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HBO passes on Spike Lee's Mike Tyson-inspired drama series Da Brick

03.14.2012

Back in the summer of last year, there was talk of a new HBO series in the works from filmmaker Spike Lee (OLDBOY) called "Da Brick", inspired in part by the early life of Mike Tyson. A young Mike surrogate was even found: ATTACK THE BLOCK's John Boyega, which honestly was a stroke of casting genius.

But alas, it's not meant to be. Deadline reports that HBO has passed on the series from producers Lee, Tyson, writer John Ridley, and Doug Ellin ("Entourage"). The news comes on the heels of HBO's rejection of an Ellin comedy project called "40". No Ellin love, HBO? I guess they realized that the last I don't know how many seasons of "Entourage" f*cking sucked.

"Da Brick" would've been a modern exploration of black youth culture in our now so-called "post-racial" America. No word on whether or not there's any interest from any of the other premium cable providers.

Source: Deadline

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3:09AM on 03/14/2012

Ellin needs some humble pie

After not answering for Entourage's gaping continuity errors, dropped plot lines and horribly paced final season, he deserves all the rejection he can get from HBO. The dude fucked up about 76 of the 96 episodes, plain and simple and basically admitted he didn't pay attention, didn't think it mattered and didn't care. I loved Entourage Season One. Ellin can go fuck himself.
After not answering for Entourage's gaping continuity errors, dropped plot lines and horribly paced final season, he deserves all the rejection he can get from HBO. The dude fucked up about 76 of the 96 episodes, plain and simple and basically admitted he didn't pay attention, didn't think it mattered and didn't care. I loved Entourage Season One. Ellin can go fuck himself.
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12:46PM on 03/14/2012
couldn't agree more. how awesome was season 1 and 2? it was all down hill and all over the place after that. A Johnny Drama spinoff would be tits though
couldn't agree more. how awesome was season 1 and 2? it was all down hill and all over the place after that. A Johnny Drama spinoff would be tits though
1:10PM on 03/14/2012
Why the hell is Spike Lee mentioned with Oldboy in parentheses? Is he really best known for a remake that hasn't even been shot yet? And hey, Countern. Sometimes people stab each other for non racial reasons.
Why the hell is Spike Lee mentioned with Oldboy in parentheses? Is he really best known for a remake that hasn't even been shot yet? And hey, Countern. Sometimes people stab each other for non racial reasons.
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7:07PM on 03/14/2012
agreed...sometimes dudes just get mad and stab your ass...
agreed...sometimes dudes just get mad and stab your ass...
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12:50PM on 03/14/2012
post racial America i love it. go to Atlanta or los angeles and see how post racial it is. my uncle saw a Mexican stab a black guy outside the coca-cola museum only two weeks ago
post racial America i love it. go to Atlanta or los angeles and see how post racial it is. my uncle saw a Mexican stab a black guy outside the coca-cola museum only two weeks ago
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1:35AM on 03/14/2012
Hopefully it finds a home somewhere.
Hopefully it finds a home somewhere.
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