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Adam Mckay Teases 'Anchorman 2' Will Involve "A Custody Battle" & "Bowling For Dollars"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 4:36 PM
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Curiously absent in last month's surprise announcement of "Anchorman 2" was any mention of the musical angle that was bandied about back in 2010. While the rumor was that Paramount turned initially turned down the project over budget concerns and fears it wouldn't play internationally and would've been cost prohibitive, there is no doubt a star-powered musical sequel -- even with everyone taking pay cuts -- would have been expensive. And while it's not a sure thing that a musical approach has been totally deep-sixed (and we'd guess there will be at least some kind of music nod like "Afternoon Delight" in the first film) all signs point to yes.

Blood Everywhere! Sony Kills Development On Adam McKay's 'The Boys' And Screen Gems Cans YA Novel Adaptation 'The Mortal Instruments'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 11, 2012 8:56 AM
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If you only looked at the box office numbers, it would appear business is booming in Hollywood. And yet, left and right, projects are being postponed or outright canceled by the studios. Just this week, Legendary Pictures put the kibosh on the latest ill-advised blockbuster, a nine-figure adaptation of "Paradise Lost." And now Sony is pulling an Old Yeller on two more projects, with Columbia Pictures halting an adaptation of the violent comic, "The Boys," and genre shingle Screen Gems passing on kid-lit adaptation "The Mortal Instruments."

Emma Stone In Talks To Star In Will Ferrell/Adam McKay Produced Comedy 'He's Fuckin' Perfect'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 3, 2011 6:06 AM
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Last month, Fox 2000 (a sibling of 20th Century Fox) purchased the spec script "He's Fucking Perfect" from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay production company shingle Gary Sanchez. Penned by newbie scribe Lauryn Kahn, THR reported the story to be about a pessimistic woman in love who uses the Internet to research her friends’ dates, report back and weed out the losers. However, her role gets turned on its head when she encourages a friend to dump a date only so she can steal him for herself, and then uses her social media savvy to transform herself into his ideal girl.

Adam McKay Will Get In The Game With Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg For 'Three Mississippi'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 30, 2011 8:01 AM
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Warner Bros. Plans A Thanksgiving 2012 ReleaseJust yesterday, Warner Bros. picked up "Swear to God" as a potential vehicle for powerhouse comedy duo director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell but it looks they want them for something else first.

Warner Bros. Want Will Ferrell & Adam McKay To 'Swear To God'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2011 5:27 AM
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The pairing of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay is like peanut butter and chocolate, and of course, has been very lucrative as well. The duo collaborated on "Anchorman," "Step Brothers," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and last year's "The Other Guys" and Warner Bros., like the rest of us, wants to see these two back together again.

Adam McKay Wants Jeremy Renner & Rob Riggle For Football Movie, Maybe Now Called 'Three Mississippi'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 26, 2011 7:56 AM
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Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and by the looks of it out there, agents, PR folks and news leakers have already left for the weekend so let's rewind to something we missed earlier in the week while we're all lamenting the fact that a horrible sequel is set to gross over a $100 million this weekend, sadly.

Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg Teaming Up Again For Football Comedy 'Turkey Bowl'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 17, 2011 10:28 AM
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Alec Baldwin To Play Wahlberg's FatherWondering if Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg got along during the making of the cop-comedy flick, "The Other Guys" as directed by Adam McKay? Here's your answer: the duo are reuniting on a football comedy project called, "Turkey Bowl."

Adam McKay Courting Russell Crowe & Simon Pegg For Comic-Book Adaptation 'The Boys'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 29, 2011 2:07 AM
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Script's Almost Done, But Director Admits That It's A Hard Film To Get MadeThe career of Adam McKay is at an interesting juncture now -- having delivered four successful comedies starring BFF Will Ferrell ("Anchorman," "Step Brothers," "The Other Guys" and "Talladega Nights": and yes, those are ranked in order of brilliance), the former "Saturday Night Live" writer is starting to look at stepping outside of his comfort zone, with a couple of projects percolating that look to take him into slightly less ludicrous waters and away from Ferrell. One is a biopic of legendary political consultant Lee Atwater, from "In The Loop" and "Four Lions" writer Jesse Armstrong, although that seems further off at the moment.

SXSW Exclusive: Nick Frost & Simon Pegg Say 'Paul' Sequels Are Definitely A Possibility

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 14, 2011 1:37 AM
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'The World's End' Aiming To Shoot Next YearAside from being an exceptionally fun movie, Greg Mottola's "Paul" seems to be a haven for upcoming project news; we've got dozens of updates on future movies concerning the extensive talent in that film.

A 'Step Brothers' Rap Album Is In The Works. Awesome.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 10:57 AM
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Adam McKay Invites Mos Def To Spit A VerseDirector, producer, writer and Will Ferrell BFF, Adam McKay hit Twitter today to drop some mad knowledge on the world. First he teased, "Are we currently working on a Step Bros rap album? Yup." But before we could begin to speculate as to what this could all mean, he followed it up confirming he meant he exactly what he said: "I wasn't kidding about Step Bros rap album. And we just found out we have a crazy big time producer. Mos Def, you up for a guest flow?"

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