I’m a sucker for blockbuster movies geared toward little kids. A few weeks ago I saw Despicable Me, and I giggled as much as the 7-year-old next to me during the trailer for Megamind. (Yeah. It happened.) And the worst part? After Yahoo! movies released this extended trailer — as seen by Comic-Con audiences — I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to wait until November to see this movie. And here’s why: READ FULL STORY »
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CHUD the ’80s-set Anchorman sequel that fell apart over budget issues was going to be a musical. “We were going to do four months on Broadway and then jump right into filming,” he said. Two reasons to believe him aside from the “Afternoon Delight” moment in the first film (and the music video): Ferrell’s limited run with You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush in 2009, and we know Paul Rudd loves to karaoke. (McKay’s reps did not have further comment on the matter when contacted earlier today.)This is something we choose to believe because it would have been awesome: Adam McKay told
Who doesn’t love Will Ferrell? Who can forget his infamous role as Mugatu in Zoolander or as “Frank the Tank” in Old School? Let’s face it, the actor never disappoints his audience.
So, in celebration of Ferrell’s birthday, why not remember some of the actor’s best moments? At least, that is, my favorite moments. READ FULL STORY »
The Christmas canon is a hard club to crack, even with the aid of a nutcracker. But in my book, the 2003 comedy Elf is right up there with It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and Die Hard on the list of required Yuletide viewing. Now it’s being turned into a Broadway musical set to open in November, just in time for the holiday season.
Elf the Musical will be written by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and may eventually star Christian Anderson of Avenue Q as the oversized eponymous elf of the title, originally played by Will Ferrell in one of his most spirited roles. Of course, this is only the latest in a long line of movies being turned into musicals: see The Producers, Hairspray, High Fidelity, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, 9 to 5, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, Young Frankenstein, and pretty much every Disney film made in the 1990s. Personally, I’m just waiting for Speed: The Musical: “You think you’re so great, we’ll see just what you got/Sharpen up your pencil, Pop…Quiz…HOTSHOT!”
What do you guys think? Excited for Elf the Musical?
Talking to EW today, McKay’s star and co-writer Will Ferrell struck a similarly bemused tone. But wait! Ferrell wouldn’t rule out the possibility that Anchorman 2 might get made after all. Read on for our Q&A.
Meanwhile, sources close to Paramount confirm to EW that negotiations are ongoing, and say it all comes down to money. They say the studio won’t make another Anchorman for more than $50 million, due to concerns about the first one’s overseas gross, and that McKay and Ferrell have asked for closer to $70 million. Ferrell’s camp, however, tells EW that those numbers are not accurate. —Additional reporting by Nicole Sperling
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Anchorman has been back in the headlines with Paramount passing on the sequel. What happened with that? How do you feel about that?
WILL FERRELL: Well, you know, yeah, it’s a little peculiar. On the one hand, [we were] being begged to do a sequel for such a long time, and then we finally came up with a concept that we liked, we talked to all the guys, and everyone was up for it. And then to get the reaction we got, yeah, it’s slightly puzzling to us. But you know what? It’s also their money. They get to do or not do whatever they want. So we’ll see. We’re still going back and forth. Maybe there is a solution. Or, I know in talking to Adam, if it never happens, then it never happens. And that’s fine, too. So we’ll just see. READ FULL STORY »
On his Twitter feed GhostPanther, Adam McKay, director and cowriter of Will Ferrell’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, has announced that Paramount and the producers could not agree on a budget for a sequel, and since the studio owns the rights to Anchorman, the film is dead unless someone has a change of heart. READ FULL STORY »