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New Cheech And Chong movie ?????!!

Discussion in 'Seasoned Tokers' started by Cali_Toker, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. i was over at norml.org reading a article about chong getting arrested. And they said something about cheech has decided he will do another cheech and chong movie and its going to be put out by new line cinema , anyone else hear about this....this is awesome i cant wait to see that movie, itll be #1 at box offices for sure.
  2. i'm really wondering how the plot will go. wanna see the cop stoner guy.. :D
  3. I am desperately looking for the the stoner movie they made, quite hard to come by in france, and undownloadable on edonkey...
  4. C&C announced this in July. It will be released by NewLine Cinema like you said. For now, we can all enjoy Potluck until Tommy is free.
  5. Link to article:http://movies.go.com/news/2003/7/cheechnchong072303.html

    July 23, 2003
    Cheech and Chong to Reunite for Movie

    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Think the Cheech and Chong film franchise ended with 1984's Cheech & Chong's the Corsican Brothers? Think again.
    The comedy duo is reuniting after 20 years for a new feature set up at New Line Cinema that will catch up with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong's wacky stoner personae in the present day.

    The untitled project is in the early stages of development at New Line. Marin and Chong already have worked out a story line and will pen the script along with an additional writer to be recruited by New Line. Robbi Chong, one of Chong's daughters, will serve as a producer on the project.

    "The world is ripe and ready for a new Cheech and Chong movie, especially considering they have a whole new generation of fans out there," said New Line Senior Vice President of Production Kent Alterman, who is overseeing the project alongside New Line Production President Toby Emmerich. "They came in and told us that they're ready to do something again, which we think is a great idea."

    After parting company in the mid-1980s, Marin and Chong started talking about working together again about a year ago when they realized that there was a lot of Cheech and Chong-related merchandise being sold - particularly through the Internet - that they weren't profiting from at all.

    The two started talking with Marin's manager, Power Entertainment CEO David Goldman (who now also represents Chong), about pursuing a licensing deal. At the same time, Chong's daughters, Robbi and Rae Dawn Chong, had written a script for a feature that included roles for two Cheech and Chong-esque characters.

    That got them thinking about the prospect of reuniting on-screen (though the Chong sisters' script is not the basis for the New Line project), and they quickly realized that they were still very much in sync as writers and performers.

    Marin, who is busy preparing for the start of production on his new Fox sitcom, The Ortegas, said the two have been approached many times over the years to reunite, but the timing never felt right. After their partnership broke up, Marin maintained a laser-like focus on establishing himself as a successful actor in his own right.

    "The time finally came where I felt I had distanced myself enough from the old Cheech persona; people have accepted me as an actor," said Marin, who starred opposite Don Johnson in the CBS cop show Nash Bridges from 1996-2001. "I think Tommy and I have a better understanding of each other now, too. Creating with him again is the easiest thing I've ever done. It's so intuitive for us."

    Chong, who most recently has been seen in a recurring role on Fox's That '70s Show, echoed Marin's sentiments.

    "It feels so good," he said. "When you've been together with someone as long as we were together, there's a oneness that can't be broken."

    New Line was their first stop, Marin said, given the studio's track record with comedy franchises like Austin Powers.

    Chong credited Marin with having the foresight to allow the anticipation for a Cheech and Chong reunion to build over the years, even as the best of their films and albums achieved comedy-legend status.

    "You know me - if anybody wanted me to be in a movie with dope in it, I'm there," Chong joked. "But Cheech really protected the image. Those characters have been untouched, and now it's so fun to be back under that classic umbrella."

    The six Cheech and Chong features released between 1978 and 1984 grossed about $150 million domestically. Goldman, who brokered the deal with New Line along with attorney Stan Coleman, called the new feature project "a monumental moment in comedy history that reunites the most successful comedy team since Martin and Lewis."

    Marin said that they are even considering doing a live performance to promote the movie, which is expected to shoot next year during Marin's hiatus from The Ortegas.

    For the pair who first hooked up in 1968 in Vancouver, British Columbia - where the Canadian-born Chong was running an improv theater group out of a topless bar - the staying power of their older material, especially the success of the DVD release of the first Cheech and Chong flick, 1978's Up in Smoke, has been gratifying.

    "We've seen our audience grow and grow, even in the 20 years since we stopped creating stuff," Marin said. "The albums and the movies have become a rite of passage for each generation as they grow up."

    Chong noted that a little stoner humor from the masters of the form should be a welcome tonic for the turbulent post-Sept. 11 era.

    "This is going to be just what everyone's been needing," Chong said. "Up in Smoke sort of put the '60s in perspective. Now we need to put the '90s and 2000s in perspective and tell everyone that you can still laugh a little."
  6. I heard it was called cheech and chong get blunt...
  7. man oh man i cant wait, ive watched all the old cheech and chongs soooooooo many times. I dunno how many times over the yrs ive told my friends 'man they should make a new cheech and chong movie'
  8. yeah i hope its as good as the others too, im a huge cheech and chong fan i hope it dosent suck. Anyone know when this movie is coming out, i would guess no time soon since chong is serving a 9 month sentance for selling bongs, anyone know when its suppose to come out ?

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