'Punk'd' Co-Creator Jason Goldberg Brings Celebrity Pranks to the Big Screen
Published Jun 08, 2015The truly terrible and yet oh-so-watchable celebrity prank series Punk'd ran from 2003 to 2007 before a brief, one-season revival in 2012. It looks like Punk'd, or something very similar, will be coming back yet again, as its co-creator Jason Goldberg has announced a series of celebrity prank movies.
It's unclear if the new project will fall under the Punk'd banner, which Goldberg created alongside host Ashton Kutcher for MTV. Neither Kutcher or MTV are involved in the new deal, and the project doesn't yet have a title. On the upside, no matter what they call it there are few titles as bad as Punk'd.
Either way, The Hollywood Reporter explains that Goldberg sold the movies to STX Entertainment, a new studio from Hollywood vet Robert Simonds.
The movies will each cost roughly $5 million to make, and will consist of nine or 10 prank segments. The series of films will likely see international distribution from Warner Bros.
Stay tuned for more information on the new Punk'd style movies as it becomes available.