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Danny McBride and Todd Phillips remaking KLOVN (Clown)?!?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I saw Klovn while going through submissions with the rest of the guys on the programming board of Fantastic Fest and to call it an R-rated comedy is very generous.

I know the guys at Drafthouse Films are releasing Klovn (July 27th, click here for more info!) and now it looks like they could get a big boost in people wanting to get a feel for the new Danny McBride flick.

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros is remaking the film with Todd Phillips producing and Danny McBride co-producing, starring and writing.

Danny McBride is perfect, actually, for this flick about two adult friends who go on what amounts to an affair trip every year. They call it the Tour de Pussy and despite being married they go and fuck whatever they can.

On this particular trip, one of the guys gets locked into bringing his preteen nephew. You'd think that'd make them change their plans for the year, but nooooooooo.

Even with Phillips producing and Warners behind a hard R rating, I'm going to bet that there's going to be far less dick in the American remake.

That being said, if anybody could bring out the raunch and indecent humor it's McBride and Phillips has the power to protect him. Can't wait to see who they pair up with McBride. I could easily see Joel McHale as the sex-crazed, blue-balled best friend.



-Eric Vespe
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  • April 13, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST


    by Cletus Van Damme

  • April 13, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    danny mcbride is not funny

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    he knows how to curse but thats about it. im tired of this trend of just cursing jokes (jonah hill, seth rogen, danny mcbride). at least build a joke then throw a curseword in (will ferrell) but todd philips is involved so hopefully its more phillpy style of comedy

  • April 13, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Why do I suddenly have the urge to run naked through Ikea?

    by tatoosh

  • April 13, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Hmm. Not sure if want.

    by Some Dude

    Original is spectacular. Run my effin BUFF review, jerkfaces.

  • April 13, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Um, you think the Talk Soup guy should be in movies.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    I'm disappointed in you.

  • April 13, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I'm sick of the schlub club.

    by Pvt. Duke

  • April 13, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    McHale is also on Community, tiki

    by Larry Sellers

    Also I totally called this on the original KLOVN article. I mean a remake was predictable anyway but it's the most I've accomplished today.

  • Your Highness was epically bad, I couldn't get past the first 30 min of 30 min or Less, so I'm not banking on this one to much. McBride works in a supporting role ala Tropic Thunder, or Pineapple Express. As the star I can expect this to suck hard, though I do find East Bound and Down funny. And Todd Phillips is good to, but I just seriously doubt this. If I had to guess his partner in crime it'll be Jason Sudekis or Owen Wilson, possibly Ben Stiller.

  • April 13, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Well it can't be worse than Your Highness.

    by Kill List Hammertime

    However McBride gets a lifetime pass for Eastbound and Down.

  • April 13, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    RE: danny mcbride is not funny

    by slone13

    You are inaccurate

  • April 13, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Let's just forget 'Your Highness'

    by SpaghettiWall

    It was a learning experience for McBride. He won't make another piece of shit like it...I hope.

  • April 13, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Leave Klovn alone!

    by John Ary

    No possible way the remake is funnier than the original.

  • April 13, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Danny McBride is not funny at all...

    by Arafel

    ...AND EVERYONE AT AICN KNOWS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 13, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    The guy is Kenny fuckin' Powers -

    by john

    show some God damn respect.

  • April 13, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    far less dick

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    Is this a bad thing, Quint? Me personaly, I don't really like looking at dick up on the big screen. Or the small screen either. It's not a homophobic thing, either. I just personally don't like looking at dick. I agree with all the McBride haters when it comes to his movie work. However, Eastbound and Down is funnier than fuck. A lot of it's the writing, but I can't think of anyone who would be better than McBride as Kenny Fuckin Powers.

  • April 13, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Stefan Janoski --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- has sick-ass heel flips.

  • April 13, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the flopping cock running across the screen

    by Knocky

    apparently youtube will host anything now.

  • April 13, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Kinda anticipating this...

    by Rasmus Starup Petersen

    As a Dane I thoroughly enjoyed Klovn: The Movie. The series is legendary in Denmark, however many people, myself included, can't get over the fact that it started out as a blatantly rip-off of Curb Your Enthusiasm, right down to the theme music and even copying specific episodes. The movie, though, really works well on it's own terms. It's even the best selling Danish film this millennium in Denmark. As opposed to all the haters, I really enjoy Danny McBride's work. Actually, I've seen all his films (only 17) and Land of the Lost is the only one I didn't really enjoy. But then again, who did?

  • April 13, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Todd "Vomit" Phillips

    by animatronicmojo

    Has there ever been a more versatile film maker than Todd Phillips- what genre will he take on next? One things for sure, after these repressed moronic man-children go on their old school road trip, they will have one heck of a hangover, maybe even a hangover 2.

