Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The end is nigh...

Ok, we can all stop worrying about the upcoming 'G.I.Joe', 'The Spirit', 'Watchmen', 'Sherlock Holmes' or any other films-- there is another that makes all of these look absolutely wonderful.........................................
There’s Something About Larry, Moe & Curly
MGM has revived the long-gestating Peter and Bobby Farrelly Three Stooges project. The siblings will renew their quest to channel the comic mayhem of the Three Stooges into a contemporary comedy for the studio. The Farrellys will polish the script they wrote with Michael Cerrone and will direct the picture. Peter Farrelly said the Stooges feature was revived because of the enthusiasm of MGM Worldwide Motion Picture Group chairman Mary Parent, who has acquired the rights to scripts owned by WB and made a deal with Stooges rights holders at C3. With Parent, the Farrellys have worked out a blueprint for a $45 million budget comedy that will be either PG or PG-13 and feature the slap-happy low-tech comedy prevalent in the Stooges shorts.
“It’s not a biopic. It takes place in present day, and they look, dress and sound exactly like the Stooges,” Peter Farrelly told Daily Variety. “When the economy started turning, we felt like the world could use a Stooges slapfest. Bobby and I haven’t done a real physical comedy in a while, and it’s the most exciting thing we could think of now, to have people go to the movie, see some great slapstick fun family humor.” Farrelly said that an “American Idol"-like search will be conducted to find Curly, the most physically gifted member of the trio. Auditions will be held in three or four cities and a finalist will be chosen in Los Angeles. A second contest will be held to find several comedy shorts that will precede the film. The goal is to create the feeling that audiences got when they watched the original Stooges shorts as part of a diversified film program. “We know this is extremely difficult to pull off; we realize some Stooges fans will be upset no matter what we do,” Farrelly said. “We love the Stooges and honor their memory, and we don’t want them to disappear. We hope that next Thanksgiving, dads will introduce their kids to the Stooges and create a new generation of knuckleheads.”
The Three Stooges are a timeless staple of comedy," said Mary Parent. "And when we heard what the Farrellys had in mind, we knew it was time for Larry, Moe and Curly to return to the big screen." The Farrellys' screenplay -- described by the filmmakers as "slapstick with heart" -- breaks the feature into four 20-minute shorts, in an approximation of the vaudeville and slapstick pioneers' most common format in the 1920s and '30s. The first episode establishes the bruising, boisterous brothers as 7-year-old castoffs who terrorize the nun-run orphanage that takes them in. Eventually forced to leave, Moe, Larry and Curly try to find a place for themselves in a modern world.
I like the Farrelly brothers' movies. I have always been a big fan of 'Dumb & Dumber', 'Kingpin', 'There's Something About Mary', 'Shallow Hal' , and 'Stuck on You'.
I LOVE the Three Stooges, period, end of statement.
But................ I am at a loss for words...
The Stooges aren't like Sherlock Holmes or Dracula or James Bond where several different actors can assume the role-- they aren't just characters, they are........................................... shit, I can't even begin to explain what I am trying to say here, but if you are a Stooges fan, you need no explanation.
Kiss your families goodbye because the world is surely coming to an end.

1 comment:

Lisa_mynx said...

wow, i really expected comments on this one...