It’s been almost a year and a half now since the season finale of Entourage aired on HBO, leaving viewers with a bit of a cliffhanger to ponder. While I don’t think that fans are absolutely dying to find out what happens next (plot has always seemed somewhat secondary to the show), I’m sure we’d all like to revisit the characters again. It had been said all along that the intention was to conclude the series with a feature film, but it was unclear if such a thing would prove to be financially viable. Fortunately, this week we have learned that an Entourage movie is indeed moving forward and has been officially greenlit by Warner Brothers. That’s not the only HBO show looking for a feature-length conclusion, either: a Bored to Death movie is said to be in development as well.
According to Deadline, Vinnie and the boys will be returning for the Entourage movie and deals are starting to be made with each of the actors. Series creator Doug Ellin has finished writing the script and will also be directing the film. It seems a safe bet that Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson will be also be returning as executive producers.
Although no production start date has been set, we can only assume that sooner would be better for all parties involved. Then again, there was a four year gap between the Sex and the City finale and the first movie, and the wait only seemed to help its success. As for Bored to Death, THR reports that Jonathan Ames is currently writing it and Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson are all on board to return. However, it will apparently air on HBO as opposed to getting a theatrical release. Are you looking forward to an Entourage or Bored to Death movie?