Biz Break: When Will White Folks Learn that There's Never an Appropriate Context to Drop an N Bomb?
Chevy Chase apologized over the weekend after he dropped an N-bomb, and though there is never any excuse for an old white dude to use that word, it was at least in frustration and the direction of his "Community" character, Pierce Hawthorne, who Chevy feels is being unfairly demonized as a bigot. Apparently, he said something along the lines of, "What's next? Is Pierce going to be saying "N*****?" Production was halted until Chase issued a formal apology.
In reboot news, according to Variety, Nicolas Cage is rebooting the Left Behind series, the Christian-themed movies about the End Times that originally starred Kirk Cameron. What in the entire f*ck is going on here, Cage? I know you're a loony basket face, but this? Left Behind? And they're putting $15 million into this b*tch? Has Cage had a recent conversion?
In sequels, despite a $30 million opening weekend that displayed signs of fatigue for the Paranormal Activity series, they've not only decided to green light a fifth movie for next Halloween (obvs.), but in the Spring of 2013, they're planning to role out a Paranormal Activity spin-off aimed at the Latino market to be directed by Christopher Landon, who wrote Disturbia. The spin-off would feature a Latino cast and parts of it would be in Spanish, reports Deadline.
Good news for Dish subscribers: You're finally getting AMC and The Walking Dead back, after Dish agreed to a legal settlement somewhere in the range of $700 million.
While Paul Lieberstein (Toby) is spearheading the Dwight Schrute spin-off of "The Office," while Mindy Kaling is leading her own anemically rated sitcom on Fox, and Mike Schur is developing a cop sitcom for Andy Samberg on Fox, another "The Office" team -- showrunner and creator, Greg Daniels, and Craig Robinson (Daryl) -- are also developing their own sitcom for NBC. According to Deadline, the show will be centered on "a talented musician (Robinson) with rough edges who adjusts to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms."
Dan gave a rave review last year to the documentary, The Other F Word, about aging rock stars transitioning into adulthood, and now Jason Segel is developing a feature film based on the doc. According to Deadline, Segel and Drew Pearce (writer of Iron Man 3) pitched a comedic remake that will star Segel.
Finally, according to The Playlist, a couple of network big wigs over on HBO are talking up the possibility of a third "Band of Brothers" mini-series. It's still very early in the stages of development and may never happen, but it'd obviously be welcome if it's half as good as the original mini-series.