songs years before they were meant to come out.
Sadly, John Cusack sat this one out as Adam, which is a shame as he brought a certain essence of seniority and was the gang's de facto leader. Without him there is a small void and the three main »
Adam Scott makes Clark Duke crack up by revealing a few hit "family shows" in the future in our exclusive gag reel for the 'Hotter and Wetter' Unrated Cut of Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which debuts on Digital HD formats and iTunes today before its Blu-ray and DVD release later this spring. Apparently, in this comedy sequel's version of the future, shows such as Butthole Party, Vagina Pander, Vagina Panda and Butthole Fiesta air at 7 Pm on Sunday nights. Adam Scott is one of the new cast members for this sequel, playing Adam Jr., the son of John Cusack's character from the 2010 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine.
Nick (Craig Robinson), Jacob (Clark Duke) and Lou (Rob Corddry) have all changed their lives thanks to the power of the hot tub time machine. Everything is going well until tragedy befalls Lou, who is now the inventor of the Internet. »
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Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite," "Nacho Libre") has signed on to helm the freshly retitled "Overnight at 42nd Street". Oren Uziel ("22 Jump Street") wrote the screenplay while Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur are producing.
The story follows a recently-divorced father and son who win the opportunity to spend the night in a major toy store. While trying to patch up his relationship with his son, the father must also try to defuse a hostage situation that develops at the store.
Hess takes over from Steve Pink ("Hot Tub Time Machine 2") who became attached to direct in June last year but has since dropped out. Will Ferrell was also attached to star at one point, but he's also no longer involved.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
After Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink and Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer were linked to direct the Disney family comedy Overnight last year, it appears a new director will get behind the camera instead. The film, which is now called Overnight at 42nd Street, will be under the direction of Jared Hess the man who brought us Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Broncos. For those just joining us, the film is described as Home Alone in a toy store where a father and son win the chance to sleepover at an incredible toy store, but it just so happens to be on the night that some guys try to rob it. That's a fun premise for a comedy, maybe even inspired by Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, where the toy store Duncan's Toy Chest comes into play. Variety reports at one time, Will Ferrell was going to play the father, »
- Ethan Anderton
Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess has signed on to direct Overnight at 42nd Street, which was formerly known as Overnight. Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine 2) became attached to direct the project in June 2014, but it appears he is no longer involved at this time. Will Ferrell was also attached to star at one point, when his company Gary Sanchez Productions was set to produce, but he isn't involved at this time either.
The story centers on a recently-divorced father and son who win the opportunity to spend the night in a toy store, reminiscent of Fao Schwartz. While trying to patch up his relationship with his son, the father must also try to defuse a hostage situation that develops at the store. The plot is described as Home Alone set in a toy store. Disney is looking to cast both the father and son before moving forward with the production. »
He may forever be known as the man who directed Napoleon Dynamite, but Jared Hess has carved out a solid career for himself behind the camera. He’s now signed on to direct family comedy Overnight At 42nd Street – usually just known by that first word – for Disney.The film, which has a script from 22 Jump Street co-writer Oren Uziel, is described as “Home Alone in a toy store” with that quick pitch opening up to reveal the tale of a divorced father and his son winning a competition to spend the night in a brand new, chock-full megastore. Unfortunately for them, their visit coincides with the very night that thieves decide to break in. And even as he's trying to thwart the criminals, the dad has to salvage his fracturing relationship with his sprog. This is one that has had difficulty finding a home. Originally developed at Sony and briefly considered for Ruben Fleischer, »
Yet while The Daily Show favorites are executive-producing the series (and wrote its pilot episode), only one of ‘em will star in it.
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The husband-and-wife team will exec produce the series, with Jones starring. Rounding out the cast are Natalie Zea (“Justified,” “The Following”), Ashley Gerasimovich (“Louie”) and Liam Carroll (“The Neighbors”).
