Did you want a movie about Uber? No? Too bad! You’re getting two!
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Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Universal and Fox both paid a shitload of money to get the wheels turning on two different Uber-themed movies.
On April 14, Universal reportedly coughed up seven figures for an untitled comedy starring Will Ferrell as “an Uber driver stuck with a deranged escaped-convict passenger.” The morning after, Fox apparently paid six figures for the script of a movie titled Stuber, which apparently “takes place over one harrowing night in the life of an Uber driver who picks up a grizzled cop working the most dangerous case of his career.”
Both of them sound predictably bad, and it’s unclear whether anyone besides Uber CEO Travis Kalanick actually wants to see a movie about the company.