Sony Pictures released the first red band trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy Friends With Benefits last November, months before the similarly-plotted No Strings Attached opened in January. With the Friends With Benefits opening next week, Sony has released a second red band trailer, after releasing three preview clips of the movie.
Like Paramount's No Strings Attached, Friends With Benefits is about two friends (this time played by Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis) who decided to enter into an emotionless, and physically motivated, relationship. However, under Will Gluck's (Easy A) direction, the new red band trailer shows that Friends With Benefits looks like it could be the funnier of the two movies with the same plot. watch the trailer plus Gluck talks sex scenes >> Posted 07.16.11 by Ryan
Earlier this month, a mash-up trailer showed the similarities between Sony Pictures' July comedy Friends With Benefits and Paramount Pictures' No Strings Attached. While the two movies' plots are undeniably the same — two friends (this time it's Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis instead of Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman) decide to start a sexual relationship without any emotional attachments — but, to be fair, trailers are also an undeniably predictable medium and can only show so much of the movie.
The release of three new preview clips could show the difference between the two movies. The clips attempt to show the comedic tone that director Will Gluck (Easy A) has added to Friends With Benefits, which may or may not be similar to the tone of No Strings Attached. watch the clips >> Posted 07.14.11 by Ryan
For those that think there's been enough sequels and remakes coming out of Hollywood, we have bad news: they're making more. It's easy to see why remakes and sequels continue to get made. The top four grossing movies for 2010 were, in order, Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, and Twilight Saga: Eclipse, all sequels or remakes. The remakes of The Karate Kid and Clash of the Titans came in 11th and 12th, proving the box office value of remakes.
Almost a month in to 2011 and there are plenty of remakes and sequels in the works, including some many might have never guessed were being suggested, such as the remake of 1986's About Last Night....
Variety reports producer Will Gluck (Easy A) and Sony Screen Gems are working on a remake of the romantic comedy, which starred Rob Lowe and Demi Moore. Based on the 1974 David Mamet play Sexual Perversity in Chicago, the original kept the play's opening monologue (performed by Jim Belushi) and essentially tossed out the rest, while earning $38 million at the box office. Gluck will supervise the hiring of a screenwriter and director for the remake. A Star is Born (Again), The Collection, and Tron 3 >> Posted 01.23.11 by Ryan