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Big Mama’s House Series to Be a Trilogy

Oh, Momma: You wanted it, you got it: The Big Momma’s House franchise will have a third installment. Randi Mayem Singer will write the screenplay, but it’s not yet confirmed that Martin Lawrence will be back. (We’re also assuming that Paul Giamatti, who had a memorable role in the first one, is probably not returning.) If this means more Honky Grandma Be Trippin’ jokes on 30 Rock, we are all for it. [Variety]

Ritchie Goes Lobo Guy Ritchie has signed on to direct a feature adaptation of Lobo, the DC Comics series. The title character is a “blue-skinned cigar-chomping alien who is an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter,” who was created as a parody of ultraviolent heroes like Wolverine — for example, in one notable episode, Lobo kills his daughter, who was putting together a crew of Lobo’s illegitimate children in order to attack him. [HR]

Jerkin’ All Over: Melee Entertainment, indie producer Shariff Hasan, and Mike Mavrolas, manager of the New Boyz, the L.A. teens behind the single “You’re a Jerk,” are working on a movie about the “jerkin’” dance craze. There’s no plot or anything yet, of course, but Melee is the studio behind You Got Served, so we’re in good hands here. Also, just to be nice, couldn’t they have optioned our blog post? [HR]

Sainted: The sequel to 2000’s Boondock Saints, the kind-of-crappy vigilante flick that inexplicably became a staple of every college kid’s DVD/poster collection, is finally coming out. Apparition and Sony Pictures Worldwide will release The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day on October 30. Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery are back to play the McManus brothers, who go around killing bad guys the police can’t get. Well, if nothing else, the sequel has already given us the much-appreciated return of the “subtitle that awkwardly references the title.” [HR]

White Out: The pilot for Mike White’s HBO comedy has been greenlit by the network. The show, titled Enlightened for now, stars Laura Dern as a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening and tries to turn her life around, causing problems for her co-workers and family. Says White, “I am totally stoked.” You know what, Mike? So are we. [HR]

Big Mama’s House Series to Be a Trilogy