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Trey Parker and Matt Stone return with 2 live action films: THE ALL-AMERICAN and GIANT MONSTERS ATTACK JAPAN!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Count me as a giant fan of Trey Parker and Matt Stone. I'm totally stoked for the 10th season of South Park. When I heard the titles of the next two live-action films from Trey and Matt I immediatly got a big smile on my face. THE ALL-AMERICAN and, especially, GIANT MONSTERS ATTACK JAPAN!

The more I heard about the films, the more I kind of scratch my head. GIANT MONSTERS ATTACK JAPAN, a film that will combine live-action with "man in suit" action, is apparently going to be made with Nickelodeon films, which leads me to make the assumption that it'll be a family friendly film. Which is just bizarre. What would a Trey Parker and Matt Stone family comedy look like?

THE ALL-AMERICAN is a high school comedy and will be up first. Parker will direct both features and Stone produce. They will both collaborate with the screenwriters of each project for the final draft (Jeff Roda scripted ALL-AMERICAN and JF Lawton (PRETTY WOMAN and UNDER SIEGE) scripted GIANT MONSTERS ATTACK JAPAN!).

Both aren't the obvious choices for Parker and Stone, so either there is a typo in the announcements or they've decided to try their hand at something a little different. I'm all for them toning it down with a couple films as long as they still deliver my crude humor every Wednesday night!!!

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  • Aug. 22, 2006, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Good news.

    by CoursinLarry

    This would be great news if not for the fact that they didn't write either movie from the start. I think that both the South Park movie and Team America were great, great comedies so I am all for more of the same.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 5:28 a.m. CST

    These guys still rule

    by DOGSOUP

    Nuff Said.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 5:58 a.m. CST

    why produce/direct something someone else wrote?

    by newc0253

    especially someone whose previous screen credits include 'under siege'? i wager trey parker's stuff is 1000 times funnier than anything these guys could write.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 6:24 a.m. CST


    by Rearden

    These guys can't do anything but rule. I am an absolutely devout South Park fan. Trey and Matt are perhaps the greatest satirists (of both pop culture and politics) of our time. (who am I kidding? Politics are nothing but pop culture)

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 6:43 a.m. CST

    They wrote it...

    by Drworm2002

    It's the final draft that they will get some help. I think that's a good idea. I am glad to see them tone it down a little. Even the greats sometimes need some to look at them and say..."um, no."

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Surely they can turn one of those in to a....

    by Floyd_Dylan

    South Park movie, especially THE ALL-AMERICAN, they can have it where the kids get a glimps in to their own High School future.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:16 a.m. CST


    by RenoNevada2000

    Well, this news just revs me up on an otherwise dull Tuesday morn. Can't wait for GIANT MONSTERS ATTACK JAPAN as JF Lawton wrote one of the funniest unproduced scripts I've every read- FARTMAN!

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Snakes on a

    by Barney Hood

    Are we to be flooded with literal titles during the coming couple of years?

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Remember When South Park Was Funny?

    by ZombieSolutions

    I think it was sometime before they suddenly turned into Republicans. (Although TEAM AMERICA was pretty funny, I'll admit.)

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:36 a.m. CST

    What the Fuck?!

    by FordPerfect

    I don't know how I will take a Parker and Stone family film?

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:37 a.m. CST

    i love how they always say "no more movies for us!"

    by tripp5

    they always make a movie, lament about how much work it is, and then swear off making movies...and then after awhile they announce a new those boy-os

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Remember when it WAS funny?

    by Giz

    Do you even remember the first season? It was god awful. South Parks gets better each season...

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 8:05 a.m. CST

    SP Peaked Years Ago

    by ZombieSolutions

    1st season is pretty bad in hindsight, I agree, but the last few seasons have been all but unwatchable. I didn't laugh once last season; gave up halfway through. They've gotten to the point where they have to make fun of other and much, much funnier shows? Sounds like sour grapes to me. FAMILY GUY is dumb, but its super smart and hilarious dumb; something SP hasn't touched in years. Nobody I know even watches SP anymore. Its a shame, cause it used to be really funny. I guess its a frat-guy thing? Dunno.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 8:27 a.m. CST

    South Park keeps getting better and better.

    by The Wrong Guy

    Cannibal: The Musical was awesome; Orgazmo was awesome, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut was awesome.Team America was pretty awesome...Heck, I even kinda lauged a lot during Baseketball. Funny dudes, that's all I'm saying. Whatever they put out, I'm there.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Family Film?

    by El_Aurens

    All of this conjecture about a

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 8:33 a.m. CST

    i dunno . . .

    by Mechasheeva

    these guys aren't great, directors, they're great writers. why would they let someone else handle the writing duties and then revise their screenplay when I'm sure they'd come up with something much better if they just sat down and shat something out like they do with South Park each week?

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST

    by facejumpers

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Damon and Affleck are up for the Gappa twins, Tom B

    by Uncapie

    Maaaat Daaamon!

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Matt Damon.

    by DerLanghaarige

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 9:33 a.m. CST

    If they take the framework from each script...

    by DirkD13"

    ...and then craft it to suit their own sensibilities then I have to say, i'm very interested. Parker hasn't done live action filmaking since the brilliant Orgazmo. These guys should make a movie a year.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 9:36 a.m. CST

    South Park I can take or leave...

    by Lone Fox

    But Parker/Stone film projects are in another league. 'I don't want to sound like a queer or nothing, but Depeche Mode are a really sweet band!'

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 9:37 a.m. CST

    cock push ups

    by jackinitraw

    You know...cock push ups.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 10:06 a.m. CST

    How bout putting some effort back into South Park?

    by INWOsuxRED

    At least work on a few episodes now. You can tinker with them around air time to make them a bit more current. The episodes from last mini-season just seemed so slopped together last minute, like an essay written 5 minutes before class. They really can't afford another season as bad as the last one.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Giant Monsters Attack Japan = Snakes on a Plane

    by CZ

    I'm just sayin'.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Count me in and excited

    by monorail77

    I like what these guys do. I am there.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by DeadPanWalking

    This is one situation where I wouldn't mind if the producers screw with the writers, haha.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 12:10 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 12:13 p.m. CST

    South Park RIP

    by Rupee88

    This past season of South Park was deplorable...a once brilliant show just left to rot by its creators. They wrote those last few episodes in about five minutes. I hope it was just because they were angry at Comedy Central and maybe they'll put some energy into it again. But most likely, they are just going to ride out their contracts and collect the cash while putting their hearts and time into these film projects while they produce perfunctory South Park episodes to be toned down further for syndication. Oh well, South Park has many brilliant years and if that's all we ever get from this point, we should still be somewhat grateful.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing...

    by Poacher

    They're going to be very involved with the scripting, but their South Park schedule probably didn't allow them to sit down and write whole screenplays. Knowing how these guys work, they'll probably rewrite the script all through production. I'm guessing they didn't want to get into another Team America situation where they were greenlighted and released within like, six months, without ever having finished the script. I'm sure they want someone to have a complete script they can go in and make completely warped. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 12:46 p.m. CST

    next up: "Quirky Underdogs Win the Game"

    by ZeroCorpse

    Followed by "Everygirl Gets The Guy", and the blockbuster hit "Get Out Of The Building! It's On Fire and there's a Killer on the 27th Floor!" --- Soon we'll see movies called "This Strange Guy Is From Out of Town" and "Adam Sandler Makes Silly Noises Again" and people will flock to them. I love Matt & Trey (usually) but I can see the start of a trend here.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:26 p.m. CST

    We Want A Team America Sequel, Dammit!

    by JustinSane

    I know that marionettes are hard to work with, but I need more Gary and the gang!

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Yeah, you had me up until..

    by DanielKurland

    You said they weren't writing it. Say what you will, but a funny director directing someone else's script doesn't really make it "their" movie. Sure, if these guys were auteurs, it'd be different, but they're not. The fact that they are adding to the scripts is nice, but my expectations and excitement are certainly lowered for these. South Park may be funnier now (all right, this season may not have been the best example, but recent years will show) than ever, and I think if a South Park movie were to come out now, it'd be even funnier than the first, and I hope the series ends with that.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Worst pun ever...

    by Prof.Ikamono

    MechaStreisand, Kaijew.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Team America 2

    by dancinggopher01

    Is the best idea I have ever heard in the history of ideas.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:29 p.m. CST

    What South Park did with Family Guy was great...

    by DanielKurland

    And although it's brutally obvious, I never realized it. It's just a terribly written show. SURE, it's funny, but to just have a random cutaway where it's, "You think that's bad, remember the time I got a speeding ticket when I drove Mel Gibson?" is NOT good writing. South Park made that obvious, and although Family Guy does well (they have had a tremendous drop off asfter being revived though), I respect South Park a lot more. Simpsons and King of the Hill writers actualy sent Parker and Stone thank you baskets for dealing with Family Guy, as they themselves didn't have the guts to do it. And if you're looking for comedy that is purely derived from a plot that stays focussed, doesn't waver, and remains integrity, watch King of the Hill. It may be on it's last year, and most people may not give a fuck about it anymore, but it's probably the most consistently funny cartoon out there. It has good writing.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Too soon...

    by Moonwatcher

    for the homage/copycat/generic titles to start coming out after Snakes On a Plane - or is it just me?

