The Inbetweeners Movie 2’ Ready To Start Filming
The sequel to the UK’s most successful homegrown comedy film of all time is gearing up to shoot next week. The original Inbetweeners Movie was scripted by Iain Morris and Damon Beesley and based on the British TV series. Morris and Beesley will direct the second feature (Ben Palmer helmed the orignal) about four friends navigating their way through life, this time in Australia. The duo also scripted the film that’s got kangaroos, Aussies “and possibly koalas.” Bwark Productions is producer and will co-finance The Inbetweeners Movie 2 with Channel 4/Film4. There’s an August release set; a summer date that reflects the first film’s debut in 2011.

Tribeca Film Taking ‘Palo Alto’ To North America
palo-altoTribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Gia Coppola’s Venice debut Palo Alto. The ensemble teen drama stars Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, James Franco, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin and Val Kilmer. It’s written and directed by Coppola, based on Franco’s short story collection of the same name. Tribeca is planning a spring theatrical release.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment Sell Formats To Asia
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed new deals for formats in Vietnam, China and Korea. Tincom Media in Vietnam has ordered the 10-part ITV Studios Soapstar Superstar for local channel HTV. The series brings together familiar faces from the country’s most popular soap operas and showcases their singing talents in front of a live audience and three music industry judges. Meanwhile, in China, Anhui TV has commissioned a 13-part series of 12 Yard’s primetime game show Holding Out For A Hero, in which contestants compete to win a life-changing sum of money for a deserving local hero. Finally, Korea’s KBS has commissioned 12 Yard’s Top Dog Model. The 10-part series, locally titled Superdog, dives into the world of canine modeling.