Story Details on Broken Lizard's Greek Gods Comedy
We already brought you one update from the Broken Lizard guys earlier this week (about Super Troopers 2), so why not another! Collider talked with Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan recently and while he ended up getting a lot of great details out of them about all kinds of Broken Lizard projects (you can find all of that here), the one that caught my eye the most was a project called Greek Road. You might have heard of it before, but if not, Kevin explains the concept of this Greek gods comedy and Jay gives the rundown on why it hasn't happened just yet. The good news is that it actually sounds like a fun script.
Kevin gives us a rundown on Greek Road: "I play Plato, and Steve [Lemme] plays Socrates. And I'm a wrestling recruit at Athens University and I fail my freshmen seminar, 'Basic Thought', and so they get me a tutor. Socrates [helps] tutor me to pass. So it's a sword and sandal kind of movie. We've never been able to raise the budget to get to do our Clash of the Titans." Believe it or not, I actually like that pitch. And as for getting it made, Jay adds: "[Warner Brothers] loved it and they were about to make it and they just couldn't get [a budget they wanted], so they said, well what else do you want to do and we said Beerfest."
Being a big fan of the Broken Lizard guys, crazy concepts like that actually seem quite entertaining. It's the same as Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey fanatics being continually supportive of their movies even when they involve insane over-the-top concepts. And I guess I've been anxious to see them get back into the swing of things since I didn't like Beerfest that much and since we haven't seen anything from them since that hit in late 2006. Thankfully they've got Slammin' Salmon due out this year. I hope they find the budget to make this one day. What do you think - does this Greek Road concept sound interesting at all to you?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Fuelbot on Jan 10, 2009
who doesnt like beerfest?!?!
Rory's First kiss on Jan 10, 2009
"believe it or not i actually like that pitch"...of course you do alex, you like every pitch
jh on Jan 10, 2009
I personally would love to see these guys team up with apatow and those blokes. Get some outside help and I am sure they could be goal mines!
midnightlight on Jan 11, 2009
Sounds familiar... http://www.mythweb.com/teachers/learning/wrath/index.html
Adam Keith on Jan 12, 2009
@ 3 If he didn't like a pitch he probably wouldn't even bother mentioning it. So your making a comment with incomplete data. I never got a chance to see super troopers or beerfest, but I just followed the link to Slammin' Salmon and it looks like these guys have slapstick down pat. Lets hope they keep making movies =)
Mr. Web Based Training on Jan 12, 2009
Why don't they just make Potfest?
The Awsome Dude With Sunglasses on Jan 12, 2009
Bob on Feb 11, 2009
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