Coming off one of the best comedies of the past ten years (don’t even try to argue here), THR informs us that Jorma Taccone (MacGruber) will return to his directorial duties for New Line Cinema’s comic book adaptation, The Great Unknown; Mark Gordon and Jennifer Todd are producing the film, which Michael Starrbury has been set to pen. Will Forte, however, has not been thrown into the discussion.
Based on Duncan Rouleau‘s series, Unknown follows “a slacker with delusions of grandeur who believes his so-called great ideas are popping up elsewhere [and] goes on a quest to solve the mystery behind the idea thefts.” A dearth of familiarity with that source material — which, I have to say, sounds fairly interesting in its own right — leaves this writer nonplussed as to how this could translate into a feature; regardless, though, Taccone‘s sense of comedic timing and plain old formal competence has me hopeful for where The Great Unknown could lead to. (That almost sounds like a pun.) Heck, it’ll be great if he can just deliver more zingers on par with some of MacGruber‘s finer moments. Of which there are legion.
Have you read Rouleau’s comic? If so, do you see anything interesting coming from it?
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, TFS’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to [...]
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In theaters now, Ivan Reitman‘s new film, Draft Day, does quite a bit with a hard subject. Part of that is the writing, but a lot of the success on screen is due to the amassing of talent Reitman manages and the flash he implants into ordinary scenes. The life of a GM during a tumultuous and pressure-packed [...]