With a $229 million international box office haul, Paul Feig's modestly budgeted comedy 'The Heat' isn't just one of the biggest hits of 2013, it's the biggest film yet for stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Unfortunately, Sandra Bullock said 'The Heat 2' isn't going to happen, but we may get something else entirely. Are you ready for a spin-off featuring two of the film's supporting characters?
It's no secret that Warner Bros. has had trouble making a 'Wonder Woman' movie and they'd much very like that to change. To that end, Warner Bros. executives recently met with 'Bridesmaids' and 'The Heat' director Paul Feig, who pitched them a take on 'Wonder Woman' that would've been more in line with the 'Iron Man' movies. So, how did it go?
Melissa McCarthy was fantastic in this summer's female buddy cop comedy 'The Heat,' and it seems that she had as much fun working with director Paul Feig on that movie (and in 'Bridesmaids') as audiences did watching it -- so much fun that she's looking to reunite with Feig for his upcoming spy comedy 'Susan Cooper.'
Just when we thought we couldn't be more excited for 'The Heat,' a new clip pops up online and reminds us that this looks like the comedy to beat this summer. Let's be honest here: how could you not be looking forward to a buddy cop comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy and directed by Paul Feig? Your answer to that will determine whether or not you like laughing.
No, this isn't a remake of the De Niro-Pacino classic. 'The Heat' brings Sandra Bullock, perhaps Hollywood's most bankable actress, and 'Bridesmaids' scene-stealer Melissa McCarthy, last year's most unlikely "it girl," together for a raucous buddy comedy that sees the two playing mismatched law enforcers. Can you imagine?!
The trailer for the comedy, directed by McCarthy's 'Bridesmaids' helmer Paul Feig, has just burst onto the internet, and you can watch it here after the break.
It's easy to see a release date move as just card shuffling, but a movie's success or failure is often linked to when it comes out. Would 'Battleship' and 'Dark Shadows' tanked as hard as they did if they weren't caught in the wake of 'The Avengers?' We now have new release dates for 'The Lone Ranger,' 'Thor 2' 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and more.
Scripts about two cops with divergent methods of upholding the law learning to love and respect each other over the course of a wild and crazy case have always existed. The simple fact of the matter is that the Buddy Cop genre will never die. It will only evolve. It will only find new ways to tweak the formula. It will find new people to play those at-odds police officers. In this case, how about Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy?