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Another Serving Of American Pie, Anyone?
Getting dragged back from DVD hell?

18 February 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

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Despite the fact that the American Pie franchise has cooled into a series of increasingly stodgy DVD releases filled with unknown cast members and small pay cheques for Eugene Levy, Universal thinks it might be worth reheating the series for a new cinema release.

The LA Times reports that the studio is now developing a version – creatively working-titled American Pie 4 – that might see the return of some of the original cast. Some of them could certainly use the career boost, since few have actually broken out much since the original three movies and most seemed headed straight for the Where Are They Now? file of minor supporting roles and their own straight-to-disc dungeons.

While Alyson Hannigan is enjoying success with TV’s How I Met Your Mother and Seann William Scott is still picking up bigger film roles (he’s in Cop Out in the coming months), the likes of Jason Biggs, Chris Klein and Shannon Elizabeth haven’t exactly seen their careers skyrocket.

Universal has declined to comment on the idea, but word that Harold And Kumar writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are talking to the studio about finding a new flavour for the film – and working in the idea that the original characters are now older – indicates that it’s pushing ahead, however slowly. Can it recapture the old magic? Or will it just go mouldy?


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RE: well.....
L: Knight of Fury I loved Harold and Kumar and (flame if you like, I'm unashamed) I really liked American Wedding. I'm interested. Harold and Kumar is awesome. The first two were great. 3 wasn't THAT bad. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 20:58 on 04 March 2010 | Report This Post

Mouldy Pie
The American Pie films are in danger of becoming Police Academy for the 21st Century; you have the same characters repeating the exact same sleazy shit in movie after movie. This franchise died on its ass years ago, would anyone care about a new movie? I sure wouldn't. More

Posted by BenTramer at 17:42 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

In the words of Blackadder
Please, Please, Please STOP More

Posted by Hillsman at 13:00 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

The first one is a great film. It actually gets better over time and repeated viewings. The second one gets worse and the third one sucks ass. I'll be very surprised if it isn't about babies and will no doubt feature Stiffler eating baby shit or spew.. More

Posted by chris wootton at 12:37 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

I am dubious about this. The original Pie was a great bawdy comedy with the perfect balance of cringe-inducing embarrasment and genuine heart. There's a reason it was a hit and spawned a million gross-out rip-offs which leaned more towards crass, but Pie came at the prfect time for me personally, being in final year of high school and deperately trying to relinquish my membership to the V Club. Number 2 grew up a tad with the characters and with the audience. 3 was pretty woeful and pandered to More

Posted by phlphlphl at 12:12 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

Mouldy Mouldy Mouldy More

Posted by Bubba76 at 12:07 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

well.....
I loved Harold and Kumar and (flame if you like, I'm unashamed) I really liked American Wedding. I'm interested. More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 11:20 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

No doubt Alyson Hannigan's character will become pregnant and Jason Biggs will have to deal with becoming a father. Wow, that's original. More

Posted by SpaceLion at 11:00 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

hmm
Could be good, i am not too thrilled about this idea but if it did release and it has good reviews then yeah i am up for it, i am open to the idea then. Probably watch it anyway regardless lol More

Posted by Rax at 09:50 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

I'm always sad that Eddie Kaye Thomas never saw his career sky rocket, he was very funny. I'm not sure how I feel about this, I love the first 2, they are great teen comedies, the key word there being teen, that is why number 3 sucked balls, it started to focus on adult problems and lost its way. I swear to god if this is the long rumoured American Baby, I'll just shoot myself right now. More

Posted by odddaze at 09:17 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post

poyentially excellent news
The first two american pie films are great, the third was alright. If they can get the balance of comedy and likable characters right it would be worth watching. More

Posted by genejoke at 07:50 on 18 February 2010 | Report This Post


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