News emerging of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s final part in their ‘Cornetto Trillogy’ (named ‘The World’s End’) has got us extremely excited. Especially since it’s been what seems like an age since its second installment, 2007’s ‘Hot Fuzz’. There are currently a lot of great comedies that are linked to a return to our screens after long absences. We call them our comedy callback. WUWO Magazine is excited about the prospect of every last one of them, and we know the list is long, so we’ve shortened it and left a few good ‘uns off but c’mon guys?…You never taken a short cut before?
Steve Carell recently said that when the main ‘Anchorman’ crew met up to shoot the teaser trailer that it was “was like no time had passed” and that shooting would start in February/March 2013, with a release set to be within the same year. Here’s the aforementioned teaser trailer. Goes down like smooth musky man scotch…
Alan Partridge the Movie
Armando Iannucci (one of the writers for ‘I’m Alan Partridge’) has said he has tried to preserve the intimacy and the localism of the original show but admits it needs to justify going to the big screen. Filming is set to begin in late 2012 with a release date of 2013. But if you’re a big fan of Alan’s, and you’re not a mentalist you can catch him on Sky Atlantic’s one-off Partridge special ‘Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places I Live’ on June 25th. You can also catch him in his recently released book ‘I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan’ in WHSmith now, just next to the Toblerone.
Confirmation of the film depends on the Studio, but Ben Stiller and co-writer Justin Theroux have handed the script in. Stiller says it is set ten years after the first ‘Zoolander’ and “their lives have changed and they’re not really relevant anymore. It’s a new world for them”, wouldn’t have thought relevance would matter when you can throw a magnum in someone’s face. Intriguing though, especially considering they have written Will Ferrell’s character (Mugatu) into the script. It Hopefully will be around 2014, if the Studio okay’s it.
Arrested Development the Movie
The massive cult hit was probably the most stupid cancellation in US television history, and that’s no overstatement, rarely do jokes have such depth and scripts have such a carefully constructed culmination of fantastic plot-lines towards a always hilarious ending as that of Arrested Development. But it did get cancelled.
Suggestions of a film have been brewing since the last scene of the series, when show-narrator Ron Howard is pitched with the idea of a show about the Bluth family, to which he replies: “I don’t see it as a series. Maybe a movie.” However, the possibility of it happening was fading with time, until the show creator Mitchell Hurwitz announced the script was half-done and was happening along with nine or ten episodes before the movie, but Hurwitz has given us no hand with a release date.
Who knows whether any of these will be as good as what they are following, it has been a while. However, it’s hard not to be intrigued and excited for these familiar faces to callback to the laughs that they’ve already given us.