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Check this out:

    by WolfmanNards

    Imma gonna watch those movies

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Could turn out to be Baseketball all over..

    by alienindisguise

    and that would totally suck ass!

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST


    by DanielKurland

    Parker and Stone however did not write OR direct Baseketball, they simply acted in it.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 6:19 p.m. CST

    "totally suck ass"

    by Prof.Ikamono

    Well... you sure had me going on that other thread, I fell for your "pious Christian" act and actually waited to see if you would be there "all week"!!! So, what's it like living under a bridge, then?

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 8:57 p.m. CST

    It's good that The Simpsons and King Of The Hill...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...Sent SP a basket: professional courtesy from two fellow over-the-hill, unfunny "message" cartoons that sometimes (ugh) wallow in sentimentality when they run out of anyone gives a shit about Homer Simpson's marriage or Bobby Hill's love life. Cancel 'em all (and American Dad) and give Family Guy a thirty episode season!

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 9:28 p.m. CST

    FAMILY GUY's last season was pretty great, actually...

    by beamish13

    The episode "Don't Make Me Over", where Meg turns into a bombshell and Brian reveals that he is a "white dog" was fantastic. FG's sentimentality factor has actually decreased since the early episodes (and even then it was barely noticeable). SOUTH PARK is a cookie-cutter show that likes to believe that it's innovative, and frankly its outworn its welcome, much like KOTH and THE SIMPSONS.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 9:31 p.m. CST

    cancel AMERICAN DAD?! are you nuts?

    by beamish13

    "Shh. I am narrating my life as if it were a DVD audio commentary".

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 10:10 p.m. CST

    As someone who likes Baseketball

    by Archduke_Chocula

    This is good news, especially if it's Man in Suitness, cause then SP, TA and it will form some kind of "Half assed" trilogy.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Agree with DanielKurland. Still find FG funny, though.

    by The Wrong Guy

    Just no way near the class of SP or King of the Hill. New FG makes me laugh a lot more than new Simpsons though, that's for sure. And going by each of their last season's- American Dad's a better, funnier show than FG right now.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 12:52 a.m. CST

    P&S doing family films is BRILLIANT

    by GeekBob

    The reason "South Park" has always worked and will continue to work is that within the satire, crudeness and vulgarity is a foundation of highly-observant, engaging stories about children, often engaged in fantastical situations. As much as the rip on the whole "kids on an adventure" genre, they GET why it works and the best "kid" eps of SP soar because of it. There's something real and heartfelt underneath the perversity in, say, the "LOTR" episode, "Cartman's Mom Is A Dirty Slut," "Awesome-O," etc. And as for Giant Monsters... "MechaStreisand" is all the evidence anyone needs that THAT will kick unholy amounts of ass.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Paramount and lil tommy go thier

    by emeraldboy

    Seperate ways. Thank you Trey and Matt for bringing that about. Cruise is goign indie.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Two more movies.....

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    means two more turds in the water pipe.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 4:10 p.m. CST

    People need to stop drinking that Haterade...

    by playahatersball

    It is posssible to enjoy the work of more than one team of animators and/or production companies. Newer episodes of "The Simpsons" teeter between clever self-satire and forehead-slapping repetition. The writers have long admitted that all the really clever storylines and jokes have been set aside for the long-planned movie. The watered down new episodes almost always hinge on the shoe-horning in of a guest star in an almost "Family Guy" style celebrity non sequiter (albiet featuring the real person). "Family Guy" is funnier now than it was during its first run- ippecac drinking contest is classic. "American Dad" is okay to watch when abosolutly no other cartoons are on. "South Park" is still great, and I always look forward to new episodes of it- but i admit it's way better when the plots aren't about the show itself- or when they don't end on a preachy message built on a shakey premise. The funniest animated show on right now is "Venture Brothers" with "Wondershowzen" behind it, as it's not all cartoonimated.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST

    oh yeah...

    by playahatersball

    KOTH has always been smarter and more subtile than most live-action TV sitcoms. Anyone who doesn't realize that Mike Judge is a master of subtext needs to go back and watch them some Bevis y Butthead.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 1:42 a.m. CST

    these guys can do any film they want. I'll be there!

    by BendersShinyAss

    I'm sure they'll push the envelope regardless of nickolodian

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 6:23 a.m. CST

    I like South Park, but what's with all the feces?

    by Prof.Ikamono

    There's more poo on South Park than in German pornography. This goes way beyond mere toilet humour towards some morbid interest bordering on coprophilia or (gag) coprophagia. If Parker and Stone wrote Family Guy, Stewie would be smearing "Death to Lois" on the walls with the contents of his nappies, Brian would leave dogpiles on the floor for Peter to step in, Chris would come down from his room covered in turds pelted at him by the Evil Monkey, and Meg...Oh who gives a shit about Meg.