Don't Watch: Trailer for Jackie Chan in The Spy Next Door
There's a reason why this is being dumped in January - because it looks as bad as if not worse than the atrocious Paul Blart: Mall Cop. The Spy Next Door is a new comedy from Lionsgate (wait, I thought they made horror movies?) starring Jackie Chan and, well, a bunch of annoying kids. This looks like it may be one of the worst movies of next year. It's got a bunch of stupid CGI spy toys, the obligatory and racist fight at Benihana, all kinds of cheesy physical comedy and other stupid gags. Really, this is the bottom of the barrel of the comedy world. But just like Paul Blart, it's probably going to a lot of money. Damn you, Lionsgate!
Watch the trailer for The Spy Next Door:
While babysitting his neighbor's children, a normally mild-mannered double agent spy (Jackie Chan) winds up having to fight off secret agents after one of the kids inadvertently downloads a secret code.
The Spy Next Door is directed by Brian Levant, the same guy who brought us such disasters as Beethoven, The Flintstones, Jingle All the Way, Snow Dogs, and Are We There Yet?. The screenplay was written by Jonathan Bernstein (Max Keeble's Big Move, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector), James Greer (Max Keeble's Big Move, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector), and Gregory Poirier (See Spot Run, A Sound of Thunder). Lionsgate is bringing The Spy Next Door to theaters on January 15th, 2010 early next year.