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Warner Bros just unveiled the official trailer for its upcoming "Get Hard" comedy, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Check it out below. Plot: The story follows a rich bank manager (Ferrell) who is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to time in a maximum security prison. To prepare himself for his incarceration, Ferrell's character hires the man who washes his car (Hart) to toughen him up in his final 30 days of freedom. The new movie is directed by Etan Cohen (writer of "Men in Black 3") and is set to hit theaters on March 27th, 2015. Trailer: »
During a chat with Vulture, James Gunn has been speaking about the challenges of bringing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to the screen, and in particular the scene he found most difficult to write – the one featuring the Mad Titan Thanos…
“There’s pressure with Thanos because you’re setting up this gigantic character that, in one way, isn’t really a part of your movie,” states Gunn. “His presence doesn’t really serve being in Guardians, and having Thanos be in that scene was more helpful to the Marvel Universe than it was to Guardians of the Galaxy. I always wanted to have Thanos in there, but from a structural standpoint, you don’t need him. So that’s part of it, and then part of it is the fact that you’re setting up this incredibly powerful character, but you don’t want to belittle the actual antagonist of the film, »
- Gary Collinson
"Please, don't sexually assault me, I'm already to sad." After debuting in theaters with Horrible Bosses 2, the trailer for the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard has arrived. While I was hopeful that a teaming of Ferrell with Hart might make my distaste for the latter comedy star go away, that's not even my biggest problem with this trailer. Whether this film had Kevin Hart or not, this just doesn't look that funny. There's a couple amusing moments like Ferrell sadly sitting in a massage chair while drinking a glass of wine, but right now this just feels like a "Saturday Night Live" sketch that will go on far too long. Watch? Here's the first trailer for Etan Coen's Get Hard, originally from Yahoo: Get Hard marks the feature directorial debut of Etan Cohen (writer of Men in Black III, Tropic Thunder, Idiocracy) with a script he »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Bros. has released the first Get Hard trailer for the upcoming crime comedy. Marking the directorial debut of Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen, the film stars Will Ferrell as a Bernie Madoff-type wealthy investment banker who enlists the man who washes his car (Kevin Hart) to help prepare him for a maximum security prison sentence. The comedic pairing of Ferrell and Hart was already enough to make this worth seeing, but thankfully the movie also looks to be genuinely good. There's a twist on the premise as described that feels like a nice touch to keep it from feeling outdated (or offensive, really), and unsurprisingly there are more than a couple of really funny moments on display in this first look trailer. Watch the first Get Hard trailer after the jump. The film also stars Tip “T.I.” Harris, Alison Brie, and Craig T. Nelson. »
- Adam Chitwood
Will Ferrell has basically made movies out of any number of thin sketches of ideas he’s ever had. What about the prospect of being sentenced to a term at a maximum-security jail where you know you’re toast once you’re inside? Yep, that too! The idea is a nightmare for many, and Ferrell is tackling that concept head on, alongside other notions of race and class, with “Get Hard.” The comedy, directed by Etan Cohen (the screenwriter of “Men In Black 3” and “Tropic Thunder,” making his directorial debut here) is about a Bernie Madoff figure played by Ferrell. He’s nailed for fraud and about to be sent up the river, so in a panic he tries to hire the first African-American he meets with the misguided assumption they’ll know how to “get hard” for prison time. But the first African-American man he meets, played by Kevin Hart, »
- Edward Davis
Before Paul Feig came around to reboot the Ghostbusters franchise for a new generation and launch a whole new franchise, there was a direct sequel to the original films that was in development for years. That project will never happen at this point, but some details have surfaced on what that sequel would have entailed.
Screenwriter Etan Cohen (Men In Black 3) completed a second Ghostbusters 3 draft. The film's producer, Ivan Reitman, who was attached to direct the film at the time, sent an email to Sony Pictures Chairman Amy Pascal that contained the second draft, and it reveals the title of the movie and his plan for the cast.
There's not much revealed about the plot, but it would have centered on Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) passing the franchise off to a younger generation of Ghostbusters. Sadly, a month after this email was sent, »
- Joey Paur
The recent hack attack against Sony, which some believe was perpetrated by North Korea in retaliation for the studio's upcoming movie The Interview, which depicts the assassination of that country's leader Kim Jong-un, keeps on bringing new and interesting information from the studio in regards to their upcoming slate. The Wall Street Journal, which has gotten their hands on the latest batch of stolen emails, confirm that Sony is planning to merge two of their most successful franchises with a Jump Street / Men in Black crossover movie.
