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“I felt the pressure”, Paul Feig admitted, as we sat down to talk about his new film, Ghostbusters. Feig, a geek of some vintage (his two books are sublime, Freak & Geeks remains a superb piece of television, nearly two decades on), has over the past half decade established himself as one of Hollywood’s most successful contemporary comedy directors, off the back of Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy.
And then he took on Ghostbusters, a project that has seen him in the crosshairs of some legitimate and some utterly vile comments.
It seems almost surreal, after the storm of the past year or two, to finally be at the point where we get to see the film itself. But here we are, and here – in full context, »
Mandrake the Magician: Sacha Baron Cohen (Alice Through the Looking Glass, above) will star in Mandrake the Magician, based on a popular comic strip. Etan Cohen (Get Hard) will direct. First published in 1934, the comic strip revolved around a magician who traveled the world to fight evil. Reportedly, the movie will be set in the modern day after Mandrake is recruited by the U.S. government. [Tracking Board] Blade Runner Sequel: Mackenzie Davis (TV's Halt and Catch Fire, above) has joined the cast of the sequel to Blade Runner. Her role has not been revealed. Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista lead the cast. Principal photography under the direction of Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) is expected to begin in July. The movie is scheduled for...
- Peter Martin
Grimsby may not have gone down as well as actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had hoped, but there’s a chance his first foray into comic book territory will fare better. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cohen’s set to produce and star in Mandrake The Magician, an adaptation of the 30s strip created by Lee Falk.
Mandrake’s director is said to be Etan Cohen, the Tropic Thunder writer who made his directorial debut with the flaccid Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard last year. The combination of the two Cohens suggests that we might be in for a tongue-in-cheek take on Mandrake, whose abilities include hypnosis, teleportation and invisibility.
This won’t be the first time Mandrake’s had a brush with the big screen, »
With the superhero genre already saturated with offerings by Marvel Studios and DC Comics, there doesn't seem like there's a lot of room left for the little guys. However, there are a couple projects in play that hearken back to the days before Stan Lee appeared in every Marvel film, and before even Batman started saving the day on the big screen. And as luck would have it, Mandrake The Magician is about to have his day on the big screen, with Sacha Baron Cohen playing the titular hero. Tracking Board scooped the news, as well as the fact that Mandrake The Magician would be making his studio home at Warner Bros . the same studio that also owns / produces the DC Comics Cinematic Universe. Along for the ride with Sacha Baron Cohen in the lead is writer/director Etan Cohen, who previously worked with the studio as the writer/director »
Mandrake the Magician: Sacha Baron Cohen (Alice Through the Looking Glass, above) will star in Mandrake the Magician, based on a popular comic strip. Etan Cohen (Get Hard) will direct. First published in 1934, the comic strip revolved around a magician who traveled the world to fight evil. Reportedly, the movie will be set in the modern day after Mandrake is recruited by the U.S. government. [Tracking Board] Blade Runner Sequel: Mackenzie Davis (TV's Halt and Catch Fire,...
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The Tracking Board are reporting that Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play Mandrake The Magician in a new film based on the comic strip of the same name. The film is based over at Warner Bros. and Etan Cohen is set to direct.
Mandrake The Magician is a syndicated newspaper comic strip, created by Lee Falk. Mandrake began publication on June 11, 1934. Phil Davis soon took over as the strip’s illustrator, while Falk continued to script.
No news on when the new film will start production, but we’ll keep you updated.
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- Paul Heath
Sacha Baron Cohen is circling a feature film adaptation of the Mandrake The Magician comic strip, a project that we’re hearing is in very early days at Warner Bros with Tropic Thunder scribe Etan Cohen angling to direct (he made his helming debut with Get Hard). There is no script for this, and very few deals are made, we’re told. But any new potential project with Baron Cohen is an eye-opener — even after his last effort The Brothers Grimsby failed to move the needle for… »
Way back in 2012, Warner Bros. announced they were moving forward on a Mandrake the Magician movie, based on the iconic comic strip created by Lee Falk that debuted in 1934. We haven't heard anything further about this project in the four years since then, but now it seems to be moving forward, with Sacha Baron Cohen coming aboard to star. Ethan Cohen, who made his directorial debut last year with Get Hard, is attached to direct.