The series, described as an honest and darkly comedic look at family, follows a couple and their two kids on a road trip to Florida. Jones stars as unfiltered dad Nate, who packs his wife, Robin (Zea), along with their rebellious daughter Delilah (Gerasimovich) and simpleton son Jared (Carroll), into the family car for what he believes will be the adventure of a lifetime, which quickly turns into a disaster.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is so bad it might make you question your allegiance to the original Hot Tub Time Machine. In 2010, Steve Pink’s comedy felt like a blast of fresh air, with its endearingly silly premise, its see-what-sticks humor, and its charming setup of a bunch of losers trying to transform their destinies by changing the way 1986 turned out. The new film has none of that. But it tries to. It tries to repeat everything the original did, and winds up leaving you stone-faced and depressed. I think there were more laughs in Schindler’s List.Anyway, since our heroes’ original bout with the hot tub of destiny resulted in lives of fulfillment, success, and tremendous wealth, the new one starts off with them … well, they’re feeling like something’s missing amid all that empty success. One thing is missing, for sure, and that’s John Cusack’s Adam Yates, »
- Bilge Ebiri
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is ready to take you guys on another crazy trip, and in celebration Wamg attended a press conference for the film where stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott and Gillian Jacobs talked to press about the film. Director Steve Pink and screenwriter Josh Heald also joined in.
Since these guys are so funny, I thought it best to let you listen to all the fun for yourselves, rather than risk losing some of the funny in text. Join the cast as they talk about Lisa Loeb, 9-11, and taking another dip in the hot tub below!
When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. (Adam Scott). Now they have »
- Melissa Howland
The phrase "Hot Tub Time Machine" was such an insane concept I couldn't wait to see the 2010 release. (Debbie's review) Sure, it was a fratboy movie, but it was fresh and edgy at a time when the nation was just learning to laugh again a decade after 9/11, and I loved it. Five years was a long time to wait with such anticipation for this sequel.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is a wet hot mess, with bad jokes as frequent as jacuzzi bubbles, and good jokes popping like farts in a tub. It has the same writer (Josh Heald), the same director (Steve Pink) and largely the same cast (John Cusack is replaced by Adam Scott), but it failed to capture the same magic for me. I can't say I hated it, but somehow it felt ... different, like I was watching an elaborately extended Super Bowl commercial.
The original movie was tight, »
- Mike Saulters
The stars of the new sci-fi comedy, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2,’ including Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott and Gillian Jacobs, celebrated their second journey through time. while attending the film’s red carpet on Wednesday night at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles. The actors of the anticipated follow-up to the hit 2010 comedy, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine,’ took pictures at the premiere, which even included the title hot tub for them to pose with together. ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2,’ which was written and directed by returning series scribe and helmer, Josh Heald and Steve Pink, was distributed in theaters this weekend by Paramount Pictures. [ Read More ]
The post Celebrate Hot Tub Time Machine 2′s Release with New Clips and La Premiere Photos appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
Chicago – The concept is a hot tub, that also acts as a time machine. It practically writes itself! The too-meticulous plot of “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” still delivers a decent amount of laughs, although most of them fall under the crude and rude category. Better a cheap laugh than no laugh.
It is almost impossible to critique such a film, because it basically throws every possible joke against the wall, and a number of them stick. The plot has a Dada-like surrealism to it, going in such different directions that it becomes useless to try and follow at some point, and the characters have the same lack of consistency. The script – by Josh Heald – allows each of the principal characters to do whatever they want at some point, with no regard as to what persona had been assigned to them, as long as the word ‘f**k’ is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Written by Josh Heald
Directed by Steve Pink
“This shit’s pretty flat, bro.”
So sayeth the rudest man in the world, who just happened to be sitting behind me at the screening for Hot Tub Time Machine 2. He began the evening sitting in front of me; deliberately stealing a seat marked ‘Studio Representative’ so he could talk to the beautiful publicist. Shockingly, she rebuffed his drunken advances. “Whatever, bro,” he dismissively burped, and then ambled to the seat behind me. Yes, he’s the guy who calls both men and women ‘bro.’ He’s also the guy who talks through the entire movie, eats handfuls of popcorn with his mouth wide open (ostensibly, so he can still breathe), and kicks the back of the seat like a bored child. In other words, he’s the target audience for Hot Tub Time Machine 2. »
- J.R. Kinnard
Jose Moreno Brooks (MTV’s One Bad Choice), a former semi-pro soccer player-turned-actor, has been cast as a series regular opposite Eva Longoria in NBC's 13-episode single-camera comedy series Telenovela starring and executive produced by Eva Longoria. Written/executive produced by Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein, based on an idea by Longoria, and directed by Steve Pink, Telenovela stars Longoria as popular diva Ana Maria, star of Latin America's most beloved… »
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