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Unbelievably Awesome Next Project by David Gordon Green?!?!? Called YOUR HIGHNESS!!!

Published at: March 19, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

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!

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  • March 18, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    First?

    by BALZACS_BALLSAC

    I'll be damned...

  • March 18, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Hmmmm...

    by sonnyfern

    Sword and Sorcery is an underappreciated genre...I'm down for whatever I can get...even if it is parody..

  • March 18, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    FIRST

    by BADBOYBROM HC

    I thank you, I'm here all week.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    5th...

    by iwasredempted

  • March 18, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    5th...fuck

    by iwasredempted

  • March 18, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Doh!

    by BADBOYBROM HC

    I'm still here all week though.....

  • March 18, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    I loved Krull and the Slayers

    by BALZACS_BALLSAC

    That was the first movie my family ever rented to play on the VCR. I remember watching in fast forward and rewind just because I could. What was that star shaped weapon he threw called? That weapon was pretty bad ass.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    danny mcbride is an insanely funny guy...

    by iwasredempted

  • March 18, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Don't care for this Green dude, but...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...this sounds cool.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    I'll watch it.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 18, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    a insanely funny.. dammit

    by iwasredempted

    fuck this grammar shit. say no to drugs.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    no i got it right the first time...

    by iwasredempted

    come on help me out here guys. fuck.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Kenny Powers

    by liljuniorbrown

    East Bound and Down is classic Danny McBride greatness. I was not blown away by Foot Fist way,but this show is great.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I am kind of excited but

    by slimballs

    then I remembered that the last film these guys did together wasn't very good.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    That would be dope if Franco played the same character...

    by Han Cholo

    He played in Pineapple Express. It would be awesome if they both essentially played their characters from that film.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Is it possible

    by Inconvenient

    that this was only dreamt in your fat, drunken, diabetic, coma like stuper or can I really get excited?

  • March 18, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Hey BALLSAC

    by Sauce Diesel

    It was called the Glaive...

  • March 18, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    This sounds like two drunken idiots dreaming

    by MY_BLUE_PENIS

    And not an actual project. I can't even see how anyone would greenlight whatever the fuck that was....Even Warner Bros isn't that risky.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    The star-shaped weapon in Krull

    by I am not a number

    was called the Glaive.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Get Christopher Lambert

    by JuanSanchez

    There can be only one, assholes!

  • March 18, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Who are the ad wizards...

    by wampa 1

    ...that came up with this one?

  • March 18, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    FURST?!?

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    Is that a universul symbol meaning you r teh ghey??!?! I see it on every talkback thread.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Harry, how's your health doing buddy?

    by YackBacker

    Drinking all that booze hopefully means you're doing well with the weight loss and everything. All my best, big guy!

  • March 18, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    skeptical

    by whiskey_dick

    " 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 know Green had nothing to do with the "Epic Movie" franchise, but even the most respectable filmmakers can churn out crap from time to time. I'm not going to get excited until we have some confirmation that this won't turn out to be "80's Fantasy Movie".

  • March 18, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Green is amazing at drama and comedy but..

    by DirkD13"

    his action in Pineapple express was fairly weak (admit it guys, as awesome as that film was it didnt quite kick-ass action wise). If Green wants to do this right then I hope he is let off the leash as the second action film from previously nonaction guys is generally FUCKING AWESOME IX2, Dark Knight etc..).<p>Been enjoying Eastbound and Down, but can't help feeling the script is not as good as the cast (by a long way).

  • March 18, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Can't nobody Glaive me like Jesus.

    by Spaceman Spliff

    Then he puts on his shades all cool-like.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    David Gordon Green doesn't really inspire...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Thoughts of Albert Pyun style madness, but hes 4 for 4 so far, so I'm in anyway.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Your Highness

    by Beldo84

    Is the name I heard bandied about

  • March 18, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Green's action

    by Beldo84

    Keep in mind PE was done on a comedy budget, not an action budget. I thought the action scenes were pretty good considering they had they were working with the budget of SUPERBAD.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    YOUR HIGHNESS HARRY

    by mattyholmes

    We only spoke about it nearly a year ago... http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/your-highness-a-comedy-set-in-the-world-of-dragons-wizards.php

  • March 18, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    No....it won't be like Krull. It will be packed with shit CG.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Awesome Fantasy films are a product of the 80s. <p>Fuck this guy and fuck anything he ever attempts. <P>This film will be shit.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Sounds awesome, but Harry

    by Die_Hardest

    I thought you couldn't drink with the lapband? Is everything alright with it?

  • March 18, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Wait, so is it a comedy or a fantasy flick?

    by D.Vader

    I can't tell what the hell you're describing, Harry. Krull and Sword and the Sorcerer are in no way similar to Time Bandits or Monty Python and the Holy Grail. So much for drunk reporting. "Unbelievably cool news?!?" No. It would be if you actually had some information instead of a hazy alcohol-drenched memory.

  • March 18, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    And I seriously hope this doesn't get made

    by D.Vader

    If its not a comedy, that is. I've got ideas for a fantasy action flick myself that I'd hate to see DGG do first. So if its a comedy, I'm all for it.

  • March 18, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    Thx Diesel, Number- THE GLAIVE!!

    by BALZACS_BALLSAC

    noice.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Hawk the Slayer was rubbish!

    by Movies4dummies

  • March 18, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    "No....it won't be like Krull. It will be packed with shit CG."

    by BadMrWonka

    like Krull was packed with after dinner mints? how is shit CG much worse than shit practical effects?

  • March 18, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    David Gordon Green owns

    by Charlie Murphy

    he seems to be moving towards odd comedies these days, with Pineapple Express, Eastbound and now this, and that's fine with me, he's knocking them out of the park. That said, his dramatic films are all fucking amazing movies and i can't wait for his next one.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Mrs Liam Neeson is gone

    by deanbarry

    :( R.I.P

  • March 18, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    I like - Yet Harry don't mention Broken Lizard in a post as awes

    by hallmitchell

    It gets me worried. Even though they have nothing to do with the awesome sounding movie. Look at South Parks' homage to Heavy Metal. I would love to see something like that.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    So, this basically counts as hearsay....

    by PTSDPete

  • March 18, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    the thing

    by mattforce7

    looked like a big piece of thing shit

  • March 18, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Should be a good companion to

    by hallmitchell

    David Fincher's animated Heavy Metal film.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    EASTBOUND AND DOWN

    by wash

    This page deserves at least one mention of how completely fucking awesome this show is. And if I was standing next to DB, I would have told him just that.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    DM I mean

    by wash

  • March 18, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    im as strong as an ox

    by The_Exterminator

  • March 18, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    The reverse apachee master

    by liljuniorbrown

    The opening scenes to this weeks East Bound and Down were priceless. When he's recording his "book on tape",the nick names that he will no longer be called , fucking hysterical to me for some reason. "That man is gone,no more People's champion or the reverse apachee master,the man with the golden dick,dr.cock and balls,just Kenny Powers". That shit just cracked me up. Also his fight scene in Hot Rod is the only thing about that movie that made me laugh.

  • March 18, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Natasha Richardson has died.

    by drompter

    May she rests in peace. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/ Movies/03/18/obit.richardson/ index.html

  • March 18, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it was reported in the Village Voice last year

    by HypeEndsHere

    Danny said they smoke up and go fight dragons. the dragons are going to be stop motion. not that much of a scoop, dude.

  • March 18, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Stop motion - awesome.

    by hallmitchell

  • March 18, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    soylent

    by BALZACS_BALLSAC

    Natasha was in NELL where she met her husband, Liam Neeson.

  • March 18, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    EASTBOUND AND DOWN...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...is the funniest fucking show on TV right now...at least, now that Flight of the Conchords is coming to an end...

  • March 18, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    So I guess Year One

    by Series7

    Is that bad that we can't even talk about it.

  • March 19, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    What about....BEASTMASTER?!?

    by Mr.LordBronco

    Gahhhhh-you nitwits always dissapoint-why are you people so fucking dumb?!? Huh? To not mention Beastmaster makes my thews pop and hunger for immortal battle!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Legend equals mostly total fail, however

    by Mr.LordBronco

    even though it had uber hot mia sara plus pretty good emo soundtrack by uh..Bryan ferry PLUS probably the best Satan on Film before john Carpenters Prince Of Darkness-it was still completely weak...

  • March 19, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Now Lets talk Disney's "DragonSlayer"

    by Mr.LordBronco

    Uhhh-this movie holds a special place in my heart because I believe it signelled the end of Disney's Macarbe streak of wicked brain warping "kid's movies" Not only did it feature really good practical effects-there's this one scene that will always haunt my dreams and warped my brain as pre-pubescent-child-good stuff :-)

  • March 19, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Gahh-LadyHawke

    by Mr.LordBronco

    Noooo!!!! But probably ages more gracefully than I give it credit for. Wargames ferris Buehler teams up with Rutger Hauer Post Blade Runner-and though a few good scenes-was also utter POO-good scenerey and cinematography-but was the first of barbarians should be rated pg because Sword and trhe Sorceror was so cool, but our focus group says we need more butts in the seat, and I have this idea my MBA professor proposes...

  • March 19, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn

    by Mr.LordBronco

    The first epic to be filmed entirely in this new-fangled 3-D process was the ultimate Sword and Sorcery epic that-Oh wait-wrong genre :-) nevermind!!!

  • March 19, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair-Bitches!!!

    by Mr.LordBronco

    Yeah, you assholes all play it off of your stupid computers-back in the day-I had a psycho D and D buddy who's father owned a freakin arcade. His dad would open up the coin slot and Sean would just sit there and play that motherfucker over and over agin-all streaming from this thingamabob called a *LASERDISC* (Yeah an arcade like in the original Tron-except i was a crappy pool hall) U CANNOT COMPUTE THE PWNAGE OF ACTUALLY MASTERING DRAGON"S LAIR IN ITS ORIGINAL STAND UP ARCADE FORM That is all...

  • March 19, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Rone Jaffe's Mazes And Monsters

    by Mr.LordBronco

    The ultimate goddamned grandaddy of Ultimate Dungeons and Dragons movies!!! Starring a certain dewy-eyed newb of a thespian by the name of Tom Hanks, this thrilling feel good story pandered to the prevailing trends of 1980's Christian Fear-mongering. A polemic written by some nasty, crusty old-school Ann Coulter type jagoff slut back in the day, the script reads like a Jack T. Chick pamphlet, but soared far into the public consciousness as a media event. What makes it sooo good is obviously T. Hanks early performance where he plays a pathetic nerd with a *mental illness* who's fixated upon a certain Live Action Role Playing Game was only his first step to eventual Oscar greatness for his ultimate crowning achievement: Dan Brown's Angel's and Demons. Who could have known that playing a mentally ill (psycho)character would would be the first step to the ultimate Oscar lock? Perhaps we as fans will never realize the brilliant machinations that worked in Tom Hanks mind. Perhaps, he knew the only sure way to achieve Oscar greatness was something most Hollywood actors and agents never realized: The only sure way to achieve Oscar greatness would be a Threefold plan never attempted before in the history of Hollywood: 1)Play a Psycho. (RJ'sM&M) 2)Play a Man of homosexual Persuasion. (Philadelphia) 3)Play a Retard. (Forrest Gump) And the rest, as they say, is History. Bow before the Hanks-He out-Baled Bale before Bale even knew he was Bale!!! (Kidding aside-T.Hanks ruled in SPRyan and Green Mile, etc etc-but hey-even gods must feel the smite) -MLB