The original comic strip followed the title character, an illusionist and a powerful hypnotist. He uses his abilities to fight crime with Lothar, one of the strongest men in the world. Universal Pictures produced a 12-part serial based on the comic strip in 1939, but the character has not been seen on the big screen ever since. There was also a 1954 TV movie based on the character that starred Coe Norton, but now it seems Mandrake »
Etan Cohen, who made his directorial debut on “Get Hard” for the studio, is on board to to direct with Atlas Entertainment producing. The studio is seeking a writer for the project, which has been in development for more than a decade.
Mandrake first appeared in Lee Falk’s 1934 comic strip as a stage magician and powerful illusionist who spent his efforts battling gangsters, mad scientists, extraterrestrials and characters from other dimensions. The character was the subject of a 12-part serial Columbia Pictures released in 1939.
Variety reported in 2012 that “Puss in Boots” scribe Tom Wheeler had been brought on to rewrite “Mandrake the Magician” for Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment. Hyde Park and Baldwin Entertainment Group were developing the project in 2005.
- Dave McNary
After a three-year absence from the big screen, Sach Baron Cohen returned with this year’s The Brothers Grimsby and Alice Through the Looking Glass. The action-comedy was one of the first box-office bombs of the year, while the recent Disney sequel failed to live up to expectations. Cohen doesn’t have any other projects that we know of currently scheduled […]
- Jack Giroux
A movie starring Sacha Baron Cohen is being made. Alright now that I have your attention, let me tell you what that movie is going to be. Mandrake The Magician. Yes, I have no idea who that is, and I won't pretend like I'm a Mandrake diehard who can tell you what his first appearance was or who created him. All I know is Sacha Baron Cohen is going to portray the character in a new movie.
The movie is being directed by Etan Cohen, who's only relation to Sacha Baron Cohen is the last name. Don't get mad at me, I read his Wikipedia page, I don't see a single lick of evidence that would prove both men are related, even if I wish that was the case because it'd be cool to have a duo of brothers working on the film with one directing, and one leading. Etan Cohen, »
- Nicholas Williams
The 2016 election is about to get even more entertaining — if 20th Century Fox allows it, at least. “Idiocracy” screenwriter Etan Cohen told BuzzFeed he’s teaming up with co-writer and director Mike Judge to make anti-Donald Trump ads starring Terry Crews. Providing they get permission from the studio that released the 2006 comedy, Crews will be reprising his role as wrestling champ-turned-president Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho. Also Read: 'Idiocracy' Writer Says He Never Imagined Comedy Would Become 'Documentary' “This is what satire is for … to be able to hold up a mirror and say, ‘This is crazy, »
- Greg Gilman
This fall, the cult classic comedy Idiocracy will celebrate its 10th anniversary. While the movie wasn't a big hit in theaters, earning just $444,000 during its brief theatrical run, it went on to become a cult classic, much like director Mike Judge's previous effort, 1999's Office Space. Earlier this year, Idiocracy writer Etan Cohen revealed on Twitter than he "never expected Idiocracy to become a documentary," which actually served as the impetus for a new anti-Donald Trump campaign, reuniting the writer with director Mike Judge and Idiocracy star Terry Crews.
Idiocracy centers on an average man named Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson) and a prostitute named Rita (Maya Rudolph) who take part in an Army hibernation experiment. The experiment doesn't exactly go as planned, with Joe and Rita waking up 500 years in the future, where they are the smartest people on the planet. Terry Crews played President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho. »
Mike Judge and Etan Cohen, the director and writer behind the 2006 cult comedy Idiocracy, have reteamed to pen a series of anti-Donald Trump campaign ads starring the film's wrestler-turned-president, played by Terry Crews.
