Movie Has John Cleese And A Brain In A Jar — But Will It Have An Audience?

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A new poster for Igor (at Cinematical) shows more of the animated movie's supporting cast, including Scamper, Igor's roadkill Franken-bunny, and Brain, a scatter-brained brain in a jar. I'm not sure who this hunchback-who-wants-to-be-a-mad-scientist movie is going to appeal to, but since it's coming out in September and there's been almost no marketing so far, I suspect the question answers itself. And yet it has Johns Cusack and Cleese, and could be a great film. Click through for a new plot synopsis.


Besides the two Johns, the movie's vocal talent includes Eddie Izzard and Christian Slater. MGM put out a new synopsis, after having issued a synopsis a month ago and then withdrawn it again:

In a land of mad scientists and diabolical inventions, what do you do when you're born with a hunch on your back? You become an Igor. A hilarious twist on the classic monster movie, "Igor" tells the story of one Igor who's sick of being a lowly lab assistant with a Yes Master's degree and dreams of becoming a scientist. When his cruel master kicks the bucket a week before the annual Evil Science Fair, Igor finally gets his chance.

With the help of two of his experimental creations - Brain, a brain in a jar who's a little light on brains, and Scamper, a cynical bunny brought back from being road kill, Igor embarks on building the most evil invention of all time, a huge, ferocious monster. Unfortunately, instead of turning out evil, the monster turns out as Eva, a giant aspiring actress who wouldn't hurt a fly.

Just when the load on his back can't get any heavier, Igor and his band of monstrous misfits uncover an evil plot that threatens their world. Now, they must fight to save it and prove that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

And in case you haven't seen it, here's the trailer:

And the complete new poster, in ginormous resolution, is at the link. [Cinematical]


All I can say is I like the cast, and my kids were interested in it the minute they saw the advertisement at the movie theater.

It's had marketing, by the way...just not Dark Knight/Shrek 2 level marketing. Thank GOD. I expect it'll start showing up on TV ads in the next two weeks.