Monday, May 30, 2011

Big guys stealing from the little guys

I recently highlighted Kyle Smith's Turkey Bowl which premiered at this year's SXSW festival. Very shortly after it premiered Warner Brothers dropped this bomb:

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg Re-Team for Warner's 'Turkey Bowl'

Published: May 17, 2011 @ 4:03 pm
By Joshua L. Weinstein
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg will reunite in Warner Bros. "Turkey Bowl," a comedy about an annual football game.
They last worked together in last year's Columbia Pictures "The Other Guys." 
It's a Ferrell comedy: broad, physical comedy and lots of cameos.
Warner has closed a deal with the writers, Scott Silveri and Robert Carlock, based on their pitch.
Carlock knows his comedy: He's executive producer of  "30 Rock," he wrote for "Joey" and "Friends," and he's a former staff writer for "Saturday Night Live," where he worked with Ferrell.
I certainly hope that Tribeca Films/ESPN, who bought Kyle's movie tries to get this altered in some way. They should at least throw a bunch of cash Kyle's way (and sign him to a development contract while they're at it).

1 comment:

  1. UPDATE: Warner Bros recently announce that they have changed the name of their movie to THREE MISSISSIPPIS.