Nicholas Stoller finds himself in a new creative territory this year. He has just directed his first sequel. strong>Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising marks the return of the hilarious writer and director, who has never directed a sequel before, and he reveals that making sequels isn’t as easy as it sounds.
We were recently invited to the film’s press conference where Stoller talked about writing and directing a sequel, the responsibility of giving females their own version of Animal House, him franchising his work through spinoffs, and writing other sequels. He also addressed some of the bigger issues like how five middle-aged guys who worked on the script were able to write female college freshman so well and finally having a gay character in one of his films. Find out what he had to say about all of this and more in our coverage of the Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising press conference below.
Universal Pictures has released the newest trailer for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Directed by Nicholas Stoller, the follow-up to 2014’s comedy hit stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, who reprise their roles as parental figures who have to deal with yet another university-based social organization.
However, instead of a fraternity, they learn that their new neighbors are a sorority started by ChloÃ« Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons, and Beanie Feldstein. So to kick them out of their neighborhood, they enlist the help of an old enemy, Teddy (Zac Efron). And things can only get crazier from there. Check out the latest trailer for Neighbors 2 below.
Golden Globe Awards hosts past and present are coming together with news that Tina Fey—who’s co-hosting this years ceremony with Amy Poehler this Sunday—is in late-stage negotiations to join the cast of The Muppets 2 as the female lead.
Fey joins Ricky Gervais—who hosted the Globes the past few years—to make up the two human leads. Fey would apparently be playing a Russian gulag prison guard. Huh!
Despite being the proud parent company of properties like Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes, Warner Brothers hasn’t put out a full-length animated feature film in a very long time. There are the occasional direct-to-home entertainment releases which features DC Comics’ finest, but for the most part we haven’t seen a true WB animated film in a long time.
Pixar and DreamWorks animation have been the forefront of the animation genre, consistently putting out new films every year. Part of that reason is because of the established brain trust they have created at the dawn of their company’s inception. Together, these respective creative groups methodically have created stories and visions, and devised plans on how they will carry them out. Now WB wants a part of that action, and they have started with a brain trust of their own, which consists of some of the most reputable people in the animation and entertainment industry.
The sequel to Walt Disney’s hit revival of Jim Henson’s creations, The Muppets, is set to begin production come this January. With that fast approaching, the human cast is starting to take shape.
First came the announcement that Ty Burrell (Modern Family, Dawn of the Dead) would be starring as one of the live-action leads. Now comes word that comedian Ricky Gervais has entered into negotiations for another human lead in The Muppets 2.