Is Danny McBride The Future Of Science Fiction Movies?
Jun 05, 2009 16:41
Comedic character actor Danny McBride has big dreams for three new scifi films. Hopefully we'll be seeing him dabble in moon theivery, building an evil 80s robot, and bringing out the DC villains for the movie adaption of comic Hench.
CHUD spoke with McBride (currently stuck in another dimension in Will Ferrell's Land Of The Lost), and he revealed that his dreams to bring on some DC villains for his adaptation of the comic Hench, about an ex-football player who gets work as a henchman for local villains.
While this is a noble idea, I doubt he'll get the DC big-dog bad boys. But wouldn't it be kind of brilliant if McBride was only allowed to bring the truly crap DC villains to life? Think of the randoms like Toy Man, Orca or Calendar Man. It could be pretty hilarious just to see Orca in the flesh (or blubber, if you will.)
The other two science fiction films McBride is working on include an animated picture called Despicable Me. He works with Steve Carell (who plays a villain who acquires three orphans). And then there's a 1980s-set feature called Mr. Machine. McBride describes the flick (which he collaborated on with David Gordon Green):
"It takes place in the '80s," McBride said in a group interview on Friday in Hollywood, where he was promoting Land of the Lost. "It's kind of like a Gremlins kind of feel, about these kids who make this robot for their science project. It ends up taking over their town."
Sounds pretty engaging, and we're pretty desperate for ORIGINAL material in science-fiction films, so we're grateful to McBride and company, merely for coming up with something on their own.
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