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Indian American filmmaker Sujata Day to write new ‘American Pie’ movie

  • Indian American filmmaker Sujata Day is set to write and develop a new “American Pie” movie under Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
  • “American Pie” is a popular sex comedy film series that consists of four films.
  • The first film, which was written by Adam Herz and directed by Paul Weitz in 1999, features Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Sean William Scott, Alyson Hannigan and Eugene Levy.
  • Day’s new installment will reportedly be a “fresh take” on the franchise.

Definition Please” filmmaker Sujata Day has been tapped to write and develop a new installment of the sex comedy film series “American Pie.”

The film will be a “fresh take” on the franchise based on Day’s pitch, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Its plot and details are still under wraps, but it will be developed under Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group,

‘We’ve been seen as less than men for so long’: John Cho reflects on breaking stereotypes in ‘Harold & Kumar’

  • John Cho recently spoke in an interview with GQ about how his film franchise “Harold & Kumar” was ahead of its time.
  • “Its posture towards race is to laugh at it. Instead of elevating it, it took the stereotypes and turned the sock inside out. Looking back, I think we were ahead of our time a little bit,” he said.
  • “In America, everyone sees your race first, but that’s not the way you feel,” Cho said. “I never feel Asian, necessarily — it’s the world that makes me think about it.”
  • Cho starred alongside Kal Penn in the film franchise at a time when AAPI actors hardly ever headlined major Hollywood productions — a pattern that’s only begun to shift in recent years.

John Cho may be long past his days of weed-fueled road trips in “Harold & Kumar,” but almost 20 years later, the actor reflected back on how the film franchise may have been ahead of its time. 

Cho, now 50 years old, spoke on the years he reprised the titular role of Harold along with Kal Penn as Kumar in a recent interview with The Guardian: “Its posture towards race is to laugh at it. Instead of elevating it, it took the stereotypes and turned the sock inside out. Looking back, I think we were ahead of our time a little bit.”

Interview: John Cho ditches the conservative Asian dad archetype in new tearjerker ‘Don’t Make Me Go’

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John Cho knows a thing or two about breaking free from conventional Asian American roles. 

Since his days of playing Harold in the “Harold and Kumar” film series of the early 2000s, the actor has had several “first Asian” titles attached to his name – the first Asian male lead in a Hollywood romance series with “Selfie” (2014) along with the first Asian male lead of a mainstream thriller with “Searching” (2018). It’s possible there’s even more hidden among his 100-plus acting credits. 

In Amazon Prime Video’s newly released emotional film, “Don’t Make Me Go,” Cho takes on the role of Max, one-half of the father-daughter duo opposite Mia Issac’s Wally. He takes her on a road trip with the promise of teaching her how to drive once he discovers the headaches he’s been having are due to a terminal illness. It’s a role that the Korean American actor says wasn’t “written Asian,” which is clear when watching his open interactions with Wally on typically taboo topics like love and dating – very much against the strict, conservative archetype of an Asian dad.

‘Don’t Make Me Go’ trailer: John Cho stars in film about a dying father’s last trip with daughter

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  • Amazon released a new trailer for their upcoming film “Don’t Make Me Go,” starring John Cho and Mia Isaac as the lead father-daughter duo, Max and Wally.
  • The bittersweet dramedy follows Max, who discovers he has a terminal illness and decides to make the most out of his remaining time with his daughter as they embark on a road trip together.
  • “Don’t Make Me Go” will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 13 before premiering on Prime Video on July 15.

John Cho takes viewers on an emotional ride in the newly released trailer for Amazon Studio’s “Don’t Make Me Go,” an upcoming film about a terminally ill father making the most out of the time he has left with his daughter.

John Cho and Mia Isaac play Max and Wally, the father-daughter duo in the tearjerker directed by rising director Hannah Marks. Vera Herbert, known for NBC’s “This is Us” and MTV’s “Awkward,” serves as the film’s writer. 

John Cho on coming-of-age as an Asian American, ‘Cowboy Bebop’ and racism in Hollywood

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  • Actor John Cho spoke to NextShark about his new young adult book, “Troublemaker,” an Asian American coming-of-age novel set during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
  • Told from the perspective of Korean American middle schooler Jordan, the novel highlights the experiences of his grandfather, parents and sister, highlighting generational differences.
  • Cho spoke about his career in Hollywood, the cancellation of “Cowboy Bebop” and his own journey of understanding his Korean American and Asian American identities.

In “Troublemaker,” actor-turned-author John Cho confronts the difficulties of coming of age as an Asian American in an era that parallels today’s issues. 

The cover of John Cho’s first book “Troublemaker” features the book’s protagonist Jordan, a young Asian American teenager, dressed simply in a white T-shirt and jeans and standing resolutely in the center of the street, his hands in fists, staring straight ahead at a point beyond the reader.

Over 100,000 sign petition aimed at saving Netflix’s cancelled ‘Cowboy Bebop’ live-action series

  • Netflix’s live-action series “Cowboy Bebop,” starring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda, was recently canceled following a steep decline in viewership just weeks after its premiere.
  • An online petition to renew the show for a second season has so far collected over 100,000 signatures on Change.org.

An online petition calling for the series’ renewal of the canceled “Cowboy Bebop” live-action show on Netflix has exceeded its initial target of 100,000 signatures.

Fan Ryan Proffer wrote that he created the Change.org online campaign for “people who want a second (or more) of the live-action Cowboy Bebop. It wasn’t a direct copy of the anime but the world they put together was amazing and [deserves] a second season.” 

‘Before I knew it, the dream was over’: Netflix cancels ‘Cowboy Bebop’ after one season

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Netflix’s live-action series “Cowboy Bebop” will not be getting a second season due to a steep decline in viewership.

Mixed reception: The streaming giant has pulled the plug on the CGI-heavy adaptation of the beloved anime of the same name less than a month since its premiere on Nov. 19, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Aokifying it’: Steve Aoki pays homage to ‘Cowboy Bebop’ with ‘Tank!’ theme remix

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Netflix’s live-action adaptation of “Cowboy Bebop” starring John Cho was released on Friday and to celebrate the occasion, DJ Steve Aoki dropped a remix of the show’s classic theme “Tank!”

Reinterpretation: Aoki put his own spin on Japanese composer Yoko Kanno’s original composition with Latin-infused big band jazz music and his signature EDM sound.

Karen Gillan wants to reunite with her ‘Selfie’ co-star John Cho, fans ‘deserved more than one season’

Karen Gillan wants to act again with her “Selfie” co-star John Cho in a short spinoff of the show.

“Selfie” reunion: In an interview with Refinery 29 on July 15, Gillan said that it would “be cool to revisit” the ABC comedy sitcom as a “one off thing” or a “shorter thing” as opposed to a full-blown series.