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