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Kevin Smith has been on this site quite a lot recently with talk of Clerks III (see here and here), Star Wars Episode VII (see here and here) and being rumoured and subsequently denying his involvement in the fake script for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
So, it was quite smart of the director to use this time to promote his upcoming movie, Tusk.
On his blog Silent Bob Speaks, Smith debuted the poster while squashing reports he had written the leaked script. He writes…
While you’re here, however? That script for Tusk that I wrote? We turned into an actual movie that’s coming out this fall from A24. Oddly enough, it’s the best film I’ve ever made (or at the very least, the most interesting). Thank you all for saying #WalrusYes on Twitter last year. Can’t wait to show you the movie. In the meantime, »
- Luke Owen
Deep-in-debt pot dealer David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) recruits a fictitious family to smuggle a shipment of weed across the Mexican border into America in a motorhome. However, his surrogate nearest and dearest - stripper Jennifer Aniston, runaway Emma Roberts and virgin Will Poulter - prove even more dysfunctional than the real thing. First-rate comedy road trip from Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber. »
Jason Bateman recently made his directorial debut with Bad Words, which was a really good comedy. He's about to embark on another directing adventure with Universal Pictures. The movie doesn't have a title yet, but it's described as an FBI wedding comedy, and he'll also star in it.
Bateman is currently in preproduction on another film that he's directing and starring in called The Family Fang. It also stars Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. He's also set to star in This is Where I Leave You, and he's set to reprise his role in Horrible Bosses 2. As you can see, Bateman is keeping himself busy with work.
Bateman has come a long way since his small role in Dodgeball. He's a funny, talented actor that has proved he has got directing skills as well. »
- Joey Paur
This is a red-band trailer to a new raunchy high school teen comedy called Premature that mixes together elements from Groundhog Day and American Pie. In the film the main character relives one of his most embarrassing days ever over and over again. It looks like it could be a really funny flick.
You’re in highschool. Facing the biggest day of your life. You need to nail a college interview ensuring your admittance to your parents’ beloved alma mater. To keep cool when your life-long crush finally seems to show interest. And then you wake up one morning and realize someone’s playing a sick joke, because you’re reliving the day’s events over and over…and over again. Are you A. »
- Joey Paur
The Groundhog Day formula got the sci-fi treatment again this summer with Edge of Tomorrow, an action-packed fun flick that more audiences should have taken a chance on. Now the same concept is being applied to the high school sex comedy with Premature. Surprisingly enough, this looks pretty damn funny, featuring what might be a star-making turn from John Karna, and amusing supporting performances from Craig Roberts (Submarine, Neighbors) and Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball, Wreck-It Ralph). I'll pretty much watch any film using the Groundhog Day conceit, and this red band trailer makes it look like a real winner. Here's the red band trailer for Dan Beers' Premature from SlashFilm: And here's the first poster for the film, with a great yearbook design: You’re in high school. Facing the biggest day of your life. You need to nail a college interview ensuring your admittance to your parents’ beloved alma mater. »
- Ethan Anderton
Every subculture, niche market, and fringe topic, no matter how minor and specific, will eventually get its own movie. This is something I firmly believe. Bike messengers have “Premium Rush,” food trucks recently got “Chef,” and then there is dodgeball, ping-pong, paintball, and damn near everything else you can imagine. Personally, I’m waiting for a movie about an over-30 co-ed kickball team, and considering that Andrew Disney’s “Intramural” takes on the no-stakes world of college recreational flag football, we’re not too far off. Despite a ridiculous premise, as well as some shortcomings typically associated with low-budget movies, “Intramural” is a goddamn blast. To compare it to the Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn joint “Dodgeball” is not any kind of stretch because they’re basically the exact same movie. No joke, there’s even a crotchety coach in a wheelchair. It’s all supposed to poke fun at all the clichés of sports movies, »
- Brent McKnight
Katheryn Winnick has signed with CAA. She plays Queen Lagertha on History’s hit drama series Vikings, which starts production shortly on a third season. Winnick has appeared in Ed Zwick’s Love And Other Drugs and Robert Luketic’s The Killers. She continues to be managed by Alchemy Entertainment and is with the law firm Jackoway Tyerman. Justin Long has inked with Gersh. His recent credits include TV’s Mom, New Girl and Unsupervised, and he stars in Fox’s comedy pilot Sober Companion. Long also has appeared in such features as Ask Me Anything, Live Free Or Die Hard, The Break-Up and Dodgeball […] »
These secretive TV stars tied the knot at a surprise Hawaiian wedding.
