Entourage movie green-light and moving forward. After a long gestation period and multiple contract negotiations, HBO‘s Entourage movie will be going into production in the near future. This TV-to-film project has been conjectured over for some time. Fans of the HBO TV show will now get to see the famous Hollywood friends on the big screen.
Doug Ellin, the Entourage movie’s writer, made the announcement via Twitter: “It’s a go. Love you all.”
On Entourage television show:
Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons. The series was created and largely written by Doug Ellin and chronicles the acting career of Vincent Chase, a young A-listmovie star, and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City, as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Los Angeles, California.
Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson served as the show’s executive producers, and its premise is loosely based on Wahlberg’s experiences as an up-and-coming film star. The series deals with themes of male friendship and real-life situations in modern-day Hollywood. The show is known for its array of guest stars, usually featuring at least a celebrity per episode.
On the transition from the small screen to the big screen:
In August 2010, when it was confirmed that Entourage would end after its eighth season, creator Doug Ellin expressed interest in writing a film after the series ended.
In September 2011, Adrian Grenier confirmed there would be a film, and a script just needs to be written first. Executive producer Mark Wahlberg confirmed that a film is in the works and said “I will do everything to get this film made”. In June 2012, Wahlberg said the cast would be “traveling abroad” during production of the film, with it possibly taking place in Europe.
In September 2012, it was confirmed that Ellin had completed the script and that it would take place six months after the end of the series. In January 2013, the film was officially green-lit, and it was confirmed that Ellin would direct the film and Warner Bros. would distribute. However, by September 2013, amid reports that there had been significant delays in production and contract issues with the film’s cast, Ellin stated the film was “less and less likely everyday.”
On the possible plot of the Entourage film:
Last we heard, the film was going to focus on Ari running his new studio, and one of his big projects involves casting Vincent Chase (Grenier) in a $250 million adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
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