Sony Sets 'Total Recall,' 'I Hate You, Dad' and 'Here Comes the Boom' For Summer 2012
Sony Pictures -- which has already slated the Amazing Spider-Man for release on July 3, 2012 -- is beefing up its summer 2012 schedule with three more movies, set to star Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Colin Farrell.
Sandler's I Hate You, Dad is now set for June 22, 2012; Here Comes the Boom, starring James, will roll out July 27 next year; and Farrell will headline a re-make of the sci-fi tale Total Recall that will follow on on
Aug. 3, 2012.
In Dad, Sandler and Samburg will play father and son, respectively, with Sandler feuding with his son's fiance on the eve of his son's wedding. Sandler, Jack Giarraputo and Heather Parry are producing, Barry Bernardi serves as exec producer, and the screenplay is by David Caspe and David Wain & Ken Marino.
In Boom, James will play a high school biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter to raise money to save the school's music program. Director Frank Coraci, who recently directed James in Zookeeper, which Columbia and MGM are co-financing and will be released this summer, is reteaming with the star, who wrote the screenplay with Allan Loeb. Producing are James and Todd Garner, with Jeff Sussman and Marty Ewing as exec produces.
Recall is described as a contemporary "reimagining" of the reimagining of the sci-fi short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick.
The story was previously adapted for the screen in a 1990 version, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The new film will be directed by Len Wiseman and produced by Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe, with Ric Kidney as exec producer.
The updated screenplay is being written by Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback and James Vanderbilt.
"Not only do we have two of our most exciting franchises back in theaters with Men in Black 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man, but the three movies we added to the slate today round out a fantastic schedule," Jeff Blake, Sony chairman, worldwide marketing and distribution said. "We love comedy in the summer and you can't ask for better stars than Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Total Recall has us excited not only because of its incredible pedigree – we love the original story and the first film – but we think this new project will really hit home with a new generation of moviegoers."