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Adam McKay Examines the Deaths of His NBA Heroes in Death at the Wing

Adam McKay grew up loving professional basketball. But even as the NBA began to explode in popularity in the 1980s and ’90s, McKay watched in horror as stunningly promising players like Len Bias died in tragic and utterly preventable ways. His new podcast, Death at the Wing, tries to make sense of what happened — and lays much of the blame on Reaganomics, drugs, and political opportunism on the part of Democrats and Republicans alike.
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Why A Silver Surfer Movie Is Still A Great Idea And What It Could Be About, According To Adam McKay

The Silver Surfer is one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel universe, having endeared himself to comic book fans through his tragic backstory and later heroic endeavors. With this in mind, it’s kind of surprising that the character has only been seen on the big screen once in his nearly 50-year history. Though if director Adam McKay had his way, the Surfer would have his own solo film, and the director has keen thoughts on why such a movie would be a great idea.
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Adam McKay Says His New Film ‘Don’t Look Up’ is Tonally Between ‘The Other Guys’ and ‘The Big Short’

One of my most anticipated movies of 2021 is Don’t Look Up, the latest movie from Anchorman and Vice director Adam McKay. It’s a dark comedy about “two low-level astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth,” and it has a ridiculously stacked cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Evans, and many more.
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Ant-Man Writer Adam McKay Still Wants to Make a Silver Surfer Movie

After helping launch the first Ant-Man movie and contributing re-writes to the script with star Paul Rudd, filmmaker Adam McKay has since moved on to help Oscar winners like The Big Short and Vice as well as HBO's Emmy sensation Succession. But he previously mentioned hopeful plans to tackle one of Marvel's most iconic heroes, the Silver Surfer, though nothing has been mentioned about the character since. It seems like now his passion has been reignited after a recent appearance on the podcast Happy Sad Confused — so now it's just up to Marvel Studios to get the ball rolling.
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‘Bad Blood’: Adam McKay Says Elizabeth Holmes Film Starring Jennifer Lawrence Is Still Happening

Jennifer Lawrence and Adam McKay are currently working together on the upcoming comedy, Don’t Look Up, with star-studded cast in tow. But the two were supposed to teamup for something else first. A few years ago McKay was set to direct Lawrence in Bad Blood, a riches-to-rags film about corporate con artist Elizabeth Holmes. We’ve heard nothing about it since, but now McKay is offering a positive update.
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Adam McKay Says ‘Don’t Look Up’ Is A Dark Comedy Positioned Between ‘The Other Guys’ & ‘The Big Short’ Tonally

Though he started his career as the comedy director, doing broad, R-rated comedies such as “Step-Brothers,” “Anchorman,” and “Talledega Nights,” Adam McKay has transformed into something of a dramedy auteur, with films such as “The Big Short” and “Vice.” But with his star-studded Netflix film, “Don’t Look Up,” it appears the filmmaker is skewing more towards his earlier work, while still delivering some serious themes.
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Adam McKay Was Shocked Leonardo DiCaprio Joined Don’t Look Up

Don’t Look Up director Adam McKay wasn’t expecting Leonardo DiCaprio to star in his upcoming Netflix comedy. As he eloquently put it on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, why would someone of DiCaprio’s stature choose to work with anyone but Martin Scorsese?. Luckily for McKay and fans, DiCaprio wound up...
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Adam McKay Has an Update on Bong Joon Ho’s HBO ‘Parasite’ Series

In December, we gathered a handful of our most-anticipated upcoming new TV series expected to premiere over the next year or so. Among them were HBO’s Parasite, which made the list even as we knew little about the actual plot of the proposed spinoff. But the mastery of the Oscar-winning movie and the involvement of filmmaker Bong Joon Ho and Adam McKay were enough to convince us it could be special.