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How do you follow up a movie like Goon, which celebrated the joys of men beating the crap out of each other? For director Michael Dowse, it's with What If (formerly The F Word), a romantic comedy which sees Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) put deep in the 'friend zone' when he falls for Chantry (Zoe Kazan). Likened to (500) Days of Summer, this aims to be anything but your stereotypical rom-com, and this international trailer does hold a lot of promise, with some spiky humour and a great chemistry between the leads. Check it out below. Released: 8th August (U.S.)/ 20th August (Irl/U.K.) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Jay Baruchel may be a movie star, but he shares a fear with many ordinary Canadians: that our little northern haven is not long for this world. He's worried the United States is simply too big and too powerful.
The star of "How to Train Your Dragon 2" told The Guardian he's afraid "Canada will cease to exist sometime in the next two centuries."
Baruchel said fears Canada will go the way of the Crusades-era Kingdom of Jerusalem, which lasted a little less than 200 years.
"I'm sure at year 100 they thought they'd be around for ever. And now no one has any idea about them!" he said. "So I can't help but think that way about my tiny little country of 30 million people next to a superpower of 300 million."
Baruchel is voicing concern amid mounting evidence that Canada's TV and movie industry is entering a difficult period.
Major budget cuts »
- Michael Bolen
But before we lose track in ‘what’s in a name?’, let’s get back to why we’re here and onto the interesting, entertaining looking What If starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin.
It’s selling itself around the question of ‘friendship’ between men and women and whether it can ever really exist, i.e. Can we all be friends without sex getting in the way? What If focuses on Wallace (Radcliffe), who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. While everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Driver), seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It’s then that he meets Chantry »
- Dan Bullock
Telefilm Canada has confirmed its financial support of nearly $13 million of Canadian tax payers' money towards the production of nine English-language feature films through the 'Canada Feature Film Fund', although there doesn't seem to be anything culturally 'Canadian' about most of their selections, other than the crews that will be working on them.
Among the films receiving money include a psycho horror with a demonic 'Santa Claus', a bio pic about a former Queen of Sweden, the 'relationship' between 'James Dean' and a photographer, a thriller involving a Satanic child abuse sex ring, and an inflatable Sex Doll drug smuggling story:
The films are "After the Ball" (Sean Garrity), "A Christmas Horror Story" (Steven Hoban, Grant Harvey, Brett Sullivan), "Aloft" (Claudia Llosa), "A Worthy Companion" (Jason Sanchez, Carlos Sanchez), "Life" (Anton Corbijn), "Regression" (Alejandro Amenabar), "Rest Home" (Michael Rowe), "The Girl King" (Mika Kaurismäki) and "Zoom" (Pedro Morelli »
- Michael Stevens
Watch Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan become friends in the new clip, ‘The Girl with the Boyfriend,’ from their upcoming film, ‘What If.’ The film, which marks the ‘Harry Potter’ star’s first romantic comedy-drama, is set to be released in theaters on August 8. Besides Radcliffe and Kazan, ‘What If’ also stars Adam Driver, Megan Park, Mackenzie Davis and Rafe Spall. The film was written by ‘Alone in the Dark’ scribe Elan Mastai and directed by ‘Goon’ helmer Michael Dowse. The following synopsis for ‘What If’ has been released: ‘What If’ is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Radcliffe), who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Daniel Radcliffe's Wallace is in love with Chantry. There's only one problem. She has a boyfriend. The two of them try to sort out their budding relationship in the first clip for What If, a new romantic comedy from Goon director Michael Dowse. Watch as the pair try to decide on how to handle their feelings for one another while keeping it strictly platonic.
What If is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver) seems to be finding the perfect partner (Mackenzie Davis), Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan) an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, »
Led by Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch, the comedy will be released in the UK and Ireland at the tail-end of the summer, and eOne has now launched the trailer for our shores, along with the UK quad poster.
