Get ready for another Monty Python reunion. According to The Wrap, a new documentary called Monty Python: The Meaning of Live is set to premiere next month at the Tribeca Film Festival followed by a 40th anniversary screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail as well as other Python screenings and live Q&As by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the group's work on last year's reunion shows in London and "examines the personalities, relationships, and circumstances that made the Pythons into a global phenomenon." Said Palin: "The Pythons are looking forward very much [...]
Paul Feig isn't the only director set to bring Ghostbusters back to the big screen. According to Deadline, Sony is currently developing a "male-driven action-centric" Ghostbusters reboot called Ghost Corps from Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, who will reportedly have offices at Sony with the sole task of finding future Ghostbusters "branding opportunities." Captain America: The Winter Soldier duo Joe and Anthony Russo will direct, Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible 5) will write, and according to Deadline, there's a possibility that co-producer Channing Tatum will star in the film as well. Here's what Reitman told Deadline on the project, as well as his plans for the [...]
Here's a backstage clip of Robert Smigel at Late Night looking back on one of his SNL movies that never came to be — a "Hans and Franz" musical co-written with Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon, and Conan O'Brien that involved Arnold Schwarzenegger, a musical number called "Play It Cool," and muscle dancing. It's truly a shame this idea never made it to the big screen.
Variety reports that the sequel to the wonderful, Oscar-snubbed Lego Movie has its director: Community's Rob Schrab. Seeing as the previous directors, Chris Miller and Phil Lord (who are returning to write the script), also came from an excellent TV background with Clone High, and with the level of meta-ness that both The Lego Movie and Community share, it's an inspired choice. It'll be Schrab's first feature, but he's directed tons of comedic television, including episodes of Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project, Workaholics, and Childrens Hospital. All very exciting! But there's gonna be a bit of a wait — the sequel isn't due until 2018.
Actor, writer, producer, Daily Show correspondent — when I think of Rob Corddry I think talented and hilarious, but quite frankly a little jerk-ish. He tends to play the rougher, sarcastic, to put it in his words, asshole. I’ve learned not to judge someone based on the roles they play. Yet I was still didn’t expect Rob to be so nice, nor to learn the secrets of life and how to meditate from him. (Yeah, you read that right.) Yet, our conversation about his new movie Hot Tub Time Machine 2 took us down that road and somehow I came out of it a little more enlightened.