Sunday, May 13, 2007

South Park Creators and Daikaiju: Together Again


The L.A. Times reports that Matt Stone and Trey Parker, known to everyone as the force behind "South Park," are set to direct the tongue-in-cheek Godzilla-esque script "Giant Monsters Attack Japan!" The script, written by J.F. Lawton, is described as a mixture of "ninjas, samurai, cutesy mini-monsters, giant robots and the country's most enduring export, city-stomping mega-monsters played by men in rubber suits."

The material isn't that strange – Stone and Parker seem to enjoy working with puppets. But the flick apparently is shockingly clean. So clean that when all is said and done it'll get a G or PG rating.

Says Lawton (whose previous credits include "Pretty Woman" and "Under Siege"): '"It's funny, Trey and Matt said that they felt that they could do a G movie or a PG movie easier than they could a PG-13, because it's their nature to push an issue."'

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have already displayed their nostalgic fondness for Japanese giant monster movies as evidenced in the first season South Park episode, “Mecha-Streisand”. My only question is whether or not the intended audience (kids) will understand the jokes about the genre, especially considering that these kinds of films haven’t been shown on cable television in quite some time. I’m sure that the movie will still be pretty amusing regardless of whether the kiddies pick up on the satire or not, though.

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