Brendan Gleeson is Murray, a once proud fisherman who now, along with his former colleagues in the harbour of Tickle Head are out of work and forced to live off welfare. Prohibited from fishing enough to make a living and the community spirit having faded a long time ago, the Mayor comes up with a dazzling plan – a giant corporation need a location to build a factory and Tickle Head could be just the right place. But there’s just one problem – in order to qualify, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Big Hero 6, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Gambit, James Cameron’s Spider-Man, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham, Batman: Assault on Arkham and more…
Well, it’s been more than two weeks now since Edgar Wright vacated the director’s chair on Ant-Man, and with the project due to go into production next month, it seems Marvel Studios are having trouble securing a replacement for the British filmmaker. After entering talks with Marvel last weekend, Adam McKay (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) declined the offer to direct, stating that he has other projects that he’s committed to, with Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) allegedly following suit. »
- Gary Collinson
Having identified a list of potential successors that included Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Adam McKay (Anchorman) and Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) – with the latter two both seemingly declining the opportunity – Marvel then widened its search, adding both Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Michael Dowse (Goon) to its radar.
Now it seems they’ve cast the net even wider, with The Wrap reporting that Peyton Reed (The Break-Up) has emerged as front runner for the film, while The Hollywood Reporter add that David Wain (Role Models) is also under consideration. With production due to get underway next month, we should probably expect an official announcement on Wright’s replacement soon, assuming Marvel isn »
- Gary Collinson
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." »
Update: The good folks over at Collider are reporting they have it on “very good authority” that Deadline’s report stating that Stoller’s name is in the mix for Ant-Man is “unfounded.” They have no word, however, on Dowse’s involvement.
Marvel has been having an extremely rough few days as far as their planned superhero blockbuster Ant-Man goes. First, script changes caused Edgar Wright, who had been trying to get the film made since 2003, to step away from the director’s chair, largely shocking fans who had been looking forward to his take on the pint-sized hero for a long, long time. Then, potential replacements Adam McKay (The Other Guys) and Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) each passed on the film, leaving Marvel scrambling. Ruben Fleischer has also been eyed, but he may be doing Ghostbusters 3. Now, if a recent report from Deadline is to believed, »
- Isaac Feldberg
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
We have it on very good authority that reports of Nicholas Stoller's name "making the rounds" in the discussion over who will ultimately direct Ant-Man are unfounded. It's understandable that all sorts of names will get thrown around in the presumed chaos that has resulted from Edgar Wright departing the project just a few days ago, but Stoller ain't the man for Ant-Man. However, someone's gotta direct this thing, right? It's not just going to become self-aware and assemble itself into a cohesive film, will it? Hit the jump to sort out who's in and who's out. In a separate story concerning the search for directors, Deadline recently reported that Stoller was one of the names floating around the Ant-Man director's chair. We have word that this is not true. Their report also stated that Michael Dowse (Goon) was another name being bandied about, but on that front we have no further information. »
- Dave Trumbore
Marvel is still trying to find a replacement for Edgar Wright on their Phase Three adventure Ant-Man, which isn't going well so far. After Anchorman director Adam McKay passed on the project this past weekend, We're the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber was said to be a lock for the position. That changed this morning with two conflicting reports, one that said he wasn't interested in signing on, and another that claimed he'd never even been approached. Now, Marvel is reportedly eyeing two more directors firmly embedded in the world of comedy.
Most familiar to fans will be Nick Stoller, who hails from the Judd Apatow camp. He recently scored with the box office hit Neighbors starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen. He's also know for Get Him to the Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The later of which he worked alongside Ant-Man lead Paul Rudd on, with the two already having a strong rapport. »
After Edgar Wright decided to bail on Ant-Man, Marvel Studios identified a shortlist of potential candidates to replace him in the director’s chair, only for two of the names – Adam McKay (Anchorman) and Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) – to subsequently decline the studio’s offer.
