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John Ary With An AICN Exclusive: A Trailer For Lou Ferrigno's LIBERATOR Pilot!!

John Ary here with an AICN exclusive.  

We showed you some of Lou Ferrigno's Q&A from this year's Austin Comic Con a couple weeks ago.  He kicked off the discussion by showing the crowd the pilot episode of his new sci-fi series.  Liberator tells the story of superhuman soldier who sacrifices everything for his country. When he attempts to make a comeback, the government uses deadly force to keep him silent.  

Currently the short is making the rounds with stops planned in December at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and the Dark Mountain Film Festival in Medellin, Colombia.  The team also took home the Award of Excellence from Indie Fest. The special effects look on par with a SyFy movie of the week, but the tone and the action carry a nice comic book vibe throughout its 20 minute run.  Michael Dorn, Peta Wilson, Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Ed Asner also show up to give it a nice bit of nostalgic flair.  I enjoyed it and would very much like to see more.
Currently, the production team is shopping the pilot around, with the intention of distributing the series via TV or the web. If you want to know more about the project, check out the show's Facebook page and website.  
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  • Nov. 16, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST


    by Cactusspade

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    I like Lou

    by Daniel_Shock

    I wish him well.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    It's Medellin, COLOMBIA

    by quicksilver80

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST


    by John Ary

    You win today's No Prize. Thanks for pointing that one out. We've updated the article.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Sorry Lou...

    by vettebro

    This has "Fail" written all over it.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST


    by Martin Hogg

    Could be interesting

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    @vettebro I agree

    by quicksilver80

    This looks like a fan-film...a cheap one

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    After all those years losing to Arnold in the Olympias...

    by bigbaldpapa

    Big Lou is in much better shape today than Arnold is.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I like Lou too, that wasn't going to work

    by Smartacus

    Sorry, I see what you're trying to do there Mr. Ferrigno but that's not going to make it.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Reminds me how much I'd like to see a Marshal Law movie or series

    by Smartacus

    I can't believe nobody has picked that up and tried to make it happen. In a world where Kick-Ass can get a sequel Marshal Law can't even get made. That ain't right.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Masters Of The Universes RAM MAN - THE TV SERIES!

    by Dubster32

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    I nice to Lou Ferrigno

    by Sodomy Redux

    Be nice to Lou Ferrigno. If the shoe were on the other foot you can bet your sweet ass he would be nice to you. About this film: There's a vehicle out there for his talents but this isn't it. Good luck with the future projects, Lou. We're rooting for you.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    looks like it could be a fun cheesy SyFy channel movie or series

    by AntonStark

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Has there ever been a time...

    by Mikey Wood the entire history of AICN where talkbackers were ever universally positively enthusiastic about something? EVER? I doubt it. People just LOVE the sound of their own cinicism. Good luck to Lou and everyone involved.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    I wish Lou Ferrigno all the luck in the world with this project.

    by Ironhelix

    That's all I'm going to say.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Liberator:Ferrigno pulls out his incredible green 15" cock

    by Cactusspade

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Don't know why everyone is being so mean.

    by DVaderRIP

    FOR FUCKS SAKE Let's just cut the guy a fucking break, alright??

  • I like Lou, but he simply doesn't have any charisma as an actor. Nice, nice, man from everything I've read, but he's not an actor.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Lou smash illegal immigrants

    by PlasticBallAndChain

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Lou was great in King of Queens I must admit...good comic timing

    by PlasticBallAndChain

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    The "damn right" delivery could have been better, but other than that

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    this looks like it could be good fun. Everyone loves Lou. Check out The Incredible Hulk episode where Lou plays himself. Well not himself, but a bodybuilder/chef. It was great to see him and the late great Bill Bixby act together without the green makeup. I loved Lou's Toyota commercial a year or two ago where he just gives some smartass a look to shut him up. Check out Lou and Mr. Rogers on You Tube.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I was turned off by Lou when he joined the posse

    by PlasticBallAndChain

    and I've read some extremely negative things about him online but I've also read some good stuff, looks stinky but I hope it's good

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Why the hell isn't he part of the Expendables?

    by FitnaTheForbiddenMovie

    Let him play a loveable, kickass mute.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST


    by buggerbugger

    Frig, no!

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    so wait,

    by Dan

    ...we're giving Lou Ferrigno 'Pity' fan-worship?

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    He's mental

    by pumaman

    No seriously, he's friggin pyscho. Did any of you watch him on Celebrity Apprentice. Scares the SHIT outta me ! He was gonna throw Lisa Lampenelli through a wall at one point. Tv Gold though.

  • Not that THIS story doesn't look okay--not great, mind, but okay--and Lord knows Peta Wilson is always welcome on my TV, but I can't help thinking that the whole artificially-created superpowered being thing is a nice jumping-off point for other stories. Who volunteered for the program before ol' Libby and friends came along? What happened to them? What other crazy-ass government suits have been using them for their own ends? And so on...

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    running Lou

    by MJAYACE

    I like Lou too, but man, check out the three second clip where he is running from the cheesy f/x explosion. He looks about as flexible as a steel chair. Do some yoga man! Reminds me of Dolph Lundgren in that turdfest, in the Name of the King 2. Like Dolph too, but man his moves were definitely not like Jagger. More like Arthritis man.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Michael Dorn is a good looking man.

    by rakesh patel

    Lost a fair bit of weight as well it seems. I like lou. that's all i'm going to say.

