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Netflix in Talks for a 10-Episode 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel Series

There's been talk about a prequel/sequel to director David Wain's cult hit Wet Hot American Summer for years now, and now, it looks like that project may wind up being a prequel TV series. Variety reports that Netflix is in talks to produce a 10-episode series that would serve as a prequel to Wet Hot American Summer. The hypothetical series would be executive produced by Wain and his co-writer on the original film, Michael Showalter, although it's unclear if they'll return to write/direct the show. Netflix has declined to comment.

The prequel series will follow the original movie's characters in high school, with plans to reunite as much [...]

The Comedy Sequel and Reboot Tolerability Scale

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 [...]

Ivan Reitman on How 'Ghostbusters III' Will Compare to the Original

"Generally, people are always cynical about these things because at their heart they start as financial desires by a studio. But there are really good creative people behind this that are trying their best. It doesn't mean it will be as great a movie as the first one. I hope strangely that it isn't. [laughs] And strangely I hope that it is."

- Ivan Reitman in a new interview with Ain't It Cool News, where he insists that the forthcoming Ghostbusters III film will be more like the original than Ghostbusters II.

A Sequel to the 'Alan Partridge' Movie Is on the Way

Steve Coogan is probably going to end up playing Alan Partridge forever. He's preparing to make a sequel to Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, the movie that starred his beloved character and was released last year in the UK and today in the US, The Guardian reports. The Guardian was told the news by Henry Normal, Steve Coogan's producing partner at his company Baby Cow. The Alan Partridge movie spent nearly a decade in development before finally being filmed and released last year, to critical and commercial success in the UK. Coogan originated the bumbling broadcaster character in 1991 for the radio show On the Hour, creating Partridge with [...]

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Reportedly in Talks to Direct 'Ghostbusters III'

On Tuesday, original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman announced that he was stepping down as director of the upcoming sequel, but he assured fans that he was helping the production find an equally perfect director. According to Nikki Finke, Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller are reportedly in talks to replace Reitman, which is a hopeful update that Ghostbusters III still has a chance of being great. No word on how this will affect Lord and Miller's desire to do a Clone High movie, but directing Ghostbusters seems like a fair excuse.

'Beverly Hills Cop IV' Set for a Spring 2016 Release

After over a decade in development a new sequel to Beverly Hills Cop is one step closer to happening. Paramount has set a release date for Beverly Hills Cop IV for May 25, 2016, Deadline says. The sequel will find Axel Foley returning to his hometown of Detroit.

As previously reported, Eddie Murphy will be reprising the role of Foley, with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec writing the script and Brett Ratner directing. Beverly Hills Cop IV, which has been in development since in various stages since the late '90s, came close to happening in 2008, also with Murphy and Ratner (script review [...]

A 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel Is in the Works with Robin Williams Attached

THR reports that a sequel to the 1993 Robin Williams-in-drag comedy Mrs. Doubtfire is currently in the works at Fox 2000, with Williams attached to the project as well as original director Chris Columbus. While the studio has been trying to get a sequel made since Bonnie Hunt was brought on to write a script in 2001, this new update involves Elf and The Haunted Mansion writer David Berenbaum attached to the current script, and "Williams and Columbus are attached and hopeful about the outcome." No word yet on whether any of the original cast will be returning with Williams for the sequel.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Turned Down Directing 'Ghostbusters III'

Ghostbusters III is hitting more roadblocks. Jeff Sneider at The Wrap is reporting that directing team Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) have turned the project down. Last month, Nikki Finke reported that the duo was in talks for the job, and Sneider says they were the studio's top choice and that the studio is now meeting with other directors.

Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two Ghostbusters movies, was originally set to direct the third, but he stepped down following the death of original Ghostbuster Harold Ramis. With Ghostbusters III once again without a director nearly two decades into [...]

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Say Every One of Their Movies "Sounded Like a Terrible Idea"

"Everything we’ve ever done has been riding on low expectations. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? What a terrible idea. Doing 21 Jump Street as a movie is a terrible idea. The LEGO Movie sounds like a terrible idea. If people think [22 Jump Street] is a good idea, we’re screwed."

- Director Chris Miller in an interview with Collider quelling expectations for 22 Jump Street by explaining that all of his and directing partner Phil Lord's movies sound awful on paper.

Ivan Reitman Steps Down as 'Ghostbusters III' Director, Production Moving Forward

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 [...]

Jay Chandrasekhar Gives an Update on the 'Super Troopers' Sequel

"I'm a student of sequels and I know what they did wrong when you see them. Usually what they try to do is make them glitzier and broader and all that stuff. Our approach is not going to be that. If anything, the mustaches will be a little bigger, it'll be a little tougher maybe, but we're just going to make a second one. We're not going to dye our hair blond and spike it up or anything. This is going to be just another cop story."

- Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar on the in-the-works Super Troopers sequel in Rolling Stone's new oral history of the film.

Looking at the Planned 2008 Version of 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'

"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

Eddie Murphy has been trying to get a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie made since the late '90s, and it's something he and director Brett Ratner are still currently working on. Beverly Hills Cop IV was briefly called off last year as plans to shift the franchise towards a CBS series called Beverly Hills Cop starring Axel Foley's son, Aaron Foley (played by Brandon T. Jackson, Tropic Thunder) with Murphy producing and playing a recurring role, but when the [...]

Richard Donner Says a 'Goonies' Sequel Is Happening

It's been nearly 30 years since the '80s classic Goonies premiered, and director Richard Donner says he's now working on a sequel. When being annoyed by a TMZ photog last week about whether or not he plans to make another comic book movie, Donner gave a surprising response when he said "Uh, if you call Goonies a comic book. We're doing a sequel." Donner said that he hopes all of the main cast returns for the sequel, but he didn't give any details about whether they'd be reprising their roles or returning for cameo appearances. According to Variety, Goonies star Sean Astin said last year that he [...]

Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine Reveal Plans for a 'Tucker & Dale vs. Evil' Sequel

Good news for fans of Eli Craig's 2010 Canadian comedy horror Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. During a panel discussion at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, the real-life Tucker & Dale Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine made a surprise announcement to the audience that a sequel is already in the works. In the clip below, the guys explain how Tudyk incorrectly told a reporter at SXSW that the sequel wasn't happening, only to be corrected by a "producery-type guy" a few days later. While the story only has an outline and the script still needs to be written, Tudyk and Labine said that making the next Tucker & Dale [...]