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SOUTH PARK creators prepare TEAM AMERICA
New movie spoofs THUNDERBIRDS, superheroes and Jerry Bruckheimer movies
By Patrick Sauriol
June 25, 2003
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the two creators behind Comedy Central's hit animated series SOUTH PARK
, have a new target in sight: puppets.
The duo and writing partner Pam Brady are making TEAM AMERICA
, a feature-length send-up of today's action and superhero movies, with something borrowed from the old THUNDERBIRDS
TV series, namely, the use of marionettes to play the film's characters. SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER AND UNCUT
producer Scott Rudin will also be along for the ride. Parker will direct the R-rated TEAM AMERICA
for Paramount Pictures while Stone also produces the picture with Rudin.
"Our cast will be deliberately made of wood, but that will only be taking to the extreme what is evident in many Hollywood movies right now," Variety
quoted Matt Stone as saying about the movie. "What we wanted was to do a send-up of these super important huge action movies that Jerry Bruckheimer makes."
"The subtle joke here is that all actors are puppets," adds Trey Parker in Variety
report. "This will probably piss off everyone in town, and might well be our swan song."
The $20 million dollar movie will be made during the next break between SOUTH PARK
seasons. The show's core concept is to follow an action hero who joins the Team America superteam to defeat an worldwide menace. With these guys creating the show, expect lots of humor at the expense of the Hollywood machine.Got a scoop? Know something that you need to tell us about? Send it to us!