It's still up in the air whether Vince Gilligan's Bob Odenkirk-centric Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is a prequel, sequel, or takes place during the time frame of its predecessor, but Gilligan tells EW that he wants Jonathan Banks to potentially reprise his role of Mike Ehrmantraut on the new show.
When asked if he wants any Breaking Bad character to pop up or have an extended role on Saul, Gilligan replied:
The character that springs to mind would be Mike. That would be a great deal of fun. I would say the sky’s the limit, at least theoretically speaking. Realistically speaking, we’ve got a whole lot [...]
Anchorman director/co-writer Adam McKay talked about a surprising new project while promoting the upcoming sequel. He wants to make a G or PG-rated family film following Ron Burgundy's dog Baxter and his son Walter, who appears in the trailers for and is introduced in Anchorman 2, and he has a studio interested. Here's what McKay said to Collider:
I want to know more about what [Baxter]’s doing when he’s not around them. I want to shoot a whole adventure. Maybe you guys can help with this, we actually talked about the idea of doing … the adventures of his son, Walter Burgundy, and Baxter. And I actually pitched [...]
"The Script Pile" is a brand new biweekly column on Splitsider that examines the screenplays for high-profile Hollywood comedies that were never made.
Adapting a popular Saturday Night Live sketch into a movie is a difficult task, but Mike Myers is one of the few people who's done it successfully. The first Wayne's World was such a major hit that it made turning "It's Pat" and "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" seem like good ideas. After Wayne's World became a massive win for Myers, he began adapting his second and third most popular characters into films. His "Coffee Talk" movie deal quickly collapsed, but in 1998, coming off of the first Austin [...]
Australian comedian Chris Lilley is making a new show all about Ja'mie King, the self-absorbed teenage school girl monster he played on Summer Heights High. Called Ja'mie: Private School Girl, it's a six-part series for BBC Three in association with HBO in the US. The show will follow King in her final year at Hillford Girls Grammar School. Lilley commented, "I find teenage girls endlessly funny. So being able to write for and play the meanest bitch in school has been so fun. I can’t wait to show everyone what Ja’mie’s been up to."
Chris Lilley originated the character of Ja'mie in his 2005 Australian series We Can Be Heroes [...]
With Breaking Bad set to end its run with an eight-episode final season this summer, the people behind the show are looking to extend one of its most popular characters beyond the season finale: Bob Odenkirk's sleazebag lawyer Saul Goodman. Deadline reports that AMC and Sony TV are working with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and writer Peter Gould, who wrote the Season 2 episode in which Saul first appeared, to develop a show based around Saul Goodman. Last year, Gilligan and Odenkirk each said they'd be interested in doing a spinoff, but this is the first official word on such a project. There's no [...]