POSSIBLY THE MOST GENERIC IDEA EVER

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04.15.09 34 Comments

Everything about this story is so typical that you expect it to be a scene in a comedy about the movie business rather than an actual story.  Observe:  Blake Masters, creator of the (possibly made-up) Showtime series Brotherhood, is set to direct an adaptation of 2 Guns, a Boom! Studios graphic novel.

“Guns” follows a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer who are unwittingly investigating each other and who steal mob money for the good guys. They realize later that the mob actually got them to swipe $50 million from the CIA. The Universal Pictures crime thriller aims to be a throwback to ’80s buddy cop movies in the vein of “Lethal Weapon” and “48 HRS.,” but with a modern spin. [HollywoodReporter]

Sounds more like a throwback to EVERY ACTION MOVIE EVER.

“So I got this script: it’s like JAG, meets Miami Vice, with a pinch of The Departed.”
“Hmm, can we fit the CIA in there somehow?”
“Not a problem. Hey, how ’bout one of them is a vampire? And another a wise-cracking black guy?”
“Ooh, that’s good.  Wait, are you thinking what I’m thinking?”
(together) “WISE-CRACKING BLACK VAMPIRE!”
“…Ooh, could he also have amnesia?”

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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