Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Zack Snyder Defends 'Man Of Steel' Finale, Ben Affleck Reveals Bruce Wayne Knew People Who Died In That Battle Zack Snyder Defends 'Man Of Steel' Finale, Ben Affleck Reveals Bruce Wayne Knew People Who Died In That Battle New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’ New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’ Watch: Scott Lang Wants To Call The Avengers In New International 'Ant-Man' Trailer Watch: Scott Lang Wants To Call The Avengers In New International 'Ant-Man' Trailer Zack Snyder Reveals The Easter Egg Idea He Pitched Christopher Nolan And David Goyer For 'Man Of Steel' Zack Snyder Reveals The Easter Egg Idea He Pitched Christopher Nolan And David Goyer For 'Man Of Steel' New Images Of Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, More In 'Batman v. Superman,' Ben Affleck Compares Batman To Hamlet New Images Of Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, More In 'Batman v. Superman,' Ben Affleck Compares Batman To Hamlet Mads Mikkelsen And Hugh Dancy Released From Their 'Hannibal' Contracts Mads Mikkelsen And Hugh Dancy Released From Their 'Hannibal' Contracts Paul Thomas Anderson To Write And Possibly Direct Warner Bros' ‘Pinocchio’ For Robert Downey Jr. Paul Thomas Anderson To Write And Possibly Direct Warner Bros' ‘Pinocchio’ For Robert Downey Jr. Tom Cruise Still Gearing Up For 'Top Gun 2,' Story Will Involve Drone Warfare Tom Cruise Still Gearing Up For 'Top Gun 2,' Story Will Involve Drone Warfare Watch: First Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Nicolas Cage Watch: First Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Nicolas Cage Review: ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & Jason Clarke Review: ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & Jason Clarke 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season

Warner Bros. Gives The 'Entourage' Movie A Green Light

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 29, 2013 at 10:14PM

Forget sequels, remakes and superhero movies. Hollywood's newest trend is reviving dead TV shows. With "Arrested Development" and "The Killing" getting new seasons, and HBO ordering up a "Bored To Death" movie, now it's the boys of "Entourage" are set to actually appear on the big screen for the first time. And less than two years after the series signed off with constant chatter of followup movie, it's actually happening.
5
Entourage

Forget sequels, remakes and superhero movies. Hollywood's newest trend is reviving dead TV shows. With "Arrested Development" and "The Killing" getting new seasons, and HBO ordering up a "Bored To Death" movie, now it's the boys of "Entourage" are set to actually appear on the big screen for the first time. And less than two years after the series signed off with constant chatter of followup movie, it's actually happening.

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has given a green light to the project which will be written and directed by series creator Doug Ellin. Last fall, it was reported that the script was near completion, with the story apparently picking up six months after the series finale. “There are interesting developments about Ari as a studio head, and that’s still the first page for me," Ellin said at the time. "But foremost is the friendship between the guys who are still hanging out and going to fun parties, and it continues with the same characters.” 

While a start date isn't locked down just yet, deals are being made with Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven to reprise their roles as Vinnie, E, Johnny Drama, Turtle and Ari which is probably the best news -- Piven aside -- any of these guys have heard all day. But frankly, if there's no Rhys Coiro as Billy Walsh, this movie is dead to us.

Like many popular HBO shows, what started as a fun, sharp concept quickly became self-involved and ridiculous in the later seasons so we'll be curious if the movie can reignite that initial spark that made it a compelling litlte half hour look at Hollywood. But considering Ellin's comments that these are the same guys "hanging out and going to fun parties," part of us suspects Warner Bros. just wants something to replace "The Hangover" as that franchise wraps up this year.

This article is related to: Entourage, Warner Bros. , Jeremy Piven


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates