Director James Duffy expands on his 2005 short film “Robin’s Big Date” by adding Superman, Wonder Woman and The Penguin
Sam Rockwell and Justin Long will reprise their respective roles as Batman and Robin in James Duffy’s short film "Robin’s Big Speed Date," which is one of the segments in the R-rated untitled comedy omnibus (think "Kentucky Fried Movie") spearheaded by producers Peter Farrelly and longtime collaborator Charles Wessler, reports Production Weekly.
The segment is based on Duffy’s 2005 short film "Robin’s Big Date," which is available on YouTube. The story finds Robin on a date that is rudely interrupted by an obnoxious, goatee-sporting Batman, who proceeds to brag about almost sleeping with Catwoman. Duffy should consider himself lucky that DC Comics apparently has a sense of humor.
The film has also added Leslie Bibb as Wonder Woman and John Hodgeman as The Penguin, who was merely an anecdote in the 2005 short. Callie Thorne and Josh Hamilton co-starred in the original, and the latter will return to play Superman, indicating that the concept has apparently expanded.
MTV previously reported that one of the segments in the film will star Gerard Butler as a foul-mouthed leprechaun who is kidnapped by "Dukes of Hazard" co-stars Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott. The short will employ the technology used by "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," with Butler’s head digitally grafted onto the body of a "little person."
Additionally, Vulture reported that "Kick-Ass" co-stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz have reunited for an Elizabeth Banks-directed segment in which a 12 year-old girl gets her first period while hanging out with three gross guys who are too immature to know what to do.
"Untitled Comedy," as it’s currently known on IMDB, features 24 projects from 17 directors including Mike Judge, Brett Ratner, Bob Odenkirk, Will Graham and Griffin Dunne, and co-stars Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Tony Shalhoub, Matt Walsh, Patrick Warburton and Banks.
Several websites are reporting that the film will be released later this year, but TheWrap was told by Relativity Media and GreeneStreet Films that there is no release date scheduled yet and that some segments are still shooting. Regardless of when "Untitled Comedy" comes out, it promises to be a hilarious raunchfest that I can’t wait to see.