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Are We Done Yet?
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February 9, 2006
Mr. Blandings Gets a Makeover
The Revolution Studios remake of the Cary Grant comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is getting completely made over. Ice Cube was already set to star in the film, so it will now be the sequel to Are We There Yet? The movie will be titled Are We Done Yet?, and the studio is working to get deals with Nia Long, Aleisha Allen and Philip Bolden in place. The sequel will feature the quartet moving from the big city to the suburbs for a happy, contended life. When they begin renovations on their new home, chaos ensues as the contractor clashes with Cube but becomes friends with the wife and kids. Thomas Haden Church will no longer be in the film. Steve Carr will direct from a script by David Stern and David Weiss. Are We There Yet? was Columbia's second highest grossing film of 2005 with $82 million and sold 3.7 million DVDs in North America.
November 30, 2005
Church to build House
Thomas Haden Church has joined the cast of the Revolution Studios comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. He'll star opposite Ice Cube, who will have the title role in the remake of the 1948 comedy that starred Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. The story centers on a couple who give up their posh city apartment for a fixer-upper in the suburbs. Church will play the contractor who works on the house. Steve Carr is directing the film from a screenplay by Hank Nelkin.
March 11, 2005
Ice Cube is Mr. Blandings
Revolution Studios is in talks with Ice Cube to portray the title character in a remake of the 1948 Cary Grant comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Steve Carr (Next Friday) will direct. The original film featured Myrna Loy alongside Grant as a couple that leaves their Manhattan apartment in favor of a big house out in the suburbs. The house is a fixer-upper, and ends up being a nightmare for the couple.
June 30, 2004
Revolution wants to restore a Dream House.
Revolution Studios is in the final stages of securing rights to a re-make of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. The 1948 Cary Grant/Myrna Loy classic is something of a mix of Green Acres and The Money Pit. An urban couple give up city living in order to remodel a home in the suburbs. The project does not go as well as hoped.
Steve Carr, the director of Daddy Day Care and the upcoming Martin Lawrence comedy, Rage Control, is the planned helmer of the project. Carr, a fan of the original, has been quoted as saying that while he sees the similarity to The Money Pit, his take on the project will be more in the vein of the Steve Martin classic, Parenthood.
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