A re-imagining of "Death at a Funeral," the 2007 MGM comedy directed by Frank Oz. The plan is to make an ensemble comedy about a funeral ceremony that leads to the digging up of shocking family secrets, as well as misplaced cadavers and indecent exposure. While the original was set in Britain, the new film will take place in an urban American setting.
For the first time since collaborating on the modest hit comedy Nurse Betty, director Neil LaBute and comedian Chris Rock have once again joined forces to bring us the hilarious new farce Death at a Funeral, which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, August 10th. The film is an American remake of Frank Oz's 2007 international smash hit of the same name, which explores the provocative exploits of a deceased man, and the problems his well-buried secrets cause a close-knit family once they are revealed at his funeral.
The terrific ensemble cast includes such iconic luminaries as Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, and Danny Glover, and it is backed by outstanding performances from James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, and Luke Wilson. The film even finds Peter Dinklage reprising his heartfelt role from the original.Read More
You can bring home a brand new comedy remake on DVD and Blu-ray this August. Death at a Funeral will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 10. The standard DVD will be priced at $28.95 SRP while the BD will be priced at $34.95 SRP. We don't have any cover art images as of yet, but you can take a look at the special features below. The film stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana and Peter Dinklage.
Death at a Funeral is a hilarious day in the life of an American family come together to put a beloved husband and father to rest. As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal and riotous mayhem.Read More
Chris Rock has a habit of taking funny comedies from cinematic history and from around the world, and remaking them into even funnier vehicles for his own unique style of humor. He did it in 2001 with the movie Down To Earth, which was a remake of the critically acclaimed 1978 Warren Beatty film Heaven Can Wait, which, in turn, was actually a remake of the 1941 classic Here Comes Mr. Jordan. The actor repeated this trend in 2007 with his directorial debut I Think I Love My Wife, which was a remake the 1972 French film Chloe In The Afternoon. Now the comedian returns with his new film, Death At A Funeral, a remake of director Frank Oz and writer Dean Craig's 2007 British funeral farce. The film boasts a cast of comedy all-stars joining Rock including Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan, and seasoned actors like James Marsden, Zoe Saldana and Danny Glover. We recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Chris Rock, as well as Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson, Danny Glover and Regina Hall to find out more about the film, working with the cast, what makes a funeral funny and why Tracy Morgan is so insane. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Sibling rivalry, family secrets and a mysterious stranger threaten to blow the lid right off a coffin in Death At A Funeral, a hilarious and darkly delicious romp featuring an ensemble cast of comedy superstars like Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan, and acclaimed dramatic actors like James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Regina Hall and Danny Glover. Based on director Frank Oz and writer Dean Craig's 2007 funeral comedy of the same name, the action has now been transplanted from the English countryside to sunny Pasadena, California. Death At A Funeral directed by Neil LaBute (Nurse Betty), is a disarmingly funny look at life going on in the wake of death. The film is a hilarious day-in-the-life of an American family, come together to put a beloved husband and father to rest. As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal and riotous mayhem.Read More
Sony PIctures has released a sneak peak at their upcoming slate of 2010 releases. The films include Legion, Dear John, The Bounty Hunter, Death At A Funeral, Takers, The Karate Kid, Grown Ups, Salt, The Other Guys, Eat Pray Love, Priest, Born To Be A Star, The Roomate, The Social Network, Burlesque, and The Green Hornet.
In the supernatural action thriller Legion, an out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race.Read More
A re-imagining of Death at a Funeral, the 2007 MGM comedy directed by Frank Oz, this ensemble farce revolves around a funeral ceremony that leads to the digging up of shocking family secrets, as well as misplaced cadavers and indecent exposure. While the original was set in Britain, the new film will take place in an urban American setting. Directed by Neil LaBute and starring Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, Loretta Devine, Ron Glass, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Kevin Hart, Death at a Funeral hits theater screens on April 16th, 2010.
Death at a Funeral was released April 16th, 2010.Read More