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Listen to Paul Thomas Anderson and Adam McKay Discuss ‘The Big Short’ for 30 Minutes
Listen to Paul Thomas Anderson and Adam McKay Discuss ‘The Big Short’ for 30 Minutes
God and Maya Rudolph are the only ones who know when Paul Thomas Anderson will get around to directing another feature, but it’s not all bad. Time Off Paul Thomas Anderson is still plenty of fun, doing neat-o stuff like heading to India with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood for an hourlong documentary with Israeli and Indian musicians, or shooting the bull with Quentin Tarantino about The Hateful Eight
Adam McKay Plans Border Patrol Comedy Starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly
Adam McKay Plans Border Patrol Comedy Starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly
It’s been discussed a few times, but we’ve still never seen a sequel to Step Brothers, Adam McKay’s masterpiece about two grown men (Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly) whose parents marry, forcing them into an unlikely and unwanted familial relationship. And apart from a few small cameos and supporting appearances, Ferrell and Reilly, who also co-starred in McKay’s great Talladega Nights, haven’t made another movie together at all, with or without McKay. It’s enough to make a man give up hope, and possibly to stop lathering up their gorgeous six-pack abs with Kiehl’s.
‘Ant-Man’ Writers to Team With Rudd and McKay for Sequel
‘Ant-Man’ Writers to Team With Rudd and McKay for Sequel
While doing the rounds to promote his financial crisis film The Big Short, Adam McKay hinted that he might be back to script Ant-Man and the Wasp — as it turns out, not only is McKay reporting for scripting duties on the sequel, but he’ll be re-teaming with Paul Rudd, and the pair will have a little additional help from uncredited Ant-Man writers Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer.
Adam McKay Did an Uncredited Rewrite on ‘Zoolander’
Adam McKay Did an Uncredited Rewrite on ‘Zoolander’
There were three credited writers on the original Zoolander: Drake Sather, John Hamburg, and director and star Ben Stiller. But like so many Hollywood movies, the credited writers aren’t necessarily all the men and women who wrote stuff for the movie. In fact, Anchorman and Step Brothers creator Adam McKay actually worked on Zoolander, contributing some of the most important stuff to the screenplay — along with a joke that was basically too amazing to exist.
‘Anchorman 3’ Could Send Ron to War With the Internet
‘Anchorman 3’ Could Send Ron to War With the Internet
When Anchorman 2 hit theaters in 2013, it had been nine years since we first met Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team — a pretty significant delay that led to increased comedic expectations, resulting in an underwhelming sequel. At the time, writer / director Adam McKay said he wouldn’t make another one, but he does have some ideas for a potential Anchorman 3 plot, and it wouldn’t be the first time a director backtracked on their promise to avoid another sequel…
Adam McKay May Return to Write ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’
Adam McKay May Return to Write ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’
After Edgar Wright famously parted ways with Marvel on Ant-Man, Adam McKay was briefly in talks to direct before Peyton Reed signed on for the job. Although the timing didn’t work out, McKay still did some work on the script with Paul Rudd, and it’s been reported that Marvel is still very much interested in having him do something more substantial in the MCU. According to McKay, he might be returning fairly soon.
‘The Big Short’ Trailer: Christian Bale Bets Against the U.S. Economy
‘The Big Short’ Trailer: Christian Bale Bets Against the U.S. Economy
Adam McKay’s best known as the director of Will Ferrell comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers. His films tend to be weird, bizarre, and silly. But his 2010 buddy cop comedy The Other Guys ended on a note that was more outraged than outrageous: Animated infographic closing credits that outlined the reasons and details of the 2008 economic collapse (which was the background of the case investigated in the film by Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s characters).
‘Ant-Man’ Review: A Marvel Movie of Frustratingly Small Pleasures
‘Ant-Man’ Review: A Marvel Movie of Frustratingly Small Pleasures
Marvel is all about bigness. In the last couple years, the comic-book company turned Hollywood goliath has become become synonymous with a certain kind of blockbuster that’s so large it metastasizes beyond its own borders and crosses over into others. Marvel doesn’t make movies; they make universes. But you can paint yourself into a corner by perpetually topping yourself. At a certain point, how much bigger can you get?

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