Emails from Sony chief Amy Pascal reveal that the two cops played by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street will team-up and interact with the universe seen in the Men In Black films. While both actors are expected to return, neither Tommy Lee Jones nor Will Smith will appear in the movie, though cameos by both »
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most popular films of this year and certainly came as a surprise to those who had never really heard of the Marvel comic book. Now the YouTube channel Screen Junkies has created an Honest Trailer for the film, dubbing it Space Avengers., and you can check it out here…
Guardians of the Galaxy is out now on DVD and Blu Ray. The films was directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Korath, John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Rhomman Dey, »
- Thomas Roach
To say Sony Pictures got hacked badly would undersell just how bad. 100Tb of data was taken, and more and more of that data is continually finding its way onto the Internet. Leaked so far are sensitive internal emails, full digital copies of movies, deal memos, employee criminal background checks, employee social security numbers, employee salaries, employee medical data, unused scripts, and details of why individual staffers got laid off. And that's just from less than 1Tb of data.
Pretty much anyone who has worked for or with Sony Pictures is going to have all their information spread all over the web. Also, because there is still so much yet to be poured over, we are going to be seeing stuff from this hack for years.
The team at Gawker found a text file called "Sony_2012_Comments" which is full of anonymous comments from Sony staffers presumably from 2012. Gawker's biggest »
- Free Reyes
It was recently reported that hackers broke into the computers of Sony Pictures Entertainment (Spe) and leaked five of the studio's movies, including four un-released films. Now comes word that the hackers also stole documents, which include salaries, passports, credit card numbers, medical records and even internal complaints from Sony employees. That complaint file focus on movies that Sony has been producing. Here are a few comments: * Seems like we just reboot old product instead of coming up with new ideas like the Hunger Games. * There is a general "blah-ness" to the films we produce. * We continue to be saddled with the mundane, formulaic Adam Sandler films. * Stop making the same, safe, soul-less movies and TV shows. There are also comments about the "Spider-Man" and "Men in Black franchises: * Are you aware that Men In Black 3 may gross $600M at the box office, and yet will lose money for Spe? »
Parkes/MacDonald Productions and Image Nation Abu Dhabi have extended their joint venture with a new five year deal.
The new deal includes the appointment of Evan Hayes as president of production at Parkes/Macdonald, headed by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. He will oversee the company’s slate of feature film projects as well as supervise all aspects of production and creative development.
The deal extends a relationship which began in 2010 with a $10 million revolving financing fund. The relationship expanded in 2012 when Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation was formed. The next Parkes+Macdonald/Image Nation project is the untitled feature-length documentary about Malala Yousafzai directed by Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”).
The partnership has included “Flight,” “Men In Black 3″ and the upcoming “Keeping Up with the Joneses,” written by Mike LeSieur, which the partnership developed through their $10 million fund, with Greg Mottola (“Superbad”) directing and Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher starring. »
- Dave McNary
Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and Image Nation Abu Dhabi are extending their deal for another five years and have named Evan Hayes as president of production at Parkes/Macdonald. Hayes was formerly the president of production at Story Mining & Supply Co. The extension of their joint venture expands the relationship first born in 2010 when the production company was given a $10 million revolving financial fund. Two years later the Men in Black producers and their partners formed a stronger union as Parks+Macdonald/Image Nation.
The next project from them is the untitled feature-length documentary about the courageous Pakastani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who stood up to the Taliban after getting shot multiple times and is the youngest recipient ever of the Nobel Peace Prize. Directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), the Malala film follows the features Flight and Men in Black 3. Also on the slate is Keeping Up with the Joneses, »
- Anita Busch
Behind the scenes at a competitive, ego-driven Shakespearean theatre company mind sound like the seeds for a slightly niche comedy, though it did once provide three seasons’ worth of comedy drama for Canadian TV series Slings And Arrows. Sony will be hoping for slightly more mainstream appeal with a new, untitled pitch that has Will Ferrell interested.Production company Mosaic has spawned the idea for a comedy that focuses on the intense, maddening world that lies behind the scenes of a top Shakespearean company. No other details have been released, but according to Variety, writers David Guion and Michael Handelman have been tasked with turning the concept into a script for Ferrell to star in.They’ve written on the likes of The Internship (which featured a brief cameo from the actor), Men In Black III and the upcoming Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, so while their »
Sony has bought a pitch from Mosaic as a starring vehicle for Will Ferrell.
