11 items from 2014
2014 has been an unexpectedly strong year for the work of late author Ira Levin. In addition to NBC’s planned miniseries adaptation of his iconic chiller Rosemary’s Baby, which will star Zoe Saldana and hew much more closely to Levin’s novel than the Roman Polanski film, TWC-Dimension is steadily moving forward with an adaptation of his creepy play Veronica’s Room, which now has The Wolverine writer Mark Bomback on board to pen the script.
In Veronica’s Room, college students Susan and Larry are drawn to a creepy New England mansion, where Susan is told that she bears a striking resemblance to the sole inhabitant’s long-dead sister. When the pair are asked by the caretakers to stay with the inhabitant, an old woman suffering from dementia, until she passes away, they reluctantly agree. However, the seemingly merciful errand takes a dark turn as Susan and Larry »
- Isaac Feldberg
We apologise profusely and you can stop reading this now if you so choose to, but the sequel to Paul Blart: Mall Cop has added five new names to its cast.
Wizards of Waverly Place and Grown Ups 2 star David Henrie has signed on as a charming valet attendant whom Blart’s (Kevin James) daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) develops a crush on. while Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) will also co-star along with Eduardo Verastegui (Bella), Nicholas Turturro (I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry) and James' brother Gary Valentine (The King of Queens), who'll be playing fellow security guards.
- Gary Collinson
The upcoming Us remake of the 2003 Japanese thriller '2Ldk' has not only gained a new director but also a new leading star. 'Entourage' star Kevin Connolly has been slotted to replace Andy Fickman ('Race to Witch Mountain') to direct 'The Wright Girls'. And even original leading lady Gemma Arterton ('Byzantium') has been replaced by the 'just as sexy' star Jessica Alba -below ('Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'). The Relativity Media and Atlas Entertainment co-production will begin shooting in La this coming April. Connolly will direct from a script adapted by 'Easy A' scribe Bert Royal. In a statement Connolly said: 'I'm excited for the opportunity to work with Jessica... and re-imagine this great story for a new audience. It's been great working with everyone at A tlas as we gear up for production.' »
Garry Marshall — the man behind “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy” — will receive the Writers Guild of America West’s 2014 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement.
The honor will be presented at the Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony on Feb. 1 at the Jw Marriott Los Angeles.
“Garry Marshall’s filmography – from ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ to ‘Happy Days’ – is a virtual history of American television comedy,” said WGA West president Christopher Keyser. “Both of-their-time and timeless, his shows are a gentle, generous, comic mirror held up to late mid-century America. And no one is a finer or funnier chronicler of friendship – male or female (or alien) – than Garry Marshall.”
Marshall created or co-created and executive produced “Happy Days” (1974-84), “Laverne & Shirley” (1976-83), “Joanie Loves Chachi,” “Mork & Mindy,” “Angie,” “Makin’ It,” “The Brian Keith Show,” and “Hey, Landlord!”
He also developed “The New Odd Couple.” His other »
- Dave McNary
It's a good sign for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that 20th Century Fox hired its director Matt Reeves to helm the third Planet of the Apes film as welll, adding writing duties to his job. Reeves will write the script with Dawn scribe Mark Bomback (who also wrote Race to Witch Mountain, which is one of the most popular movies on KidsPickFlicks).
The first movie in the Apes reboot was Rise of the Planet of the Apes which starred James Franco and Frieda Pinto. Those actors and their human characters will not be returning, with the storyline in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Andy Serkis' ape "Caesar" now leading an army in a human vs ape war. Jason Clarke (The Great Gatsby), Keri Russell (Bedtime Stories) and Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) star as the humans. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Kevin James' Paul Blart: Mall Cop was a pretty stupid movie, and I think it's ridiculous that it's getting a sequel. Why is it getting a sequel? Because the movie made a stupid amount of money at the box office. People actually watch this crap. Oh well, that's just how Hollywood works.
Andy Fickman (The Game Plan, She's The Man, Race to Witch Mountain) is currently in discussions to direct the film. The there's James, who will reprise his role as Blart, "the milquetoast security guard who will have to step up one for another adventure." The movie is scheduled to start shooting in April. »
- Joey Paur
Rejoice for the much adored comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop looks set to get a sequel.
Sony evidently feels as if audiences are yearning for more of Kevin James falling over and making a fool out of himself and the studio has hired Race to Witch Mountain, You Again and Parental Guidance director Andy Fickman to helm the sequel to the 2009 original.
- Gary Collinson
The family friendly version of Die Hard that became a surprise box-office hit, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, could very well have a sequel on its way. Star Kevin James will return to the eponymous role and will once again co-write along with Nick Bakay. Andy Fickman, the man that brought us She’S The Man, The Game Plan, Race To Witch Mountain and Parental Guidance, is in negotiations to direct the upcoming sequel.
Paul Blart:mall Cop saw Kevin James’ hero go up against criminals that took over his mall. With a lot of slapstick humour, the film wasn’t that great, but it did bring home the dollars, raking in $183 million on a $26 million budget. Although he’s no Buster Keaton, James’ physical comedy must have entertained some people.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The post ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2′ Is Coming appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
One of 2009's surprise smash hits was Kevin James vehicle (and minor tongue-twister) Paul Blart: Mall Cop, a not-as-bad-as-you'd-think workplace comedy about an overweight security guard taking on a bunch of crims. With a $26 million budget, it hauled in $183 million worldwide, which is no doubt why both James and his director, Andy Flickman, are planning a sequel.Joining Flickman (She's The Man, Race To Witch Mountain, Parental Guidance) and James (I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, Grown Ups, Zookeeper, Grown Ups 2, Here Comes The Boom) is writer Nick Bakay (the voice of Salem the cat in 1990s Saturday morning classic Sabrina The Teenage Witch) who also co-wrote the first film with James.As well as co-writing and starring, James will also produce, joined by Todd Garner and Adam Sandler. Fingers crossed that some of the original cast will return, such as Jayma Mays, Keir O'Donnell, Raini Rodriguez, Shirley Knight and Bobby Cannavale. »
Nearly five years after the 2009 surprise hit comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop debuted in theaters, star Kevin James has signed on to reprise his title role for the sequel Paul Blart 2, with Andy Fickman in talks to direct for Sony Pictures.
Kevin James is also co-writing the screenplay, alongside his Paul Blart: Mall Cop writing partner Nick Bakay. No story details were given for the follow-up. The original comedy followed a New Jersey father who takes his job as a suburban mall cop way too seriously. He must spring into action when a group of thieves take over his shopping center.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which was directed by Steve Carr, earned $183 million worldwide, from just a $26 million production budget. Andy Fickman most recently directed Parental Guidance starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. »
Kevin James is back as the sequel to the 2009 comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop gets a green light. The sequel is close to landing a director. THR reports that Andy Fickman (She's the Man, Race to Witch Mountain) is currently in negotiations to helm the project. Adam Sandler and Todd Garner are returning to produce the film, which James cowrote. Filming is slated to begin in April so it's feasible this movie could hit theaters during the first few months of 2015. Paul Blart: Mall Cop was a surprise hit when it made $146 million domestically. The film marked James' first starring role in a Sandler-produced film following a couple of uncredited bit parts in other Happy Madison productions. In the first film, James played a...
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11 items from 2014
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