24 August 2005

Once It Hits Your Lips...It's Still So Good...

Hey guys, it's Donnie... Conventional wisdom states that every man has his price, and I guess Dreamworks has Todd Phillips all figured out. See, way back when, Dreamwork was pushing this surprisingly funny little flick called Eurotrip, and a big part of the marketing scheme was qualifying the picture as "from the makers of Old School and Road Trip" both of which are Todd Phillips movies. However, Phillips had nothing to do with Eurotrip (the producers were the same) and he took great umbrage with the folks at Dreamworks. Therefore, when talk of a sequel to Old School started to surface, Phillips effectively killed it, saying "I won't do business with them."

Well, it seems that Dreamworks made Todd Phillips an offer he couldn't refuse, and I'm sure it involved a check with many many zeros on the end of it. Dreamworks announced today that they've given the greenlight to Old School 2, complete with Todd Phillips and writer Scot Armstrong. None of the original cast are onboard as of yet, although Will Ferrell and Luke Wilson have expressed interest in a sequel in the past. At this point, however, Vaughn and Ferrell are going to have sizable price tags attached, so between those two and what's already been spent to buy off, uh, I mean, entice Todd Phillips, it looks like Dreamworks is gonna have to lay down a big chunk of change just to get this thing off the ground. Hope it pays off...to be honest, I wasn't overly impressed with the first one, but I seem to be in the minority in that department.


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