Nicolas Cage & Ryan Reynolds Are CG Cavemen, The Croods
by Ethan Anderton
February 25, 2010
From the GEICO cavemen commercials to the failed ABC show and more recently Harold Ramis' lackluster comedy Year One, I've had enough cavemen in my pop culture. But of course since they haven't invaded the computer animated world yet, why not toss more cavemen into the mix? Whether we like it or not, Variety reports Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds will provide their voices for DreamWorks Animation's The Croods, a comedy that pits a prehistoric patriarch (Cage) against a forward-thinking outsider (Reynolds). And, oh joy, Kirk DeMicco who brought us the animated masterpiece Space Chimps is in the director's chair.
Cage will voice the role of Crug, as takes on the uneasy task of taking lead of his family after an earthquake destroys their home. While venturing away from the demolished home, Crug meets Reynolds' vagabonding nomad whose "modern" minded ways are a hit with Crug's clan, especially his eldest daughter. Fortunately, DeMicco isn't directing this all by himself as Chris Sanders (Lilo and Stitch) is writing and co-directing fresh off another directing collaboration for DreamWorks - How to Train Your Dragon. Even better news is that John Cleese helped develop The Croods with DeMicco, so maybe we should disregard Space Chimps and give him a second chance. We'll have to wait awhile though since it won't be out until 2012, in 3D of course.