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12.18.2008

MEN IN BLACK director Barry Sonnenfeld will bring a new alien invasion to screens, adapting a book that isn't actually a book.

Sonnenfeld will direct THE HOW-TO GUIDE FOR SAVING THE WORLD, an action-comedy about "a loser who discovers a book on how to prevent an alien invasion and then has to put that knowledge to use when one actually occurs." Sonnenfeld shined to the loser aspect: "a non-action-hero guy -- not unlike me in terms of manliness -- and a woman who hates him find the book and have to save the planet from an impending attack."

What's most interesting is that not only did the script make this year's "Black List" (of hot screenplays, not secret Commies), but writer BenDavid Grabinski used to frequent the message boards at my old stomping grounds at CHUD.com, making him another of several internet denizens to graduate from "aspiring screenwriter" to "successful screenwriter" in the past few years. So keep hammering at those scripts, kiddies!

Extra Tidbit: The movie is set up at MGM, where Sonnenfeld made GET SHORTY, his only movie that withstands repeat viewings (in my eyes).
Source: THR

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3:32PM on 12/19/2008
they should change the title. too many comparisons to hitchikers guide come immediately
they should change the title. too many comparisons to hitchikers guide come immediately
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12:59PM on 12/19/2008
I love both "Get Shorty" and "Men in Black," not to mention Sonnenfeld's work with the Coen brothers. Having said that, I do consider watching "MiB 2" and "big Trouble" as cinematic torture, so here's hoping this script is as worth a damn as they say it is.
I love both "Get Shorty" and "Men in Black," not to mention Sonnenfeld's work with the Coen brothers. Having said that, I do consider watching "MiB 2" and "big Trouble" as cinematic torture, so here's hoping this script is as worth a damn as they say it is.
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2:34AM on 12/19/2008

BALLS!

that book and movie have already been made been made its called hitch hikers guide to the galaxy.
that book and movie have already been made been made its called hitch hikers guide to the galaxy.
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2:31AM on 12/19/2008
If you're counting Get Shorty, you might as well include Men in Black, a far superior film in my humble opinion.
If you're counting Get Shorty, you might as well include Men in Black, a far superior film in my humble opinion.
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1:19AM on 12/19/2008

HELLO?!!!

Does no one remember the super summer blockbuster Wild Wild West?! great fucking movie!! that movie grossed hundreds and hundreds of dollars world-wide! i could watch this movie over and over and over
Does no one remember the super summer blockbuster Wild Wild West?! great fucking movie!! that movie grossed hundreds and hundreds of dollars world-wide! i could watch this movie over and over and over
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12:50AM on 12/19/2008
This guy shouldn't be remembered for crappy movies with Will Smith, but for the first Addams Family movie from 1991. That was awesome.
This guy shouldn't be remembered for crappy movies with Will Smith, but for the first Addams Family movie from 1991. That was awesome.
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12:26AM on 12/19/2008
It's jumanji with aliens, BOOM!
It's jumanji with aliens, BOOM!
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12:06AM on 12/19/2008
Id have to say, this movie sounds cool as hell. I liked get shorty, and mildly enjoy his creation of Pushing Daisies. I loved both men in black movies as well as Adams Family (which I think deserve more repeat viewings then Get Shorty, mind you) Ill look forward to this one.
Id have to say, this movie sounds cool as hell. I liked get shorty, and mildly enjoy his creation of Pushing Daisies. I loved both men in black movies as well as Adams Family (which I think deserve more repeat viewings then Get Shorty, mind you) Ill look forward to this one.
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11:55PM on 12/18/2008
MIB 2 was ok... The first one was great though, this sounds interesting as well.
MIB 2 was ok... The first one was great though, this sounds interesting as well.
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11:29PM on 12/18/2008
I'm with n2oop5u in regards to MEN IN BLACK. Maybe if Sonnefield had directed BE COOL (sequel to GET SHORTY, which, I can't say is ALL that bad) then I'd have three of his movies that I'd consider deserving of repeat viewings.

But, this flick sounds pretty cool, so perhaps there will be a third after all.
I'm with n2oop5u in regards to MEN IN BLACK. Maybe if Sonnefield had directed BE COOL (sequel to GET SHORTY, which, I can't say is ALL that bad) then I'd have three of his movies that I'd consider deserving of repeat viewings.

But, this flick sounds pretty cool, so perhaps there will be a third after all.
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11:17PM on 12/18/2008
dude, men in black stands up to repeat viewings! ur silly man.
dude, men in black stands up to repeat viewings! ur silly man.
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