Posts tagged as Paramount

Paramount Is Adapting Mortician Caitlin Doughty's Memoir 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes' into a TV Series

Mortician and YouTube star Caitlin Doughty's bestselling 2014 memoir Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory might get the TV treatment. According to Deadline, Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are teaming up to develop the memoir into a potential television pilot with Nurse Jackie co-creator Evan Dunsky attached to write and serve as showrunner. Like the memoir, the show will take "a behind-the-scenes look at Caitlin Doughty, a twentysomething mortician with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre who takes a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor [...]

Meet the Moderately Funny YouTube Clip That's Being Turned Into a Feature Film

Pretty funny video, right? Yeah, it's being made into a movie. Paramount is "in talks" with Seinfeld writers Alec Berg and David Mandel to develop the feature film. This news basically amounts to a re-enactment of the video, with Paramount as the human voice, and all of us collectively playing the dog. "You know movies, right?" "Uh-huh." "We're gonna make a movie, in real theaters, with writers from Seinfeld…based on a one-minute YouTube video." "Aaaaaaauugh!"

Paramount Is Developing a 'Galaxy Quest' TV Series

1999 sci-fi parody Galaxy Quest might get the TV treatment. According to Deadline, Paramount is currently developing a television series based on the film with original writing/directing/producing team Robert Gordon, Dean Parisot, and Mark Johnson attached to co-executive produce. The original Galaxy Quest starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, and Justin Long, but there's no word yet whether any of them will return to appear in the TV version.

Miley Cyrus Angers God In New Blasphemy Comedy

The Hollywood Reporter has deets about a Miley Cyrus' God-themed comedy, which, provided they go all Book of Job with it, could be pretty cool. Few details about the the high-concept comedy, which Cyrus will produce and star in, are available, though "it is understood to involve a broken promise to God." For example, a promise like "don't get filmed ripping bong hits" or "cut your damn hair more than once every seven years. Seriously, look at yourself in the mirror. It looks like a Wookie pelt."

Steve Carell Says Paramount Shut Down the 'Anchorman' Broadway Musical Idea

During a recent interview on the podcast A.D.D. Comedy, Steve Carell revealed an interesting tidbit about Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's original intention to stage the Anchorman sequel as a Broadway musical before developing it into a film:

When they first talked about a second Anchorman, the original idea was to do it as a Broadway musical. They were legitimately considering this. So Adam McKay and Will Ferrell contacted us and said "What do you think about we go to Broadway, we do a Broadway musical Anchorman 2, and like the Marx Brothers we sorta work out all sorts of bits while we're doing the stage play, [...]