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Weitz eyes Fockers

Apr. 3, 2009by: Daniel Barna
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The third installment in the juggernaut franchise that began with MEET THE PARENTS may have found its director. Paul Weitz is in talks to direct LITTLE FOCKERS, the highly anticipated follow-up to MEET THE FOCKERS. Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Teri Polo and Blythe Danner are all set to reprise their original roles in the film, which we can only assume will see Stiller and his movie-wife Polo have kids.

Jay Roach, who directed the first two films, will produce the third film alongside Jane Rosenthal, with production expected to begin in July. After the first two films grossed more than $820 million worldwide, Weitz has the weight of a cinematic sure thing resting squarely on his shoulders. Universal must be licking their chops at the financial possibilities presented by this film and if Weitz mucks it up, they'll make sure that he never works in this town again. Luckily for him, the parks department in my neighbourhood is looking for a birdshit cleaner.
Extra Tidbit: The AMERICAN PIE director is the brother of NEW MOON director Chris Weitz.
Source: Variety

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3:17PM on 04/03/2009
I liked the first one, and I think the second one was much more pedestrian... In the first one, Stiler's character was alone, and seeing things snowball into disaster, was hilarious....

But the second one, the entire movie pretty much felt like it was saying, "look at how eccentric all our characters are!!" , and the subplot of stillers love-child was not developed in any satisfying way... he was his kid, and he wasnt, very little humor or effort put into that storyline...

I hope the
I liked the first one, and I think the second one was much more pedestrian... In the first one, Stiler's character was alone, and seeing things snowball into disaster, was hilarious....

But the second one, the entire movie pretty much felt like it was saying, "look at how eccentric all our characters are!!" , and the subplot of stillers love-child was not developed in any satisfying way... he was his kid, and he wasnt, very little humor or effort put into that storyline...

I hope the next one goes back to its roots, which is ben stiller + schaddenfrauden = gold.... the added responibility of fatherhood should provide enough similarly disasterous moments, whereas the act of "meeting the fockers" did not.
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10:20AM on 04/03/2009
i think it def has potential.

kids in adult comedies are hilarious these days (role models, knocked up, talladega nights)
i think it def has potential.

kids in adult comedies are hilarious these days (role models, knocked up, talladega nights)
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4:12AM on 04/03/2009

Eh

You know, I loved the first one. The second one had some good jokes, but didn't have the feel of the first one. I just hope that this one doesn't fail. Once they bring the kids in, it's usually always downhill.
You know, I loved the first one. The second one had some good jokes, but didn't have the feel of the first one. I just hope that this one doesn't fail. Once they bring the kids in, it's usually always downhill.
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