April 23, 2012
Adam McKay Talks Anchorman 2
He cautions they've only written "half a percent" of the script, but says the sequel will pick up "right when all the news started changing with the 24-hours news cycle in '78 or '79."
March 30, 2012
Weekly Ketchup: Anchorman Sequel Is On Its Way
This week's Ketchup includes movie news about sequels for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Twins, remakes/reboots of Carrie, (Teenage Mutant) Ninja Turtles and the Jack Ryan franchise, and new roles for Ben Affleck, Zooey Deschanel, Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson.
March 28, 2012
Anchorman 2 Is a Go
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, and Paul Rudd are reportedly on board, with Adam McKay directing.
March 16, 2012
Five Favorite Films with Genesis Rodriguez
In the odd chance that you happened to be watching Mexican telenovelas sometime in the last five or six years, you may have locked eyes upon Genesis Rodriguez, a young actress who was a regular cast member on several shows before moving to Los Angeles for an arc on Entourage. You're also likely to enjoy her performance as Will Ferrell's absurdly radiant paramour in this week's Casa de mi Padre , a movie that riffs heavily on the telenovelas of Rodriguez's past. We sat down with Rodriguez for a chat last week, in which she reflected on working with Ferrell and his intentions behind playing a Mexican. Plus, she talked a little about working with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the forthcoming Last Stand. First, though -- before we ran out of time -- she ran through her all-time five favorite comedies...
August 4, 2010
Will Ferrell Speaks Spanish After All
According to The Wrap, Will Ferrell is gearing up to star in a Spanish-language comedy, "Casa de mi Padre," which will be subtitled in English and marketed to U.S. theaters.
July 19, 2010
Anchorman 2 Would Have Been a Musical
If you were bummed that Paramount passed on the "Anchorman" sequel, you may weep to learn that if it had been greenlit, Adam McKay had plans to make "Anchorman 2" a musical.
April 30, 2010
Paramount Passes on Anchorman Sequel
Okay, enough with the "Anchorman 2" rumors and questions, everyone -- director Adam McKay says that even after he cut his proposed budget, Paramount passed on making the sequel.
June 2, 2009
Will Ferrell Talks Land of the Lost
Ahead of the release of the comedy-adventure Land of the Lost -- a big-screen adaptation of Sid and Marty Kroft's psychedelic TV series from the '70s -- Rotten Tomatoes got the chance to talk with star Will Ferrell, who shares his thoughts on the show, the film, and the possibility of an Anchorman sequel.
September 26, 2006
An Early Look at Will Ferrell's "Blades of Glory"
Will Ferrell has a new comedy due for a spring release; it's called "Blades of Glory" and not only is it a flick about male figure skaters ... but it's got a supporting cast just like the ones found in "Anchorman" and "Talladega Nights."
February 17, 2006
Paul Rudd Joins the "Reno" Police Force
The ever-likable Paul Rudd has joined the cast of "Reno 911! Miami," says Larry Carroll of MTV Movies, which is good news for comedy fans in general. Mr. Rudd previously injected some hilariousness into flicks like "Clueless," "Wet Hot American Summer," "Anchorman," and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," so his inclusion in any new comedy flick is cause for mild celebration.
February 13, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Talladega Nights
For those of us who loved "Anchorman" and semi-suffered through "Kicking & Screaming," "Bewitched," and "The Producers" while waiting for the Will Ferrell we know and love, well, here comes a movie (and the trailer) you'll want to keep an eye out for. It's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," and it hits theaters on August 4th.
December 16, 2005
It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Virgin
The surprise sleeper hit "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" just barely cracked the century mark at the domestic box office, which is pretty impressive for a movie star-less sex comedy, but the flick is selling like those proverbial hotcakes now that the DVD has been released. Between DVD and VHS, the Virgin sold over 2 million copies. In one day.
August 12, 2005
Four Funny Guys Join Ferrell's Race Comedy
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Will Ferrell's next big comedy will co-star John C. Reilly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Gary Cole, and Sacha Baron ("Ali G") Cohen. The project is a Nascar comedy that's presently untitled, but used to be known as "Talladega Nights."
July 15, 2005
Paramount Warms Up to a New "Pilot"
Out of nowhere and currently rather popular is screenwriter Johnny Rosenthal, says Variety. His most recent contract comes from Paramount Pictures, which will produce his screenplay "The Pilot." Set in 1983, the comedy is about a chauvanistic airline pilot who's demoted to flight attendant as a punishment for his misogynistic ways.
July 7, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Waiting
Yahoo! Movies brings the first trailer for the comedy "Waiting." Starring Ryan Reynolds ("Blade: Trinity"), Justin Long ("Dodgeball"), Anna Faris ("Scary Movie"), Luis Guzman ("Boogie Nights"), and David Koechner ("Anchorman"), "Waiting" is described (by me) as "Office Space Goes to Applebee's."
June 21, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Frequent background funnyman Steve Carell has stolen scenes in "Anchorman," "Bruce Almighty," and "Bewitched" -- which means it's high time the guy got a movie of his very own! If you're likely to agree, then head on over to Quicktime Movie Trailers to check out the rather amusing trailer for "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."
April 25, 2005
Will Ferrell to Get "Lost" in Another TV-to-Movie Adaptation
A few years back funnyman Will Ferrell played a character called "Marshall Willenholly" in Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," but who knew Kevin Smith was psychic? Yes, Will Ferrell has signed on to play the lead role in a big-screen version of the cult-classic kid's series "Land of the Lost."
April 1, 2005
Steve Carell to "Get Smart"?
Andrew Weil of ComingSoon.net had a brief chat with funnyman Steve Carell while visiting the set of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," and here's what the actor had to say about his next project, a remake of the old "Get Smart" comedy-spy series: "The basic premise is that both CONTROL and KAOS have fallen on hard times and are not being funded by the government. They're not getting the same kind of funding as (the) CIA. They have one last mission to try to get back on top?it's not retro at all."