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Jay Baruchel Gives GOON 2 Update; Will Co-Write with Jesse Chabot and Michael Dowse Will Return to Direct; Evan Goldberg Will Produce
Goon was a great sports movie with a lot of laughs and nice heart too [my review]. So it’s great to hear that we will have a sequel soon (I don’t say that often); Jay Baruchel took to the Twitterverse to share the news, in summary: Baruchel will write the script with Jesse Chabot, Michael Dowse will also return to direct the sequel; Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote the original, will return as a producer.
Jay Baruchel @BaruchelNDG
I’d like to say thank you to all of you for all the GOON 2 love. You guys are wicked.
Though I do feel the need to clarify something from the last article I posted, GOON 2 will be written by @jessechabot and myself.
Evan Goldberg will be involved as a producer and we will all be working our asses off to make as awesome a flick as possible.
Please know this: GOON is pretty close to sacred for all of
us involved and we would only be entertaining the idea of continuing the saga if we were all equally convinced that Doug, Laflamme, Stevesy, the Russians, Rolie, Ogilvy Belchy and Eva were only getting started
We will give them and you guys the epic, violent, heartfelt awesomeness that is not just deserved but required. HIGH. LAND. ERS.
Sorry for the tweet carpet bombing, just wanted to provide context and give appropriate respect to my boy @jessechabot
And YES @mdowse is directing the motherfucker! #gaypornhard
Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview, here is a look at what’s opening this weekend and what else you might want to watch. Check back Monday for a new City Strip, I know I will.
Although the final trailer almost won me over, I caught Clash of the Titans on TV last week and it was just unbearable. Clumsy and loud, it was just an irritant. I don’t expect them to have less cheese in the story this time around. The Hunger Games will be #1 at the box office again.
Whenever director Tarsem Singh releases a movie I wish he hadn’t (Immortals, Mirror Mirror) I have to urge folks to go check out his amazing work in The Fall and The Cell. So go do that.
I posted a review of this little gem. It’s a lot of fun for the right audience.
The film is garnering a lot of attention as of late due to the MPAA’s irresponsible action of giving it an R rating because it includes more than one instance of the word “fuck”. Expect it to expand and hopefully have more useful attention thrust its way.
Game of Thrones (Sunday, HBO) – “Five Kings, One Throne” it’s going to be bloody good.
Shameless (Sunday, Showtime) – Last week’s episode was some of the most messed up stuff I’ve ever seen on television. This is a must check out show if you haven’t.
Cut To The Chase Reviews from The City of Films are spoiler free Reviews ‘abridged for your pleasure’. Quick, concise, and sometimes entertaining opinions on the go!
Starring: Seann William Scott (American Pie), Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up), Liev Schreiber (Scream)
Written by: Jay Baruchel & Evan Goldberg
Release Date: Canada – February 24th / USA – February 24th (Video On Demand), March 30th (limited)
Goon has been on my radar ever since we showed you the great trailers last year. I have finally seen the flick and can tell you that it’s a great movie with a surprisingly sweet tone beneath some hard hitting ice time.
There are not a lot of hockey comedies out there, Slap Shot is the standard of course and respectfully I would say Goon stands right beside it. There are fights, lots of blood, lost teeth and a whole lot of cussing – this is second-tier hockey after all. The script is solid with a lot of lines that had me laughing for a long time, “there’s only 2 rules: don’t touch my percocets and do you have any percolates.”
Here is a new trailer for Goon [past trailers here and here], which stars Seann William Scott, Liev Shreiber and Jay Baruchel. I enjoy most hockey movies, this one looks like a winner so far, and that might have to do with the movie having been written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (Superbad).
The trailer is less offensive as it lacks the swearing and such, but it’s just as hard hitting. The fighting scenes look really well done, not a lot of close up shaky cam going on here.
Doug Glatt, a slacker who discovers he has a talent for brawling is approached by a minor league hockey coach and invited to join the team as the “muscle.” Despite the fact that Glatt can’t skate his best friend, Pat, convinces him to give it a shot, and Glatt becomes a hero to the team and their fans, until the league’s reigning goon becomes threatened by Glatt’s success and decides to even the score.
- Check out these two cool posters: Coriolanus and Goon.
- A ‘Lego’ feature movie is being built, see what I did there? [variety]
- Russell Brand to star in and produce comedy ‘The President Stole My Girlfriend’, it’s like a Robert Munch title. [THR]
- It’s nice! Sacha Baron Cohen set for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. [ew]
- Colin Firth may torture Josh Brolin in Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake. [twitchfilm]
New TV Spot for THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, watch it below:
Alliance Films has released a new trailer for Goon [past trailer here], which stars Seann William Scott, Liev Shreiber and Jay Baruchel. Michael Dowse directs the story of a small town bouncer who after physically defending his best friend at a hockey game, is recruited to play the enforcer for a minor league team, despite initial misgivings. I like a good hockey movie, this looks to be something worth keeping an eye on. It’s like what would have happened if the first 5 minutes of Happy Gilmore got a feature film [scene].
Full synopsis and trailer below:
We have the first movie trailer for Goon starring Seann William Scott, Liev Shreiber and Jay Baruchel. I enjoy hockey movies and tend to enjoy them even more with Coach Bombay, but this will have to do. It looks like a comedy brawler in the vein of Slap Shot and the beginning 10 minutes of Happy Gilmore. It’s nice to see Shreiber in a comedic role for a change as well as Scott doing what he does best, play the sympathetic goof off. I look forward to this one.
Labelled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
Watch the trailer below:
- Jason Reitman’s ‘Labor Day’ is getting set up at Paramount Pictures, the project will star Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. [THR]
- The Three Stooges gets a Release Date [THR]
- Two official posters for the hockey movie, ‘Goon’. [ramascreen]
- Fox Searchlight picks up Steve McQueen’s NC-17 drama ‘Shame’. [deadline]
- Denzel Washington officially set to take ‘Flight’ with Robert Zemeckis. [digitalspy]
- Hannibal Lecter TV Series in Development. [comingsoon]
A 15 Second preview of the trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn:
There’s a hockey moving coming out next year and it has a lot of good going for it, check this out: it’s called Goon, it has a hard-R rating, stars Seann William Scott and was written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (Superbad). Did I mention it was hard-R? If you remember the first few minutes of Happy Gilmore (of course you do) then you have an idea about what this movie could end up like. Awesome.
Goon features Seann William Scott as Doug, a small town bouncer who, after physically defending his best friend (Baruchel) at a hockey game, is recruited to play the enforcer for a minor league team. Jay Baruchel, who co-wrote with Evan Goldberg (Superbad co-writer), says of the character and film:
Doug isn’t about winning… Doug is about doing what you need to do in a given time and finding what you are good at and finding what you’re meant to do. In some ways it’s a fairly… anti-sports movie because there’s no — well, I don’t want to give too much away, but it doesn’t have all the clichés that those movies usually have.