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Harold & Kumar Christmas and American Pie 4 Get Directors

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April 1, 2010

Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg

Back in February we heard that Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle writers/creators Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg would be scripting a whole new batch of raunchiness with American Pie 4. Now Risky Biz reports the duo will in fact direct the sequel which is looking to bring back the cast of the original 1999 sex comedy. The project is starting to move quickly because of strong interest from the original cast (since most of them don't have anything else to do). This also means they'll be handing off A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas to Todd Strauss Schulson who doesn't really have that impressive of a resume.

Both of the plots of the R-rated comedies are being kept under wraps (obviously), but let's be honest, we're not really looking for substance in the story as much as promises of plenty of hilarity (of course it would be nice to have both). Either way, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas means some more quality stoner humor, and if a new American Pie is enough to stop the horrid straight-to-DVD spin-offs, that Eugene Levy seems to be feeding his family with, then that's fine by me. Still, the comedy sequels might start overstaying their welcome at this rate. We can only hope for the best for both of these, I guess. What do you guys think?

Update: After director Todd Strauss Schulson called me a "fucking dickhead" on Twitter, I decided to check out some of his past work and it turns out he's actually the perfect director to take over on Harold & Kumar. Over at SlashFilm, they posted a bunch of his comedy short films, and you can get a sense from his work in those, that he's actually not a bad director, despite our comments above. So I thought we should clarify this and point out that it's not always the best idea to make assumptions based off of IMDb filmographies.

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  • People's Champ
    Good for the kids.
  • AW
    Well I’m more excited that American Pie 4 has got directors on board rather than another Harold and Kumar movie. Hopefully they can get the entire cast back for this fourth outing although I hope they don’t try and incorporate the characters which have been filling in with the “American Pie Presents …. “ movies. It would not only become too crowded but spoil the dynamics which the original cast and characters had.
  • Deathtoll 2010
    There is only one Stiffler...Steve Stiffler!
  • AC
    i swear, if another stiffler is introduced i will sue harold and kumar...what was it in the last one? stifflers 3rd cousin twiced removed? cheese
  • mikeyspikey89
    Hell Yes!! American Pie 4!!!!
  • DEADPOOL 72
    oh great more shit movies on the way,i suppose they are good for young teenage boys to have their tissue moments. THE ONLY GOOD POINT WILL BE IF THEY SHOOT IT IN 3-D THAT MEANS BOOBIES IN 3-D WHICH COULD BE INTRESTING.
  • That Awesome Norwegian Guy
    Looking forward to see the real Stiffmeister again!
  • adrian
    ola yo Pienso Que es maravilloso Que American Pie 4 Hagan Pero Que lo Hagan co de Todos los Personajes del enlenco original pero si no consiguen traer a todos, al menos que hagan todo lo posible que traigan a seann william scott (stiffler).SI no lo traen american pie no sera tan graciosa y mucha gente no ira al extreno
  • adrian
    que mierda chaval yo no entiendo lo que pone alli ¿por que no pone lo que yo escribo?
  • adrian
    ¿que le pasa a esto?
  • People's Champ
    what?
  • Ezza
    If the original cast are back then I'll be at the cinema watching it. The previous 3 movies were hilarious, but I didn't bother watching band camp as it had gone on a tangent with none of the orginal characters. Bring on AP4!

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