Monday, November 05, 2007

Yes, it's Jack Black

Alas, we know.

"The Year One," starring Jack Black and to be brought to you by producer Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up," "Superbad"), will begin shooting in Shreveport in January. News of this is super important because Sony's the backer and everyone loves Apatow.

Also confirmed is the Weinstein Co. project "Comeback," which will star Ice Cube and be directed by Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit). Also big news because Weinstein never stops making movies here.

At present, an announcement about "Void Moon" being in pre-production for Shreveport is not accurate, according to a good source. Click here for the latest Hollywood Reporter article. However, its company, Millennium Films, is getting ready to break ground on the $10.3 million studio in Shreveport's Ledbetter Heights.

(And don't worry, I'm working on a writers' strike piece. Production will remain brisk in Shreveport during the coming months.)

All this deserves some fast and furious comments action! Thoughts?

PHOTO CREDIT: Actor Jack Black poses at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, June 9, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)


Eric said...

I check your page every day to see what is going on in Shreveport. You rock!

Danny said...

Wow...the Year One sounds great! Jack Black, Michael Cera (Superbad), Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, a couple of writers from "The Office". Too bad it's a horror flick.

Lots of locally made movies opening up this Winter...
Nov-21: The Mist
Dec-14: Cleaner
Dec-25: The Great Debaters
Jan-18: Mad Money
Feb-8: Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Feb-8: Welcome Home Rosco Jenkins (aka The Better Man)
Feb-22: My Mom's New Boyfriend (aka Homeland Security)
And opening in Russia on Feb-7 is Blonde Ambition

Chris-Brad said...

Could this flick be a turning point in the types of movies being made here? While I am more than pleased with the smaller studios making their homes in the area, it sure would be amazing if Sony decides to stick around for a while...

Oh, and while I like Jack Black, I am really looking forward to seeing Michael Cera (my Arrested Development collection could use another autograph)!

Alexandyr Kent said...

Come on, danny and chris-brad. Stay with eric's thread. I rock, right? Don't I? Come on now. Rock = me. Right? (Cue the echo. We're go with the owl hoot. Stand by for water drip.)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Do you have any idea of how to get involved as an extra or anything for the movie "Comeback"? thanks