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NBC Krysten Ritter 'Mission Control' Canceled: 'Anchorman' Astronaut Comedy Aborted at Launch

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 15, 2014 @ 2:31 PM
NBC
We were happy to see 'Breaking Bad' and 'Don't Trust the B' star Krysten Ritter given proper due with NBC's 'Mission Control,' a Will Ferrell-Adam McKay '60s astronaut comedy in the vein of 'Anchorman,' but wouldn't you know it, the launch has already been canceled. NBC has opted to scrap 'Mission Control' ahead of its midseason debut altogether.

'Ant-Man' to Be Directed by Peyton Reed from Script by Adam McKay!

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by Britt Hayes June 7, 2014 @ 1:05 PM
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Breathe a sigh of relief everyone because it's officially official! Marvel has made the announcement: director Peyton Reed will helm 'Ant-Man,' taking over for the dearly departed Edgar Wright, while 'Anchorman' writer/director Adam McKay will take over scripting duties on the project, which has been on a bit of a bumpy track over the last couple of weeks.

'Ant-Man' Will (No Longer) Be Directed by 'Anchorman' Helmer Adam McKay [UPDATED]

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by Damon Houx May 30, 2014 @ 9:29 PM
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After today's announcement of the directors most likely to replace Edgar Wright on 'Ant-Man,' a decision has been made: 'Anchorman' director Adam McKay is now in talks helm the project. UPDATE: It's now being reported that McKay has pulled out of negotiations with Marvel and will not be directing 'Ant-Man.' Further details below.

Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer Among the Candidates to Direct Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

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by Mike Sampson May 30, 2014 @ 10:44 AM
Marvel Studios
As Marvel scrambles to find a new 'Ant-Man' director to replace the departed Edgar Wright, a few names have bubbled up to the top of the list. 'Anchorman' writer-director Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer ('Zombieland') and Rawson Thurber ('We're the Millers') have met with Marvel this week and are among the top candidates. We've also heard that Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito (who directed the Marvel shorts 'Item 47' and 'Agent Carter') is in the mix as well.

NBC Orders Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman'-Esque 'Mission Control' Series with Krysten Ritter

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 9, 2014 @ 8:05 PM
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We're not happy with all of NBC's renewal and cancellation decisions today, but at least one of its newest offerings for the coming season will soften the blow. NBC's "Anchorman Astronaut" period comedy 'Mission Control' with 'Breaking Bad' star Krysten Ritter has officially been given a series order under the watchful eye of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay themselves. Plus, what else has NBC given the green light to?

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to Reunite for 'Border Guards'

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by Damon Houx April 15, 2014 @ 6:17 PM
Sony
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are one of the greatest comic duos in cinema, so it's exciting to know they're re-teaming to make 'Border Guards.' Currently Adam McKay is eyeing directing, so it could be the trio's third movie together, following 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby' and 'Step Brothers.'

'Anchorman 3' Will Never Happen, Says Director Adam McKay

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by Jacob Hall February 27, 2014 @ 3:48 PM
Paramount Pictures
Although 'Anchorman 2' wasn't groundbreaking at the box office even being a more moderately budgeted comedy, it did make significantly more than its beloved 2004 predecessor. So, could there be an 'Anchorman 3' somewhere down the line? As far as co-writer and director Adam McKay is concerned ... No. Never. Ever.

'Anchorman 2' Returning to Theaters With Extended, R-Rated Edition

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by Mike Sampson February 21, 2014 @ 8:15 AM
Paramount
http://youtu.be/Ph9NMC2wK50
Didn't get enough Ron Burgundy last month with 'Anchorman 2'? Well, Ron, Brick, Champ and Brian are coming back to theaters this month with an extended, R-rated cut that promises 763 new jokes. It's like watching an all new 'Anchorman' movie!

'Anchorman': The TV Series? NBC Orders Astronaut Comedy from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 15, 2014 @ 8:57 PM
Paramount
Fans of Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy return in 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' might still count themselves surprised a sequel finally got of the ground, but could the same brand of humor land on TV? NBC wants to put a man on the moon with a new 'Anchorman'-style comedy about the 1962 space race, direct from Ferrell and director Adam McKay themselves!