View Full Version : Six Million Dollar Man....nooooooooo!!!!!
10-22-2003, 12:48 PM
Action comedy? WTF? Are you KIDDING me? Time for Kenn to go to Hollywood and put a stop to this!!!! Jim Carrey? WTF??????????????????????? >:
Title: The Six Million Dollar Man
Log line: Centers on a half-cyborg, half human man works.
Writer: Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong
Agent: William Morris Agency
Buyer: Dimension Films
More: To be based on the Martin Caidin novel "Cyborg" that was then turned into a popular 1970’s TV series. Todd Phillips will also direct. Larry Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Scott Fare will produce. Scott Cherrin will co-produce. Jim Carrey is set to star in. Studio hopes to turn this into a franchise, which they will begin shooting in Fall of 2004. First set up in December 2001 then again in October 2002.
10-22-2003, 01:15 PM
Ah but Kenn you have to look at it from a studio exec's end.
Action/comedy + Todd Phillips + Jim Carrey= Box office killing. And you know you'll watch it. Unlike Charlie's Angels I think this TV transplant has the ingredients to soar.
10-22-2003, 02:51 PM
This COULD be funny if they set it in the 70s and Jim Carrey wears the big collared leisure suits and goes through the whole movie doing his Lee Majors impression.
It won't happen, though. They'll figure out a way to screw it up. *sigh*
10-24-2003, 06:59 PM
Let's not get carried away romanticizing the quality of the $6 million man. Leave us not forget that the ultimate show down on the series was Steve Austin Vs. BigFoot, who - if memory serves - was from outer space. There was a bionic dog before they were done milking the concept.
The opening was always the coolest part of the show.
10-26-2003, 04:41 PM
Austin Powers with super-abilities. It'll go large.
10-26-2003, 10:19 PM
Important series. Steve showed us you can chase and grab a high powered jet by running really, really slow. Confused me then. A thing of genius now.
10-27-2003, 01:05 PM
My high school physics teacher milked a whole week of lectures out of Steve Austin punching through the wall of a falling elevator to grab the cables.
10-27-2003, 02:07 PM
11-25-2003, 10:03 AM
so what's the deal with phillips? i've seen frathouse, roadtrip and old school. if i remember correctly, i think i liked frathouse. roadtrip and old school were pretty lame though. sure they made money, had funny moments and all, but imo the guy (and armstrong) can't write comedy (at all). the actors save his lifeless, meandering scripts (and tepid direction)(and low production values). seems that somebody would point this out and they'd get some help with the writing at least.
i think old school cost 25ish and did 75ish domestically. seems to me that it could have doubled that with a better script. am i wrong? did it completely tap its market? wasn't the script obviously not funny? don't they wanna make more?
phillips should do more docs and hire some better writers for his comedies. actually i wish he would just stay out of comedy all together.
nothing new here. just sucks to see good ideas poorly executed. good concepts, a few good set piece ideas, and a sucky thread tangling them together (truer for old school, but true for both).
i'm sadly anticipating a lame starsky&hutch and now a lame 6m man. jim carrey might save 6m, but as much as i like them, stiller and wilson don't have the same resurrection powers that ferrel and carrey do.
that's what i think.
11-25-2003, 05:13 PM
I'm always interested to know what comedies people do enjoy if they didn't like films like Old School and Road Trip.
11-25-2003, 05:41 PM
i'm an equal opportunity comedy watcher. i like lots and don't like lots. this phillips situation is just kind of fascinating though. the emp is naked.
what comedies did you not like rosco?
11-25-2003, 08:07 PM
I ask the question not as an attack on your tastes but just as a mere survey. No big deal.
As far as what comedies I don't like: Waterboy, Not Another Teenage Movie, American Pie, d!ck off the top of the head.
11-26-2003, 08:35 AM
for me one of the best comedies in the past few years was meet the parents. great steady flow of laughs that were well integrated into a compelling plot. funny situations and dialogue. off the top of my head i can't think of any pieces that didn't support the story. interestingly to me, i wasn't enthusiastic about seeing it and didn't appreciate it at first as much as i did later. the family-ish concept of meeting the parents kind of reminds me of father of the bride type stuff. not a big pull for me.
one of my all time favorite comedies (and movies in general) is swingers. concept is right up my alley. funny situations and clever dialogue. broad stuff like something about mary and king pin are moderately appealling to me, and i enjoyed those. i liked zoolander, but it needed better writing too, imo.
old school and road trip are very attractive concepts to me as a movie goer. i just saw old school for the first time recently and then skimmed it again the next day. almost the entire movie is slow stuff. it was actually funnier to watch the dvd extras, with producers etc jabbering on about phillips' great comedic sense.
11-27-2003, 05:24 AM
what can you build for 6 million dollars today. In the seventies, a jet hydrofoil cost that much. I know that because I had to bring a new engine from one dock to another. The engine cost a million.
I think it costs 12 million to have a private michael jackson concert, but no one is playing his music on the radio in germany at the moment. There may be quite a few takers for a concert.
I know plastic surgery can make you look like demi moore for less than six million, but I think that you may be lucky to get a bionic finger for 6 million. Considering the military would run the contract and last I heard, toilet seats cost $200 a piece.
It just might be funny with all kind of contractors putting the man together. Nothing are compatible. unix, zenix, see nichts . . .
01-07-2004, 02:11 PM
I remember a TV movie special a ways back with the original cast and a newer, younger bionic man. I believe he was the 60 million$ man. So you see, they have adressed the issue of inflation in recent installments.
01-07-2004, 02:25 PM
Yeah, they should modify the title. Six Billion Dollar Man should give it more credibility.
01-20-2004, 05:15 AM
ROAD TRIP was cool but OLD SCHOOL sucked-ass. Let's hope they can pull this off (and STARSKY & HUTCH).
01-20-2004, 02:44 PM
To this day I don't how Old School grossed as much as it did.
Anybody ever hear of the term "word of mouth"? How about "rising ticket prices"?
01-21-2004, 06:33 AM
And the whole thing about calling it a gross-out comedy when........it ISN'T!>:
01-21-2004, 11:23 AM
All I want from them is the slow-motion "bionic" scenes with the ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch!
Anything less and I will walk out.
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