Unbelievably Awesome Next Project by David Gordon Green?!?!? Called YOUR HIGHNESS!!!
Hey folks, Harry here - with the title of the film, "YOUR HIGHNESS" - More as we learn it!
Hey folks, Harry here at SXSW during a lag in my otherwise crazy as hell schedule. After the tremendous screening of OBSERVE & REPORT the other night, there was an after party which I attended. I tend to avoid parties like the plague during SXSW, because every party you attend means you miss 2 movies. That said - I had been incredibly good this SXSW with nightly updates, no sleep and total movie immersion - so... I figured I'd get terribly drunk.
The party was at the famed EMO's - and was populated by the cast of OBSERVE & REPORT - along with a large amount of the Broken Lizard team, who are in town for the debut of their SLAMMIN SALMON (which I see tonight) - along with studio types, producers and various parasites like Moriarty, Capone and myself.
While drinking my fifth Jack & Coke, I began talking with Danny McBride about LAND OF THE LOST and just the general insanity of his life, when I asked what he was up to next. His eyes went Tex Avery on me. He can't believe that his next project is actually going forward, but it has been green lit.
If the title was mentioned - my alcohol addled brain didn't retain it, but it's a film inspired and drawing upon those amazingly fucked up awesome 80s fantasy flicks like KRULL, DEATHSTALKER 2, SWORD & THE SORCEROR... you know the titles. The films with crazy fucking effects, barrels of blood and tits and ass. And lunatic stories. Well it turns out that DAVID GORDON GREEN has put this project together at UNIVERSAL - it's set to shoot in Ireland at that TITANIC BUILDING in Belfast on enormous stages. Spectral Motion (HELLBOY 2, PAN'S LABYRINTH, The Thing from FANTASTIC FOUR) will be providing the creature effects.
In addition to Danny McBride (who will have an allegedly legendary encounter with an amorous Minotaur), David has brought on James Franco to co-star. THIS is a project to be excited about. We haven't seen fantasy comedy period style since MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL, TIME BANDITS and to have one inspired by the already hilarious genre of 80's fantasy... the comedy gold is extremely rich.
I look forward to this unknown titled project with great anticipation. David Gordon Green was incredibly excited about it. Let's look for an official project announcement shortly!