Vince Vaughn's comedies always involve an appealing "What if?" scenario. What if Santa Claus had a brother (Fred Claus)? What if a couple that broke up still shared the same apartment (The Break-Up)? What if several well-respected comedic actors went to Bora Bora to make a terrible movie (Couples Retreat)?
Vaughn's latest, The Dilemma (formerly titled What You Don't Know, explores the scenario of "what if a man (Vaughn) discovers that his best friend's wife (Winona Ryder) is cheating and isn't sure if he should tell his best friend (Kevin James) about it?" Universal has released the first trailer from the movie. Watch the trailer >> Posted 09.22.10 by Ryan
Last time Hugh Jackman spoke about Wolverine 2, the actor thought that the movie would begin production in January of 2011, after Jackman's scheduled appearance in the comedy Avon Man this fall. However, it looks like Wolverine 2 has taken its adamantium blades to Jackman's schedule, changing the original plans.
Deadline reports that Jackman has dropped out of the Avon project, and instead will spend this fall getting in shape for Wolverine 2. The sequel is still without a director, but has a finished script from screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and is partially based on the 1982 comic book mini-series Wolverine written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Frank Miller. If Wolverine 2 shoots next January, Fox could look to release it in the summer of 2012. Just who will be ringing your doorbell? >> Posted 08.17.10 by Ryan
Director Breck Eisner has been lining up projects after his remake of The Crazies gained over $50 million in worldwide box office (on a $20 million budget). Eisner has mentioned that his next project will be another remake, this time Escape from New York, based on John Carpenter's 1981 classic. The movie has been in development for years, stagnating until screenwriter Allan Loeb delivered a rewrite in February that renewed studio interest. Eisner was brought on board, but he recently told Comingsoon that production won't begin on Escape until more work is done. Director Eisner takes a stab at current script >> Posted 06.29.10 by Ryan
Plans to remake John Carpenter's 1981 classic Escape from New York have been stuck in development hell for years now, but according to New York Magazine are back on track after a new rewrite from Allan Loeb, the man responsible for rescuing the Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps script.
Like the original, the Escape From New York remake will see the island of Manhattan become a prison after being ravaged by World War III, though Loeb's solution to keep shooting costs cheaper was to make Manhattan abandoned rather than destroyed. A source explained that the remake will be "an exposé of an ecosystem, if you put a huge wall around Manhattan and then dropped in the most f**ked-up, dangerous criminals on Earth. Another change for the remake was that war-hero-turned criminal Snake Plissken will not be attempting to rescue the President but rather a female Senator, which apparently created a better situation for dialogue.
What won't change is the character of Plissken himself. In order to get the rights to the movie, New Line had to sign a contract with Carpenter that maintains that the character "must be called Snake," "must wear an eyepatch," and, most importantly, "always be a bad-ass." How much Carpenter will be involved with the remake remains to be seen. Loeb told MTV that he wasn't sure how much Carpenter will be involved.
I don't know how much John Carpenter is involved. I don't think he's involved extensively. I know I did my work without his tutelage.
While a replacement for Kurt Russell is till ongoing — Gerard Butler was attached at one point but dropped out over "creative differences" — Loeb says he would like to see Russell return in another role.
The only reason I would think [he wouldn't be involved] is if Kurt didn't want to do it. I'd be the first to jump on my computer and find the cameo for [Russell]. If [New Line] asked me to, it would be a lot of fun.
Loeb says both he and New Line see "franchise" potential with the new remake. Posted 02.15.10 by Ryan
THR reports that Ron Howard will return to comedy and direct Vince Vaughn in an upcoming movie. Howard is no stranger to comedy, but hasn't directed one since 1999's EdTV. Howard may have become intrigued with returning to comedy while waiting for the Arrested Development script to be written.
The movie will concern infidelity, as a man learns that his best friend's wife is cheating and must decide what to do with the knowledge. Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps) wrote the untitled script, which will continue Vaughn's interest in the darker side of relationships, much like he did in The Break-Up. Vaughn will also produce the movie. Posted 01.06.10 by Ryan