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‘Bring It On’ & ‘Yes Man’ Director Peyton Reed Confirmed To Direct ‘Ant-Man’; Adam McKay Will Rewrite Script

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 7, 2014 2:50 PM
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Peyton Reed, Ant-Man
Finally, the wait is over and more importantly over for film journos and bloggers who felt compelled to constantly keep up with this story. After all the back and forth Marvel announced today that they’ve found a director for “Ant-Man”: Peyton Reed, the filmmaker eclectic filmmaker behind teen comedy “Bring It On,” 2002’s throwback romance film “Down With Love,” Vince Vaughn’s “The Break-Up” and “Yes Man” starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel.

Adam McKay Not Directing 'Ant-Man' After All, Marvel To Keeping Looking For A Replacement For Edgar Wright

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2014 2:27 PM
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Adam McKay
Welcome to the rumor mill at its most...rumor-y. The past 24 hours have been a prime example of everyone trying to get to the story first before there's one actually there. Yesterday, we learned that Marvel had their eyes on Adam McKay, Rawson Thurber and Ruben Fleischer to replace Edgar Wright on "Ant-Man," with plans to meet with those directors, presumably with other unnamed filmmakers in the mix. Then, before the day was out, it was reported that McKay had jumped the queue, was in talks to land the gig. Well, the weekend is here and the director's chair for "Ant-Man" is still vacant.

Adam McKay In Talks To Direct Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 30, 2014 11:55 PM
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Adam Mckay
Is this week’s “Ant-Man”/Marvel drama finally drawing to a close? It’s been such a whirlwind of emojis I don’t even know what to think anymore. Yet who to believe? Earlier today, three men emerged as the finalists to fill the director’s chair on “Ant-Man” recently vacated by filmmaker Edgar Wright after eight years of development and what sounds like a last minute losing of nerve from Marvel in favor of something more safe and familiar.

Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer & Rawson Thurber In The Mix To Direct 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2014 11:42 AM
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It's been a full week since Marvel announced Edgar Wright's departure from "Ant-Man," the big question still lingers: who is going to take over the movie? It's just over thirteen months until the movie is scheduled to drop into theaters, and while fanboys have been hoping for names like the screenplay's original co-writer Joe Cornish (no chance) and "Guardians Of The Galaxy" helmer James Gunn (who recently denied rumors he was getting the gig), a fresh crop of contenders has surfaced and they are not the names you might be expecting.

Will Ferrell & Adam McKay Producing A New ‘The Flintstones’ Animated Feaure

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 7, 2014 7:23 PM
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The Flintstones
Yabbadabawhatthef*ck?? Because Will Ferrell had such a successful time adapting “Land Of the Lost,” he’s now teaming up with buddy Adam McKay to (exec) produce a new live-action version of “The Flintstones.”

Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly & Adam McKay Reunite For 'Border Guards'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2014 9:18 AM
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Step Brothers
While "Step Brothers 2" seems less and less likely as time goes on, the good news is six years after their last full blown team-up, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Adam McKay are getting ready to reunite and hopefully make us laugh. Really, really hard.

Watch: Trailer For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: No Joke Cut' Reveals Drama Behind The Burgundy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2014 11:44 AM
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Yeah, we're aware of the date. Either way, "Anchorman" is a cash cow Paramount will keep squeezing the teats of, and if all this only serves to remind people that "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is now on home video, well, mission accomplished.

'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay Gets Serious With Finance Drama 'The Big Short'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2014 1:45 PM
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The Big Short Adam McKay
While he's best known for capturing the various absurdly hilarious things that come out of the mouth of Will Ferrell, Adam McKay has a serious side to him, that perhaps showed through most publicly with the compelling (if wildly random and out of place) closing credits of "The Other Guys." The end of the 2010 buddy comedy featuring Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg featured an extended animated sequence detailing how ponzi schemes work, the ugly side of bailing out banks and corporations and more. It probably wasn't the best venue for that kind of stuff, but now McKay has a vehicle that will let him blow off some steam.

Review: R-Rated, Extended Cut Of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 2, 2014 11:00 AM
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Earlier this week, Paul Rudd visited “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” to welcome Fallon to his new gig as host and, ostensibly, to plug the rerelease of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which begins a weeklong run in an extended, R-rated cut this weekend. When the always-excitable Fallon asked Rudd what the longer cut was like, Rudd paused and said, “It’s just weird.” This is the easiest way to describe the new version of “Anchorman 2,” an oversized comedy so shapeless and bizarre that it borders on being experimental. Gone is any sense of pacing or propriety; in its place is sheer, go-for-broke goofiness. It doesn’t always work, but it’s probably the most fascinating thing being released in theaters this weekend.

Adam McKay Says There Will Be No 'Anchorman 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 5:35 PM
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With "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' arriving in theaters on a wave of hype, endless advertising, countless personal appearances by Ron Burgundy and much more, Paramount is likely satisfied that the long awaited sequel bested its predecessor at the box office, though it wasn't a knockout punch. "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" notched $95 million worldwide, and the sequel (to date), $169 million. Respectable, but even "Elf" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby" did better at the domestic box office. All this to say: Ron Burgundy is hanging up his jacket.

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