The Hangover Director Signs Deal With Warner Bros, Has Four Titles In The Works
Todd Phillips has already made Warner Bros. a ridiculous amount of money. Both Hangover movies pulled in more than $250 million domestically and internationally those numbers exceed $450 million (Part II managed to make $580 million at the global box office). That doesn't even include Due Date, which didn't make quite the same amount of money as the comedy phenomenon from 2009, but managed to make over $200 million worldwide. Those numbers solidify the filmmaker as one of the most bankable directors working in Hollywood today and now he has the deal to prove it.
Todd Phillips’ Green Hat Films has re-uped its contract with WB and has locked a first look deal that will keep the director making movies for the studio through the end of 2013. What's more, Green Hat already has the four titles in stages of development that Phillips could tackle next (not to mention The Hangover Part III). They are as follows:
1. An adaptation of Tony D’Souza Mule, which centers on a couple that turns to drug trafficking in order to pay the bills.
2. A project based on a Rolling Stone article called Arms and Dudes about two stoners in Miami who suddenly found themselves as some of the most powerful arms dealers in the world. You can read more about that project HERE
3. A script from Due Date‘s Adam Sztykiel called The Island, which doesn't currently have a plot description
4. A comedy called Million Dollar Strong based on FunnyOrDie web shorts by Mike O’Connell, which has been in development since 2007.
In a statement from the studio, Warner Bros Group President Jeff Robinov said Phillips is, "a cherished member of the Warner family for a long time, and the comedic genius he’s brought to the big screen has made for an extraordinarily successful partnership."
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