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New MMA Movie w/Kevin James in the Works


From IMDB:

 

Kevin James is set star in an untitled comedy for Sony Pictures.  According to Variety, the film is about “a physics teacher who moonlights as a martial arts fighter to save his school’s music program.”  While the film lacks a title, may I suggest “Fatty Fall Down” since I assume that will be the basis for most of the jokes.  Screenwriter Allan Loeb (The Switch) is in talks to handle the script.

James has become a favorite of the studio ever since January 2009 when Paul Blart: Mall Cop was a surprise hit at the box office and grossed $146 million.  James is also leading their family comedy The Zookeeper, which is due out July 8, 2011.  He’ll next be seen in Ron Howard’s cheating-couples comedy The Dilemma, which opens January 14, 2011.  Production on the mixed martial arts comedy could begin as soon as early 2011.

A comedic twist on MMA can't be any worse than Never Back Down or Never Surrender. I'm sure with James' open UFC-fandom, might even have a chance to involve the UFC. Having your logo plastered all over a legit movie definitely is not a bad thing.

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