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The couple, who worked hard to keep their relationship under wraps, tweeted a picture of themselves wearing hoodies marked "Mr" and "Mrs" with the caption: "That coffee date was Unreal @zacharylevi #marriedinmaui."
Moore, who attended the wedding, tweeted his congrats to the newlyweds and later wrote that he was glad to finally be able to talk about the very secret ceremony.
Congratulations to the happy couple. »
Eric Koretz was the cinematographer for Sam Esmail's "Comet." His previous credits include the award-winning documentary "Dragonslayer" and AMC webseries "The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks." The film stars Emmy Rossum ("The Phantom of the Opera," "Mystic River") and Justin Long ("Live Free or Die Hard," "Dodgeball") and will have its world premiere on the 13th of July. [Editor's Note: Indiewire reached out to filmmakers with films playing at the 20th La Film Festival (June 11-19) to ask them about how they shot their indie, and what advice they had for other filmmakers. We'll be posting their responses throughout the run of the festival. Go Here for the master list.] What camera and lens did you use? Red Epic with Cooke S4 primes. What was the most difficult shoot on your movie and how did you pull it off? The scenes at the cemetery were difficult because we couldn't control the time of day in which to shoot because we didnt have much time there. »
- Oliver MacMahon
Two weeks ago today was when fan-favorite director Edgar Wright departed Marvel Studio's Ant-Man, a project he had been linked to since 2006, with later reports indicating that drastic script changes caused his change of heart. Since that time, the search for a replacement director has been on with the likes of Anchorman's Adam McKay being up for the task and then pulling out of discussions as quick as they had begun. Dodgeball's Rawson Thurber and Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer were also said to be in contention but have also withdrawn their names from the hunt. »
The story so far: Edgar Wright has departed Marvel's Ant-Man movie, on the eve of production. Since then, Anchorman's Adam McKay has turned the job down, and it's said that Dodgeball's Rawson Marshall Thurber passed as well. Meanwhile, Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer was linked, but looks unlikely to take the film on.
Now, two more names have been linked with the job, although one of them appears to have been debunked already. Deadline reports that Take Me Home Tonight's Michael Dowse and Neighbors/Bad Neighbours' Nicholas Stoller are both in the frame, although doubt has already been thrown on Stoller's candidature.
Still, if either of those names are in the mix, then it sounds as though Marvel is doing a guided tour of prominent comedy directors in Hollywood. »
After director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) dropped out, Marvel quickly started the search for his replacement. After learning that three directors were being considered, Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step-Brothers) ended up being offered the job. McKay quickly turned down the job. Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball, We.re The Millers) was the next one to get the offer, but he too declined. The only remaining helmer on the list was Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), but the director just had a baby and may not be willing to spend several months away from his family. With so many directors passing on the job, Marvel had no other choice but to expand its search. Deadline is reporting that Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Michael Dowse (Goon) have been approached and are now in talks. Click here to read more about "Ant-Man." »
While the shock of Edgar Wright’s sudden departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man has subsided, the studio has been busy looking for a new director. It has been almost two weeks since Wright resigned from the production, reportedly over a disagreement on rewrites of the script. The two possible directors that fans seemed most eager to see take on the Marvel property were James Gunn, who just directed Guardians of the Galaxy for the studio, and Adam McKay, who worked with Ant-Man lead Paul Rudd on the Anchorman films. But Gunn quickly shot down rumors that he was up for the gig, and McKay abruptly pulled out of negotiations.
