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Seth Rogen and Zac Efron Are Returning for 'Neighbors 2' Next Year

Last year's hit film Neighbors starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron has a sequel in the works. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures confirmed today that Neighbors 2 is happening with Efron and Rogen both attached to star, and the sequel is slated for a May 13, 2016 premiere, two years after the US premiere of the original. Nicholas Stoller will return to direct, Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O'Brien will write the script, and Rogen's longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg will serve as a producer on the project. The original Neighbors grossed $268M worldwide last year, making it the top-grossing original comedy of 2014.

Christine Taylor Confirms She'll Return as Matilda in 'Zoolander 2'

The long in-the-works sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 film Zoolander is starting to take shape, and now we have confirmation that the movie's only sane character is set to return. According to Entertainment Weekly, Christine Taylor has officially confirmed that she'll reprise her role as Matilda Jeffries in Zoolander 2 but was quiet on the details: "I can tell you that I’m involved, but that’s all I can say. I can tell you it’s happening, but I can’t tell you where Matilda’s at and where their relationship is at. It’s all top secret!" Stiller said in 2011 that the sequel will take place ten years after the [...]

The New 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Trailer Travels Into the Future

Here's the latest trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 featuring Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, and Clark Duke taking a ride into the future, getting into all sorts of hijinks, and freaking out over boobs. The gang (and Adam Scott as the "discoverer" of cocaine) embark on their latest time warp adventure when the sequel hits theaters on February 20th.

Critics Say 'Dumb and Dumber To' Fails to Live Up to the Original

Twenty years after the release of the original, the Farrelly brothers' Dumb and Dumber sequel finally debuts in theaters today. Currently earning an underwhelming 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, Dumb and Dumber To is raking in the kind of reviews one might expect from a sequel with leads that are now 20 years older: It's good for callbacks, cheap laughs, and "crotch-centric" humor, but don't expect it to surpass the appeal of the 1994 film. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both get points from critics for embodying their silly '90s roles and carrying the film and Rob Riggle gets some love for his supporting double role, but [...]

Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Be "Really Scary" And Respect the Original Films

Following yesterday's news that he had teamed up with writer Katie Dippold to make the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig sat down with Entertainment Weekly to shed some light on his vision for the film. Feig put a lot of emphasis on his respect for the original films and the pressure of taking on a Ghostbusters movie especially in the wake of Harold Ramis's death and Bill Murray's lack of interest in continuing the franchise:

I love origin stories. That’s my favorite thing. I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, [...]

Mel Brooks Would Do 'Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money' If Rick Moranis Was on Board

There's been some chatter on the internet since a Reddit post went up yesterday claiming that Mel Brooks revealed on Adam Carolla's Take a Knee podcast that he's working on Spaceballs 2 and has approached Rick Moranis to reprise his role in the sequel to the 1987 film. While the original post didn't include a clip or quote from the interview, this wouldn't be the first time Brooks teased the idea of turning Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money into a reality — he told Parade Magazine last year that he would love to do Spaceballs 2 as long as Moranis was willing to come [...]

Al Jean Says There's a 50/50 Chance of Another 'Simpsons' Movie

It's been seven and a half years since The Simpsons Movie, but it turns out that a recent Simpsons episode was initially developed as a potential film sequel. Executive producer Al Jean recently revealed that the January 4 episode he cowrote with David Mirkin "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner" was originally set to air as the season 24 finale in 2013, but it was held back by Jean and James L. Brooks to instead use as a plot for a possible film sequel. The film idea was ultimately scrapped because the episode was set in space: "We were worried that people might think it’s an idea that’s [...]

'Zoolander 2' Moves Forward, Penelope Cruz Joins the Cast

The idea of a Zoolander sequel has been floating around for over a decade, but now it looks like it's actually happening. Deadline reports that Penelope Cruz has signed on for a starring role in Zoolander 2, though her character's details have not been revealed. Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson's roles haven't officially been confirmed yet, but Ferrell mentioned in a September interview that Mugatu was in the script. As for the plot, Ben Stiller revealed last year that Zoolander 2 "will be about how the fashion world moves so quickly. So, the movie will begin at a time when the whole world has moved on [...]

Rashida Jones and Will McCormack Are Writing 'Toy Story 4'

Writing partners Rashida Jones and Will McCormack just added a big movie project. Slash Film reports that they've signed on to cowrite Toy Story 4, the latest sequel to Pixar's megahit franchise after the original film in 1995 and two sequels in 1999 and 2010. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the news that Pixar will release the film on June 16, 2017 with original director John Lasseter onboard to direct. No details on the plot have been confirmed yet, but Lasseter called it a "love story" in an interview with the LA Times. Here's what he had to say on the sequel in a statement:

We love [...]

Broken Lizard's Steve Lemme Says 'Super Troopers 2' Is Set to Film Next Year

The Super Troopers sequel is happening. Speaking to Us Weekly last week, Broken Lizard's Steve Lemme confirmed that the long-awaited Super Troopers 2 is now set to begin production sometime early 2015 following some legal and financial hurdles:

"You know, it was a combination of having to settle some of the legal disputes about making a sequel, while also negotiating terms for it," Lemme told Us of what took so long. "The fans have been asking for it for a while, but we were finally able to package everything together. Fox is going to distribute the film, but we needed to raise the money for it. We're [...]

The Trailer for 'Ted 2' Has Arrived

Seth MacFarlane's 2012 blockbuster Ted has gotten its inevitable sequel, and the first trailer was released today. Like most MacFarlane projects, it features as many big time stars (Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, John Slattery) as it does butt and balls jokes. It's slated for a June 26 premiere.

Crackle Renews Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars' and Announces 'Joe Dirt 2' Cast

Sony's video site Crackle just shared two big updates at TCA. First, Jerry Seinfeld's hit web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has landed a sixth season order, though the guests have not yet been revealed. In other Crackle news, David Spade's 2001 comedy Joe Dirt will debut a sequel called Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser on the streaming platform this summer and include supporting cast Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Mark McGrath, and Patrick Warburton. Former SNL head writer Fred Wolf, who wrote the original film, returned to direct and co-write the film with Spade.

An Alleged 2009 Draft of the 'Ghostbusters III' Script Has Leaked Online

Over the years Ghostbusters III has transformed from a sequel stuck in development hell to a reboot directed by Paul Feig, but for longtime fans who have wondered what the original sequel may have looked like prior to the death of Harold Ramis earlier this year, today is your lucky day. According to Bloody Disgusting, a draft of the original sequel penned by Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg has leaked online. Its authenticity hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but the script — labeled "Second Draft — 04/08/2009" — is definitely worth the look for Ghostbusters fans. Here's an excerpt from Bloody Disgusting's summary:

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Will Write 'The Lego Movie 2'

The writing/directing duo behind The Lego Movie might not be returning to the director's chair for the sequel, but they've officially signed on to pen the script. According to Variety, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will both write and produce the upcoming Lego Movie sequel, though a director has not yet been found despite March's reports that Chris McKay had signed on for the project (he's onboard as a producer). The Lego Movie 2 is now slated for a release sometime in 2018 after Ninjago in 2016 and Lego Batman in 2017 starring Will Arnett.