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Later this month, the mighty Kong returns to the big screen! To celebrate, we’re looking back at all the major primate appearances in film.
For as long as films were being made, humans have starred alongside primates. Unlike other animals, their human-like qualities can lend a sense of comedy or horror. Throughout the history of film, primates have been used to fulfill certain roles. In the early days, they were often a form of antagonist, carrying out dastardly deeds or causing mayhem. More common is the primate cast in a role of mischief, causing all sorts of comedic hijincks. While most primate roles were portrayed by live animals, it was not uncommon for men to dress up in ape suits for roles where the primates needed to carry out specific actions. Later, the advent of CGI has led to men mimicking primates in real time to create a motion-capture performance. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
A few days ago we reported that the 1978 Eastwood-ape movie Every Which Way But Loose was getting the remake treatment, much to your guys’ dismay. Comments about childhoods being ruined went flying, and the world seemed lost in a vacuum of confusion and doubt. Well, here’s some more remake news for you! Word round the remade campfire is that the 1991 Bill Murray/Richard Dreyfuss comedy, What... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Tell someone that Every Which Way but Loose is getting remade and they may give you a bit of an "Er, what movie is that again?" face. It is an odd, easily confused title for a movie, after all. It's not as distinct as, say, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Tell someone that they're remaking the movie where Clint Eastwood has a pet orangutan, though, and they'll know exactly what you're talking about. You can't really confuse that combination with any other movie...
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Tell someone that Every Which Way but Loose is getting remade and they may give you a bit of an "er, which movie is that again?" face. It is an odd, easily confused title for a movie, after all. It's not as distinct as, say, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Tell someone that they're remaking the movie where Clint Eastwood has a pet orangutan, though, and they'll know exactly what you're talking about. You can't really confuse that combination with any other movie (except, of course, the sequel, Any Which Way You Can). Original director James Fargo is producing the remake, which will be directed by Anthony G. Cohen who made last year's straight-to-vod body swap comedy The Sex Trip. They haven't cast anyone in the Eastwood role yet, so this project...
- Peter Hall
It looks like we can add 1978’s Every Which Way But Loose to the ever-growing list of remakes, with Deadline reporting that Anthony G. Cohen (The Sex Trip) has signed on to direct a new take on the Clint Eastwood comedy.
“I have been interviewing directors for over a year and as soon as I watched Cohen’s film The Sex Trip … I knew instantly he was the right director for this picture,” said James Fargo, who directed the original movie, and is producing the remake. “I was very impressed with his film and his directing style.”
Every Which Way But Loose follows the exploits of a truck driver and bare-knuckle fighter and his pet orangutan Clyde as they travel the American West in search of a lost love. The original film was a huge hit at the box office, leading to the 1980 sequel Any Which Way You Can. »
- Amie Cranswick
Of all the movies in the world to remake, and I mean All of them, one of the films that should never cross your mind is the 1978 film Every Which Way But Loose. In case the name doesn’t ring a bell, picture the DVD cover with Clint Eastwood holding an orangutan that you passed by in Wal-Mart and went, “The f@ck it this?” Yeah, it’s that one, and yes, it’s being... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
An Every Which Way But Loose remake is on the way from director Anthony G. Cohen and producer James Fargo. The planned motion picture will be a redo of the very successful 1970s movie which starred Clint Eastwood and an orangutan named Clyde.
The film saw Eastwood play the character of Philo Beddoe, a trucker travelling across the American west in search of his lost love. Jeffrey Lewis was also in the movie as Orville, Beddoe’s friend, who just so had a pet orangutan named Clyde. It banked an impressive haul from a budget of only $5 million.
Every Which Way But Loose bagged an impressive $95 million in box-office revenues back in 1978 and spawned a sequel, naturally, Every Which Way You Can two years later. »
- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Jan 24, 2017
Most of the reporting we do on remakes tends to centre on Hollywood’s current obsession with films from the 1980s and 1990s. Appreciating that remakes tend to make people groan a little just at the mention of them, at least this one dates back to a film nearly 40 years old.
It’s the Clint Eastwood-headlined comedy Every Which Way But Loose, which in turn was followed by a follow-up, Any Which Way You Can. It’s the one where Eastwood plays a truck driver with a pet orangutan, and the new take on the movie is set to go into production this spring.
The director of the original film, James Fargo, is producing this time. And in the director’s chair will step Anthony G Cohen, »
Nearly 40 years after the Clint Eastwood comedy Every Which Way But Loose hit theaters, a remake is moving forward. James Fargo, who directed the original movie, has come aboard to produce this Every Which Way But Loose reboot, bringing Anthony Cohen on board to direct. The filmmaker made his feature directorial debut with last year's The Sex Trip, which stars Jim Hanks, Frank Stallone and Louis Mandylor, the younger brothers of Tom Hanks, Sylvester Stallone and Costas Mandylor.
Deadline reports that James Fargo has been quietly searching for a director for the past year, with production now set to begin in late spring. No cast members have been announced at this time, but James Cohen revealed in a statement to Deadline that he knew Anthony Cohen was right for Every Which Way But Loose after watching his film The Sex Trip. Here's what he had to say below.
"I have »
According to Deadline, a remake of the hit 1978 Clint Eastwood comedy Every Which Way But Loose is in the works, finally answering the prayers of America’s many orangutan actors. Original director James Fargo is on board as a producer, which means this should be reasonably faithful to the Which Way But Loose series’ canon (and may even include some elements from the Which Way But Loose expanded universe that we assume exists).
The remake will be directed by Anthony Cohen, who wrote, produced, and directed The Sex Trip, a 2015 comedy that Fargo was “very impressed” by according to a statement given to Deadline. No casting details for the Every Which Way But Loose remake have been announced, but seeing as how Scott Eastwood has been desperate for a breakout role that might convince people he’s as cool as his dad, maybe he should get in the ...
- Sam Barsanti
One of the biggest — and strangest — movies of 1978 will soon be getting the remake treatment, with Deadline reporting plans are underway for a new version of the Clint Eastwood comedy “Every Which Way But Loose”. In the original, Eastwood played a long-haul trucker and bare-knuckle fighter whose best friend was an orangutan […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Exclusive: It was the 1978 Clint Eastwood comedy that everyone loved to hate and hated to love, but it ended up making $95M and spawned a sequel. Now Every Which Way but Loose is being remade, and James Fargo, who directed the first film, and is now producing. He just tapped Anthony G. Cohen to direct. Cohen wrote, produced and directed last year’s The Sex Trip last year, a comedy whose cast the younger brothers of Tom Hanks, Sylvester Stallone and Costas Mandylor (Jim… »
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