“Zoolander 2” Offically Set For Release in 2016

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At Paris Fashion Week, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson offically announced the release of Zoolander 2. It will be released on February 12, 2016. That date doesn’t necessarily give me confidence in the film’s quality, as there have been quite a few stinkers that have been released in February, but I loved the original Zoolander, so here’s to hoping this turns out similar to how Anchorman 2 did. Yes, I really liked Anchorman 2.

Here are some more pictures of Stiller and Wilson making the announcement:

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As I said earlier, Zoolander 2 will be released on February 12, 2016 with Justin Theoroux (Dedication) directing this time around.

Michael Bay Projects In Trouble? “Welcome to Yesterday” Delayed An Entire Year; TMNT Delayed Yet Again?

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This is starting to feel like G.I. Joe: Retaliation all over again. We have two new pieces of information on the upcoming Michael Bay-produced projects: Welcome to Yesterday and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. First onto the official news.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the found-footage thriller Welcome to Yesterday has been renamed to Project Almanac and has been moved to January next year, almost a full year after it was supposed to be released this year. Paramount must have a lot of faith in that one (sarcasm alert).

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Now, the more interesting story is the fact that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which just had its trailer debut a few days ago, is being rumored to move back to November/December this year. When the project was first annoucned, it was supposed to be released last Christmas, so technically this one has been delayed for a year as well, if the scoop from Geeks of Doom is anything to go by. I’m not sure how reliable their source is though.

This is somewhat sad news because I’ve always been rooting for TMNT to be good, despite all the negative buzz surrounding the film. The first trailer just released looked pretty good, but if the scoop is true and they are reshooting 1/3 of the film, my expectations might be lowered. It doesn’t help that Michael Bay will extensively be looking over these reshoots instead of spending his entire time working on Transformers: Age of Extinction in post-production. There’s no word if director Jonathan Liebesman will be involved with these reshoots. Hopefully this extra time helps make a better film (see: World War Z).

Next March, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Will “Get Hard”

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If there isn’t a single penis joke in this movie, I’ll be surprised. Warner Bros. has set Get Hard to be released on March 27, 2015, alongside Neill Blomkampā€™s sci-fi comedy Chappie and DreamWorks Animation’s spinoff, The Penguins of Madagascar.

Get Hard is about a wealthy investment bank manager (Will Ferrell) who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the man who washes his car (Kevin Hart). The film will be directed by Etan Cohen, the writer of Men in Black 3 and Tropic Thunder. This will be his directorial debut. It sounds like it could be really funny, and the fact that Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are very popular right now, this sounds like a surefire hit come next March.

As said above, Get Hard will be released on March 27, 2015.