  • April 13, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Your Highness was a gift.

    by wattos new hat

  • April 13, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    No, jujitsu sucks!

    by Mel

  • April 13, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Danny McBride and Todd Phillips are not funny

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    They are both one-note - McBride the eternal white-trash mullet-wearing douche and Phillips the eternal fratboy making films about guys getting drunk and partying.

  • April 13, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    by trblmkr

    It's Denny. D-E-N-N-Y! if you're gonna be hatin' at least get it right.

  • April 13, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    It's DENNY

    by trblmkr

  • April 13, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST


    by trblmkr

  • April 13, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Why? Why would you subject me to that?

    by Brian hurtado

  • April 13, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Highness was hit and miss...

    by The Dum Guy

    Helps if you like smoking pot and the cheese of '80s style fantasy "epics". Kisses, kisses...

  • April 13, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    For a minute there.....

    by Fart Magnus

    I thought it was COVEN - the film that the douchebag in AMERICAN MOVIE was trying to make. That would have been HILARIOUS!!! COH-ven Then we could all come around to Mike's place and drink vot-ka.....cuz he likes to get together with Marc and drink know......vot-ka.

  • April 13, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST


    by James


  • April 13, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Danny McBride has proven he's funny. Watch EASTBOUND & DOWN

    by atlatl

    If you don't find it funny, you're dead to me.

  • April 13, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    this sounds about as cool as a bald spot

    by raging bullshitter

    seriously who gives a wet fart?

  • April 13, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Jurgen flurgen

    by tatoosh

    Danish, Swedish, whatever. All you Scandinavian people sound like the Swedish chef muppet to me. Borshky borshsky!

  • April 14, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Your wife's probably going to buttfuck somebody.

    by Mel

  • April 14, 2012, 4:55 a.m. CST

    I love Eastbound and Down but

    by papabendi

    I hate Your Highness. It was lazy and cliched. He could have done far better with a bit more imagination. He had some really great actors at his disposal and made a really insipid. obvious comedy. I like him though and I hope he steers clear of typecastng himself as the same character for the rest of his career.

  • April 14, 2012, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Remake of a film spun off a television series?

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    Nearing Inception level absurdity. Hard to believe among all the McBride hatred that no one mentions 30 Minutes or Less. I guess since it sucked less than Your Highness or something.

  • April 14, 2012, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Danny McBride IS the cloven-hoofed clown

    by James Stevenson

    ...... and Jonah Hill is his wacky yet equally unfunny convenience store clerk/best bud sidekick. Also starring Jack Black as the shady low-retainer fee attorney. Potentially the worst movie ever.

  • Hope everytime caught the hangover 2 reference.

  • ...If slightly disturbed...did I get a Danish knob-shot from an embed? Don't seem right, somehow.

  • April 14, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Come at me bro.

    by UltraTron

  • April 14, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Why you want your bro to come at you?

    by ajit maholtra

    Thats gross.

  • April 14, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Fuck American Remakes

    by SE

    Fuck them. Please. Hollywood is in a dire state in desperate need of more creativity. *okay, calming down*

  • April 14, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    When I saw 30 Minutes or Less starred McBride, Anzari and Swardson

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    I knew it would flop. A trifecta of unfunny that I will never, ever watch. Their automatic inclusion in any film guarantees major suckitude.

  • April 14, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    The "Talk Soup guy" has already been in movies

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Starring, costarring and cameo roles. Fact!

  • April 14, 2012, noon CST

    one of the worst trailers ever really

    by MainMan2001

  • April 15, 2012, 4:07 a.m. CST

    VERY ironic!!

    by FrankDux

    The movie Klovn, which was made because of a very succesful tv-series by the same name, is now being remade!? That is moronic as Klovn is a total Curb Your Enthusiasm rip off! It even has the same theme music. Klovn was made around the time the fourth season of Curb came out... It is VERY obvious that the makers of Klovn was more than just influenced by it. But they have no shame, so they gladly accepted awards for being the most original show on tv (in Denmark), which of course is a hoax when the show isnt original at all.

  • April 15, 2012, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Moose, who the fuck said "Your Highness" was funny?

    by SpaghettiWall

    Don't see it dude. Don't fucking see it.

  • April 15, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    McBride is dead without Jody Hill.

    by SpaghettiWall

    Jody can really structure a character and manipulate the audience to sympathize, hate, laugh at/with him. McBride's ventures without Jody have been all misses.

  • April 16, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Fart Magnus

    by Andy_Dufresne

    Mike could play a mean-ass guitar solo though. Am I right? American Movie is one of my all time fave documentaries. It plays like a mockumentary but it is completely on the level. Absolute comic genius. I need to buy it....I got in on DVD from Netflix back when I still got DVD's in the mail like 10 times in 6 months. Love that freakin' flick.....and yes....Stevie from Eastbound and Down is a fucking hero and should be praised for how awesomely insane he is.