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You knew this was coming; Craig Mazin hired to write THE HANGOVER PART III

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
May 31st, 2011

The Wrap is reporting that HANGOVER PART II co-writer Craig Mazin has been hired back on to pen a third film in the would be trilogy. This really should come as no surprise after PART II raked in $205 million worldwide in just five days, making it the most successful comedy opening to date. Not only that, but director Todd Phillips recently stated that he has always envisioned the films as a trilogy and already has an idea for the third film. So, it's not quite shocking that Warner Bros. would strike while the iron is hot.

What is somewhat unexpected is that Mazin appears to be going at this one alone, without his PART II co-writer Scot Armstrong. Together the duo picked up from where HANGOVER scribes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore left off.

This news is likely to be met with cheers and jeers as the film, while a hit with the mainstream movie-going crowd, didn't fare too well with critics (a staggering 35% from the Tomatometer versus a 94% rating from the audience on Rotten Tomatoes). Critiques of the film claim that it is a shameless rehashing of the first, intended solely as a cash grab by the studio. Whatever it is, it looks like it's working for WB and Phillips.

If Mazin needs some ideas on where to take The Wolfpack next, our buddy William Goss over at Film.com has a few up his sleeve.

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  • http://twitter.com/jordanwollman jordanwollman

    This is simply shameful. It’s like the CD era, when bands would pump out a fantastic single, and fill the rest with worthless, painful drivel.

    It’s sad the legacy of a fantastic movie like The Hangover will go down like it has.

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