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As one of the few members of the “The Four Guild Club” (DGA, SAG, WGA, and PGA), among company including Seth Rogen, Ben Stiller, and Jordan Peele, the multi-hyphenate is not only busy in front of the screen, but behind it as well. In an interview with Variety, McBride talked about landing the role of Tennessee, the final season of “Vice Principals,” and where his new take on the “Halloween” franchise stands.
How did »
- Justin Kroll
Brad Grey’s credits include many hit TV series and Award-winning films. He also co-founded Brillstein-Grey and Plan B Executive producer on “Real Time with Bill Maher” (2006 to 2017) Executive producer on “The Sopranos” (1999 to 2007) Producer on “The Departed” (2006) which won the Academy Award for Best Picture Producer on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) Executive producer on “Scary Movie” (2000) Executive producer on “Happy Gilmore” (1996) Executive producer on “The Cable Guy” (1996) Executive producer on “Politically Incorrect” (1996 to 2002) Executive producer on “The Steve Harvey Show” (1996 to 2002) Executive producer on “NewsRadio” (1995 to 1999) Executive producer on “The Larry Sanders Show” (1992 »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
In addition to running Paramount for 12 years, Grey helped transform Brillstein-Grey Entertainment into one of Hollywood’s most successful management and production companies, playing a key role in the development of “The Sopranos” and “The Larry Sanders Show.” He also co-founded Plan B Entertainment with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, through which he produced the Oscar-winning “The Departed.”
Grey was forced out at Paramount in February in the wake of several film flops and some $450 million in annual losses at the studio.
Paramount Marketing Chief: Jim Gianopulos Appointment ‘Marks a New Moment’
Grey, a shrewd operator who alternately stroked and clashed with Hollywood’s key power brokers, had a tumultuous tenure at Paramount. He was credited with maintaining strong relationships with Pitt and Martin Scorsese, as well as overseeing the successful “Transformers” and “Mission: Impossible” series. »
- Brent Lang and Stuart Oldham
The 90s was a fantastic time period for comedies. When you look back, these are the years that brought us movies like Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber, American Pie, There’s Something About Mary, and a bunch of others. This is the decade where the Farrelly brothers came to prominence and comedy began to shift. You saw much less “stupid” humor and much more subtle, referential type humor. Following these films, the year 2000 saw Scary Movie, 2003 we saw Old School and eventually comedies would evolve into the Judd Apatow and Todd Phillips blends you see
I Always Felt Loaded Weapon was an Underrated Comedy »
- Nat Berman
I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the movie Airplane! I mean how could you not? This is the movie that truly started all parody movies. Everything you see today in the “Scary Movie” franchise is because of Airplane! Remember Hot Shots? That’s because of Airplane!. If it weren’t for the Zucker brothers we never would have gotten Not Another Teen Movie which I happened to love by the way. “Surely you can’t be serious. I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.” “Yes Stewardess, I speak Jive.” I mean there are countless lines in this film
Scenes from Airplane! Compared with Zero Hour (1957), The Film That inspired Airplane! »
- Nat Berman
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Scooperhero News – Following Ben Affleck’s departure from the director’s chair, Warner Bros. might’ve already found a replacement for The Batman – which although they’re “very happy” with the script, still probably won’t be as good as The Lego Batman Movie released last week. Maybe that’ll change if Arnold Schwarzenegger joins the Dceu. Because that went so well last time.
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Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, whose credits include the Scary Movie franchise, “Epic Movie” and “Vampires Suck” are writing and directing the project, titled “Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.” Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson (“District 9”) is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner (“True Memoirs of an International Assassin”).
The film is currently in pre-production targeting a fall shoot. The film is being fully financed and produced by Covert Media, which launched worldwide sales on the film in Berlin.
“Star Worlds” has been acquired by Constantin Film for Germany, Eagle Pictures for Italy, Tripictures for Spain, and Gussi for Latin America. Rights have also been sold to Eagle Films for the Middle East, »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Comedy Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue has closed deals in Berlin in multiple international territories.
Rights for Star Worlds have gone in Germany (Constantin Film), Italy (Eagle), Spain (Tripictures), and Latin America (Gussi).
Deals have also close with Eagle Films for the Middle East, Movie Cloud for Taiwan, PVR Pictures in India, Tanweer in Malaysia, and Red Pictures for Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. Covert is currently in discussions on additional major territories.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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- Oli Davis
A few days ago we brought you word that Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo behind the likes of Scary Movie and Meet the Spartans, are developing a Star Wars spoof entitled Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, and now comes word of another Star Wars-themed comedy on the horizon.
Variety is reporting that Tony Dow (Babylon 5, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) is set to direct The Line Kings, which has been written by Billy Riback (Home Improvement, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody) and Steve Rubin (Bleacher Bums, Silent Night).
