February 21, 2010 |
When it was announced that Marlon Wayans and not Eddie Murphy would be portraying Richard Pryor in the long-discussed biopic of the comedy giant, the news was greeted with Internet jeering. Wayans wasn't surprised when he read the disparaging comments -- you can't hang your star on films like "White Chicks" and "Little Man" without consequences. "Look, I want to be able to make the stupidest movies ever, because they make people laugh and they make money," Wayans recently said with a smirk.
March 10, 2006 |
Call it Charlie Brown with a twist. Brothers Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Marlon Wayans, of "Scary Movie" and "In Living Color" fame, have created a series of animated children's shows, with books and toys to follow. It's name: "Thugaboo." The series of three specials will premiere on Nickelodeon, then air on the network's all-animation channel, Nicktoons. The first program will air in August.
May 9, 2004
Comedy (June 23) Columbia Pictures/Revolution Studios With: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Jaime King, Lochlyn Munro, Anne Dudek, Busy Philipps, Maitland Ward The idea: Two FBI agents get waaaay into their disguises as Long Island debutantes. Writers: Keenen Ivory Wayans & Marlon Wayans & Shawn Wayans & Andy McElfresh & Michael Anthony Snowden & Xavier Cook Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans Black guys in white face in drag.
October 5, 2003 |
David ZUCKER is a comedy scientist. As a part of the legendary Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team, he was involved in creating such maniacal, riotously paced spoofs as "The Kentucky Fried Movie" and "Airplane!" and film comedy has never been quite the same. In subsequent years, Zucker has worked on such projects as the "Naked Gun" series and has also inadvertently become something of a comedy mentor, giving early work to Peter Farrelly as well as Matt Parker and Trey Stone of "South Park" fame.
May 6, 2001 |
Euphemistically speaking, there are simply no words to politely describe the sight that has just been set before Keenen Ivory Wayans for his approval. On Stage 7 at the BA Studios in Hollywood , the director is in the final weeks of shooting "Scary Movie 2," the inevitable sequel to last summer's sleeper shock hit, "Scary Movie," a brazenly lowbrow parody of teenage slasher movies.
May 4, 2001
Spielberg does Kubrick . . . Tim Burton goes "Ape" . . . Kate Beckinsale goes to war . . . "Scary" Keenen Ivory Wayans . . . and more in our summer movie preview.