The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Director To Tackle Remake Of Going In Style

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-01-09 22:34:35discussion comments
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Don Scardino's feature directorial debut, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, is still months away from release, but already the filmmaker has found his follow-up project. He is now set to reunite with New Line Cinema to make Going In Style, a remake of the 1979 George Burns crime comedy.

THR notes that the original actually began the successful career of Martin Brest, who later went on to make movies like Beverly Hills Cop and Midnight Run. The film starred Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as a group of old men who find themselves bored with life and sick of just waiting around to die. In order to spice up their lives they decide to rob a bank.

Prior to The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Scardino made a name for himself on the small-screen, best known for helming episodes of Tina Fey's 30 Rock, but also doing Royal Pains, Rescue Me and Law & Order. The film, which just recently released its first trailer, will be in theaters on March 15th.

Is anyone noticing the developing pattern of "funny old people" movies? It sort of started with Red back in 2010, but later this year we'll see the release of Red 2, Stand Up Guys (with Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Al Arkin) and Last Vegas (with Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline and Michael Douglas) and both of those are basically about the same thing as Going In Style: old guys getting caught up in crimes and shenanigans of young people. I'm not saying that all of these movies will be bad, I'm just suggesting that it might be healthy for Hollywood pump the brakes a bit.
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