Deadline is reporting that Rawson Thurber (We’re The Millers, Dodgeball) is the current favorite and that now Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Michael Dowse (What If, Goon) are also being considered. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) was previously »
- Eli Reyes
With Marvel announcing Scott Derrickson as the director for "Doctor Strange" last night, it was a brief moment of distraction from their ongoing search for someone to get behind the camera for "Ant-Man." But that moment was short-lived as last evening came the news that one of the reported frontrunners for the job had dropped out. First reported by This Is Infamous and confirmed by The Wrap, "We're The Millers" and "Dodgeball" director Rawson Thurber has passed on "Ant-Man." There's no official reason why Thurber moved on, but this is not an easy project to get someone to agree to. With Marvel racing to meet a release date, whoever gets the gig will be thrown right into the deep end, with little in the way of prep time. (Edgar Wright had been in pre-production for months before he exited the film). Moreover, they'll likely have to take the script as is, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The problems continue to mount for Marvel where its planned movie of Ant-Man is concerned. Since Edgar Wright quit the project a week or two back - after developing and shaping it for the best part of a decade - Marvel Studios has been in a race against time to find a new helmer for the movie. With physical production set to start soon in order to hit a July 2015 release date, there's an urgent need to find a director who has the availability to step on board the project, and who's also willing to work with the mix of material already in place.
Despite working on "Ant-Man" for several years, Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) recently dropped out of directing the film. Marvel immediately started searching for his replacement. At first, Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step-Brothers) was offered the job, but he quickly turned it down. Then Rawson Thurber (We're the Millers, Dodgeball) was approached and offered the deal, but now comes word that Thurber rejected it as well. That only leaves Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) who has met with Marvel regarding "Ant-Man." The problem is that Fleischer just had a child and may not be willing to leave his family for several months. The other problem is it seems that every credible director has no interest in the project. When Wright quit, it was rumored that Marvel rewrote his script to a point that it was unrecognizable. It's starting to look like other directors are also not liking the changes. Click here to read more about "Ant-Man. »
Looks like our good friend Devin Faraci, from Badass Digest, was right when he said that we may end up with Rawson Marshall Thurber as the new director for Marvel's Ant-Man. According to The Wrap, Thurber is the current frontrunner to step into the job left vacated when Edgar Wright and Marvel parted ways last week.
Working in his favor is that he just directed the surprise hit We're The Millers, which managed to rake in just about $270 million off of a movie that cost $37 million to make- and we know how Marvel likes to be somewhat frugal. We also know they like "company men," who will follow the lead of the producers- and Thurber seems to be the type of guy who is okay playing the studio's rules.
Before anyone flips out about a comedy director, with no action or VFX-heavy films on their resumé taking on a comic »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Ever since director Edgar Wright abruptly left Marvel's "Ant-Man" last month, there's been a mad scramble to replace him. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that the flick is any closer to securing a new helmer after negotiations with two reported candidates have apparently fallen through.
First, The Hollywood Reporter writes that "Anchorman" mastermind Adam McKay was offered the "Ant-Man" gig late last week, but abruptly ended negotiations and turned down the job. The director later tweeted about meeting with Marvel, confirming that overtures were made, but adding that he had other projects on the horizon he preferred to pursue.
And yes, met w/Marvel. Kirby & Lee r my Lennon Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I'm committed to. Not sure it can work.
- Katie Roberts
Marvel, it would be fair to say, has a problem on its hands. Firstly, there was losing director Edgar Wright from Ant-Man weeks before the start of filming (with Wright having developed and co-written the film, having been attached to it for nearly a decade). And now, its latest choice of director for the project has also turned down the chance to make Ant-Man.
Adam McKay had emerged over the past few days as the frontrunner for the job, and over the weekend, many sources reported that he was in negotiations to take over Ant-Man. But McKay has now turned the film down, Tweeting the following...
And yes, met w/Marvel. Kirby & Lee r my Lennon Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I'm committed to. Not sure it can work. »
Just one day after The Hollywood Reporter reported that Adam McKay was on the short list to direct Ant-Man, Marvel has already lost him. On Saturday, THR said that the Anchorman director had suddenly decided against taking the job: "The decision is said to be his alone." If last week's report is correct, that leaves Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer, Dodgeball's Rawson Thurber, and Warm Bodies' Jonathan Levine still in the running to replace Edgar Wright, who left the project in late May. »
- Delia Paunescu
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