Take everything you know about Star Wars, ball it up and throw it in the trash. Darth Vader was never mean; he was a rapper. Obi-Wan Kenobi was never stoic; he did stand-up comedy. Han Solo was never a scoundrel; he was a dancer. The Emperor was never evil; he was a chick magnet. Confused? You will be. You. Will. Be.

Star Wars: Detours is an upcoming animated comedy, created by Seth Green and Matt Senreich of Robot Chicken fame, featuring all your favorite Star Wars characters in situations so totally out of character and tone for the series, it makes the Prequels look good. A trailer has just come online featuring bad references, kiddie humor and the kind of bastardizing, canon-crushing images that’ll make you bow down to the Prequels for their wit, logic and flawless, Star Wars storytelling. It’s this generation’s Star Wars Christmas Special. If you dare, watch it after the jump. Read More »

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Talk about a geek dream team: Iron Man director Jon Favreau, Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci, Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green, and Superman Returns co-writer Michael Dougherty are teaming up to write Ex-Comm, described as a “present-day presidential procedural” that’s “a cross between the paranormal suspense of The X-Files and the political intrigue of The West Wing,” for ABC. Meanwhile, Favreau is also gearing up to work on a very different type of series for CBS, about singles mingling in sunny Southern California. More details on both projects after the jump.

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Three radically different comedies are filling up with a bevy of well-known actors. Johnny Knoxville, Josh Pence and many more have joined the cast of Fun Size, a kid comedy described as a Halloween-set blend of Superbad and Adventures in Babysitting. Allison Janney has been cast by Josh Radnor for Liberal Arts, which the How I Met Your Mother star will star in, write and direct. Also Seth Green and Michelle Trachtenberg will appear along Katee Sackhoff in the dark comedy Sexy Evil Genius. Read more about all of these projects after the jump. Read More »

‘Mars Needs Moms’ Trailer 2

Mars Needs Moms

Walt Disney Pictures has released a second movie trailer for the Robert Zemeckis’ produced adaptation of Berkley Breathed’s children’s book Mars Needs Moms. The performance capture film is being directed by The Prince of Egypt/The Time Machine helmer Simon Wells and stars Seth Green, Joan Cusack and Dan Fogler. I have been disappointed with everything I’ve seen thus far, and this trailer doesn’t change things. I continue to believe there is a lot of untapped potential in the science ficiton computer animated world. Think about it: What (non-Anime) animated films other than WALL-E have done it right? Hit the jump to watch the trailer now. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Movie Trailer: ‘Mars Needs Moms’

We’ve seen a poster and one image from Mars Needs Moms, the Robert Zemeckis-produced Disney film that adapts Berkeley Breathed‘s book of the same name. Both suggested that quite a few liberties had been taken with the material, and now there’s a trailer to show just how far Disney has taken it. Read More »

We’ve seen one poster image (with a strong Close Encounters vibe) for the Disney film Mars Needs Moms. Now there’s a new image from the film that shows off both the aliens and a couple of human characters.The film’s title always makes me assume it’s a kitschy kids film — which would be fine — but then I remember that it is based on the book of the same name by venerable Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed. And that’s just fine. So keep that in mind, and check out the full image after the break. Read More »

Movie Poster: Mars Needs Moms

Mars Needs Moms
Walt Disney Pictures has released the first movie poster for the Robert Zemeckis’ produced adaptation of Berkley Breathed’s children’s book Mars Needs Moms on Yahoo. The performance capture film is being directed by The Prince of Egypt/The Time Machine helmer Simon Wells and stars Seth Green, Joan Cusack and Dan Fogler. Hit the jump to see the poster.

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With the surge in reality television programing over the last decade, I’m surprised we have yet to see anything like EDtv of to a very extreme extent, The Truman Show. Sure, we’ve been let inside the family lives of celebrities, have gone to a deserted island with a strangers trying to survive, and have numerous shows which follow the going-ons of groups of friends from Hollywood to the Jersey Shore. But we’ve yet to see anything really indepth and nothing more interactive than the American Idol call-in vote-off.

Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich hope to change things up, and have teamed with Ford Motor Company and Sprint Nextel for a new interactive reality series called ControlTV. The show will follow six weeks in the life of a guy in his twenties. Nothing new, right? Well.., the twist is that the audience will have the ability to vote, in real time, on every aspect of his life — “from what he wears and eats, to where he works, to who he dates,” according to Deadline.

The creative team also includes The Bachelor director Ken Fuchs, commercial director Stephen Kessler and interactive technology expert Craig Ullman. Production is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this fall and the show will be distributed by video network DBG.

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