A Shotgun Blast of End-of-the-Day Trade Items
Lot of stuff I didn’t get to today, mostly because I didn’t care enough to get to most of it. First up, at ShoWest today, Sony not only confirmed what we already knew — that there’d be a Ghostbusters 3 (which a hip, new young cast! vey) — but what we didn’t know: That a another sequel for Men in Black has been greenlit. No word yet on whether Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones have signed on (though, you have to figure it wouldn’t work without Smith), but why the hell not? You can hardly do worse than Men in Black II. Unless Will Smith were a ballerina being stalked by Satan.
Elsewhere, Kevin Spacey is still trying to gain back the respect he lost after K-Pax. Variety is reporting that he’s signed on to an indie comedy. Here’s the description:
Story centers on a humble inventor-turned-egomaniacal billionaire who loses it all when one of his inventions goes horribly awry. After eight years in federal prison, he returns bankrupt, homeless and determined to rebuild his reputation and fortune.
The movie will be titled Father of Invention and Trent Cooper (Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector) will direct. Wah? Kevin Spacey in a move directed by the guy who directed Larry the Cable Guy? That has brilliant career move written all over it.
Meanwhile, Warner Brothers is developing Dumped an adaptation of a forthcoming novel by Andrew Gottlieb, as a starring project for Steve Carell. The only details released about the movie is that it’s about a man who has to find new meaning in his life after his wife abruptly files for divorce. The more interesting story is just how little creativity the other trades put into the title. Check this out.
What else? Will Arnett has joined the cast of Jonah Hex, the adaptation of the graphic novel being directed by Jimmy Hayward (you blow me — sorry, couldn’t resist), formerly the director of Horton Hears a Who. In addition to Josh Brolin, who will play the title character, Arnett will play a Union soldier, and Michael Shannon will play Doc Cross Williams, whoever that is.
Finally, bless the Internets. We presented the teaser trailer for The Hangover a couple of weeks ago. And finally, here’s the full-length trailer for the flick, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis. It looks glorious.