The ads were fueled by a tweet Cohen sent as Trump began dominating the Gop ticket. "I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary so soon," Cohen wrote in February, referencing the 2006 film that featured a seemingly unbelievable distant future where society was dumbed down to the point of idiocy thanks to television and pop culture. »
With his new film Mojave set for release in the UK tomorrow (Friday March 25th), we take a look back at some of the work of the great Oscar Isaac, arguably the best working actor in Hollywood right now…
Up until mega-blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens you could very well be forgiven for asking, ‘Who is Oscar Isaac?’ Since then it’s more likely to be ‘Where can I see more Oscar Isaac?’ The talented 36-year-old, Guatemalan born leading man has won a lot of hearts in the last few years. His early roles had a tendency to leave him lurking in the background, simmering with intensity in films such as Drive. But more recently his immense charisma has positioned him as leading man or chief bad guy. And as new La psycho-thriller Mojave hits cinemas, we take a look at the performances that led him to where he is today. »
- Scott J. Davis
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has snapped up the rights to the Cannonball Run franchise, tapping Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 screenwriter Etan Cohen to pen a new film, which is being described as a “relaunch” rather than a “remake”.
Revolving around a cross-country race, the first film was released by Fox in 1981 and was a huge hit at the box office, earning over $72 million from its $16 million budget. Warner Bros. released the 1984 sequel Cannonball Run II in 1984, while Orion released the third film Speed Zone (a.k.a. Cannonball Fever) in 1989.
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros. has acquired the rights for the property, citing that the new interpretation isn’t being viewed as an out-and-out remake; rather, Warner is hoping to relaunch the “Cannonball sea to shining sea memorial trophy race” that played out across the 80s comedy flick and its two sequels, Cannonball Run 2 and Speed Zone. Burt Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dom DeLuise were just some of the stars that featured across the cult comedy series.
Cohen (Tropic Thunder, Men in Black 3) will take point to write and direct the modern rendition of The Cannonball Run, flanked by Andre Morgan, Alan Gasmer (Vikings) and Jesse Ehrman who are attached to produce.
Indeed, this isn’t the first time that a potential do-over of The Cannonball Run has flirted »
- Michael Briers
Warner Bros. has been quietly revving up the engines to get a "Cannonball Run" remake/reboot off the ground for a while now. Back in the day, General Motors was apparently willing to lend a vehicular hand with the project, and directors like Guy Ritchie and Shawn Levy were kicking the tires. Nothing happened and the project seemingly ran out of gas, but how things are humming along again. Read More: Review: 'Men In Black 3' Is A Surprisingly Decent Return To Form For The Flagging Franchise Deadline reports that the studio are now turning to Etan Cohen to write and direct the redo of the comedy flick your dad loves starring Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Roger Moore, Dean Martin and a million other actors and actresses. Cohen is the writer behind "Tropic Thunder," "Idiocracy" and "Men In Black 3" who made his directorial debut last year with »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Just when you thought it was safe to get back on the highway, a long-dormant movie franchise just had its rights picked up by a major studio. If you prefer your comedy with only the loosest of plots, and packed to the gills with celebrity cameos, you may be about to get your wish. Warner Brothers just picked up the rights to the Cannonball Run franchise, and they.ve already got a writer and director on board. Warner Brothers has tapped Etan Cohen, the writer of Men in Black 3 and Tropic Thunder to both write and direct the revival of the 1980.s comedy franchise. According to Deadline, the new movie with the title Cannonball is being called a "relaunch" rather than a reboot, which we suppose means it qualifies as a sequel to a series that hasn.t seen a new entry since 1989. Andre Morgan, a long-time producer, including »
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to The Cannonball Run franchise, and has set Etan Cohen to write and direct a new take on the film series. The studio isn’t describing this as a remake of the original Burt Reynolds movie from stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham, but rather a relaunch based on the famous Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
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