Over the past few months I’ve landed interviews with a few movie producers (Mike De Luca, Dan Lin) that have a lot of projects in development. Since the interviews cover so many movies, I’ve called the series “Seven Days With…” so I can break down each interview into smaller sections. While you may have thought the series was over…it was only because I’ve been trying to land my next interviewee and today begins “Seven Days With Producer Neal H. Moritz.”
If you look over Moritz’s IMDb profile, you’ll see he’s producing some huge projects like Doc Savage, Man-Witch, Hench, 21 Jump Street, Jack the Giant Killer, xXx, Battle: Los Angeles, Green Hornet, Flash Gordon, and so many other movies it would be impossible to list them all here. All you need to know is…over the next week, you can expect tons of updates on almost everything he’s involved with and what he thinks about 3D, how he got started as a producer, and so much more.
While I debated where to start “Seven Days With Neal Moritz”, I went with his very popular franchise and a another franchise that’s about to get a reboot: Fast and the Furious and Highlander! So if you’re curious about either series, hit the jump for info on Fast and the Furious 5 and 6 as well as what’s up with the reboot of Highlander:
Opening this Friday is director Brad Silberling’s “Land of the Lost”. As most of you know, the film is based on the classic series by Sid & Marty Krofft and it stars Will Ferrell as Dr. Rick Marshall and Danny McBride, Anna Friel, and Jorma Taccone also star.
I saw a screening and have to say…it’s a lot dirtier than you expect going in. In fact, I was quite surprised at how much they got away with for a PG-13 movie. If you thought this was just going to be some safe family film, you’re in for a surprise.
So to help promote the film, I recently interviewed Danny McBride as a reporter for our partner website Omelete. As most of you already know, Collider and Omelete are partners. That’s why you see both of our logos in the movie clips and the video interviews. So a big thanks to them for making this happen.
Anyway, Danny and I talked about making the movie, “Eastbound and Down”, his upcoming movie “Hench”, and a lot more. If you’re a fan of Danny’s, you’ll love the interview. Take a look after the jump:
I think it is so great that a studio is now developing a film with Danny McBride in mind for the lead. The guy has made it and he deserves to after kicking so much ass with “The Foot Fist Way”, “Pineapple Express”, and “Eastbound and Down”. So now Warner Bros. is adapting the graphic novel “Hench” as a star vehicle for McBride. According to Variety, McBride would play a football player who suffers a career-ending injury and needs a job. He signs on as henchman to a successful villain. That’s not bad. Not a whole lot competes to a guy going back to his old high school and working as a substitute PE teacher but henchman to a villain could be a great fit for McBride who is just a master of angry idiotic bravado. McBride will also co-write the script with Shawn Harwell.
McBride will soon be back in theatres with “Land of the Lost” and he’s currently working on David Gordon Green’s “Your Highness” and then he’ll be jumping into the highly-anticipated second season of “Eastbound and Down”.