Universal Studios appears to have claimed next May the 15th on which to release Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat follow-up, tentatively titled Brüno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt.
That pretty much explains what type of shenanigans Cohen is up to for this stealthilyfilmed outing, and I believe that it comes across as a remarkable vote of confidence from Universal that they're willing to face off against the likes of a DaVinci Code prequel (which, if the first film is any indication, might be worth a couple of laughs itself).
Sure, Borat did well enough to justify such a prominent spot, but that came out in early November, not the week before Memorial Day. Maybe I'm too adjusted to having my summer comedies laced with special effects or Judd Apatow; who knows, maybe we'll get a blockbuster comedy that gets by on actual ... laughs.
[via Box Office Mojo]