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Being an in-demand comedienne, reports often pop up that Isla is going to be starring in various different movies. More often than not many of those films don’t materialise (read about those here), but this page is to keep track of the films Isla has been linked to that we presume are still in development and she may still be working on. We know that Isla is turning her talents to scriptwriting and developing her own projects (read more about that here), and this can often take a long time to come to fruitation. We’ll keep track of how they are progressing and do our best to update their statuses here.

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Back To The Outback

In December 2020 it was announced that Isla, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, Tim Minchin and Keith Urban had joined the voice cast of Netflix’s animated comedy adventure Back to the Outback, which would make its global debut in the fall of 2021.

Clare Knight (editor of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and the Kung Fu Panda trilogy) and Harry Cripps are the co-directors. Daniela Mazzucato produces and Weed Road Pictures’ Akiva Goldsman and Greg Lessans, who developed the story with Cripps, executive produce.

Cripps scripted the story, set in a reptile house where humans gawk at Australia’s deadliest creatures, who plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback. Leading the group is Maddie (Fisher), a poisonous snake with a heart of gold, who bands together with a self-assured thorny devil lizard Zoe (Tapsell), a lovelorn hairy spider named Frank (Pearce), and a sensitive scorpion called Nigel (Imrie). When their nemesis — Pretty Boy (Minchin), a cute but obnoxious koala — unexpectedly joins their escape, Maddie and the gang have no choice but to take him with them, pursued by Bana’s zookeeper.

“I have always been touched by stories of hidden beauty,” said Knight. “Maddie is both uniquely beauty and beast, and to get to present that message in comedy is the icing on the cake.”


A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner

In November 2012 producer Mike Lobell talked about starting work on an ensemble comedy with Isla, Robin Williams, Shirley MacLaine, Rob Reiner and Oliver Cooper. In 2017 Deadline reported that work would start on this later that year in New York. The story was to be a comedy about a young man trying to discover what happened to his family during WWII. As of November 2020, the film is still listed on IMDB as in development, however, no further details have been heard since the initial announcement.


Wedding Crashers 2

While promoting Nocturnal Animals on The Today Show in November 2016, Isla let slip that she was aware of talks going on around a sequel to 2005’s massive success Wedding Crashers. “I bumped into Vince Vaughn at a party and he said that apparently we’re going to be making a sequel, so I’m really excited to see what happened to Gloria,” Isla revealed. A few days later Deadline reported more on this story, adding that the film is still in the early stages as the stars need to sign off creatively and close deals for the project. The script was written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, with David Dobkin set to return as director.

While promoting their movie Eurovision in mid-2020, Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell talked about the status of the sequel, with Will Ferrell stating “Wedding Crashers 2, yeah. I think we can just say it’s being written.” Director David Dobkin said in an interview the same month that the idea of a sequel had been talked about but that they wanted to make sure it was original and just a “retread” of the first movie. And whilst promoting a movie in November 2020, Vince Vaughn updated that “Owen [Wilson] and I and the director of Crashers have been talking for the first time seriously [about] a sequel to that movie. So there has been an idea that is pretty good. So we are talking about that in the early stages.”