The film, which is slated to shoot in L.A. in the spring, will follow “a group of rabid Star Wars fans who camp out for four days on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the iconic Tcl Chinese Theatre after Disney announces that the fans who »
- Gary Collinson
Thandie Newton might be going from a futuristic western theme park to a galaxy far, far away. Variety reports that the “Westworld” actress is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming “Star Wars” Han Solo standalone film.
Details of her character were not revealed, but if she jumps on board the project, Newton will join Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and “Fleabag” actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the untitled Han Solo movie will be the second in the series of films that fall outside of the Skywalker family saga. Set before the the events of “A New Hope,” the film will follow Solo and his scoundrel days before meeting Luke and Leia.
Newton recently received a Golden Globe and SAG Award nomination »
- Liz Calvario
From the worlds of 'things no one asked for', 'an abomination to God', 'what fresh Hell is this?' comes news that a couple of the guys responsible for the Scary Movie franchise and the slew of those ...Movie movies are coming after Star Wars. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, partly responsible for the Scary Movie franchise, and other farces like Epic Movie and Vampires Suck are going to riff on the most popular Space opera of all time. Reportedly, they want to call it Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue. Sigh. Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into what audiences love," said (Covert Media’s...
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After winning some goodwill as two of the half-dozen screenwriters responsible for Scary Movie, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer spent the next seventeen years turning that success into a series of increasingly terrible parody movies such as Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans and Disaster Movie. The films were relatively cheap to produce and usually made their money back, which has kept the duo in business all this... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
With the massive success of last year’s The Force Awakens and now more recently Rogue One, it was probably only a matter of time before someone decided to cash in with a Star Wars parody film, and it turns out that someone will be Jason Friedberg along with his writing/directing partner Aaron Seltzer.
Their names may not be too familiar to most, but these are the guys behind the rash of spoof films that dominated the noughties, which began with the first Scary Movie and mercifully concluded (or so we thought) with 2013’s The Starving Games. Now, the duo are back in business, and have turned their attention to the galaxy far, far away with Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
Yes, that’s actually the title. Catchy, no?
- Mark Cassidy
For years, moviegoers have enjoyed the antics of the Skywalker family, the Solo family, and the Lobot family in the Star Wars movies, but like all things that bring people happiness, it’s only a matter of time before some too-cool-for-school jokesters decide to poke fun at the series’ more ridiculous aspects. Well, that day has finally come, as comedy genius Mel Brooks has just announced Spaceballs, a feature-length Star Wars parody starring Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, and Bill Pullman. Also, the year is 1987. Quick, warn the world about Donald Trump!
Seriously, though, Variety is reporting that Scary Movie masterminds Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have announced a feature-length Star Wars parody of their own called—deep breath—Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue. The Variety story doesn’t have many details about Star Worlds, but countless C-level celebrities are probably »
- Sam Barsanti
May the farce Force be with them. “Scary Movie” co-writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are set to write and direct a “Star Wars” spoof titled “Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.” The pair will write and direct the project, and Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson will produce […] »
- Rachel West
Comedy hit creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Scary Movie franchise, Epic Movie, Vampires Suck) are set to write and direct their newest project Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, a Star Wars spoof, it was announced today by Covert Media's CEO Paul Hanson (District 9, W. Ophelia) who is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions' Todd Garner (Knight and Day, True Memoirs of an International Assassin). With over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, the kings of spoof movies have poked fun at every genre in film, from five Scary Movies, Epic Movie and Date Movie, to Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck. Now they are at it again, daring to spoof the biggest movie empire on Earth by taking us to a galaxy far, far away in... Star Worlds.
With their comedic take on »
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, co-writers of the Scary Movie franchise, are working on a spoof of the Star Wars franchise, with the “hilarious” title Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
“Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love,” said Paul Hanson of Covert Media. “Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”
In addition to the Scary Movie films, Freidberg and Seltzer’s other »
- Gary Collinson
Over the last week, two new Star Wars movies were announced, but not by Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm. One is a spoof from the filmmakers that brought us the Scary Movie series; the other is a comedy about fans waiting in line for the next Star Wars movie in front of the iconic Tcl […]
The post Two New ‘Star Wars’ Movies Announced… But Not By Disney appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
The project is in pre-production and the producers have earmarked an autumn shoot. Covert’s Elissa Friedman, Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine, and Broken Road’s Jeremy Stein serve as executive producers.
According to a press release Friedberg and Seltzer – whose credits as writers and producers on the Scary Movie franchise and films like Epic Movie, Date Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck have grossed more than $1bn worldwide – plan to leave “no convention, cliché, or iconic moment untouched”.
Star Worlds is the second project under the two-year first-look deal between Covert and Broken Road. The partners »
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