Woo Hoo! This just in from Ain’t It Cool News: comedy upstart Danny McBride (The Foot Fist Way Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down, etc.) is signed on to star in a sprawling fantasy epic comedy, to be directed by none other than Pineapple Express’s David Gordon Green. And James Franco is apparently attached as a co-star. I don’t know about you, but I look at Danny McBride and CANNOT WAIT to see his mug on a Sword & Sorcerer-style poster.
This sounds f*cking awesome. Harry Knowles mused that it’ll be Monty Python-esque. I hope it’s entirely it’s own thing, and with waaaaaaay better effects than Python (because we can, now). Spectral Motion (the guys who did the opposite of shitting the bed with the VFX in Hellboy 2 and Pan’s Labyrinth) are also attached to bring this fantasy world and the creatures within to meticulously detailed life.
There’s no title yet, so I’m going to continue to refer to it as Untitled David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, James Franco Fantasy Epic. That’s UDGGDMJFE for those who enjoy retarded acronyms. (My favorite is still POTC: TCOBP – Yes, that’s the first Pirates of the Caribbean flick).
The movie will be called Your Highness.