It’s not a matter of if, but when Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will take the hilarity they consistently display on Comedy Central to the big screen. And indeed, it looks like they’ve added another project to the handful they’ve got cooking. “We’re in negotiations at Paramount to make a ‘Substitute Teacher’ movie,” Key told EW. “Two of our writers are penning it. Well, they’re not penning it as we speak — it’s getting there.” In case you’re not one of the 58 million people who gave it a view on YouTube, here’s the sketch that sparked the film.
After losing Fredrik Bond six weeks before filming was set to begin, there’s no need to worry, because “London Has Fallen” has found a new director. Deadline reports that Babak Najafi (“Easy Money II: Hard To Kill“) is now in talks to get the gig. All the boring contract stuff needs to be ironed out, but it’s a safe bet that it will.
Joe Johnston (“The Rocketeer,” “Captain America: The First Avenger“) is headed to TV to direct the TNT pilot “Lumen,” according to Deadline. The fantasy drama “centers on the famous author of a best-selling series of fantasy books who suddenly disappears, and a family of four finds themselves transported to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. Once there, they are plunged into the middle of a war raging between rival magical forces, of light and darkness. Facing peril at every turn, the family must unravel a complicated mystery and uncover some astonishing secrets as they struggle to find their way home.”
Deadline reports that Oscar winner Danis Tanovic (“No Man’s Land“) will direct “Ports Of Call.” Based on the best-selling book by Amin Maalouf, the story follows “two ill-fated lovers who meet in Paris during WW II. Ossyane, an Ottoman prince with a Muslim upbringing, and Clara, a Jewish freedom fighter from Vienna, are ultimately torn apart by the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.”