Trailer: James Gunn's SUPER Is Adult Version of Kick-Ass
A continuation of the themes shown last year in Kick-Ass and the more low-budget Defendor, the black comedy Indie superhero parody Super is gearing up for a small U.S. release in L.A. and New York next month and a full-length trailer has just gone online, which has just gone down a treat at OWF Towers. We love the subversive humour of this thing, a more adult version of the movies cited above, the casting seems to fit it's material live a glove and director James Gunn (Slither) is one sickly perverse filmmaker who I'm certain will take this material to some dark corners... Super tells the story of average dude Rainn Wilson (in what could be his break in movies) who becomes The Crimson Bolt, a Homer Simpson in a costume esque hero who is motivated to fight crime after his wife Liv Tyler (looking REALLY old in this trailer, have we just not seen her in a while?) leaves him for the suave but sleezy drug dealer Kevin Bacon. In a nice Juno reunion, The Crimson Bolt re-teams with sociopath and comic nerd teen Ellen Page, who becomes his "Chloe Moretz style Hitgirl but grown-up" sidekick, and no doubt will the lust of comic book nerds everywhere. Page looks particularly great, as if she's reprising the kind of performance that won her the Oscar nomination for Juno but was absent from Inception. Cult actors Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker and Linda Cardellini also make appearances. Hope this one makes it to the U.K.