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quietearth [Celluloid 07.08.10] movie news comedy

This is not a polite request, it's a DEMAND. As a huge fan of UHF, I will go to great lengths to help Weird Al make a new movie, which includes:

1. PAYING to see it, BUYING the DVD, even though I'm press and will get to see it for free.
2. Repeatedly putting up news to annoy the sh*t out of our readers.
3. I will fight Mike Tyson, and although I train 5 times a week and my right hook is wicked, he might just have me. Wait, I love this part. "I can feel it coming in the air tonight... hold on!"
4. Eating a f*cking klondike bar.

C'mon *ssholes, you fund all sorts of crap, give the man some play!

Ok now for the details. Per MovieWeb, Weird Al wrote a feature length movie script for Cartoon Network which they loved.. and well, here's the good parts from his blog post:

Here's what happened. As I had previously reported, after years of negotiation, I was able to sign a major production deal with Cartoon Network to provide content for them. They were primarily interested in live action features, so I pitched them on a movie idea. They loved it, and gave me the go-ahead to start working on the screenplay. I worked closely with them for several months, and after submitting my 4th draft, just when I was just about to get the official green light... Cartoon Network let me know that they were no longer in the feature film business. It was a major policy change that affected not only me, but also the dozen or so other movies of theirs that were in various stages of development. Everything just stopped. So, bad news for me, but good news for all the Cartoon Network fanboys that already hated my movie without seeing it (because apparently any live-action programming on that network would be sacrilegious). Anyway, it's not entirely bad news - the script went into turnaround, which means I'm free to sell it somewhere else. (Come to think of it, that was pretty much the exact thing that happened when I was trying to get UHF made.) So maybe it'll get produced at some point, maybe it won't... all I know is, I'll have a lot more free time this fall.

Don't you know the Dewey decimal system?

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donc48 (12 years ago) Reply

Has weird Al tried SYFY? They’ll produce anything.


Wiredwizard (12 years ago) Reply

Syfy? Oh for the love of Cthulhu... Al has *standards!


xaocoh (12 years ago) Reply

Has the author actually seen UHF in recent memory? It has not aged well.


Jezizup (12 years ago) Reply

Geez...calm down Quiet Earth! LOL. I WOULD pay to see Tyson knock you out though.


Geoduck (12 years ago) Reply

As much as I love Weird Al's work and hope this flick gets made, yes, count me as one of those who is very annoyed by the Cartoon Network's showing live-action programming.

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