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Thanks to Entertainment Weekly (via Film Divider), we’ve got our first look at Michelle Monaghan (Source Code), Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) in Chris Columbus’ (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) latest movie Pixels…
Pixels is based upon the award-winning short of the same name from Patrick Jean, and sees aliens attacking Earth in the guise of various 80s video game characters, forcing the president (Kevin James; Here Comes the Boom) to call upon the serves of 80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler) and his team of gamers to save the day. Also featuring in the cast are Ashley Benson (Spring Breakers) and Brian Cox (Red 2).
Pixels is set for release on May 15th 2015.
- Gary Collinson
Kevin James won our hearts as the lovable schlub at the center of the sitcom The King of Queens. But after a string of supporting roles and leads in comedies like Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups and Here Comes The Boom, is he about to become an adventuring hero? THR reports Kevin James has been attached to headline Stranded, a shipwreck family-adventure inspired by The Swiss Family Robinson. No director has been announced in conjunction with the in-development production just yet, but Sony has secured Tripper Clancy to script it. Clancy's only credit to date is for a short film he wrote and produced called "Just One of the Gynos," which follows the journey of a male gynecologist whose work gets in the way of connecting sexually with his wife. Check out a Nsfw trailer for this sex-comedy short below. Perhaps it's unfair to judge based on this trailer, »
Kevin James is staying with Sony Pictures, as he sells his latest pitch Stranded to the studio, which will serve as a star vehicle for the comedian.
Tripper Clancy is the screenwriter behind the project. The story is being kept under wraps for the time being. It will be a family comedy mixed with adventure. And the Stranded title should offer a good hint at what's expected.
Kevin James came up with the idea with Todd Garner, the producer behind Scouts Vs. Zombies and Into the Storm, as well as Kevin James's own Here Comes the Boom. They will produce alongside Sean Robins from Broken Road.
After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and Jim (Adam Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.
The film also stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”) as Lauren’s best friend, Jen, and Joel McHale (TV’s “Community”) as her unreliable ex-husband, Mark. Kevin Nealon (“Weeds”) and Jessica Lowe (funnyordie’s “RobotDown”) star as Eddy ad Ginger, an overly romantic couple who are also vacationing at the resort, and Terry Crews (“The Expendables 2”) stars as the resort’s singing host. Dan Patrick (Espn SportsCenter) appears as Jim’s boss, Dick; and Shaquille O’Neal as his coworker, Doug.
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Treehouse is a mysterious horror feature from director Michael Bartlett (The Zombie Diaries). A film poster for this title was released in mid-2013. And recently, Imagination Worldwide has released a sales trailer for the feature. The clip shows several teenagers dealing with a group of shadowy figures. The clip also reveals a lot about the film. And, Treehouse stars J. Michael Trautmann (Here Comes the Boom), Dana Melanie and Daniel Fredrick. The story for Treehouse focuses on missing teenagers and shades in the local woods. Two high school students are kidnapped and two brothers find one of the victims. Elizabeth (Melanie) is alone and afraid in an isolated fort and several shadows lurk below. All three will have to face an unimaginable evil, if they are to survive the night. Imagination Worldwide is both a sales agent and distributor. So, this film is likely moving towards a release date. The »
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• Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) will join Oscar winners Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Nicole Kidman (The Hours) in theater director Michael Grandage’s film debut Genius. The film recounts the complex friendship between renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth) and literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and is based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Perkins, adapted for the screen by John Logan (The Aviator). [Deadline]
• Ben Kingsley (Ender’s Game), James Badge Dale (World War Z), and Charlotte Le Bon (Mood Indigo) may join Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon) in To Reach the Clouds, Robert Zemeckis’ (Back to the Future »
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Kevin James is about to get his game on in the upcoming "Pixels." The comedy star is in talks to appear opposite "Frozen" co-star Josh Gad in the Sony comedy from director Chris Columbus ("Home Alone," the first two "Harry Potter" films), according to Deadline. "Pixels" finds Earth under attack by videogame-obsessed aliens, who stage giant-sized re-enactments of ’80s games. In a twist that recalls an episode of "Futurama," it's up to four human gamers to save the world. It's based on a 2010 French animated short film written and directed by Patrick Jean, which featured iconography from such arcade classics as "Space Invaders," "Pac-Man," "Donkey Kong," and more. Frequent James collaborator Adam Sandler will produce along with his Happy Madison partner Jack Giarraputo. Tim Herlihy and Tim Dowling wrote the script. "Pixels" is expected to begin shooting sometime this summer. "Book of Mormon" vet Gad was recently provided the voice »
- HitFix Staff
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. »
Here’s some news that is bound to delight the five people out there who were clamoring for a sequel to the 2009 surprise hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop. A follow-up to the comedy that featured dozens of fat jokes, uncomfortable racial stereotypes and moments of Kevin James falling down is now set to begin production this April.
James will reprise his role as the bumbling, segway-riding security officer and will also co-write the script with Nick Bakay, the same writer/actor with whom James penned the original. James will also produce the sequel alongside Adam Sandler and Todd Garner.
Meanwhile, Paul Blart: Mall Cop director Steve Carr is not returning for the sequel, so the reins are being handed over to director Andy Fickman, who previously helmed several family comedies with a high quotient of slapstick, such as Parental Guidance, She’s the Man and The Game Plan.
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- Jordan Adler
Because torturing audiences with films like Here Comes the Boom, Zookeeper, The Dilemma and two Grown Ups films wasn't enough, Kevin James is bringing back his painfully stupid Paul Blart: Mall Cop for a completely unnecessary sequel at Sony Pictures. It's unclear just what will happen this time, but the comedy is said to take the bumbling security guard on another adventure. James will co-write the sequel again with the first film's co-writer Nick Bakay. However, Steve Carr couldn't be coaxed into this disaster, so the studio hired the "talents" of Andy Fickman, the man behind Parental Guidance and She's the Man. THR reports Adam Sandler is producing with Todd Garner by way of his Happy Madison banner again. It seems appropriate that despite turning towards more substantial pieces of filmmaking like The Cobbler with Thomas McCarthy, Sandler is still helping to churn out pure garbage. James is also producing »
- Ethan Anderton
The story follows an ordinary man named Bob, who suffers a blow to the head that causes him to hear the inner songs of everyone he meets, essentially turning his life into a musical, although he is not pleased with this new gift.
We first reported on the project in July 2004, when Mark Waters was attached to direct from a script by Mike Binder. The project was stalled until December 2010, when Phil Lord and Chris Miller were in talks to direct. Matthew Fogel signed on to rewrite the script in December 2011, but that was the last we heard about the musical, until now.
12 items from 2014
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