In March, it was announced that Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television were developing a pilot for a live-action series based on Ben Edlund‘s superhero spoof comic book The Tick, with Edlund scripting and serving as an executive producer and British comedic genius Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy) cast in the title role. The pilot was directed by Wally Pfister, the cinematographer on all three of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, Inception, and Moneyball.
Recently Amazon released both the premiere date for the pilot and a small set of images, including our first look at Serafinowicz is full Tick attire. You can check out the pictures here below.
Back in 2001 a live-action TV series based on Ben Edlund‘s comic The Tick was made with Seinfeld, Family Guy, and The Emperor’s New Groove star Patrick Warburton playing the title role. The show aired on Fox and, as shows tend to do there, only lasted nine episodes (related note #1: Edlund also worked on that other show you think of when you think of Fox shows that were canceled too early, Firefly, writing the episodes “Trash” and “Jaynestown” and also producing). But even with its short run, the show has developed a cult following.
While that show isn’t coming back to life, Amazon has ordered a pilot episode for a potential brand new series based on Edlund’s Tick character. Nothing is official yet as far as getting a full series order, but an actor has been chosen to take over the role from Warburton. It’s being reported that comedian, actor, writer, and all-around talented gentleman Peter Serafinowicz will take on the title role for the pilot.
Melissa McCarthy is incredibly funny, and she is the crown jewel of every Paul Feig film she stars in. Following the success of Bridesmaids and Heat comes Spy, an action-comedy spy film that sees the comedian go from CIA desk analyst to a full-fledged highly untrained spy. We have already seen one trailer for the film, and now Fox has released the second one.
McCarthy play the unknown spy who will be trained by Jude Law, a clean cut suave spy; and Jason Statham, a dark and brooding spy who does whatever it takes to get the job done. Rose Byrne will play the international criminal who knows the identity of every spy in the CIA. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer.
While we wait to find out if Melissa McCarthy will sign on for Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters film, let’s take a look at the duo’s third and newest collaboration, Spy.
Watch the trailer for Spy here below. (The Red-Band trailer is also embedded.)
In this action-comedy, the Mike & Molly star plays Susan Cooper, a veteran CIA analyst who wants off the desk and out into the field for some action. After two top agents (played by Jude Law and Jason Statham) are compromised, Susan gets her wish and goes deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer and prevent a global catastrophe.