Kevin James Heads to MMA Fighting in 'Here Comes the Boom' Trailer
Well, at least Kevin James has lost some weight. That's about the only praise I can come up with after watching the trailer for Here Comes the Boom, a comedic take on the world of MMA fighting that feels like just an Adam Sandler-esque version of Warrior. It's no coincidence that this feels like The Waterboy with MMA fighting as director Frank Coraci is behind the film (and Henry Winkler mentoring) which sees James as a teacher moonlighting as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program. It doesn't look funny at all and wastes the song Vox Populi by 30 Seconds to Mars.
Here's the first trailer for Frank Coraci's Here Comes the Boom, originally from Fandango:
Frank Coraci (Zookeeper, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer) directs Here Comes the Boom from a script co-written by star Kevin James and writers Rock Reuben ("The King of Queens") and Allan Loeb (The Dilemma). The film follows a high school biology teacher (James) who decides to become a mixed-martial arts fighter in order to raise enough money to stave off the school's budget cuts and impress fellow teacher Salma Hayek. Henry Winkler also stars in the film which is slated to hit theaters this fall on October 12th.