HBOWatch reported way back on 09.23.12 that ENTOURAGE was shaping up as a movie. As stated, creator Doug Ellin was well on his way to completing a screenplay. At that time there was even rumor that production could be underway by now. Well, that is all well and good but, unless a movie is a pure independent film, it doesn’t go far without a studio behind it.
Finally, just yesterday, Warner Bros., having read Ellin’s completed screenplay I presume, committed to an ENTOURAGE movie. That means the continued Hollywood exploits of Vincent Chase, his brother, his manager and his driver or, as we know them, Johnny “Drama,” Eric “E.” and Salvatore “Turtle” now sits on the development schedule for the studio.
Mr. Ellin has already been attached as director but it is too early to have Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara or Jeremy Piven, who played talent agent Ari Gold, signed on board. I am sure all parties are aware of the project and it is just a matter of time before they all sign on.
So, with Warner Bros. support, the project is going forward but, far slower than we thought and hoped. A bit of legal work and scheduling has to occur before the movie can even start shooting. So, you guessed it, there is no premiere date in sight…yet.
HBOWatch will keep you informed.