  • ... I'd LOVE to see a good feature film starring Lou Ferrigno.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    dubster32 win.

    by adeceasedfan

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Lou looks like a Roman soldier in the poster

    by lv_426

    I was kinda hoping this was some sort of fantasy thing with a sci-fi/fantasy/superhero version of ancient Rome or something along those lines. Like Thor but instead of Norse mythology, Greek and Roman myths and heroes with a sci-fi/fantasy twist. Lou Ferrigno has the perfect look for that, especially in that armor he is wearing.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one

    by ellid

    who thinks that this looks like a pretty blatant ripoff of Captain America, only with Lou Ferrigno?

  • When I watched the trailer, I was surprised to see a woman when it cut to her talking. It sounded like a man talking at first over the animated pictures, trying to be 'husky'. If we had seen her first at the beginning of the clip, it would have been better. The trailer itself is really badly edited. Also, the company logo looks like it done in iMovie. I don't care if this is a film made by fan-film people (it probably is). Find someone who can edit a proper trailer.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by HoraceSkinner

    Any show named after a sex toy can't be that bad . . . Anything with Peta Wilson in it I will DVR and give a shot. Why isn't Dorn on a new Star Trek Series ? And man what happened to his face ? Yes, we all love the Original Hulk. But Lou would work much better in an ensemble, superhero vehicle, where he does not have to act much and speak less. There's not a more likeable guy out there. He could play a heavy w a sense of humor. Shows have bad pilots all the time. Some times show take a few episodes to find their footing. I think the concept is interesting. They could end up something topical and political. Lets face it, why wouldn't Sfyfy put it on ? Its not like they have anything else on worth watching ... or better yet if Peta and Dorn are on board for a series, just make an AVENGERS series ripoff, a 'superhero group' with these actors. they already ripped off x-men.

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 1:06 a.m. CST


    by John Fasano

    is a great idea. BTW, do you dweebs that have comments about Lou's voice get that he grew up 85% deaf? It took him years to learn to talk, and he has made great leaps and bounds in it, just the trailer has no sound adjustment (which any TV show or Movies would do -- re-record and "sweeten" the voices in post. There have been three bodybuilders in modern history that transcended the sport. Three. Steve Reeves (dead) Arnold (body a wreck) and Lou (still looks great.) He could and should have been a bad guy in EXPENDABLES 1,2 or the inevitable 3 except Stallone and Arnold don't like having the 6'5" Lou around making them look like shriveled midget wrestlers.

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Lou and the Law

    by John Fasano

    Lou's dad was a NYC cop. Lou in the last few years has become a Deputy with the Los Angeles AND the San Luis Opisbo Sheriff's departments -- not a celebrity version with a free badge -- he had to go to the full school room and physical training as the other Deputies. At his age. He is licensed to carry a gun and actually goes on raids and stuff. Cops tell me Drug dealers shit when the Hulk knocks down the crackhouse door. While you're sitting in Mom's basement waiting for the Hot Pockets in the microwave to go "ding" think about that.

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 3:03 a.m. CST

    so because lou...

    by colinjbooth

    is "actually a sweet sweet man" (Sidney Fife), we should look past the fact that his ONLY line of dialogue is ballsed up? Because Lou does nice things we should look past the awfulness of this entire mess? Because Lou would be nice about me, i should be nice about his ridiculous attempt at running? (when you gotta go, you gotta go, right?) Gimme a break. Shocking shite.

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    re: "Yes, we all love the Original Hulk."

    by buggerbugger

    No, I always thought it was a fucking disgrace, even back then. Might as well not have called it 'The Hulk' for all the resemblance it had to the comics.

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Lou is great, but

    by Bad Robot

    this ain't gonna work. He was a great addition to King of Queens. He needs a good buddy movie.

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    People just LOVE the sound of their own cinicism.

    by thefreshestthing

    This kind of comment belongs in a lot of the talkbacks here but this looks like shit. Lou being a nice guy or whatever makes this above criticism? Why? Sandra Bullock is a nice person, but I don't see anyone saying "Aww, nice effort Sandra, you're a nice gal" when she releases one of her shit movies.

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Agree with scratchmonkey, no love for the OH

    by papabendi

    I was always a fan of the comic hulk but when the TV show came out it left me wondering why the Hulk wasn't very poweful, and could only jump over fences.

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by PlasticBallAndChain

    Thanks for making my point jackass...DING!

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST


    by DVaderRIP

    Sandra Bullock is one sweet piece of ass. Just talking about her is making me want to watch Demolition Man. Damn I'd LOVE to tap Lenina Huxley.

  • Nov. 18, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Desiring to put Lisa Lampenelli through a wall...

    by gridlockd

    are the actions of a sane man.

  • Nov. 18, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Ed Asner is a deal breaker...

    by MaxHeadroom

    Won't watch anything with that creep in it.

  • Nov. 18, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    For all you Lou lovers...

    by diseptikon

    Did you not catch him on celebrity apprentice?

  • Nov. 18, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    If he's not in Expendables 3, there's something wrong with the world.

    by Royston Lodge

    So say we all. Thomas Jane as well.