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In new sci-fi action-comedy

18 December 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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Barry Sonnenfeld is no stranger to saving the world, after two Men in Black films and, er, Wild Wild West. But now he's being called upon to save us all again, with the news that he's set to return to the big screen with The How-To Guide For Saving The World.

The story centres on - as you'd expect from the title - an instruction manual for protecting the world from alien invasion left behind by a now-defunct secret group. It is discovered by what Sonnenfeld describes as "a non-action-hero guy, not unlike me in terms of manliness" and a woman who hates him, who have to work together to save the planet.

The script's by newcomer BenDavid Grabinski, and it'll be Sonnenfeld's first feature directing gig since 2006's RV, but let's draw a veil over that and focus on the fact that he used to make films like The Addams Family and Get Shorty, as well as producing recent hits like Enchanted and TV's awesome but sadly cancelled Pushing Daisies. Fingers crossed he's back on form for this effort, because the title at least is promising.


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Douglas Adams spinning in his grave
A manual to survive alien incidents? That doesn't sound anything like Hitchhikers! More

Posted by richithekiller at 11:13 on 19 December 2008 | Report This Post

I actually prefer The Addams Family Values. Camp Chippewa, anyone? More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 13:46 on 18 December 2008 | Report This Post

Just produce and get someone good to direct it
He's made more duff films than good (The Addams Family films, Men in Blacki, and Get Shorty). His recent output has been lets face it dire - MiB2, RV, Big Trouble (the one that got pushed back for over 3 years because of 911 as it featured a bomb on a plane). He should stick to producing as Enchanted was brilliant and Pushing Daisies was kooky, but in a good way. More

Posted by Taz69 at 11:54 on 18 December 2008 | Report This Post

RV was on telly the other day. Settled down to watch it in the hope of some decent afternoon tosh. Bloody hell was it rubbish. Didn't make it to the end. More

Posted by JRPC at 10:57 on 18 December 2008 | Report This Post

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