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FOX greenlights Red Hour pilot ‘The Station’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the FOX network has greenlighted a comedy pilot from Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films for the upcoming season.  The Station will be a single-camera production, revolving around a covert CIA operative and his colleagues in a South American banana republic with a mission to install a new dictator.

Stiller, who may direct the pilot, will be executive producing with Stuart Cornfeld and Jeremy Kramer,  with scriptwriter Kevin Napier as co-exec producer. No word yet on who will be in the cast.

Fans may remember that ten years ago, Stiller created another comedy pilot for FOX that didn’t get picked up: Heat Vision and Jack, a parody of 70s/80s kitsch shows like Knight Rider and The Six Million Dollar Man. The HVaJ pilot featured Jack Black as a super-human ex-astronaut and the voice of Owen Wilson as his motorcycle, the titular “Heat Vision.” It also introduced Stiller to his future wife, Christine Taylor. While the series never saw the light of day, the pilot eventually leaked out. You can enjoy it below.

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Zoolander 2 still in development, unsurprisingly

Blue Steel, revisited
Blue Steel, revisited

Enthusiastic glee has spread across the Interwebs that Ben Stiller will shortly be revisiting the role of Derek Zoolander in a sequel. In a brief interview with The UK Sun, Ben said earlier this week, “I’ve been trying to get Zoolander 2 together and we’ve had a few scripts. I feel that is the sequel I really would like to do some day, because I like the original and I would make sure it was something new and worthy of it first.”

Most reports seem to clip out the critical part “some day“.

Not to throw cold water on the excitement, but it’s a long way from looking at a few scripts to shooting.

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