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Ken Kwapis set to direct a live-action Dilbert movie?

05.26.2010

Psst... isn't "The Office" (and OFFICE SPACE) basically live-action Dilbert?

Perhaps, the folks over at Phoenix Entertainment and Intrigue Entertainment also thought this and simply shrugged it off, because according to Pajiba's Hollywood Cog, director Ken Kwapis - who's directed about a dozen episodes of NBC's "The Office" - has been set to direct a live-action adaptation of the Scott Adams comic strip.

While the idea of a DILBERT film isn't necessarily a bad one (though I'm not exactly sure who the heck is asking for this right now of all times), I should point out that the project is being produced by Tariq Jalil, the guy behind another comic strip-turned-cinema - MARMADUKE - as well as the terribly ill-conceived American version of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Jessica Stevenson's brilliant British series "Spaced" (and yes, Pajiba, we really should be throwing rocks at him for that).

Casting suggestions for Dilbert? He wouldn't necessarily have to have a square head, but it would certainly help.
Extra Tidbit: Dilbert was turned into an animated series back in 1999 but ran for only two seasons (it aired on UPN which couldn't have helped).
Source: Pajiba

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2:01PM on 05/27/2010
well, isnt this timely.
well, isnt this timely.
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9:59AM on 05/27/2010

Drew Carey

Come on, please. This guy lives for Dilbert. He is a funny actor and needs to do more than Price is Right. I cant believe he just turned 52 though.
Come on, please. This guy lives for Dilbert. He is a funny actor and needs to do more than Price is Right. I cant believe he just turned 52 though.
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1:34AM on 05/27/2010

I have a great idea for a script

They should cast Ron Livingston as Dilbert. One day he has an epiphany, and misses work only to be promoted by two analysts named Bob. In the end, Wally sets the whole building on fire.
They should cast Ron Livingston as Dilbert. One day he has an epiphany, and misses work only to be promoted by two analysts named Bob. In the end, Wally sets the whole building on fire.
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11:56PM on 05/26/2010
I wouldn't mind seeing this, but I'd rather see an 2 hour movie of the cartoon version/tv show. Loved the television show and it's a shame that it only ran for 2 seasons.
I wouldn't mind seeing this, but I'd rather see an 2 hour movie of the cartoon version/tv show. Loved the television show and it's a shame that it only ran for 2 seasons.
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11:17PM on 05/26/2010
I can see Kevin James in the role if he gets a buzz-cut on the sides and some glasses
I can see Kevin James in the role if he gets a buzz-cut on the sides and some glasses
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1:40AM on 05/27/2010
I like Kevin James, but he's too beefy and strong-voiced. When I say beefy, I mean you can tell he's got big muscles under all that fat. Dilbert should be scrawny flabby, not beefy flabby.
I like Kevin James, but he's too beefy and strong-voiced. When I say beefy, I mean you can tell he's got big muscles under all that fat. Dilbert should be scrawny flabby, not beefy flabby.
9:23PM on 05/26/2010

has SNL taught us nothing?

Just because something can be funny for a 3 minute sketch or 3 frames, doesn't mean it should be a feature film. I'm not into Dilbert, but I know comedy is subjective. What I also know is that milking a flash moment of comedy into 90 minutes almost always results in a steaming hot bowl of phail.
Just because something can be funny for a 3 minute sketch or 3 frames, doesn't mean it should be a feature film. I'm not into Dilbert, but I know comedy is subjective. What I also know is that milking a flash moment of comedy into 90 minutes almost always results in a steaming hot bowl of phail.
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8:48PM on 05/26/2010

I can imagine...

... some guy bored, sitting at his desk, trying to think up some material to pitch as a new movie. He looks around his desk at the crap about him... "ah ha!" he spots his Larson Far Side calendar. "bugger, someone's already got the rights to that."

And then he sees a crappy old comic sticky taped to the cubical partition wall...
... some guy bored, sitting at his desk, trying to think up some material to pitch as a new movie. He looks around his desk at the crap about him... "ah ha!" he spots his Larson Far Side calendar. "bugger, someone's already got the rights to that."

And then he sees a crappy old comic sticky taped to the cubical partition wall...
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7:49PM on 05/26/2010

Horrible Idea

Dilbert has a few funny comic strips, adn they are funny in 2 sentence spurts, that is about it. We do not need to know everything about Dilbert. Then again, those who hated the LOST finale may fin solace in this! Just Kidding.


Dilbert has a few funny comic strips, adn they are funny in 2 sentence spurts, that is about it. We do not need to know everything about Dilbert. Then again, those who hated the LOST finale may fin solace in this! Just Kidding.


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7:46PM on 05/26/2010

casting??

is there anyone apart from Drew Carey who'd fit the bill??
well, maybe Rainn Wilson.
is there anyone apart from Drew Carey who'd fit the bill??
well, maybe Rainn Wilson.
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10:57PM on 05/26/2010
Too obvious...
Too obvious...
7:40PM on 05/26/2010
Hate the comic. Hated the show. No thanks on the movie. If I want an office life fix I'll watch Office Space and The Office UK.
Hate the comic. Hated the show. No thanks on the movie. If I want an office life fix I'll watch Office Space and The Office UK.
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