Take it as their celebration of some awards show sweeping. According to THR, Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison — whose logo must now be the cinematic equivalent of a warning sign — are in talks to produce a remake of Carl Reiner‘s Summer School for Paramount. The project’s been with the studio for about seven years now, but lacking any real forward momentum that entire time; Jordan Kerner (The Smurfs) and Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (Loud Noises: The Movie) were all involved at one point or another, with the former trying to assemble a take that would pit a teacher versus a student.
But Sandler‘s coming in to do the Sandler thing (Allen Covert‘s waiting for his call right now), thus making any specifics behind this story — wherein “a gym teacher [is] forced to cancel his summer plans and teach an English class filled with oddballs and rebels” — all the more clear. Writers are being hired in the meantime, but I don’t know what they can really do here. (This probably won’t be very good, is what I’m getting that.)
Are you interested in a remake of Summer School? Is the original held in high regard for yourself?
One of the most highly anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festivals was unveiled this morning to a divisive response, Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives. As we said in our review, “set amidst an underground Muay Thai boxing club and glowing with hellish red lights from countless brothels, the mood and style is more [...]
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
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