The boys (a.k.a. “The Wolfpack”) are back!
I wasn’t a huge fan of The Hangover on first watch but since watching it again and writing a Story Map of it, I’ve grown to really appreciate it. It’s a fantastic concept that takes a story we’ve seen 1,000 times and gives it a fresh hook, then adds hilarious characters and set pieces, and keeps it all to a brisk 98 minutes. What more could you want?
My Full Story Map for The Hangover (some thoughts here) will be featured in my upcoming book Story Maps: How to write the GREAT Screenplay. I’m finalizing it now, I promise! Gunning for a March release for the book, so stay tuned.
Without further adieu, here’s the new teaser trailer for the Hangover 2:
I love how it’s not clear for about a half-second that it’s a monkey walking in pants. Genius. Or maybe I just love monkeys in any kind of clothing. In fact, I know I love monkeys in clothing, so let’s put that issue to rest. Anyway, point is, I’m seeing this. How ’bout you?
Raising a drink and a chocolate covered scorpion,
The Hangover Part II is again directed by Todd Phillips (Road Trip, Old School, Due Date) from a script by Scot Armstrong, Craig Mazin and Todd Phillips. In addition to Galifianakis, Cooper and Helms, the cast also includes Ken Jeong, Justin Bartha, Mike Tyson, Juliette Lewis, Jamie Chung and Liam Neeson. In the sequel to The Hangover, Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug visit Bangkok, Thailand for Stu’s wedding. The Hangover Part II opens May 26th, 2011.