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Today’s Links: Waldo Movie, Hannibal Lecter TV series, Call of Duty MW3 Trailer Featuring Jonah Hill and More
- Some great behind-the-scenes photos from Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. [nytimes]
- MGM buys the film right to Waldo, I guess it was only a matter of time. [variety]
- Jessica Chastain will play Princess Diana in ‘Caught in Flight’. [indiewire]
- Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner will reunite for new project. [thewrap]
- NBC Orders Hannibal Lecter TV series, if only it wasn’t on network TV. [deadline]
- Harold & Kumar may star in animated TV series. [reuters]
The official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 live action trailer featuring Sam Worthington, Jonah Hill and Dwight Howard:
Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview where we take a look at what’s going on this weekend in entertainment. Check back Monday for The City Strip – It’s going to be scary good. Don’t forget to check out the The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide to see what else is coming out over the next few weeks and months.
This generation’s Cheech & Chong? Well those guys never made me laugh but I sure do enjoy a H & K movie. The fact that it’s so low brow and self-aware makes it all the more hilarious. I’m going to go out on a limb and bet this is the best of the trilogy – just looks at Danny Trejo’s sweater in the header! This isn’t one for the kids but lovers and haters of 3D should be able to enjoy it. Christmas begins!
The timing couldn’t be better for a flick like this; employees get revenge on the financier who swindled them out of their own money. Looks forgettable, occupy Harold & Kumar instead.
Saturday Night Live (Saturday, NBC) – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Charlie Day hosts and Maroon 5 provides the “music”.
Page Eight (Sunday, PBS) – It’s on PBS and it’s British, anyone surprised? But it looks like a solid espionage thriller starring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon and Judy Davis. [Trailer]
The Simpsons (Sunday, FOX) – They return with their first regular/non-Halloween episode since the contract fight. Will we see a relevant chalkboard jab at FOX? Let’s hope. Homer gets a new assistant (voiced by Jane Lynch) who is after his job; Bart one-ups Lisa at a school science fair with a mechanical baby seal.
The Walking Dead (Sunday, AMC) – So Shane is a bald badass now. Or a bald psychotic, time will tell.
Stand-up comic Patton Oswalt will join Kal Penn and John Cho in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas. Everybody and their dog on the set are Tweeting about that and other things. I am happy because Patton Oswalt is a funny dude and surprised everyone last year with his role in Big Fan, a great movie to check out. And and for the Doogie fans, Neil Patrick Harris will return, you gotta watch past the credits of Escape from Guantanamo Bay to find out why.
The film which is already shooting, in 3D, sees estranged best friends Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) reuniting to find a replacement Christmas tree (a ‘specially grown’ one) for the Harold’s father-in-law, because they burn his down.
A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas takes place years after the sequel. Harold and Kumar, now in their 30s, have not been on speaking terms for years. Harold is a married, drug-free, Wall Street executive, while Kumar is single, still living like a teenager, and has recently had his medical license suspended for smoking marijuana. (more…)
H&K star John Cho sat down with Collider for an interview [here] and gave some more information on that sequel I have been waiting on. John Cho is now saying that the proposed third film in the series, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas could end up shooting this summer for a fall release. I might be one of the few that thought that the Gitmo sequel was hilarious so can only imagine what hijinx they will get into this time.
The question is Kal Penn, who currently has a job in Washington, DC as part of the Obama administration [seriously]. There’s a script for the film already, and Cho says “it looks like it’s happening,” but he hasn’t read the script. His understanding is that it picks up a while after the second film, and that it could be a “legit holiday movie,” with an intention to make a film very much in the spirit of other holiday-themed comedies. Cho says Neil Patrick Harris “is supposed to be in it”.
CoF announced A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas in May of 2009, and was then slated for a November 5, 2010 release. We shall see.