Adam McKay knows a thing or two about having his finger on the pulse of what modern audiences want to see from their studio comedies, after driving Will Ferrell vehicles. Presenter, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Half brothers and The other guys to box office success and a place in the pantheon of pop culture.
Since his unfriendly breakup with Ferrell, he’s branched out to become an awards season favorite after leading some razor-sharp, black socio-political satires. Vice and The big court. McKay’s next Netflix release Do not seek is set to balance the best of both worlds, at least if early reactions are any indication.
The disaster comedy has been named as a potential Oscar nominee in virtually every major category, while it has also been praised and praised for the sheer hilarity displayed. Speaking to Deadline, the filmmaker revealed he had approached Do not seek inspired by the Marx brothers and the Three Stooges.
“It’s almost like an old Marx Brothers or Three Stooges movie, where it’s clear there are cowardly mice at the opera premiere, but they have to cover it. And mice are everywhere.
The star-studded ensemble was also acclaimed, which is not surprising considering the caliber of talent on display. Do not seek arrives in select theaters next Friday ahead of its streaming rollout starting December 24, where it is sure to entertain millions of subscribers during the holiday season and beyond.