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'Bored to Death' Film Not Quite Dead After All

Sums up my reaction to a T.

When any memorable show is cancelled, wishes of a big screen treatment are a frustrating, tantalizing inevitability.  True, there was Serenity providing one more adventure after Firefly was canned, but not many shows are that lucky.  Running from 2009 until 2011, Bored to Death was a sleeper hit on HBO.  After a few years of waiting, it has been confirmed that a feature length film based on the decidedly surreal comedy is being developed, seeing the return of Zach Galifianakis, Jason Schwartzman, and Ted Danson.  What more could you want, really?

It's safe to assume that the film version of Bored to Death will follow the same scenario as the TV show; Jonathan (Schwartzman) Brooklyn-based writer decides to become an amateur private eye along with Ray (Galifianakis), his comic book artist best friend, and George (Danson), Jonathan's pothead former editor.  The script will be penned by show creator, inspiration for the character of Jonathan, and executive producer Jonathan Ames.  In addition to Ames, Sarah Condon and Stephanie Davis, both of whom worked on the show, will also serve as executive producers.  The logline for the film is slight, but it does promise crime fighting/committing and slapstick adventures.  There's something to love for fans of sleuth Noir, slapstick sentimentalities, and Wes Anderson quirkiness alike.

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