Jesus, where the hell has Fred Ward been? I mean, sure, he’s been out there, in such projects as last year’s Armored and appearances in United States of Tara, In Plain Sight, ER and Grey’s Anatomy, but I somehow managed to not see him since sometime around 2002 (in Enough. Don’t judge me). Well Remo has landed a gig with Zombieland director, Ruben Fleischer, in 30 Minutes or Less for Columbia and MRC.
The action comedy,
which revolves around two criminals who force a junior-high history
teacher and a pizza-delivery man to rob a bank by strapping one of
them into a bomb vest. Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Michael
Pena, Nick Swardson and Aziz Ansari star. Ward will play “The Major,” the father of McBride’s character. Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan wrote the screenplay.
Filming begins next month in Grand Rapids, MI.
Here’s a thought: with all the remakes, reboots, redos and rehashes gripping Hollywood, Remo Williams: The Adventures Continues. Or give me Ward and Bacon in a Tremors sequel worth watching. Something.
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey