Those of you who frequent FilmDrunk know that I have a strange fascination with Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison crew, in that I don’t know how – other than riding on the very worn down coattails of Sandler’s career – these guys keep pumping out films. For instance, three of his next films are That’s My Boy (featuring Rex Ryan), a remake of Summer School, and Candyland, which is based on the board game. If you read that last sentence and thought, “Those sound great” then you need to quit wasting your time here and go bankrupt a movie studio.
But the big project on the horizon for Sandler and Co. is a sequel to the 2010 hit Grown Ups, which earned more than $270 million worldwide. Early word is that Taylor Lautner has already joined the cast – featuring Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock and the rest of the Happy Madison crew – and now Shaquille O’Neal will also appear in the film.
O’Neal recently spoke with GQ about life after the NBA and one of the things that came up was his hilariously awful film, Kazaam, of which he actually offered a very reasonable explanation.