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AICN COMICS’ Optimous Douche here. Judd Nelson officially enters middle-agedom. It's been confirmed that bad boy John Bender of the Breakfast Club will be stepping into the role of "the man" for the upcoming movie adaptation of the graphic novel Bad Kids Go To Hell as the authoritative Headmaster Nash.

My pull-quote on the source material that will only ever see publication on Ain't It Cool is as follows:
"Have you ever wondered what would happen if the script for “Poltergeist” decided to grudge-fuck the script for “The Breakfast Club” and didn’t pull out? Well, wonder no more, because BAD KIDS GO TO HELL is the demon seed that epitomizes this unholy act. It also takes readers on a cathartic journey of blood, splatter, and retribution against every jerk off you ever went to high school with."

Oh and have no doubt that the headmaster is a jerk-off as well. Everbody's a jerk-off, but this cluster-fuck of double negatives works to make one big positive.

Read my full review here, check out the press release below, and get ready to see the cast of 90210 choke on their own blood.

Judd Nelson Joins Cast
of “Bad Kids Go to Hell”

Producer, Brad Keller, confirmed with Optimous Douche of AICN today that a deal has been struck with the original “Bad Boy” of “The Breakfast Club” fame, Judd Nelson, to play the role of Headmaster Nash in the live action feature film adaptation of the best selling indie comic book series “Bad Kids Go to Hell” (BKGtH). As you may remember from my review, BKGtH sold out each of its four issue comic book mini-series in one week, and then went on to sell out the first print run of the graphic novel in 1 day.

Since the release of “The Breakfast Club” over 25 years ago, Mr. Nelson has maintained a rich and diverse acting career in film and TV, but has always turned down offers to play roles in films paying homage to the John Hughes film in which he played the iconic bad boy teenager. Co-Writer and Producer, Barry Wernick, views Nelson’s coming on board as “a confirmation that BKGtH stands on its own as culturally and socially relevant to high school today, while simultaneously embracing the influences drawn from the rich high school teen classic. We have turned “The Breakfast Club” on its head, unabashedly lashing out against the popular culture which too often rewards bad behavior. After all, BKGtH does have a social conscience.”

Co-Writer and Director, Matthew Spradlin, asserts that “High school is a metaphor for the larger world in which we all live. And BKGtH is the ultimate high school revenge fantasy, where karma truly exists.” He goes on to say, “What makes movies, video games, and comics so great is getting to vicariously act out our darkest fantasies. Some people think these things generate malevolent behavior, but I think they help keep us sane.”

BKGtH promises to be as fast-paced, funny, and scary as the graphic novel, with special emphasis on both practical and virtual special effects made possible through a co-production agreement with Spiderwood Studios located in Austin, Texas, one of the newest and most forward thinking production and post-production facilities around. Filming starts June 6 in Austin, Texas at Spiderwood and wraps after shooting on locations in Dallas in early July.

Nelson will be joining the ensemble cast of up and coming Hollywood stars:Cameron Deane Stewart (“So Undercover,” “That’s What I Am,” “iCarly,” “Justice for Natalee”), Ali Faulkner (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” “Boneboys,” “Humans vs. Zombies,” “Maggie’s Passage”), Marc Donato (“Sick Boy,” “The Final,” “White Oleander,” “Pay it Forward,” “Billy Madison,” “DeGrassi: The Next Generation”),Robert Hayes (“The Lucky One,” “Breaking the Press”), and Amanda Alch (“Moon Ring,” “When Zachary Beaver Came to Town,” “Birdie and Bogey”).

Stay tuned for more on BKGtH as the producers assure that the role of Veronica, the sixth and final “Bad Kid” in the ensemble cast will be cast within the next week.

Become a BKGtH fan at its Facebook Fanpage or follow all things “Bad” at Twitter @BadKidsGoTo Hell. The movie’s official website is here.

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  • May 11, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST


    by Poptard_JD

    well done, douche! looking forward to it

  • May 11, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    "Wouldn't I be outstanding in that capacity?"

    by Keith

    John Bender and Rodimus Prime. The guy can retire a legend for those two roles alone.

  • May 11, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    "Shut up bitch, fix me a Turkey pot pie..."

    by Mr Soze

    Where did this guys career go???

  • May 11, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    He's In A Movie That Isn't some SyFy Crapulence?

    by frakthetoasters

    Mr. Nelson must be excited at the prospect of being in a movie that isn't some kind of SyFy Channel disaster. Good for him. As long as he doesn't tell the children to "smoke up".

  • May 11, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I Googled the name "Marc Donato"

    by kidicarus

    And it's the kid in Billy Madison when he's like "Do you want to trade me the rest of it for this banana?" (Kid smiles) "You know how badly I could beat you, right?" (Kid smiles and nods) Haha, what the fuck?

  • May 11, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Judd deserved a better career than the one he ended up with.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    But he keeps working, so bully for him.

  • "The movie is based in part on the live-action role-playing game of the same name. Created by Brad Sappington and Chris Weed of Goucher College over five years ago, the game now enjoys a following into the hundred of thousands and is played on campuses all over the world..." What a fucking stupid name...

  • May 11, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    How large was the print run on the comics?

    by Grinning White Skull

    If you only print 100 books you can sell out in a week. I saw the first book. It was awful. Congrats to the publishing team for selling its concept through owner-created hype.

  • Maybe somebody should do a 'Bender Family Christmas Special'

  • May 12, 2011, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Judd Nelson deserved a career?

    by BadMrWonka

    seriously? have you SEEN New Jack City? Judd Nelson could never do more than mediocre acting. the 80's were his time, since almost everyone acted like that, but let's not pretend the guy's fucking Ben Kingsley.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    1st print run

    by matthew spradlin

    50,000 on the FIRST print run of trade. don't know numbers on second print run or single issues. sometime back in 2009. maybe? good read.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    2nd print run

    by matthew spradlin

    looks like it dropped to about 25,000 or 30,000 on second print run. 2nd cover wasn't as cool, but some extra stuff in the back. fan photos, etc. some hot ass chicks, mang.

  • May 12, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    wow, this never would have flown 10 years ago

    by oisin5199

    being so close to Columbine. Now it's okay to fantasize about killing classmates again. Yay!(?)

  • May 12, 2011, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Judd's a great choice in Manilow wardrobe or not!

    by Funny Guy

    THE iconic figure of TBC. The criminal now plays the headmaster. Great choice by BKGTH. And greater career move by Nelson if Optimous Douche is right and " it would take a really really bad director to fuck this one up." Although got me wondering whether they will really dress him up in Barry Manilow's wardrobe.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST


    by Anthony

    Where did you get your info from?