With "Pineapple Express" right around the corner, everyone's saying indie movie fans should prepare to say goodbye to director David Gordon Green who's likely going to take a leap into the major leagues with this mainstream, Judd Apatow-produced comedy.
However, maybe its surefire success will give DGG the juice to put some of his eclectic and myriad projects into fruition. Like the medieval stoner movie he's working on right now with his longtime buddy Danny R. McBride called "Your Highness."
"It's a medieval movie, so we want a bunch of Ray Harryhausen 'Clash of the Titans' effects. We've been watching 'Beastmaster' and 'Yor, the Hunter From the Future.' We want to make a movie on a big scale, but utilizing pre-CGI effects like matte painting, animatronics, and puppets. It's about a prince who smokes weed and fights dragons."Green mentioned the project briefly in various interviews promoting "Snow Angels," but this is the first time he's really spilled the beans on the project. McBride who will be seen later this summer in his kung-fu comedy, "The Foot Fist Way," and Ben Stiller's "Tropic Thunder," got his acting start in DGG's relationship drama, "All The Real Girls."
Wait, is this the same medieval movie Green wants to make with dwarves and Peter Dinklage? Sure sounds like it. McBride is being called one of Hollywood's fastest rising comedians, so we'll see, but a little preview: "The Foot Fist Way," was unfortunatley not very good at all aside from a few very funny, but scattered laughs.
As for "Pineapple Express"? Green hopes it plays out a lot like 1980's action film, "Tango & Cash," no really.
"It was the perfect '80s buddy/action movie: It took all the clichés that had come before it and put it all into one movie," he told the Village Voice. "When we were going into productionon Pineapple Express, [co-writer/star Seth Rogen] and I wanted that kind of tone, where [the movie] was taking itself seriously but mocking itself also."