Smurfs 2 Hits Trailer!

[adrotate banner=”1″]Smurfs 2 has hit trailer! Yes, Smurfs are back and running around New York again due to things not explained in the trailer. Gargamel makes evil grey Smurfs called The Naughtes played by Christina Ricci and JB Smoove to do his evil bidding. The plan is to convert Smurfette back to the dark side by making her naughty again. (If you remember from Smurf lore, Smurfette was originally created by Gargamel to cause trouble and then became a Smurf later thanks to Papa Smurf) It looks like the producers are banking on the popularity of Katy Perry to give them the big bucks. As I mentioned for the last film, the scenes in the Smurf village were awesome, so hopefully there is more Smurf village time. Neil Patrick Harris and Sofia Vergara also return.

Smurfs 2 Evil Smurfette

Kiss me, ki-ki-kiss me
Infect me with your love and
Fill me with your poison!

And if you are wondering if Azrael is in the film, yes he is, therefore Smurfs 2 will be not terrible!

Smurfs 2 Azrael

Make no LOLcats jokes here!

Grey Evil Smurfs!

Evil Smurfs Naughties
[adrotate banner=”1″]These evil Smurfs called the Naughties are your villains for Smurfs 2: Smurf Smurfer. They are totally grey and not white like everyone ever thought when they first saw them. So don’t think that. Just know that the stranded Gargamel made them out of clay to help get revenge on the Smurfs, and thus they are evil because he made them that way (this is also the real origin of Smurfette!) The female is Vexy (Christina Ricci) and the male is Hackus (JB Smoove)

“Vexy is smart, and mischievous and has lots of attitude. Attitude to spare,” Gosnell says. “And she really does want to please her father.” That would be Gargamel, who would surely cringe at the title.

“Hackus, he’s just very funny and very physical,” Gosnell adds. “He’s the Tasmanian Devil meets a lovable puppy dog.”

The original Smurfs was shockingly not terrible when they weren’t singing, but just like the first one, the film will largely take place in our universe instead of the land of the Smurfs, which was where the first film was the strongest (and Hank Azaria and the cat Azrael stole the show!) Will Smurfs 2 surprise like the original? Can they build on the mythology? If this one is successful, can we finally have an all Smurfland Smurfs movie? The answers to all those questions are mysteries that won’t be solved for a while, so don’t hold your breath until you turn blue. Unless you are one of the Naughties!
via EW

Popeye and Baywatch movies are meant to be together!

[adrotate banner=”1″]So two of the scribes of The Smurfs – Jay Scherick and David Ronn – are writing more movies, including the upcoming animated Popeye film, and the rumored Baywatch movies (which they’ve completed the script.) No word on what happens in the Baywatch movie, or if it is connected to Popeye in some sort of weird way. But i can’t really see Olive Oyl running on the beach in a red swimsuit, because she doesn’t have the equipment required. They’re also writing Smurfs 2: The Smurf of Smurf’s Smurf.

Popeye Olive Oyl

Take this, Altman!


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News Bits – Little Vampire, Resident Evil, Hong Kong Phooey, Smurfs 2, Flat Stanley

[adrotate banner=”1″]Little Vampire was a graphic novel, will now be a movie. Joann Sfar created the book – Little Vampire Goes to School – and is writing and directing, with producer John Carls (Rango) on board. Let’s hope its better than this little vampire!:
Little Vampire
The real stuff:
Little Vampire Goes To School

Speaking of kids books, Flat Stanley will also be a film! Flat Stanley is that cardboard doll that gets sent to famous people all the time.

Flat Stanley Mexico

Flat Stanley vs Beverly Hills Chihuahua!

Smurfs 2, bitches!

There’s a new Resident Evil film being made. I’ve lost count at how many Resident Evil films I am behind in watching…

That Hong Kong Phooey movie they keep threatening is moving forward, and Eddie Murphy will voice!

LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 10, 2011—Eddie Murphy will give voice to the animated lead character in Alcon Entertainment’s live action/animated big screen adaptation of the of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series HONG KONG PHOOEY, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

In addition to voicing the character of Donkey in the box-office hit “Shrek” franchise, Murphy was also the voice of Mushu, the Dragon, in the successful animated epic “Mulan.” Murphy will next be seen in the comedies “Tower Heist,” co-starring Ben Stiller from Universal Studios and “A Thousand Words,” from DreamWorks.

Alex Zamm (“Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts,” “Tooth Fairy 2”) will direct. Kosove and Johnson will produce with Jay Stern and Brett Ratner. Steven P. Wegner will executive produce.

State Johnson and Kosove: “We could not be happier that Eddie Murphy will star as Phooey. There is no overstating his contributions to cinema, and to such enduring stars of family entertainments such as ‘Shrek’ and ‘Dr. Doolittle.’ We look forward to watching him re-imagine yet another classic character.”

Based on the 70’s cult classic Hanna Barbera animated TV series, a mild-mannered dog named PENRY (Murphy) stumbles into a mystic ceremony and is accidentally granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk, and do kung fu. Under the tutelage of his kung fu master, Penry dons a costume and becomes Hong Kong Phooey, and with the help of his trusting sidekick Spot the cat cleans up a rogues gallery of wacky criminals.

Murphy is represented by Adam Venit at WME, and Skip Brittenham and Matt Johnson at Ziffren Brittenham. Alcon’s in house counsel David Fierson negotiated on behalf of the Company.