There may be some hope to find a good science comedy movie in the waters of Josh Heald's Hot Tub Time Machine movie. Some pretty impressive actors are getting wet and paradoxical.
I'm very surprised with Cusack is in talks for this, although he has been known to make small mistakes on signing on to certain projects - ahem, 1408, and let's go ahead and assume that 2012 will be a total disaster. But Rob Corddry has proven to be hilarious in just about everything he's signed on to, from The Daily Show on down, and Craig Robinson is classic in The Office... maybe Hot Tub Time Machine is a solid comedy flick?
The film, which follows a group of old college buddies who get to re-live their glory days after getting drunk in a time traveling hot tub, starts filming in mid-April in Vancouver with directors Sean Anders & John Morris at the helm. A while back, Heald told Cinematical:
Hot Tub Time Machine is probably the greatest gift anyone's ever given the world. Time will show that it ranks up there with the Statue of Liberty and free Internet porn.
OK, removing my tongue from my cheek for a moment and without giving away anything without first consulting the directors or studio, let's just look at it logically — I was able to sell a script called Hot Tub Time Machine. To an actual movie studio. That in and of itself seems ridiculously implausible, and yet, here we are. I think I should get an award of at least some sort of free sandwich. I will say, without giving anything away, that my goal with the screenplay was awesomeness, through and through. And audiences will not be disappointed.
Why should you trust me? I dunno. Depends on what you're trusting me with. I can make you laugh. But God help you if you go on vacation and trust me to water your plants. Because we all know what will happen. I'll probably end up f****** your plants. Not in a weird way or anything. Just, you know, sexually.
So there you go. The crazy hype has begun, and let's hope nobody lets Heald near their plants.