Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of...
Rick Baker Retires
Special effects legend bigs farewell to Hollywood
Henry Cavill Exits Stratton
Simon West's action-thriller needs a new lead
Will Forte Signs Up For Keanu
Joining forces with Key & Peele and Method Man
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
New Ant-Man Poster Dodges Bullets Online
Heroes don't get any bigger
Podcast #163: Simon Pegg
Manupmanship
Exclusive Point Break Featurette
Meet the daredevils behind the movie's scenes
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 May 2015
Jesse Plemons And More Join Tom Cruise In Mena
Caleb Landry Jones and Benito Martinez among those boarding the drug drama
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
14 August 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
While We're Young (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (2014)
Empire Star Rating
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ed Solomon To Write The Hardy Men
The Ben Stiller/Tom Cruise comedy

13 February 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

submit to reddit

It seems, to Empire anyway, that Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller have been attached to The Hardy Men, their comedic revamp of The Hardy Boys for aaaaaages; however, there is light at the end of the tunnel with today’s announcement that Ed Solomon has come on board to write the screenplay.

For the uninitiated, The Hardy Boys were the stars of a series of novels aimed at young adults, and then a TV show starring Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy. Both revolved around the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, teenage detectives.

The central conceit of The Hardy Men, to which Shawn Levy is attached as director, is that it will focus on Frank and Joe as estranged adults, forced to join together to crack a new case. Pretty slight, sure, but then Stiller has brought the funny to flimsier material, and after Cruise’s explosive cameo in Tropic Thunder, the chance to see him do more comedy should be relished.

Of course, Solomon has to write the darn thing first. But it’s in good hands – Solomon wrote both Bill & Ted movies, as well as the first, superior Men In Black. He also wrote Levity and What Planet Are You From?, but we’ll ignore those in the interests of bigging him up.

If Solomon can crack the case of the mysterious Hardy Men screenplay, he’ll be the first writer to do so in a torturous ten-year development process that has seen countless scribes, including Simon Kinberg, come and go. But his appointment would indicate that Stiller, who’s producing through his company, Red Hour, is anxious to get this one going asap.

Fox 2000 will be writing the cheques - mighty big ones, too, if this goes ahead.
 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Hill's Adventurer's Handbook Picked Up
Universal take on explorer comedy script
Matthew Goode Says Yes To Leap Year
Watchmen star joins Amy Adams romcom

Your Comments

That's the guy who wrote Super Mario Bros
So, yeah, this should be great... More

Posted by Marcus Aurelius at 19:17 on 14 February 2009 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)