The powerful superhero John Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and clumsiness. He has also become the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved many lives, he also destroyed a lot of property, costing the city millions every time he goes into action. When he saves the life of PR expert Ray Embrey from an oncoming train, the executive is thankful and believes he can restore Hancock's image as a true superhero. He brings the anti-hero home for dinner and introduces him to his son Aaron, a big fan, and to his wife, Mary. But for some mysterious reason Mary doesn't want Hancock anywhere near her or her family.Written by
Rob Marshall, Chicago, IL
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Ray holds a cup from Dunkin' Donuts, which has no stores near Los Angeles. See more »
All units. All units. Code 3 pursuit of 2-11 white SUV heading east on Alameda service road. Suspects: three Asian males. Request back-up immediately. Be advised. Shots fired. Shots fired.
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An extended cut was released on DVD and Blu-Ray featuring several additional and modified scenes. The additional scenes include, but are not limited to: Hancock bringing a girl to his trailer to have sex, Mary Embrey driving to Hancock's trailer instead of flying there, and Hancock getting off a prison bus while chained to other prisoners whom he drags behind him. See more »
Look, I have an idea. Let's make a Superman flick, but instead of everybody liking this Superman-like character, everyone could, like, hate him.
Hmm.. interesting. But why would they hate him? Is he a villain or something?
No, no. He is..well.. a jerk. He still catches bad guys and stuff, but he, like, insults people, creates a lot of collateral damage.. you know. A jerk.
I like it, I like it. He's like a superhero dr. House or something, right?
Right. Only less witty and more bitter. We can also make him a drunk.
Well... I dunno if it would fly. Perhaps if we could get Will Smith to do the role. People dig Will Smith.
I'm with you there. Will Smith, flying around, insulting people.. man, this will be great!
Right. But we have to go with it somewhere, we can't just let him do superhero stuff while being a jerk, this would get old pretty fast. How about he somehow gets involved with a PR specialist, who will, like, try to improve his public image?
Great idea! And wait..wait.. what if we get that Michael Bluth guy from Arrested Development to play, umm... Michael Bluth the PR guy?
-Terrific! We're seriously up to something. Let's write!
(scrib scrib scrib... hours pass..)
Congrats, we have a hit! Let's celebrate!
I'll get the champagne!
Umm hold on just a minute...
I just realized.. this script is only good for about 45 minutes of the movie! Hour tops!
Oh no! What can we do? Can we pad it a little?
No! It's unpaddable! I even added a female lead as Michael Bluth's wife, it still only added about 5 minutes of the movie. Nope, sorry. This is a dud.
Oh come on...
Look, look..perhaps we can think of something. Think, think...how do we further the story along, put in, like, some kind of a twist...
They are all dead or something?
No, no.. how about..
(scrib scrib.. hours pass)
Hmmm... I don't think this will work. No chance.
Just look at it! It's stupid, insultingly illogical, and the ending.. it's horrible. Look, I've greenlighted Jaws 4, so I know what I'm talking about.
But, but.. Will Smith.. Bluth guy.. maybe we can get Charlize for the wife...
I know! But this stuff... it.. just does not make any sense! The second half is nothing like the first half. It kills the movie!
Yeah, perhaps we should just rewrite the whole thing..but..know what?
Remember "I am legend"? With Will Smith?
That one also had a great first half, right?
Yes. The first half was good.
And the second half royally sucked, right?
And it still was a success, right?
I see.. what you're saying is that a Will Smith flick can have a great first half, idiotic second half and still come out a winner?
Well it IS kind of late and I'm kinda tired.. What gives, let's do it. Although it *does* sound kinda hancock to me. Btw, how do we call this thing?
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