Based on an original idea developed internally at Mosaic and currently untitled, the comedy centers around the intense, competitive world inside a Shakespearean theater company.
Ferrell and Sony have had a run of good results with hits that include “Step Brothers,” “The Other Guys” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” The studio recently bought a buddy comedy pitch, “Border Guards,” with Ferrell and John C. Reilly attached to star.
Ferrell is repped by CAA and Mosaic and can be seen next in “Get Hard.”
- Justin Kroll
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is out on DVD and Blu-ray today, and Yahoo! Movies caught up with director James Gunn during the press tour for the home-entertainment release, with Gunn taking a moment to discuss the villainous characters of the space opera – specifically, Karen Gillen’s Nebula, calling her “the Boba Fett of the film” and seemingly implying that we’ll be seeing plenty more of her in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
“I have so many plans for Nebula, in my personal life, and… I love Nebula. I fell in love with the design of Nebula. I cast the role around that design. I fell in love with Karen [Gillan] as a person, who I love, and I love the character of Nebula…. To me, she’s the Boba Fett of the movie, she’s the one that you really dig, she’s the cool one that we need to get more of, »
- Gary Collinson
We recently got to see the first photos from the upcoming Warner Bros comedy, called "Get Hard," starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. And now, the studio has unveiled the official poster. Check it out below and come back on Tuesday to see the trailer. Plot: The story follows a rich bank manager (Ferrell) who is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to time in a maximum security prison. To prepare himself for his incarceration, Ferrell's character hires the man who washes his car (Hart) to toughen him up in his final 30 days of freedom. The new movie is directed by Etan Cohen (writer of "Men in Black 3") and is set to hit theaters on March 27th, 2015. Poster: (click to enlarge) »
This week brought our first look at the forthcoming comedy Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, and it shows the latter comedian attempting to turn the former into a tough guy so he's prepared for prison after being convicted of a white collar crime. But the first poster for the film shows us something that we didn't see in the photos, and that's Ferrell getting cornrows in his bushy hair, courtesy of Hart. For those anxious to see how this comedy looks, the first trailer arrives next Tuesday evening, so stay tuned to see if Hart teaming up with Ferrell actually results in a solid comedy with big laughs. We're hoping for the best. Here's the first poster for Etan Cohen's Get Hard from Yahoo: Get Hard marks the feature directorial debut of Etan Cohen (writer of Men in Black III, Tropic Thunder, Idiocracy) with a script »
- Ethan Anderton
The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder, Men in Black 3), Get Hard sees Ferrell as a millionaire bank manager who finds himself looking at a stretch in San Quentin and turns to the guy who washes his car in order to toughen him up and prepare him for a spell behind bars.
- Gary Collinson
With the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack “Awesome Mix Volume One” being the second biggest selling soundtrack in the Us this year (behind Frozen, also released by Disney), James Gunn has taken to Facebook to list off the prequel album - “Awesome Mix Volume Zero”.
Check out the track list below:
2. Party Hard – Andrew W.K.
3. The Way It Was – Aceyalone (feat Bionik)
5. Let’s Dance to Joy Division – The Wombats
6. Start Wearing Purple – Gogol Bordello
8. Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
9. Black Fist – Juskwam and Lyrikill
10. Timebomb – The Old 97’s
“As many of you know, music is an extremely important part of Guardians of the Galaxy,” Gunn writes. “I chose the songs on Awesome Mix ahead of time, and even included them in the script. Where possible, the songs were played live on »
- Luke Owen
It was a movie that turned Chris Pratt into a household name and mega star, but there was a chance that he wasn’t going to play Star Lord in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Although the Parks and Recreation star did eventually take the role, Gunn has revealed who his second choice to play the part was.
“Glenn [Howerton] came along a little bit later, but there was a good chance that, if I didn’t cast Chris, that I would’ve cast Glenn Howerton in the role,” Gunn told GQ journalist Drew Magary.
If you’re unaware of that name, Glenn Howerton is one of the stars of TV’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
What do you make of this second choice? Would he have made a better or worse Star Lord than Pratt?
- Luke Owen
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