DreamWorks is Sending Seth Rogen Back to School for 'Boo U'
by Ethan Anderton
August 18, 2010
Source: Heat Vision
No, this isn't some kind of strange return to Judd Apatow's "Freaks & Geeks," but rather an all-new project from DreamWorks Animation. Heat Vision reports Boo U, the story of a ghost who must return to "ghost school" to learn how to be a better spook, will be led by none other than Seth Rogen. The comedian is no stranger to DreamWorks Animation since he also voiced B.O.B. in Monsters vs. Aliens and the tiny warrior Mantis in Kung Fu Panda. With the hit and miss track record of DWA, it's hard to get excited for a project without a trailer, but Rogen has such a jolly voice and infectious laugh he'll certainly bring some charm to it.
Anthony Leondis (Igor) will direct the movie, which sounds a lot like Casper meets Back to School, and will likely have an all-star cast and a poster with the characters grinning with that trademark half-open-mouth smile. Hopefully this time DWA makes choices in casting that won't just draw a crowd, but add some depth and heart to the characters. One thing that separates Pixar from DWA it's their confidence and perfection of casting the best talent and not just a big name to voice a character. Craig T. Nelson, Patton Oswalt and Dave Foley all led Pixar movies without being A-List high profile stars and they worked tremendously. Time to do a bit of growing up, and not just pick the most popular actors for your characters, DreamWorks. Agreed?
um...well rogen does have a great laugh, need a trailer.
Xerxex on Aug 18, 2010
"the movie... sounds a lot like Casper meets Back to School" It smacks a bit of Beetlejuice, as well. "Time to do a bit of growing up, and not just pick the most popular actors for your characters, DreamWorks." I totally agree, but it's not just a matter of casting. It starts with making genuinely interesting and well-defined characters, and then finding the voice that will best convey its qualities on-screen. If it means somebody less well-known or even somebody in the crew - Brad Bird as 'E' springs to mind - then so be it.
Robson on Aug 19, 2010
"huh huh huh" -Seth Rogen
Voice of Reason on Aug 19, 2010
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