'Arrested Development' Feature Delayed? Hitting theaters January 11?
Nothing starts the day like Jason Bateman parroting the same sentiments on the prospects of the "Arrested Development" feature
film. "We're gonna make the movie. Mitch Hurwitz is just starting to write it. It'll be out in a year and a half.
Sounds like it's been delayed and a year and a half makes for January 2011, right? Then again, this is probably just a wild guess from Bateman. But either way, don't hold your breath. Hurwitz has been, "just about to write this thing" for over a year now.
Sure, now that his animated FOX show is cancelled, the show's creator is probably moving forward with the script, but shooting by the end of 2009 -- which was the original plan -- seems a little far fetched at this point. We do suppose anything's possible, but just don't bank on it.
Inglorious Basterds Final Running Time is 1-minute Longer
Alright. Quentin Tarantino rushed to have his WWII saga, "Inglourious Basterds" shot and edited in eight months in time for the Cannes Film Festival.
It appeared at Cannes to mixed reviews, but Tarantino devotees said, never fear he'll have proper time to recut the movie and make it extra awesome.
Well, it's cut alright. The final version is now locked, but if you're looking for something drastically different, you're probably not going to get it. Tarantino himself says the film is all of one minute longer.
For the record? There was confusion as to just how long the version of Basterds was at Cannes. We said, "what we — and everyone else saw — was undoubtedly 2 hours and 28 minutes." Tarantino confirms that number exactly. "The movie is actually a minute longer, in running time, than it was in Cannes. It was 2:28, without end credits, and now it’s 2:29, or 2:32 with end credits," he told DealMemo. (btw, there appears to be a new poster, but look at the larger version, it appears to be fan-made. Either that or it's just totally budget and looks like crap; see the bad Pitt head photoshopped on).
Judd Apatow's iTunes Podcast for Funny People
Yesterday we debuted a brand new red band trailer for Judd Apatow's Funny People, which I expect to be one of the best movies of this entire year. It didn't feature too much new footage that we haven't seen before, which wasn't a problem because I love saving all of it for the actual theatrical experience. However, if there are a few of you dying to see more from this, Universal has posted a great 3-minute video podcast on iTunes download link here featuring Judd Apatow talking a bit about making this movie and as well as some new scenes. You also get to see a rare glimpse of Apatow, some 17 years ago, doing stand up comedy himself.
"As a former stand up comedian and obsessive stand up comedy fan, this movie is the culmination of my journey in comedy, so I'd like to get it right, because I will not be allowed to do it again." -Judd Apatow
There are a few great moments in this little podcast that really struck me. First off, that scene where Adam Sandler runs down Seth Rogen with his car in the parking lot. Normally, I'd say I hate that kind of humor, but it harkens back to Sandler's Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore and I laughed out loud at it.
Funny People is in theaters July 31st and Inglorious Basterds is out August 21st.
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