Warner Bros scraps plans to make The Ridiculous Six

Plans to make 'The Ridiculous Six' with Adam Sandler have been scrapped by Warner Bros

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Warner Bros has decided against making 'The Ridiculous Six' with Adam Sandler.

The move is not thought to be linked to the comedian's recent agreement to make four new films for Netflix, but it is likely to have been influenced by the poor performance of Sandler's 2014 film 'Blended'.

The romantic comedy starring Sandler, 48, and Drew Barrymore, 39, received unfavourable reviews and also failed to impress at the box office.

The Hollywood Reporter says this, allied to the failure of Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways to Die in the West', have concerned the studio enough for it to withdraw its support for the proposed Western comedy.

The move represents another major setback for 'The Ridiculous Six', which was originally pitched to Sony in 2012 and then Paramount before it, too, decided against making the film.

Meanwhile, the 'Happy Gilmore' actor recently signed a deal with the streaming service NetFlix to both produce and star in four films, which will only be available to view on the website.

Sandler said in a statement: "When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said 'yes' for one reason and one reason only... Netflix rhymes with 'wet chicks'. Let the streaming begin!"

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