LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Is Finally Here
While you wonder the fate of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in the MCU, you can enjoy what’s basically a LEGO inspired version of Star-Lord voiced by Chris Pratt in The LEGO Movie sequel.
In fact, to further the parallels between Peter Quill and Emmet Brickowski, there is a rescue mission deep in outer space resting on the shoulders Emmet (despite the odds again being stacked against him).
See for yourself in the trailer here. LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is set for theatrical release in February 2019.
Just like you, we’ll be curious to see if the gang behind the LEGO Movie franchise can live up to the magic, surprise, and wonder of the first film. If they do, don’t be surprised to see even more LEGO sequels and one-offs ordered at Warner Bros.
Fox’s Making History Gets a New Trailer and a Premiere Date
Phil Lord and Chris Miller continue to leave their high concept comedy mark on Fox with the arrival of Making History, written by Julius Sharpe (you probably know his work from Family Guy or Twitter).
Adam Pally, Yassir Lester, John Gemberling, Neil Casey, and Leighton Meester all join forces for this time travel comedy, which, from the newest trailer, looks like it could be a more grown-up, smarter version of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
If you’re now or already on board, Making History just got a premiere date as well: Sunday, March 5th.
Fox Unveils Trailers for “Son of Zorn”, “Making History”, and “The Mick”
Two of the new comedies that were announced at Fox’s Upfronts presentation have Lord and Miller’s hands involved and those just happen to be two very enticing high concept comedies.
One, Son of Zorn, puts an animated He-Man type, voiced by Jason Sudeikis, into the 9-5 grind in the real world with Johnny Pemberton as a son, Cheryl Hines as an ex-wife, Tim Meadows as the ex-wife’s fiance, and Artemis Pebdani as his boss. Here’s the trailer.
The other involves Adam Pally as someone who has a time machine and has abused it. Thus, he enlists an accomplished history professor played by Yassir Lester to fix something he might have screwed up in the American Revolution. Here’s the trailer for Making History.
Both make Fox’s live action comedy line-up have a certain high concept sheen already laid out by Last Man on Earth and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
To round out the new series, Fox has a show that is basically a Sweet Dee from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia standalone series. See for yourself in the trailer for The Mick starring Sweet Dee herself, Kaitlin Olson.
All in all, Fox has a lot of promise with this trio.
Here’s How Fox’s Live Action-Animated Hybrid “Son of Zorn” Will Look
The premise of a fantasy hero character having to scale down his epic life to a “9-5 grind” sounds fascinating, especially with hybrid aspect of the show.
Above, you can start to see how that’s going to work as Jason Sudeikis will voice Zorn and Johnny Pemberton is shown as a normal human being.
So far, this all works for us.
Veronica Osorio and Yassir Lester Cast in Fox Comedy Pilots
Two particular favorites of ours are starting to get their due.
The workplace comedy set in a NJ plastics molding plant starring Judy Greer will have Veronica Osorio, who has been a delight in numerous sketches over the years as well as a role in the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!, as a series regular playing a former assistant to Greer’s Jane, who is the head of HR.
The Phil Lord and Chris Miller time travel comedy pilot will feature Yassir Lester, who we’ve enjoyed as a stand-up and one of the funniest people on Twitter even before The Comedy Bureau started (on top of now writing for The Carmichael Show and Girls). He’ll get to play opposite star Adam Pally as an ideal professor whose world becomes less ideal when time travel is factored in.
High concepts and great casts including some of fantastic people that we’ve been following for awhile make us hope dearly that both shows go to series.
Adam Pally to Star in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Fox Time Travel Comedy Pilot “Making History”
Fox is really feeling the high concept comedy vibe from Lord and Miller.
Already, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have Last Man on Earth at the network, which has proven itself a keeper for two seasons. Now, Fox is doubling down by having another pilot from the duo that mixes sci-fi and comedy, though dealing with time travel rather than what happens after the world ends.
Adam Pally will star in Making History as computer science professor that doesn’t seem to get along with family or students, but discovers time travel. He and two other friends will venture through time inevitably disrupting their lives in the present.
