On a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving two astronauts completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
We've been hearing a lot of news about sequels recently (including '21 Jump Street 2' and 'Fast and Furious 7'), but those have been for hit films or are continuing a franchise that has already proved successful enough to rush. Today it's been announced that studios are working on sequels for 'The Heat' and 'Ride Along,' two films that haven't even hit theaters yet.
There are few films coming out this summer that have us more excited than Paul Feig's 'The Heat,' which looks like it'll be a delightful shot to the arm of the buddy cop genre. Of course, a buddy cop movie is only as good as the actors playing those buddy cops, but a handful of new images from the film have arrived online and they make stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy look like the comedy duo to beat this year.
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.
Sandra Bullock, who has made a career out of being Hollywood's good girl, is about to become a supervillain. The Oscar-winning actress has signed on to voice Scarlet Overkill, a woman with an ambition for world domination in 'Minions,' the upcoming animated spinoff of the 'Despicable Me' movies. So how are they going to make a movie all about the little sidekick characters who can't even speak? Let's find out.
Sure, 'The Avengers' was a great movie but there was only one female member (Black Widow) of the superhero team. There are already rumors that Joss Whedon wants to add Wasp to 'Avengers 2' but what if the entire 'Avengers' team was recast as women? Hey, if they can do an all-girl version of 'The Expendables' why not 'The Avengers?' And what if they cast Alison Brie, Sandra Bullock and Amber Heard? It might go a little something like this...
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?