15 items from 2010
Photos for Cowboys and Aliens, Columbiana, Rabbit Hole, Tangled and The Tempest.
"Tom Ford says his second film will be might lighter than his first, "A Single Man". "I’m writing the script — a comedy. »
- Garth Franklin
Zach Galifianakis certainly has been moving up Hollywood’s ranks since last year’s The Hangover proved to be a breakout hit. Now he's receiving more plum roles than ever before, including a co-starring part in Due Date with Robert Downey Jr. later this year. As far as an out-and-out starring vehicle goes, though, Galifianakis is currently in talks to headline a remake of the Don Knotts comedy/adventure, The Incredible Mr. Limpet. The original followed the story of a man who turns into a fish and helps fight Nazi U-boats during WWII. It was a live-action/animated hybrid, which is also the plan for the remake. Director Kevin Lima, who helmed Enchanted's blend of animation and live-action, has been attached to the project. I think this could be a good fit for Galifianakis in terms of a transition to starring roles. In a best-case scenario the film would »
I know the big draw for "Interview" magazine's June/July 2010 issue will be Megan Fox laying around naked with a mannequin while sporting a bob hairstyle wig, but beyond that did you know the actual "interview" portion of the magazine features The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis walking the streets of New York City on a cell phone and Fox heads out to pick up Brian Austin Green's son from school.
While the complete interview isn't available online, here's the most revealing bit that is available: Galifianakis: So what's your favorite color?
Fox: Green. What's yours?
Galifianakis: Specifically, it's olive green.
Fox: That's really specific.
Galifianakis: Well, this isn't how I chose my favorite color, but I read somewhere that smart people tend toward green. So that's good for both of us. Do you color anything green because you like it? Are your walls painted green? Is your car green? »
- Brad Brevet
Zach Galifianakis is in talks to star in the remake of "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" according to the Los Angeles Times. It's going to be an update of the 1964 live-action/animated film starring Don Knotts who turns into a talking fish and helps the U.S. Navy to defeat Nazis.
Warner Bros. is behind the remake and has hired "Enchanted" director, Kevin Lima, to helm. I think Galifianakis will be perfect to channel Knotts in the Mr. Limpet role, well, at least he can make this character hip again.
For now, let's take a look at the original 1964 trailer:
There's a suggestive headline I'd like to take back. But I can't. All is fair in the world of bait-and-switch (that's not true). The switch is that seeing comedian Zach Galifianakis bring his unique sensibilities to a role made famous by wacko-man Don Knotts isn't such a bad idea. And a remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet easily fits into the "it could be worse" category of Hollywood rehashings. »
- Neil Miller
"The Hangover" scene stealer Zach Galifianakis is apparently in talks with producers to take on the title role in the long-gestating remake of "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" over at Warner Bros. Pictures reports The Los Angeles Times.
Don Knotts starred in the studio's 1964 original, which centered on the title character, an otherwise bland man who transforms into a talking fish. He soon becomes a World War II hero when he helps spot and thwart enemy warships for the Allies.
The picture was a live action-animated hybrid (ala segments of "Mary Poppins" and "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"), while this new version will likely utilise CG animation alongside the live-action. Robin Williams and Jim Carrey were among the stars who've been previously attached to the project.
- Garth Franklin
Following up on the Rep. Aaron Schock photos from yesterday, he responded via Twitter, “Never thought a pic of me w/ my shirt on would go viral. Learned my lesson and burned the belt.” Honey, it was more than the belt – the belt was just the kicker.
TCM unveiled their 10 Best Comedy Lines from Classic Movies. I have some quibbles with their definition of “classic movies” but it probably means I’m getting old. But When Harry Met Sally? Classic? In any case, I always loved “It must have been hard on your mother, not having any children.”
Pink Satan badmouthed Sean Hayes as a Tony host before the ceremony, »
The original story follows the exploits of a fish-loving nerd who magically transforms into an animated fish and ends up becoming an unlikely WWII hero by helping spot and defeat enemy warships for the Allies.
The live-action/animation hybrid will be updated with state-of-the-art computer technology to convincingly combine animated characters with live-action photography. Although, we're not as concerned about the CGI quality as much as whether Galifianakis can pull off a "family" comedy. According to The La Times, he wasn't Disney's first choice, and names like Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Johnny Depp do sound more of a match for this role. Of course, the remake might get some new life with a fresh and popular comedic talent like Zach, so we hope he gets it. »
- Jim Littler
Bill Hader is in Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Director Edgar Wright tweeted a new addition to the cast of his upcoming Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: Bill Hader. Wright said, "Just did some final Adr sessions with Jason Schwartzman, Garth Jennings and Bill Hader" He followed that up with a note that "Those with sharp ears can hear Mr. Hader in the trailer."
The Los Angeles Times reports that director Kevin Lima and producers have been in talks with Galifianakis to lead the revamp of the live-action animation hybrid about a man who transforms into a fish and fights Nazi U-boats.
- According to the La Times, Zach Galifianakis is in talks with the producers of the Kevin Lima-directed remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet to take over Don Knotts' role. Considering the original animation/live-action hybrid featured Knotts transforming into a fish and then fighting German U-Boats, I'm intrigued to see how they update this one. My money is on fighting whaling ships or some equivalent threat to the environment.
- Principal photography on the final Harry Potter film has officially ended, as confirmed by Warwick Davis' Twitter account. I bet the Butter Beer will be flowing heavily at that after party.
- The Playlist confirms that Robert Rodriguez has been offered directing duties on Fox' solo Deadpool film. The »
- Peter Hall
The L.A. Times brings word that Warner Bros. is courting Zach Galifianakis for the lead role in a remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet, a 1964 film that featured a mix of live action and animation. The original film starred Don Knotts as Henry Limpet, a bookish shy guy rejected from the Navy. When he falls [...] »
The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis tested the waters of live-action family comedy with G-Force, and stretched his animated chops for the upcoming Shrek spinoff Puss in Boots. He may next get to do both in a remake of the 1964 comedy The Incredible Mr. Limpet. The original starred Don Knotts (The Andy Griffith Show) as a man who transforms into a fish and promptly joins the Navy as their “secret weapon” against the Nazis. (Wait, what?) Kevin Lima (Enchanted) is on board to direct.
Heat Vision reports that early talk pegged Johnny Depp for the role, but that’s a no-go, and the producers have their sights set on Galifianakis. The Greek comedian will next be seen opposite Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in the July comedy Dinner for Schmucks, and paired with Robert Downey Jr for Due Date in November.
Check out the synopsis and trailer for the original (complete »
- Brendan Bettinger
Zach Galifianakis has never been the kind of guy to do something, how do I put this, oh yeah normal. This guy spiked his friend.s drinks with roofies in The Hangover, danced around in tights for his standup comedy routine and repeatedly offends guests on Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis. Screw it, the guy is just strange. Funny as hell, but strange. Now he might get the chance to play a fish that fights the Nazis. Like I said, strange. According to The L.A. Times Galifianakis is in the lead to star in a remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet. The story centers on Limpet, a real guy, who turns into a cartoon fish and uses a noise to cause havoc with underwater equipment. This new power enables him to help the Us Navy crush the Nazi submarine fleet. Don Knotts starred in the original as both »
"You're not a fish. You're a man. You walk around on both legs, homo erectus!" Originally, Johnny Depp was in talks to fill the fins of Don Knotts in the live-action/animated remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet. Looks like the talks have shifted towards Zach Galifianakis taking on the lead role. Producers are currently eyeing Galifianakis to bring his style of comedy into a film that's nearing 50 years old. While we usually hate on remakes here, this is one that makes a »
- Niki Stephens
Tucked into an Lat article about the re-release of Avatar this fall with an additional six minutes added (c'mon, sex scene!), James Cameron reveals that Avatar 2 will focus on the oceans of Pandora. Since the director made several underwater documentaries before Avatar, his affinity for that environment comes as no surprise, still: this is going to be the most amazing 3D remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet ever! [Lat] »
15 items from 2010
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