  • March 19, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    aaah yeah.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    I don't get excited about anything till I at least see a screen capture.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Danny McBride wishes he was me.

    by Kenny_Fuckin_Powers

    I mean shit, his imitation is passable. But he doesn't have my physique or viperlike arms and lats. And trying to make it sound like I have a problem cumming in my pants when I touch a woman is just a low cheap comedy shot when in actual fact Danny McBride has none of my sexual charisma.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    One other thing I'd like to say about Watchmen

    by Kenny_Fuckin_Powers

    I just have to let y'all know that Kenny Fuckin Powers had to endure another screening of The Watchmen because his new date had already seen Taken and I felt like a pedo taking her to that Rock movie. And yet again, taking a date to Watchmen only resulted in a very dry handjob that we couldn't even finish cause I kept seeing Roarschock pour cooking oil on that dude's ass. That shit is righteously unholy, what the fuck happened to awesome movies like Superman IV with Robot Eddie Murphy and shit.

  • March 19, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Great mention of M&M, Mr.LordBronco

    by Dingbatty

    I recall watching it with derision when it aired on TV in '82, as I'd just started playing ad&d in the fifth grade -- in the South, mind you -- and had to bear the bitching of friends' religious nut parents about the "devil-worshipping" game I was enticing their kids to play. Read the book years later in a library, after accidentally stumbling across it. Thanks for fanning that fire, Jaffe.

  • March 19, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Queerhawks

    by masteryoda007

    Satan is good, Satan is my pal. Let the chanting begin.

  • March 19, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Pineapple Express coulda been great.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Wasn't.

  • March 19, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Eastbound and Down is the funniest show on TV

    by Cysquatch

    Any word if HBO has renewed for a 2nd season?

  • March 19, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Ladyhawke

    by Fawst

    I haven't seen it since I was a little kid. Rented it about 12 years ago and couldn't get past the opening scene. Saw that it's on OnDemand in my area on one of my movie stations and couldn't get past the opening credits. It's SO PAINFULLY DATED. I mean, it was an 80's one hit wonder away from being a bad music video. WHO THE FUCK THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD SCORE?!<br><br>Anyways. This could rule. But as much as I'm enjoying this "pot hitting the mainstream in a major way" surge we've had, I won't lie: I would rather someone made a heavy, taken-seriously adult fantasy epic. Hopefully Tales of a Sequel To Sword & The Sorcerer will be it.

  • March 19, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Mazes and Monsters = hysterically funny

    by gavdiggity

    It's so over the top and goofy. <P> Tangerine Dream did the soundtrack to Legend, not Bryan Ferry.

  • March 19, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Mazes & Monsters

    by TedKordLives

    I just got a vhs copy of it for $2. Not worth it. Not even being high could make it interesting. The very last scene, where his friends go see him and he's referring to them by their character names and talking about going on an adventure-was fucking hilarious. I wish Tom Hanks would be funny again. 'BURBS II, DAMMIT!

  • March 19, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Jody Hill rocks

    by ClockWorker

    Green not so much

  • March 20, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Shooting in Belfast?

    by CanYouFlySucka

    I live like an hour away. I'll take these m'fuckers out on THE DRINK.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Lee Horsely

    by Mr.LordBronco

    ..was the dude in Sword and the Sorceror. Kind of a poor man's Tom Selleck. TKL-That's the point of the 1980's-it *was* interesting because it was all you had to look at. Is it an awfully, terribly embarrasing made-for-TV movie? Yes. It's awfullness is exactly why the 80s are history best put behind us all. However, if one were to take about 4 hits of acid and watch it back to back with Nightmare on Elm Street Part the Fourth, one could possibly approximate my rise to adulthood. Hail Satan! -mlb

  • Jan. 15, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    This should be awesome

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    2011 should be good, I think Thor will also be good and I can't wait for the third batman movie, I hope it';s called the dark knight rises