Lionsgate Dates 'Dirty Grandpa' for 2015, 'Now You See Me 2' for 2016
by Ethan Anderton
September 9, 2014
Following news that Robert De Niro and Zac Efron would team on the comedy Dirty Grandpa, Lionsgate has just revealed that they'll release the comedy (which may end up being called Driving Dick Kelly) on December 25th, 2015 for some counter-programming alongside Mission: Impossible 5. The film directed by Dan Mazer (I Give It a Year) follows an uptight guy (Efron) who, right before his wedding, is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather (De Niro), a former Army general, to Florida for spring break. There's the potential for fun here, but De Niro's comedies are more miss than hit. And there's more!
The studio also announced that they will release Now You See Me 2 in theaters on June 10th, 2016. It's not clear if the film will have a different title, but Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will all return in the sequel which will now be directed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation helmer Jon M. Chu. No word on where the story will take The Four Horsemen this time, but the first film delivered some original, albeit a little hollow, adventure and fun, so here's hoping the sequel ups the ante a bit. Stay tuned for updates on both projects.
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Hard Pass. I don't want to see you*...!!!
DAVIDPD on Sep 10, 2014
When I read the title "Dirty Grandpa" I seriously thought it was going to be a sequel to Bad Grandpa. That sucks.
Stephen Ritchie on Sep 10, 2014
Now You See Me was a pleasant surprise of a film. The way it ended, it sets up another film to be a completely different type of movie, that could go in an entirely new direction with the characters. I hope they seize that opportunity and further explore the whole 'mythology' the film created, and don't just opt to re-hash the same formula/structure of the first film.
Chris Groves on Sep 10, 2014
DeNiro, man...Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Deer Hunter, Once Upon A Time In America,...now this? Dirty Grandpa? Seems DeNiro knows no shame. Never thought there'd come the day when I'd say, 'you couldn't pay me to go see a DeNiro movie'...sadly that day has arrived. Oh well, he was great...unmatchable in Godfather II...great, great perfomance...hope he's happy...he sure is rich though! And Now You See Me 2? Come on...the original was awful...unwatchable. They'll never make this sequel...never.
Bo on Sep 10, 2014
I was hoping the sequel for "Now You See Me" would be titled "Now You Don't"
JBrotsis on Sep 10, 2014
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