With the ten-year anniversary passing last year, director David Wain revealed his plans for another Wet Hot American Summer and now we finally have some confirmation. Premiering at Sundance 2001, the cult comedy classic brought many now-famous comedians/actors to the spotlight, including Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni and Judah Friedlander.
Michael Showalter, who co-wrote the script with Wain (who has Wanderlust hitting theaters this month) was on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live show last night and dropped some big confirmation. When asked if it was happening, he said, “Absolutely yes. One hundred percent yes, the whole gang. Everyone’s back. We’re doing it.” As for what direction they could go in, Wain previously said, “the prequel would be the same summer so they would be 20 years old for the part yeah, but not younger. So it would be 40 year olds playing 16 year olds. And yeah, we’re in the early stages of thinking about that.”
The logistics of getting the “whole gang back” must be difficult, especially if they go through with that above concept, but I hope they can pull it off. That’s all we’ve got, but with comedy breakthroughs like Party Down and Arrested Development gearing up for film adaptations, here is another one to add to the highly anticipated pile. Check out the brief video at HuffPo.
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 [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
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