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Bridesmaids director Paul Feig in talks to direct Bridget Jones reboot

Jul. 11, 2011by: Mike Sampson

It was only a matter a time after the blockbuster success of BRIDESMAIDS that Paul Feig was wooed to direct a franchise pic. I was hoping it would be GHOSTBUSTERS 3 (I mean, why not reunite him with Glen Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, with whom he worked with many times on "The Office?") but it turns out instead it will be BRIDGET JONES 3. Or more likely, a BRIDGET JONES reboot.

Feig is in talks to direct a new installment of the BRIDGET JONES series, which may not be as simple as a straightforward sequel. The director told Moviehole last month that the then-unnamed project was "not so much a sequel as a reboot of a popular franchise."

Now it's unclear as to how serious a reboot it will be but it does seem likely that Renee Zellweger will be returning in some capacity. The old logline for the third BRIDGET JONES film revolved around the madcap misadventures behind Bridget finding herself pregnant, but that was some years ago and Feig would likely take the project in a new direction.

But as of this point, while Feig is in talks for the film, no deals have been worked out. Both he, Zellweger and the other principals involved (Colin Firth? Hugh Grant?) have other projects on their plate and scheduling has become something of a problem. That said, they've agreed on some "important matters" regarding the film so it looks like it could be happening eventually.

I love Feig and I love to see him having some success, I'm just far more interested in some of the other projects he's kicking around, especially the Melissa McCarthy/Jon Hamm romantic comedy. With any luck that will come first with BJ3 somewhere further down the line.

Source: Daily Mail

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6:56PM on 07/11/2011

BJ3?

I think I might have already seen that on Cinemax. Next you'll tell me they're rebooting the Twilight saga. Why wait until the series is over, righ Hollywood? Might as well get a head start right now.
I think I might have already seen that on Cinemax. Next you'll tell me they're rebooting the Twilight saga. Why wait until the series is over, righ Hollywood? Might as well get a head start right now.
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6:24PM on 07/11/2011

LMFAO seriously

seriously. first one was shit.
seriously. first one was shit.
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12:07PM on 07/11/2011
This is the stupidest shit I read.
This is the stupidest shit I read.
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11:32AM on 07/11/2011
Please, pleaaaaase reboot Hollywood next
Please, pleaaaaase reboot Hollywood next
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11:02AM on 07/11/2011
Double07, is this a bad idea?
Double07, is this a bad idea?
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11:03AM on 07/11/2011
Yes it is other double07, yes it is.
Yes it is other double07, yes it is.
9:02AM on 07/11/2011
WTF??? Is there a need to reboot Bridget Jones? The first one was terrific. The second one is passable.
WTF??? Is there a need to reboot Bridget Jones? The first one was terrific. The second one is passable.
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8:12AM on 07/11/2011
Hahaha! F the movie industry!
Hahaha! F the movie industry!
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8:08AM on 07/11/2011
This is incredibly stupid. Bridget Jones is British right, why can't they just pull a James Bond and get a new actress to play her but instead of rebooting come up with a story that progresses the character forward? Hollywood acts like it's creatively bankrupt when it really shouldn't and isn't. Thousands of stories, whether they're not yet adapted bestsellers, real world accounts or original ideas by unknown writers all exist. Tinsel-town just has to look further than a couple of years ago.
This is incredibly stupid. Bridget Jones is British right, why can't they just pull a James Bond and get a new actress to play her but instead of rebooting come up with a story that progresses the character forward? Hollywood acts like it's creatively bankrupt when it really shouldn't and isn't. Thousands of stories, whether they're not yet adapted bestsellers, real world accounts or original ideas by unknown writers all exist. Tinsel-town just has to look further than a couple of years ago.
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7:39AM on 07/11/2011

Jurassic Park reboot = Bound to happen

This is sad. They're rebooting movies that haven't even reached their 'expiry dates' yet. You know, the thing that happens 30 years later when everyone who has seen it has grown old and there are new people on the planet that haven't seen it, so a reboot is warranted. This is lame. I'm betting a Jurassic Park reboot is in the works somewhere. That'll be the f**kin' day.
This is sad. They're rebooting movies that haven't even reached their 'expiry dates' yet. You know, the thing that happens 30 years later when everyone who has seen it has grown old and there are new people on the planet that haven't seen it, so a reboot is warranted. This is lame. I'm betting a Jurassic Park reboot is in the works somewhere. That'll be the f**kin' day.
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7:07AM on 07/11/2011
Booooooooo.
Booooooooo.
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6:53AM on 07/11/2011
They're rebooting romantic comedies now? Holy balls.
They're rebooting romantic comedies now? Holy balls.
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