Connect with IMDb

News for
Manchild (2007) (TV) More at IMDbPro »

2009 | 2006

2 items from 2009

A Lot of COPping Out in This Trailer

24 December 2009 7:22 AM, PST | | See recent news »

If you want a movie where Tracy Morgan plays Tracy Jordan, Bruce Willis plays a shelled version of John McClane, and, somewhere in there, there’s a Kevin Smith film that’s just screaming to be let out, then Cop Out is the flick for you.  It’s the first of its kind, a film directed by Smith that wasn’t written by Smith, and it shows.  Writers Rob and Mark Cullen also wrote the pilot episode of Manchild, the male bonding comedy that was never picked up for a full series and also starred Smith.

Having said that, the new trailer released today over on Apple doesn’t feel like the new film directed by one of the most fan-followed writer/directors of our time.  It feels like precisely what it is, a director for hire working from a buddy cop screenplay that’s giving about as much effort »

- Kirk

Permalink | Report a problem

Kevin Smith Directing Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan

4 March 2009 8:29 AM, PST | | See recent newsinfilm news »

Kevin Smith has agreed to film a movie written by someone else. Since the start of his career in 1994, the cult filmmaker has only directed films that he thought of himself, controlling the entire process from word one to the editing phase. He has dabbled in TV pilots scripted by other talents, but this will be his first feature without a writing credit, and without the Weinstein Company.

WB has hired Smith for his first major studio movie directing A Couple of Cops about two veteran Lapd detectives attempt to track down a stolen, mint-condition, 1952 baseball card. The script was a part of 2008’s Black List, an industry compilation of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood and was originally called A Couple of Dicks. While the Weinsteins may have been patient with Smith’s latest title including the word “porno,” Warners doesn’t seem so eager to market a movie about that swinging plurality, »

- Jeff Leins

Permalink | Report a problem

2009 | 2006

2 items from 2009, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners