Jul/2019

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Given Robert Downey Jr’s current state of badassery and awesomeness, I can’t think of anything he could do that would not bring in the fans. Once he turned the corner on his bad boy behavior in the 1980’s, he’s the equivalent of a golden ticket. Team Downey, which consists of RDJ and his wife, Susan Downey, has been harboring the idea of a fairy tale they want to give the live-action treatment. The tale of Pinocchio is one RDJ has been developing for years, somewhat on the sly, with Michael Mitnick (‘The Giver‘) writing the most recent draft while RDJ is ready to board the project as Geppetto, the toy maker.

'Inherent Vice' film premiere, New York Film Festival, New York, America - 04 Oct 2014

Warner Bros. film and Team Downey are ready to move forward with the project and have brought in Paul Thomas Anderson, a close friend to RDJ, to give the draft his spin on it and possible taking over directorial duties. If you’re thinking that Anderson might be an odd choice for writer on this project, you’re not alone. PTA has penned and directed some of cinema’s most avant-garde pieces such as ‘There Will Be Blood‘, ‘Boogie Nights‘ and ‘Inherent Vice‘. The latter being a project that RDJ was to have joined Anderson on but ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ made timing impossible.

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As Disney and Tim Burton showed the industry, there are scads of dollars to be made by taking a familiar cartoon and put a live-action hook on it. ‘Alice in Wonderland‘ led entertainment’s biggest names down the rabbit hole where they’re still chasing the next big thing. Team Downey is possibly giving this a substantial push right now as the breathing fairy tales are being made by practically everyone. Disney has ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ and ‘The Jungle Book‘ in progress while Warners have their own ‘Jungle Book‘ story in production. Universal is in on the action with a ‘The Little Mermaid‘ proposal searching for a director. The story of ‘Pinocchio‘ was going to be on Burton’s list of projects but he has opted, instead, to tell the story of ‘Dumbo‘, along with a sequel to ‘Alice in Wonderland‘. The genre is definitely filling up and I’m curious what the next big trend will be.

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Jack Byrnes:
I don't care if they did call you Larry Poppins. You are completely unfit to handle a child.
Greg Focker:
It was Barry Poppins.
Jack Byrnes:
What kind of sick cocktail were you going to make my grandson?
Roz Focker:
Jack, the baby's teething. I told Greg to give him some rum to ease the pain.
Jack Byrnes:
It was your idea?
Roz Focker:
Yes.
Jack Byrnes:
What is wrong with you people?
Bernie Focker:
You people?
Dina Byrnes:
I used to rub bourbon on Denny's gums.
Jack Byrnes:
Yeah! Look what happened to him. Greg, you couldn't follow a simple set of instructions?
Greg Focker:
Jack. he was screaming. So I went in and I gave him a little attention. Okay?
Jack Byrnes:
He's learning to self-soothe. These setbacks are disastrous for his devlopment.
Roz Focker:
The child is adorable, but you're not raising Little Buddha over here.
Greg Focker:
Mom.
Jack Byrnes:
What are you saying?
Roz Focker:
I'm saying that I have seen that kid eat at least 15 boogers since he's been here and and I've got news for you, Jack, prodigies don't eat there own boogers.
Jack Byrnes:
And I've got news for you. Prodigies don't come in 10th place every time either.
Pam Byrnes:
Okay, Dad. That's my fiance.
Jack Byrnes:
I'm sorry. It's just that I've never seen people celebrate mediocrity the way you do.
Roz Focker:
Because we love our son? We hug our son? Let's get down to it. The truth is, you're so concerned about that Little Jack, but I think that it's the Little Jack in you that is crying out for a hug.
Jack Byrnes:
The Little Jack in me?
[Greg is getting extremely frusrated]
Roz Focker:
Jack, you have issues. I'm trying to understand why you run around with a rubber boob strapped to your chest. I mean, were you ever breastfed? My guess is no.
Jack Byrnes:
Will you spare my the drugstore pyschology.
Greg Focker:
[everyone starts arguing] Everybody! All right. Everybody just... Everybody just STOP, okay?
[everyone is quiet]
Greg Focker:
Jack, I am not going to make any excuses. Yes, Little Jack wouldn't stop crying so I gave him some hugs and I let him watch TV. I went to answer the phone, I was gone for a second, I came back, he let himself out of the playpen, he put on Scarface, and he glued his hands to the rum bottle. Okay? That's it.
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