Universal Pictures is moving ahead with a sequel to the Seth Rogen/Zac Efron comedy “Neighbors” with a May 13, 2016, release.
The duo and Rose Byrne will re-team with director Nicholas Stoller for the sequel.
The original was a surprise hit with $269 million in worldwide grosses.
Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce under their Point Grey Pictures banner. Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien will serve as executive producers alongside Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake.
Writers include Cohen, O’Brien, Rogen, Stoller and Goldberg.
“Neighbors 2″ will open against Paramount’s “Friday the 13th” and a week after Disney/Marvel launches “Captaain America: Civil War.”
YAHOO.COM – The Seth Rogen-Zac Efron hit Neighbors was a crude, raunchy comedy riot, and it turns out there was even more crudeness and raunchiness left on the cutting room floor. In fact, director Nicholas Stoller shot two entire opening sequences that never saw the dark of movie theaters.
Both will be available on the Neighbors DVD and Blu-ray (available Sept. 23), and you can watch the first scene exclusively above. In the theatrical version, Efron and Dave Franco’s Delta Psi Beta fraternity has just relocated next door to Rogen, Rose Byrne, and family. We know they were kicked out of their previous house, but it’s never made clear what their infractions and/or indiscretions were.
The alternate opening scene above shows them, mid-party, rounding up the necessary booty (shrooms, cash, moonshine, a copy of The King’s Speech) to make an epic trade with a campus dealer. Spoiler alert: They’re buying military grade explosives, and what follows is an explosively funny fireworks display well worth the cost of house expulsion — or at the very least, a Blu-ray.
HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM – Lionsgate announced release dates for two upcoming projects: sequel Now You See Me 2 and roadtrip comedy Dirty Grandpa.
Dirty Grandpa (working title) will star Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, as The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported during the Toronto Film Festival.
The comedy, which is slated for release on Dec. 25, 2015, follows an uptight, soon-to-be-married man who is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, a former Army general, to Florida for spring break.
Dan Mazer is directing the film from a script by John Phillips. Barry Josephson, Bill Block and Michael Simkin are producing.
The Lionsgate film will open up against other Christmas 2015 wide releases, including Mission Impossible 5, The Revenant and Joy.
Zac Efron stars in a new teaser trailer for upcoming electronic dance music film ‘We Are your Friends’, directed by Catfish’s very own Max Joseph.
Universal and QED have attached Robert De Niro and Zac Efron to star in the raunchy comedy “Dirty Grandpa.”
Dan Mazer (“Da Ali G Show”) will write and direct the film, which QED is financing.
Story follows an uptight guy (Efron) who right before his wedding is tricked into driving his vulgar former Army general to Florida for spring break.
Barry Josephson will produce.
“Dirty Grandpa” marks the first Universal-Zac Efron comedy since their box office smash, “Neighbor.” The R-rated comedy, co-starring Seth Rogen, was one of the breakout hits of 2014, earning a stunning $268 million worldwide.
Bear Grylls and Zac Efron talk about the actor’s sober life after overcoming addiction.
Zac Efron showed off his survival skills by participating in extreme physical challenges on NBC’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.” But the former Disney Channel actor also opened up about the other kinds of challenges he’s faced recently – battling addiction while navigating Hollywood.
“The challenging part was never the work, that was never it,” Efron, 26, told host Grylls, according to The Wrap.
On the extreme show he may have jumped out of a helicopter, eaten worms and scaled cliffs, but that apparently doesn’t compare to being young, rich and famous in Tinsel Town.
“It was just so quick-it was shocking,” the “High School Musical” actor said of his fame.
Zac Efron describes his addictions as ‘social lubricant’ while navigating Hollywood. The actor ended up in rehab twice last year for undisclosed addictions.
“The social aspects outside of it; everywhere you go (there are press and people watching) … and it can be confusing … and pretty soon you need a social lubricant.”
Efron wound up in rehab twice last year for undisclosed reasons; though it was reported the actor was battling addictions to cocaine and alcohol.
“It got to the point where I was caring less about the work and waiting more for the weekend where I couldn’t wait to go out and let loose and have fun,” he told Grylls.
“When Monday and Tuesday were difficult to get through, I thought, ‘This is bad.’”
But Efron appears to now be serious about sober living.
“I just really never again want to take anything from the outside in to feel … comfortable in my present skin, and that takes a lot of work,” he said. “It’s just meditation and stopping and slowing down your brain.”
Here are two sneak peeks at Zac from the upcoming Running Wild with Bear Grylls, premiering July 28!
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Good fences aren’t nearly enough to keep things neighborly when a non-stop rager breaks out in the suburbs next door to sleep-deprived new parents in the comedy blockbuster, Neighbors, available on DIGITAL HD August 12, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The outrageously funny comedy will arrive on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand September 23, 2014. Both the Digital HD and Blu-ray™ include a never-before-seen uproarious Alternate Opening that Yahoo! Movies’ Kevin Polowy hails as “explosively funny.” The Alternate Opening reveals just how the boys of Delta Psi Beta came to suburbia. The Neighbors Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will also include additional bonus features including a Gag Reel, Line-O-Rama, Behind The Scenes interviews and more.
Director Nicholas Stoller (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) breaks out the bros, booze, and babes in an over-the-top laugh-fest critics have praised as “hilariously funny from beginning to end” (ComingSoon.net). Seth Rogen (This Is The End, 50/50), Zac Efron (The Lucky One, That Awkward Moment) and Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, the Insidious series) star in a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. High-octane antics are also supplied by a supporting cast that includes comedy all-stars Dave Franco (21 Jump Street, Now You See Me), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (This Is the End, Superbad), Jerrod Carmichael (“The Goodwin Games,” upcoming Untitled Jerrod Carmichael Project) and Craig Roberts (Submarine, Jane Eyre) in a movie hailed by critics as “this generation’s Animal House” (Aint It Cool News).
The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™.
- Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
- DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
- DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
Bonus Features Exclusive to Digital HD and Blu-rayTM:
- Alternate Opening: Uncover the mystery of how the original Delta Psi Beta house was destroyed and how the neighbors became neighbors.
- Deleted/Alternate Scenes
- On the Set with…: Dave Franco provides a tour around the frat’s fundraiser (aka dildo sale), while Christopher Mintz-Plasse talks about and demonstrates his special “prop”.
Blu-rayTM and DVD Bonus Features:
- Gag Reel: The entire cast contributes to these hilarious on-set flubs.
- Line-O-Rama: The laughs continue take after take in this improvisational extended scene!
- An Unlikely Pair: Take a behind-the-scenes look at the unlikely pairing of comedic veteran Seth Rogen and heartthrob Zac Efron.
- Partying with the Neighbors: Parties, babies and crazy friends; these three elements lead to some of the funniest moments on the screen and on set.
- The Frat: Learn more about Delta Psi Beta – the current frat brothers, the legends of Delta Psi that came before, and current whipping boy, Ass-Juice.
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