Adam McKay in Talks to Direct Uptown Saturday Night Remake

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Will Smith and Denzel Washington are already attached to star. Back to Article

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Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

If I could post a picture, it would be Paul Mooney looking disgusted.

Oh, sure, someone will make a Tyler Perry joke. Affirmative action. If only there were more black directors available to do quality comedies. It's not like you have Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite), Malcolm Lee (Undercover Brother), Tim Story (Barbershop), Mario Van Peebles (Badasssss), F Gary Gray (Friday), Ice Cube (Players Club), etc. And poor Spike Lee, who nobody remembers his comic skills in films like "Crooklyn" and "Girl 6". (And Sidney Poitier is still alive. Just sayin')

No. We need a director whose primary vision has consisted of sticking a camera at the hilarious face of Will Ferrell. The good news is that the job didn't go to Brett Ratner.

And please don't tell me that Will Smith thinks he's going to be stepping into Bill Cosby's shoes, in what was Cosby's best (by far) film role. Next thing, they'll be casting Chris Brown as Geetchie, and that just can't be allowed to happen. For those who don't know, "Uptown" is the greatest black comedy of the 70s (ever?), and is a classic that deserves much more respect than it gets. For now, I'll give McKay a pass....until I see who's writing it, and if they're going to get an SNL lacky for the job, it better damn well be JB SMOOVE.

Apr 27 - 11:35 AM

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Merle Stanford

If Chris Brown comes anywhere near this movie, he's gonna get, well, Chris Browned.

Apr 29 - 05:25 PM

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Merle Stanford

If Chris Brown comes anywhere near this movie, he's gonna get, well, Chris Browned.

Apr 29 - 05:25 PM

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