Try Not To Be Blinded With How Ridiculously Good Looking the New Posters for “Zoolander 2″ Are
Just take a look at both of these gorgeous visages and try telling us that you’re not entranced and will most definitely will go see Zoolander 2 when it comes out.
Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons Are Developing a College Football Comedy “Red Shirt” at Paramount
Take a brief moment to enjoy the idea of Mike and Jonah from Veep working on a movie together.
Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films and Paramount have gotten on board for Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons’ college football comedy “Red Shirt”.
There are no other details as of right now, but don’t be surprised to hear that it would be an improvised movie and has a dash of Walsh’s sports podcast, Bear Down.
Paramount Adapting “Galaxy Quest” for TV
If this actually goes to series, they’ll be going head-to-head with Other Space.
It’s been over 15 years since Galaxy Quest was on the big screen and now Paramount is picking it as the latest TV show to be adapted/revived from something that happened ten years ago and more. The director, writer, and producer of the movie will be involved.
High concept sci-fi sitcoms are on the rise with the success of Last Man on Earth as well as the aforementioned Other Space.
Hopefully, they’ll handle the adaptation well and get as much of the cast including Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, and Tony Shaloub on board as they can.
Key & Peele’s “Substitute Teacher” Movie Going Forward at Paramount
There were talks of this happening last year and whoever was holding their breath in the hopes of this happening can now exhale.
One of Key & Peele’s most popular characters, the veteran substitute teacher Mr. Garvey, is going to get a feature adaptation with Keegan Michael-Key as Garvey will face off teacher-a-teacher against Jordan Peele as antithetical, very likable teacher.
We can see montages of Garvey aggressively mispronouncing common names and Jordan pronouncing them correctly and then giving a positive affirmation to each student individually.
Hannibal Buress Joins Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in “Daddy’s Home”
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are teaming up again in the Paramount comedy “Daddy’s Home” and have very smartly added Hannibal Buress to the cast.
Whether it be on Broad City or in Neighbors or in Kings of Summer, Hannibal has crushed his guest starring roles thus far. Naturally, we can’t wait to see what will be quoting non-stop from him after seeing in this movie.
Paramount and Warner Bros. Up Their Digital Content with New Web Series “Beef” and “RejecTED”
The line between watching a web series online and watching your favorite TV show online is continuing to blur. Of course, you probably knew that having binged watched any number of hit TV series online as well as watch a run of a successful web series like This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir.
Knowing this, Warner Bros. has launched into the realm of content online with a division that will be called Blue Ribbon Content (H/T The Hollywood Reporter) that will feature such things like a series from the creators of Mike Tyson Mysteries centered on bad TED Talks. It’s appropriately called RejecTED.
Paramount is continuing their path of great, bizarre parody web parodies like Burning Love with Beef featuring Christopher Meloni as a sort-of-daytime-TV-judge that hears people’s “beefs” in the butcher shop that he owns. If you think it might be as awesome as it sounds, the trailer will not disappoint (cast and guest stars include Michael Ian Black, James Pumphrey, Joe Lo Truglio, Angela Trimbur, Betsy Sodaro, Beck Bennett, Michael Cera, FYI). Beef is set for a release in just over a week on Nov. 11th.
So, basically we’re saying get ready for all of this.
A New Try at Adapting “I.Q. 83” Brings on Steve Carell and Charlie Kaufman
The Arthur Herzog novel I.Q. 83 has been in the process of being adapted for the big screen, but has stayed in “development hell” for over a score of years. Various adaptations of the story of how a virus that dumbs people down (perhaps a sort of prequel to Idiocracy) haven’t been able to get the project moving forward much.
However, with the addition of Steve Carell starring and Charlie Kaufman writing a new adaptation over at Paramount, there might be hope yet. We’d be thoroughly taken aback if the two of them can’t get this to work.
Chris Rock’s Top Five Set For December Release
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
After getting more than $12 million from Paramount, Chris Rock’s Top Five will be hitting theaters Dec. 12th.
The big bid that won and the release in a few months continue to intrigue us as to what Paramount and everyone else saw at TIFF that we’ll get to see come this holiday season.
Paramount Digital’s Next Comedy Series to Be “Resident Advisors” Produced by Elizabeth Banks
(via The Wrap)
Paramount Digital has had its hands involved in Burning Love and Hotwives of Orlando and will hopefully keep up their run of comedy series going with an Elizabeth Banks produced series called Resident Advisors.
As the title suggests, it will follow the people in charge of college dorms, RAs, and what they go through. Hopefully, there will be echoes of a sort of similar movie that Banks was in, Wet Hot American Summer.