The sequel you never knew you wanted is here.
How does one raise the bar after releasing a 2010 ensemble comedy that earned $271 million in worldwide box office? Bring almost everyone back and add Taylor Lautner to widen the potential audience.
So goes the formula for Grown Ups 2, the sequel that will see Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James (sorry, Rob Schneider fans, "scheduling issues" kept him out of the sequel) return once again to the small town they grew up in and remind everyone that they still haven't grown up yet. The added "twist" this time around is that the sequel takes place on the last day of school. But the movie's first trailer proves that little has changed for the sequel, which includes Sandler getting peed on by a deer and the main cast all getting naked and launching themselves off a cliff into a lake. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.04.13 by Ryan
With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 bringing an end to the franchise this November, Taylor Lautner is looking for what to do next with his career. He's already tried being an action star with Abduction, but that didn't turn out too well, as bad reviews didn't convince Twilight fans to help make the movie a hit. Next up, Lautner will try comedy, and for that, he will turn to an assured, award-winning comedic hand: Adam Sandler. OK, so those "awards" were actually Razzies, with Sandler recently winning both Worst Actor and Worst Actress for his dual role in Jack and Jill (which set a record by sweeping every category at the Golden Raspberry Awards). Still, by definition, Sandler did "win" those awards — even beating Lautner, who was nominated for Worst Actor for his role in Abduction.
We guess if you can't beat 'em at winning a fake award that celebrates the worst in movies, join 'em. Lautner will appear in Grown Ups 2, the sequel to the 2010 ensemble comedy that saw Sandler team with several of his Saturday Night Live alums and quickly became one of the actor's highest grossing movies ever at $271 million worldwide. Say what you will about Sandler, but he does find a way to deliver (at least, at the box office), and who can blame Lautner for wanting to hang out with Chris Rock, David Spade, and the rest of the cast after doing nothing but Twilight-related ab work for so many years?
According to THR, Lautner's role is a "fun" one that will see the actor go "toe-to-toe" with Sandler. Sounds like a glorified cameo, but we'll find out when Grown Ups 2 opens on July 12, 2013. Posted 04.05.12 by Ryan
Earlier this month, Adam Sandler made a surprising decision to make his first sequel — reuniting with David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and Kevin James for a follow-up to 2010's Grown Ups. Now Sandler will adapt his first board game.
Deadline reports that Sandler is attached to star in Candy Land, based on the Hasbro board game created in 1949. "Candy Land is more than just a game," said Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad in a statement.
It is a brand that children, parents and grandparents know and love. The world of Candy Land offers an extraordinary canvas upon which to create a fantastical, live-action family adventure film with a larger than life part for Adam. We are thrilled to partner with Hasbro and Happy Madison on this project. more about Candy Land >> Posted 02.01.12 by Ryan
It's finally happened. For the first time in his career, Adam Sandler is making a sequel. However, instead of going back to some of his revered comedies like 1996's Happy Gilmore or 1998's The Waterboy, Sandler is returning to his most financially successful movie, 2010's Grown Ups.
Almost universally disliked by critics, Grown Ups earned $271 million in worldwide box office, nearly as much as both of Sandler's 2011 movies, Just Go With It and Jack and Jill, combined. Coming Soon reports that Sony Pictures is targeting a July 12, 2013, release date for the sequel. Screenwriter Fred Wolf, who co-wrote Grown Ups with Sandler, is in negotiations to write the sequel.
According to the report, Sandler isn't completely locked for Grown Ups 2, but is expected to return along with his former Saturday Night Live co-stars, including David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, as well as Kevin James, who would all reprise their roles as five childhood friends coping with fatherhood. More about Bruce Almighty sequel >> Posted 01.13.12 by Ryan