|03-24-2006, 04:29 PM||#1|
In non-S.O.A.P. Samuel L. Jackson news... (Bob Saget sighting, too)
Samuel L. Jackson to narrate "Farce of the Penguins," written by Bob Saget
ThinkFilm has set a late-summer release for Farce of the Penguins, a parody of the documentary March of the Penguins to be narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
Bob Saget is producing with David Permut and set the pic with ThinkFilm last fall.
Saget wrote the script and is directing a feature that transforms the docu's depiction of penguin survival and mating rituals into the story of one bird's search for love while on a 70-mile trek with hedonistic buddies obsessed with getting laid.
Saget voices the lovestruck penguin protag; Lewis Black, Mo'Nique and Tracy Morgan the other leads. Supporting critters will be voiced by Jason Alexander, James Belushi, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook, Harvey Fierstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried, Norm Macdonald, Carlos Mencia, Alyson Hannigan, Jamie Kennedy, Jon Lovitz, Adam Duritz and Saget's "Full House" co-stars John Stamos and Dave Coulier, among others.
After making the initial deal, Saget and editor Michael Miller culled enough docu footage to replicate the "March" structure. Jackson possesses the commanding oration of "March" narrator Morgan Freeman, but his play-by-play is in keeping with the pic's R-rated territory.
In S.O.A.P. news, the film is #7 in the Most Requested Upcoming Films on the site:
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18. Mission: Impossible III
20. Ghost Rider
|03-24-2006, 09:03 PM||#3|