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TBS is adding another pilot to its mix. Following the cancellations of Men at Work and Sullivan & Son — as well as the final season of Cougar Town — the Turner-owned cable network has ordered comedy Quality Time to pilot. From Broken Lizard — the writers and producers behind cult films including Super Troopers and Beerfest — Quality Time centers on four college friends who kept their sophomoric ways in suspended animation throughout their 20s and are now succumbing to reproduction. It's an "untraditional" fatherhood comedy about the constant push and pull between the dudes they used to be
- Lesley Goldberg
A disgusting fact to realise is that it’s been 13 years since Super Troopers was released in cinemas, where it wouldn’t find much success until its home video release. Since it rose to popularity in cult form, rumours of a sequel had always been on the cards. But, nothing ever came to fruition.
However, with comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To topping the Us box office this weekend, it has sparked some hope from Broken Lizard, the comedy trope behind Super Troopers, for a sequel to come to fruition. As posted on Twitter:
Congrats, Farrellys on big weekend for Dumb&DumberTo. Hopefully bodes well for moving #SuperTroopers2 along.
— brokenlizard (@brokenlizard) November 17, 2014
Broken Lizard is made up of comedy actors Erik Stolhanske, Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan and Paul Soter who all write and star in the movies with Chandrasekhar directing. The team also were behind other cult favourites »
- Luke Owen
Crowd funding is a big deal these days, sometimes with entire films being funded through sites such as Kickstarter. When not completely funding films, it can also help push the budget towards an acceptable amount, which may very well be the case for the long awaited Super Troopers 2. The Broken Lizard comedic classic hit cinemas way back in 2001, and despite a string of fantastic comedies such as Club Dread, Beerfest and The Slammin’ Salmon, Broken Lizard have always hinted at a return to their most famous cult classic.
The fans have been asking for it for a while, but we were finally able to package everything together. Fox is going to distribute the film, but we needed to raise the money for it, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Broken Lizard, the comedy team responsible for stoner classics like Super Troopers and Beerfest, is developing a TV project for TBS. According to Variety, Quality Time will follow the various members of the filmmaking group (assumedly fictionalized versions), focusing on their struggles with raising children and clinging to the responsibility-free lifestyle of their glory days.
The show will be written by Broken Lizard's Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske; they will also produce the project, along with Contend's Steven Amato. No timetable was reported for the »
The project, which is called “Quality Time” and is being developed and produced by Entertainment One Television, follows the now-adult (well, at least older) versions of the group as they struggle through various challenges of adult misery and child rearing and attempt to hang on to the idiotic freedom of their irresponsible pre-parental lives.
- Whitney Friedlander
Amazon has used crowdsourced "pilot competitions" to determine which original series it should give a green light. With four series from the platform's most recent competition in production, Amazon has turned to round three. It has just added a dramedy called Really to its new pilot season. Really is written, created, and directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, whose Broken Lizard comedy troupe has brought us cult comedies like Super Troopers and Beerfest. The series will take to suburbia, where it will focus on a couple played by Chandrasekhar and Sarah Chalke who must navigate the emotional trials of marriage and growing up. From that description, Really sounds a lot like Transparent, one of the four series that received the green light from Amazon's previous pilot season. "Really is meant to be a sophisticated, funny, strikingly honest cable comedy for adults," said Chandrasekhar. "We're going to talk honestly about subjects including sex, »
- Sam Gutelle
Tommy Chong has revealed that he and his longtime comedy partner Cheech Marin are teaming up with director Jay Chandrasekhar for another Cheech & Chong movie! Chandrasekhar is part of the Broken Lizard comedy team and has directed the films Super Troopers and Beerfest. While talking to celebstoner.com, Chong had this to say,
"He's working a script right now for us. We've had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It will be about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It's going to be a lot of fun."
Chandrasekhar seems like the perfect guy to bring these two guys back to the big screen. It's been years since I've seen those original comedies, »
- Joey Paur
Hey man, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are reuniting for a new movie! Far out! Chong revealed the news while speaking with CelebStoner (of course), and Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, Club Dread, Beerfest) is currently developing the script for the planned film. "He's working a script right now for us. We've had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It's about us going to a festival called the »
- Jesse Giroux
While we wait for any concrete developments on the long-awaited Cheech & Chong sequel Up in Smoke 2, Tommy Chong reveals that Broken Lizard director Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, The Babymakers) is currently writing a new movie for the iconic comedy duo.
"We've had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It's about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It's going to be a lot of fun."
"They came at us with a rough idea and now they're fleshing it out and making it into a budgetable script. We could start shooting this summer. »
Back in the late 70s and early 80s, comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong were pretty much the first and last word in stoner comedies. Now, more than thirty years since their last big screen appearance, the pair are planning to light up again in a new film courtesy of Super Troopers director Jay Chandrasekha, of the Broken Lizard’s comedy troupe.
Tommy Chong broke the news of a new Cheech and Chong film to the aptly named CelebStoner.com website (via /Film). According to Chong, Chandrasekha is hard at work on a script that will have him and partner Cheech Marin heading to a pot festival. Here’s what Chong said:
[Jay Chandrasekhar] is working a script right now for us. We’ve had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It will be about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
It's been more than two decades since Cheech & Chong blew their signature weed cloud over the face of American cinema. But it's time to wake and bake: The world's most famous stoner duo are teaming up with director Jay Chandrasekhar (veteran of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe) for a new film, according to The Hollywood Reporter (via Celebstoner.com). A smokesperson for Cheech Marin confirmed the news to Rolling Stone.
"[Jay is] working on a script right now for us, »
Tommy Chong says a new Cheech and Chong movie is on the way. Speaking to CelebStoner.com, because why not, one half the legendary comedy duo said Jay Chandrasekhar, one of the members of Broken Lizard and director of Super Troopers and Beerfest, is currently writing the script that will send Chong and partner Cheech Marin […]
The post There’s A New Cheech And Chong Movie On the Way appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
It's been over four years since we heard that Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong were working on returning as their pot-smoking duo Cheech & Chong in a sequel to their fan favorite comedy Up in Smoke. Now it appears that film might finally have life as Chong recently talked to CelebStoner (via THR) and said Beerfest and Super Troopers director Jay Chandrasekhar is working on a script for a new film featuring the infamous stoners. We're not sure if the film would be Up in Smoke 2, or if this would be a completely different adventure for Cheech & Chong. But we do have one detail about the developing film. More below! Chong revealed, "[Jay Chandrasekhar is] working a script right now for us. We've had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It will be about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It's »
- Ethan Anderton
Simona Fusco -- who played Ulsa, the hot cheerleader in "Beerfest" ... went from victim to alleged criminal in a matter of moments ... Arrested for a suspicious white powder in her purse. Fusco was at Mastro's restaurant in Bev Hills just after midnight Saturday when 2 men started fighting for her attention. It got so rowdy, cops were called. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... when they arrived, they tried to speak with her when she shoved one of the cops. »
- TMZ Staff
Screenwriters filed into Paramount Theatre Tuesday night as host Jay Chandrasekhar, director of Super Troopers and Beerfest, welcomed this year’s Final Draft Annual Awards nominees. Reflecting upon his early career, Chandrasekhar lauded the screenwriting software as an industry standard, "as important to me as a cell phone," that has helped advance scripts worldwide. "It's important that talented people have an outlet to be heard and seen," Final Draft CEO Marc Madnick told The Hollywood Reporter. "And there's not enough of them, so hopefully we'll launch some careers -- and we have." A committee of working writers -- including Ted Griffin (Ocean’s Eleven), Stan Chervin
- Kyle Jaeger
15 items from 2014
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