Dimension Aims to Get Spoofy Towards Superhero Flicks

Given how much money "Date Movie" and the "Scary Movie" entries have made, it was only a matter of time before a clever screenwriter came up with the idea to spoof the superhero movies. That writer was John Unholz, and his spec script was recently purchased by the genre outfit known as Dimension.

Says The Hollywood Reporter: "Dimension Films has pre-emptively bought John Unholz's superhero spoof "Comic Book: The Movie." The spec, which was bought for mid-six against seven figures, went out wide Thursday morning and was acquired by Dimension on Thursday night after drawing interest from multiple studios. Described as in the vein of the "Scary Movie" franchise and the recent boxoffice hit "Date Movie," "Comic Book" is a spoof of comic book-based films. There are no producers or director attached yet. Dimension, which has a history of success lampooning the horror genre with its "Scary Movie" franchise, also had been developing the satire "Superhero!" with "Scary Movie 3" filmmakers David Zucker, Craig Mazin and Robert Weiss. That project has had no new movement in more than a year. Unholz, a former TV scribe who was a staff writer on WB Network's "Hype," sold the TV pilot "Operator Standing By" to Happy Madison Prods. "Comic Book" marks his first foray into feature film writing."

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Too bad there's already a flick called "Comic Book: The Movie," eh?

Comments

Roadhg67

Richard Wells

stupid

Mar 1 - 01:15 PM

arpeggio191

Carl Myers

agreed

Mar 1 - 04:59 PM

hellhole

Ken Alleman

Too many comic book movies come close to self-parody in themselves. A full-on jokey treatment is unnecessary.

Mar 1 - 07:33 PM

Prosper761

Brian Bara

So, they're just going to re-release "Fantastic Four" with a new title?

Mar 2 - 08:09 AM

SozeStrangelove

Will Potenberg

[b]Zing!![/b]
Good one.

Mar 4 - 09:57 PM

Super Simba

Super Simba

You get a cookie for that.

Mar 5 - 05:07 AM

Sinizine

Fake Name

There's one that's a sort of spoff coming out, called Sidekick Vs. Henchman or something like that, that sounds funny. Not sure about this. Spoofing a genre is fine, but Superhero movies really aren't a genre, at least not yet. Not to mention Marvel and DC are eager on the legal action button, which would restrict spoofing somewhat.

Mar 2 - 10:21 PM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

I think Marvel and DV might have a tough time though, since the producers can claim protection under the parody laws. Not that they wouldn't try to sue, but they'd probably lose.

Mar 3 - 06:13 PM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

I think Marvel and DV might have a tough time though, since the producers can claim protection under the parody laws. Not that they wouldn't try to sue, but they'd probably lose.

Mar 3 - 06:13 PM

SozeStrangelove

Will Potenberg

[b]Zing!![/b]
Good one.

Mar 4 - 09:57 PM

LimpytheTurtle

Antonio Lopez

good one prosper761!

Mar 5 - 02:33 AM

Super Simba

Super Simba

You get a cookie for that.

Mar 5 - 05:07 AM

Reel 2/Dialogue 2

Jar Jar Binks

Seems that Dimension hasn't bothered learning the lesson of [i]Mystery Men[/i]. Mark Hamill should sue!

Mar 7 - 06:56 AM

bigcfk

Con Man

...wasn't Scary Movie 4/5 supposed to spoof superhero movies?


what ever happened to Scary Movie 4/5?

Mar 7 - 04:52 PM

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