Sunday, December 19, 2010

Another Simpsons Movie?

James L. Brooks says:

THR: Are you doing another [Simpsons feature]?

Brooks: We always say, television first. We love the season we are having right now — we really feel good about it. But we’re open to it, and we sort of have half a notion.

THR: Does that mean you’re developing a script?

Brooks: No. When we say we’ll do it, we commit. We go all the way, and that’s why it took two years the last time. We have not decided to do it, but we keep on looking at each other and talking about it a little bit. ...

My bet is, they'll do another. And in less than three or four years.

Currently, Mr. Brooks seems to be having more success with animation than live-action. So he might have an incentive to move back to his strong suit sooner rather than later.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The last time, doing both the feature and the TV series took its toll on everyone (possibly excepting Mr. Brooks). At that time, those in charge said, never again. My bet is that the next feature won't get started until the series is definitely at an end. But money talks loudest, so who knows.

Steve Hulett said...

Yes, but they don't have to make the t.v. crew do double duty, like they did the last time.

Funny thing. Scheduling and staffing are infinitely flexible, if you choose to make them so.

KC Johnson said...

What I remember was "never again... while Jim Brooks was also working simultaneously on a live action flick." So nothing was going to happen until he finished that up. Now that he has... we'll see how badly they want to get another feature in the pipeline!

But whoo. The crew's learned some lessons since then.

Torrent Download said...

At that time, those in charge said, never again. My bet is that the next feature won't get started until the series is definitely at an end. But money talks loudest, so who knows.

Anonymous said...

If you're working on the series, and the movie is in production at the same time, watch out for RR.

He'll raid the talent and fire its management when the series falls behind schedule and over budget as a result. It can happen again.

That's showbiz!

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