Who's Up For a White Chicks Sequel?
· The whole point of the Wayans Family Tournament of Champions earlier this summer was to help avoid potential repeats of the family's most problematic, soul-crushing (if somehow profitable) films. But Hollywood isn't listening, and you're getting White Chicks 2 whether you want it or not. Marlon and Shawn Wayans are attached to reprise their 2004 roles as sibling G-men going undercover as two white girls; Keenen Ivory Wayans will return to direct, and all three will contribute the screenplay. According to reports, "The logline for the new entry is being kept under wraps." It's that good, people. [THR]
Spider-Man 5 and 6 get a quiet vote of support at Sony, and Will Ferrell joins Brad Pitt in hero vehicle of their own as Hollywood Ink continues after the jump.
· Speaking of unwieldy sequels, Sony is working on something Spider-Man fans should probably be nervous about: Screenwriter James Vanderbilt has a script go-ahead for Spider-Man 5 and 6 -- this despite Sam Raimi's new commitment to a Warcraft franchise and his stars' determination to do anything else with their lives after the fourth installment (which begins shooting next week). If they don't come back, then Sony will go with a reboot. Sounds like a plan. The report asks: "Why is Vanderbilt writing when so many variables are undecided?" Doesn't the question answer itself? [Variety]
· Robert Downey Jr. is out and Will Ferrell is in as the voice of the title character in Oobermind, DreamWorks Animation's tale of a superhero who grows bored after vanquishing his enemy (voiced by Brad Pitt) and thus creates a new superhero (Jonah Hill) who just winds up hurting more than he helps. [Variety]
· More damn comic books: NBC has said yes to a live-action adaptation of DC Comics' property Midnight, Mass., about a husband-and-wife detective team who travel the world solving paranormal cases, Jay Leno at 10 p.m. and other strange mysteries of the universe. [THR]
· And I guess in keeping with the running theme here, the late superpimp Robert "Iceberg Slim" Beck may finally get the big-screen adaptation his devotees have been waiting for since 1969: His best-selling autobiography, Pimp: The Story of My Life, was just acquired for development by Entourage executive producer Rob Weiss and a cluster of others. Sounds like at least two films, maybe a trilogy. [THR]