Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive New Stills From Entourage
Ari Gold and the gang rug it out
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy And More In Talks For Ghostbusters
SNL players Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones working out deals
Chris Pratt Wanted As New Indiana Jones
Disney's got early plans...
Danny Boyle Locks In His Steve Jobs Cast
Katherine Waterston and more set as production boots up
Liam Hemsworth Offered The Lead In The Independence Day Sequel
He may fight the aliens in ID Forever
Morten Tyldum Taking On Passengers
Imitation Game director set for sci-fi romance
Colin Firth Aboard World Yacht Race Drama
The Theory Of Everything director James Marsh will hoist the sails
Frank Grillo Haunted By Stephanie
He'll star in Akiva Goldsman's horror thriller
Slight Update On The Last Of Us Movie
Screenwriter Neil Druckmann checks in
Octavia Spencer Joins Seacole
Playing Jamaica's Florence Nightingale in biopic
The Huntsman Suffers A Dearth Of Dwarves
Snow White sequel dispenses with the diminutive
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 January 2015
Tom Hardy Out Of David Ayer's Suicide Squad
UPDATE: Jake Gyllenhaal won't replace him
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Ant-Man
17 July 2015
Focus
27 February 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Equalizer (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Sex Tape (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Bad Neighbours (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Nick Stoller Heads Uptown Saturday Night
He's re-writing the comedy for Adam McKay

25 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

1970s Bill Cosby / Richard Pryor comedy team-up Uptown Saturday Night has been the target of the remake patrol for years now and specifically by Will Smith, who has owned the rights since 2002 and wants to star in a new version alongside Denzel Washington. Anchorman’s Adam McKay is aboard to direct and Warner Bros. has hired The Five-Year Engagement’s Nicholas Stoller to re-write the script.

Uptown Saturday Night found Cosby and Pryor as two former best friends who meet up and make up at a trendy illegal nightclub. Trouble is, while they’re enjoying a night on the town, their wallets are pinched, and one contained, they soon learn, a winning lottery ticket. The mad dash begins to get it back…

Smith and Warners have already had one pass on the script from Tim Dowling, but all involved are hoping that Stoller crafts something that gets the thumbs up and, more importantly, the green light. McKay is apparently itching to make the film now he’s finished his second run-around with Ron Burgundy and co, and it’s been a complicated matter of trying to get Smith and Washington’s busy schedules to sync up.

From the looks of it, everything could fall into place this coming summer, but the script remains a vital element, so Stoller is already hard at work (in between, we assume, tweaking the edit of his own latest directorial effort, Bad Neighbours).


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

Stan Lee Plans Mysterious New Film Project
And could there be more Crossbones in Captain America's future?
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  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)