Published at: Oct. 18, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST by quint
Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. I haven't seen this little bit of inspired news land anywhere else yet (maybe it has), but I just got word directly from New Line that the title of the new HAROLD & KUMAR film has been changed.
When I spoke to Kal Penn late last year, the rumored plot line had the happy stoners heading to Amsterdam, and for all I know that's still in the cards. For several months now the title for the film that has been circulating was HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO AMSTERDAM. Not exactly original, but loaded with comic possibilities. If you were paying attention, the teaser trailer that leaked a few weeks back didn't actually have a full title attached to it.
But according to New Line, the film (scheduled to open February 8, 2008) has the boys starting their adventure in a very different place, and it makes me wonder if they are playing off the not-so-veiled racism that Kumar experienced in the last film ("Thank you, come again."). So what's the new, socially relevant title being promoted by New Line?
HAROLD & KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY
Oh my. Any thoughts, folks?