Status: Development Status Unknown as of June 3, 2014
Release Date: TBA
Rating: Not Available
Studio: Overbrook Entertainment/Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Katt Williams (rumored)
Story: Remake of the 1970s Bill Cosby-Sidney Poitier comedy. The original follows the story of two friends who have their wallets stolen at a nightclub. The next morning, they learn that one of their wallets contained a winning lottery ticket, and together, they set out to find it.
Details: According to Variety, in an effort to fast-track its remake of the 1970s Bill Cosby-Sidney Poitier comedy “Uptown Saturday Night,” Warner Bros. has hired “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” helmer Nicholas Stoller to do a rewrite on the script.
Adam McKay is on board to direct, and Warner Bros. intends to develop the film as a starring vehicle for Will Smith and Denzel Washington. Smith and his Overbrook Entertainment partner James Lassiter are producing and have been developing the project for some time, but the producers haven’t been able to juggle the stars’ schedules and get the script to the right point. (Source(s): Variety; Movie Insider)
Release Date: 4/15/14, DVD; 1/17/14, theatrical release
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Tim Story
Cast: Ben (Kevin Hart)
James (Ice Cube)
Angela (Tika Sumpter)
Bartender (Angela Kerecz)
Story: When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. (Taken from universalpictures.com).
Release Date: April 18, 2014
Rating: Not Available
Studio: Open Road Films
Director: Mike Tidde
Cast: Marlon Wayans ( Malcolm)
Essence Atkins (Kisha)
Affion Crockett (Ray-Ray)
Dave Sheridan (Bob)
Story: After exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. (Synopsis taken from comingsoon.net).