“Inbetweeners” are not nerds or jocks, but the kids who are smack in the middle of the high school social ladder. Based on the critically acclaimed, award-winning British series of the same name, The Inbetweeners (premiering on MTV on August 20th) takes a comedic look at a group of teenagers navigating high school and charging into adulthood.
While at the MTV portion of the TCA Press Tour, executive producer Brad Copeland (Arrested Development, My Name Is Earl) and executive producer Aaron Kaplan talked about taking the essence of the British series and giving it its own unique American twist, who ranks even lower than inbetweeners, finding the right cast for this show, how they feel about the lack of diversity, using offensive and crude humor, and how much they’ll be deviating from the British storylines. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
The comedy website CollegeHumor has been p0sting quality original video content for some time now—many a clip has found its way to Collider. So it is with joy that we welcome CollegeHumor to the feature film business, as CH co-founder Ricky Van Veen sets up their first movie, Coffee Town. The cast features a few notable TV comedians, including Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Steve Little (Eastbound & Down), and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation). Also Josh Groban, who has proven himself a perfectly capable comedic actor in Crazy Stupid Love and The Office. The script by director Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) centers on underachieving thirtysomethings who “must come together when their freeloading existence is threatened.” More after the jump:
When I read Variety’s report that Warner Bros. wants to take the popular 60s sitcom Gilligan’s Island and turn it into a movie, my first thought was, “Wasn’t this already announced months ago, if not years?” It’s campy, it’s got name recognition, and it’s the kind of adaptation that elicits, “Ugh. They’ll make anything into a movie!” from casual film-goers who don’t know the half of it.
For those not familiar with American pop-culture history, Gilligan’s Island was about a hapless group of castaways having misadventures on an uncharted and uninhabited island in the Pacific. The show is best known for having male viewers argue the relative hotness of lead female characters Ginger, Mary Ann, and Mrs. Howell. Also, expect the movie to make the mandatory joke about the Professor being able to make a radio out of a coconut but failing to create a device that would get the group rescued.
Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are on board to produce. Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs, Yogi Bear) will write the screenplay and his involvment should clue you into the movie they’re trying to make.
I’m usually the snarky one, but the following statement is all Entertainment Weekly: “A remake of ‘Yogi Bear’ seems to be an incredibly unnecessary project but with these inspired casting choices perhaps a good movie will prevail.” I couldn’t agree more except for the part about inspired casting choices because I never spent time thinking, “Gosh, who would be good in a movie I don’t think should exist.” But it looks like Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd, and Justin Timberlake will take a trip to Jellystone Park to tell the tale of a bear wearing a hat and a bowtie who steals pick-a-nik baskets. Hit the jump for details.
Here at Collider, we’re all killer, no filler. Okay, sometimes a little filler. Filler’s good for you. Makes you grow up big and strong and slightly overweight. But rather than throw up four stories, we’re going to give them to you for the price of one. We’re generous like that.
Hit the jump to read about Laura Dern joining “Little Fockers”, “Shrek Forever After” director Mike Mitchell making “Monster Squad” his next project, Screen Gems developing the comedy, “The Black Phantom”, and Scott Derrickson coming on board to direct “The Living”.
“Flight of the Navigator” is one of those films I remember loving as a kid but I can barely remember it today. Before I checked Wikipedia, all I remembered was a kid getting into a spaceship and then returns to Earth only its been seven years, everyone thought he died, and now he needs to find a way to return to his own time. He has fun conversations with the spaceship.
Wikipedia tells me that I’m somewhat right. The kid falls down, is knocked unconscious, and due to “time dilation”, it’s been eight years even though its only been a few minutes for the kid and unlike “Big”, he still looks like a kid. He then teams up with the spaceship and they try escape from NASA (that’s right, NASA is the villain) and he learns some valuable lessons as they try to get back to his time (the most valuable lesson: NASA is eeeevil).