Oddly enough, Eliza Coupe, another Happy Endings alum, just got cast in a Hulu pilot that also deals with time travel.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller Are Developing a Time Travel Comedy at Fox
Anyone getting the feeling that any sort of announcement that is time travel themed was being held up for Back To The Future Day?
Now that Phil Lord and Chris Miller have got being the Last Man on Earth covered, Lord and Miller are on to potentially make the next great time travel comedy, which has kind of intrigued Hollywood both on the big and small screen since Back To The Future, over at Fox. For reference watch Midnight in Paris, Safety Not Guaranteed, possibly even Lord and Miller’s own Clone High.
Family Guy’s Julius Sharpe has written this project, In Time, which centers on the time travel adventures of friends trying to alter their present to their benefit.
There’s a put pilot commitment right now, but we hope this turns into a series order really soon.
Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, and More Join Johnny Pemberton for “Son of Zorn”
It was already exciting hearing about Miller and Lord developing their next high concept comedy at Fox involving an animated “fantasy warrior” dad dealing with home life, especially his son played by Pemberton.
Now, it’s even more exciting to hear that Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, and Artemis Pedbani have all attached themselves to the project, Son of Zorn.
At this point, we can only hope this gets picked up to series just so we can see what Miller and Lord have cooked up that we’re guessing is somewhere between Clone High and Last Man on Earth.
Chris Miller and Phil Lord Are Developing Animated/Live Action Hybrid Series Starring Johnny Pemberton
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Yep. We’re on board for all of this.
Hollywood golden boys Chris Miller and Phil Lord are onto the next step of their fast growing comedy legacy (Jump Street, LEGO Movie, Last Man on Earth, and more) with a pilot presentation of Son of Zahn at Fox.
The animated will be juxtaposed with the live action in a story where an animated Barbarian father has to deal with coming home to the suburban life where a very real and hilarious Johnny Pemberton will play the son. We’re thinking that it’s probably somewhere along the lines of a much more clever, sharper, and heightened version of Thor not having his powers on earth in the first Thor movie.
Either way, we hope it gets past all the pilot stages just so we can see what Lord and Miller have got cooking.
Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello Are Writing a Female Led Spin-Off of “21 Jump Street” and That “Men in Black” Crossover Is in Development
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
You could ask “What hath Chris Miller and Phil Lord wrought?” but all of this could be just as self-reflexively fun as the original 21 Jump Street.
Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello who both write on Broad City and together comprised Paulilu are now set to write a female centric spin-off of the 21 Jump Street franchise. Don’t be surprised if the duo that ends up together resemble the duo of Broad City’s Abbi and Ilana.
Now that the dust has settled from the Sony hack of last year and the recent WikiLeaks dump, the development of a Men In Black and 21 Jump Street crossover movie has been confirmed. We certainly hope that there’s plenty of jokes within the movie poking fun at how ridiculous this project could be, which seems to be a stamp of Miller and Lord’s.
We’re not sure how much Jenko, Schmidt, Miller, or Lord will be involved, but we do hope that this bodes well for that 21 Jump Street sequel where they go to art school.
Jason Segel and Drew Pearce Will Be Writing Another “LEGO Movie” Spin-off “Billion Brick Race”
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Yes, that puts The LEGO Movie franchise at a potential 7 movies, even though none of the sequels or spin-offs have been released yet.
LEGO Movie 2-4 have already been added to the slate as well as a Ninjago and a LEGO Batman spin-off. Now Warner Bros. has added a third spin-off to the franchise that will be co-written by Jason Segel and Drew Pearce called Billion Brick Race.
No details to the plot are available yet, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee are on board to produce and hopefully keep the fun, innovative, meta tone of the first movie consistent throughout the franchise.
Please Watch The Premiere of “Last Man on Earth” on Hulu
Last Man on Earth premiered last night on Fox, thankfully to solid ratings. The premiere, which includes the first two episodes, might just be the next network sitcom that’s truly worth following given a great high concept premise, excellent direction/writing, and fantastic performances from Will Forte and Kristen Schaal.
So, please watch (or rewatch) and enjoy the premiere of Last Man on Earth now available on Hulu.