Well, with next month’s planned production start date looming, it seems Marvel has now cast its net a little wider, with Deadline revealing that Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Neighbors) and Michael Dowse (Take Me Home Tonight, Goon) are now both on the studio’s radar, although Thurber apparently remains the number one pick.
What do you make of these latest names? Suitable replacements for Edgar Wright? Or at this point, do they just need to anyone someone in the director’s chair?
- Gary Collinson
Marvel is trying to keep the attention off their struggling Phase Three film Ant-Man following the departure of director Edgar Wright. Since the Shaun of the Dead director walked from the film over creative differences, supposedly resulting from a reworked script that he and co-writer Joe Cornish didn't believe in, directors like Adam McKay, Rawson Marshall Thurber and Ruben Fleischer have been linked to the project. McKay seemed to be the man for the job, but scheduling issues forced him to pass. Now two more names have surfaced: Forgetting Sarah Marshall helmer Nicholas Stoller and Goon director Michael Dowse. It's not that these two directors aren't talented, but Marvel is starting to really scrape the bottom of the barrel when it comes to directors who should be directing this movie. Again, the director of Ant-Man at this point only really has to make the non-action scenes work since all the »
- Ethan Anderton
With Edgar Wright out, Adam McKay and Rawson Thurber both passing, and Ruben Fleischer potentially doing "Ghostbusters 3," Marvel's race to find a director for "Ant-Man" continues. And this afternoon comes a couple more names you can toss into a hat. Deadline says that Nicholas Stoller and Michael Dowse are "making the rounds" as contenders for the gig. Both are certainly gifted comedy directors, with the former helming "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Get Him To The Greek," "The Five-Year Engagement" and the recent "Neighbors," while the latter has tackled "Goon," "Take Me Home Tonight," "Fubar" and the upcoming "The F Word." What neither have is tentpole experience when it comes to staging action, but then again, Marvel has that kind of support likely in place. At any rate, these are just a couple of names to argue about online, and you can do that below. Thoughts? Is "Ant-Man" really going to make its July 17, 2015 release date? »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Deadline is reporting that Rawson Marshall Thurber ("We're The Millers") is still the favorite for Ant-Man despite reports that he passed on the project yesterday. They also added two more names for us to bicker about, Nicholas Stoller and Michael Dowse. Stoller, is best known for directing 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 2010's Get Him to the Greek and 2014's Neighbors. Stoller also has plenty of writing credits, most notably: The Muppets, Gulliver's Travels and Yes Man. Dowse, is best known for directing Take Me Home Tonight and Goon. Very reliable sources tell me the Nicholas Stoller Ant-man rumors are not true.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 4, 2014 Marvel's "mite"-iest hero will hit theaters July 17, 2015 courtesy of director Edgar Wright, from a screenplay Edgar co-wrote with Joe Cornish. The film stars: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. The cast also includes: Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Corey Stoll, »
CBS Films has released the first trailer for Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming romantic comedy, What If. Now before you write this off and dismiss it as just another romantic comedy, just watch the trailer first. I'm not a big romantic comedy kind of guy, but there are a few out there that I really like, and this one actually looks quite entertaining. Here's the synopsis:
What If is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Radcliffe), who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver) seems to be finding the perfect partner (Mackenzie Davis), Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan) an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, »
- Joey Paur
Daniel Radcliffe has been put in the friends zone in the first official trailer for his upcoming film, ‘What If.’ The movie, which is the first romantic comedy the former ‘Harry Potter’ actor has starred in, has also unveiled new images and an official trailer and website. The travails of love and friendship are explored in ‘What If’ between Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. The film also stars Adam Driver, Rafe Spall, Megan Park, Mackenzie Davis aand Oona Chaplin. ‘What If’ is set to be released in theaters this August by CBS Films. The romantic comedy was directed by ‘Goon’ helmer Michael Dowse and written by ‘Alone in the Dark’ scribe [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
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