It seems like there's an announcement about a new sequel or remake every day, with pretty much every successful movie you can think of at one point being developed as a potential franchise. In just the past two weeks alone, news about sequels to Mrs. Doubtfire and Goonies and reboots of Police Academy and Gremlins has hit the internet. With comedy, sequels and reboots are especially tricky, and you can count the number of good ones on one hand, but that doesn't stop studios from buying them in bulk.
Since updates about sequels and reboots to beloved (and non-beloved) comedies trickling in nonstop, it can be hard to keep [...]
MGM is rebooting The Pink Panther movie series, but the new film will follow the cartoon cat, not the character of Inspector Clouseau, THR reports. David Silverman, who directed dozens of early Simpsons episodes in addition to directing The Simpsons Movie and co-directing Monsters, Inc., is attached to direct the new Pink Panther movie, which will be a live-action/CGI hybrid.
The animated Pink Panther appeared in the opening credits of the original Peter Sellers Pink Panther movie but never in the film series themselves. The cartoon character proved so popular that he was spun off to a series of film shorts and an animated series of his own. [...]
Yesterday evening, Deadline released a lengthy statement by Ghostbusters III director Ivan Reitman, who finally broke his silence on the status of the sequel after the death of Harold Ramis. Following Ramis's passing, Reitman has decided he no longer wants to direct the franchise reboot but will work with the production to help find the right person to helm it. Considering Reitman directed both of the original Ghostbusters movies and Ramis is now gone, the thought of a Ghostbusters III seems more and more like a bad idea now, though Sony is eager to breathe life back into the franchise. "It was such an amazing time in my [...]
"I’ve been trying to reboot [Clone High] with the other two creators for years. The two guys I created that with are the two biggest young guys in Hollywood right now, Chris Miller and Phil Lord. They wrote and directed Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and they did 21 and 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie. They’re big hot shots now. The three of us always talk about trying to get Clone High back. We’d have to find a way to purchase and excise it from MTV. It still kills me when I see those episodes. They’re subversive and ridiculous."
-Bill Lawrence, who co-created MTV cult hit Clone [...]
Ever since an Alf move was announced last year, comedian Chris Gethard has been campaigning for a part in the film. Here's a new audition tape for the movie Gethard made for IFC that should melt the hearts of the studio executives in charge of the Alf movie.