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Rogan

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« on: 01-30-2004 03:05 »

Wilson Sleeps Until 3001

Luke Wilson is set to star in Mike Judge's comedy 3001 for 20th Century Fox, playing a man who goes to sleep only to wake up 1,000 years in the future, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Shooting is scheduled to start in mid-April.

Judge and Etan Cohen wrote the movie, which centers on Joe Bowers (Wilson), an average American who is selected for a top-secret hibernation program that finds him waking up and living among a society 10 centuries in the future. He finds that civilization is so dumbed-down that he is the most intelligent person alive, the trade paper reported.

Judge is producing, along with former Fox production executive Elysa Koplovitz. Judge, the creator of Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill, most recently directed 1999's Office Space.

Quite original, eh?
Ranadok

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« Reply #1 on: 01-30-2004 03:24 »

Yay, a Futurama movie! Wait? What? Ohh... I just saw  "...Cohen wrote the movie" and "... man who goes to sleep only to wake up 1,000 years in the future". My bad. Any fool can see this is a totally new idea that doesn't have anything to do with anything else ever made, especially anything with the name Futurama.
mikey

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« Reply #2 on: 01-30-2004 04:01 »

It rubs insult into injury with the fact that fucking mike judge has wrote it. Fuck you fox!
Tweek

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« Reply #3 on: 01-30-2004 04:10 »

They could at least have set it at a different time, setting it the same time that Futurama is set is just taking the micky  no no
bankrupt

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« Reply #4 on: 01-30-2004 08:14 »

Maybe they can cast that guy and his Bender costume from the picture thread in the Offtopic forum.

Rogan

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« Reply #5 on: 01-30-2004 08:14 »

Heh... insult to injury... salt on our wounds...


and if it sux, noone in the near future will want to have anything to do with such a project, including anything Futurama related...  frown


and would this spoil the chances for a feature lenght Futurama movie?
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #6 on: 01-30-2004 10:38 »

I wish they where not makeing the Wilson movie at all. He can suck my baseballs.
David A

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« Reply #7 on: 01-30-2004 10:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Rogan:
He finds that civilization is so dumbed-down that he is the most intelligent person alive, the trade paper reported.

Well, that part doesn't sound too much like Futurama.

It probably won't be a total rip-off.  It'll be like Firefly ripping-off Outlaw Star; just different enough to avoid a lawsuit.

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Pikka Bird

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« Reply #8 on: 01-30-2004 11:02 »
« Last Edit on: 01-30-2004 11:02 »

Speaking (writing, actually) of a Futurama-ish movie, why is there a real Futurama movie on IMDB? Apparently Farnsworth sells PE to Mom and she then owns 50% of the Earth.
Here it is What's up with that?
John C
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« Reply #9 on: 01-30-2004 11:16 »

That's the video game. You can tell because it says (VG) next to it.
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #10 on: 01-30-2004 11:30 »

I am confused by "I have seen this movie and would like to comment on it"...
Damn!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #11 on: 01-30-2004 13:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
Yay, a Futurama movie! Wait? What? Ohh... I just saw  "...Cohen wrote the movie" and "... man who goes to sleep only to wake up 1,000 years in the future". My bad.

Yay, a Futurama movie! Wait? What? Ohh... I just saw "Yay, a Futurama movie!". My bad...  tongue


OC_James

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« Reply #12 on: 01-30-2004 15:15 »

Ahem. This movie sounds good. It is not a rip-off, tons of stories/movies have taken place around 1000 years in the future. 1000 is a nice round number and it's so far away almost any technology is justifiable (like Groening said on the commentary).
It doesn't sound like it'll be futuristic. If everybody's dumbed down so much, it can't be near as complex as the society on Futurama. Besides, tons of movies/tv shows/books start off with the hero being cryogenically frozen or becoming uncoscious for a long period of time. Why not say Futurama is a rip-off of Red Dwarf? Because we're fans and are somewhat blind to things like that. Jesus, at least see the movie before you call it a rip-off.
And for the record, this movie sounds pretty interesting and considering I just loved Judge's last movie, Office Space, I'm looking forward to this movie.
Rover

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« Reply #13 on: 01-30-2004 21:16 »

I loved Office Space too, but the fact that Luke Wilson is in it really irks my brain. But to decide whether to see it or not, I'd have to see the previews at least thirty times.
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« Reply #14 on: 01-30-2004 21:34 »

OC makes a good point (but you still smell like old football boots man, sort that out), so the only thing I'm gonna do is say:
 "Bah, it just copied Futurama!" to anyone who mentions that film.

And which one's Luke Wilson?
The guy with the big nose?
Heheh!
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #15 on: 01-31-2004 05:03 »
« Last Edit on: 01-31-2004 05:03 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
And which one's Luke Wilson?
The guy with the big nose?
Heheh!

No, that's Owen Wilson. Luke Wilson is this guy. They are brothers though, so I see how you could confuse them.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #16 on: 01-31-2004 07:11 »

 
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Originally posted by OC_James:
Why not say Futurama is a rip-off of Red Dwarf?

Well in Red Dwarf it was three million years. And when Lister got out he faced very different circumstances to Fry. This preview sounds maybe a tad too close for comfort.

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« Reply #17 on: 01-31-2004 09:55 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
  No, that's Owen Wilson. Luke Wilson is this guy. They are brothers though, so I see how you could confuse them.
[Ranier Wolfcastle]That was the joke![/RW]

Now that you mention it, his nose is ok, I just assumed they both had big schnozzers!!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #18 on: 01-31-2004 09:56 »

And plus this announcement comes at a time when people are still mad about the way Fox treated Futurama as a show. So for them to come out with this right after is another knife in the back of Futurama. Add to the fact that Judge, creator of the still-doing-well King Of The Hill - a show that, let's be honest, probably wouldn't have existed as it does without The Simpsons - is behind this project and you have the entire content of the cutlery drawer in the back. Bravo.  mad

 And also, so this guy is now the most intelligent person on Earth? That's basically exactly the opposite of Fry, who was so dumb he had the power to defeat a race of flying brians. So they've taken quite an obvious route in making it legally distinguishable. 
Gleno

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« Reply #19 on: 01-31-2004 11:22 »

I hate Owen Wilson....there I said it....the only movie I liked him in was "The Cable Guy" when Jim Carrey kicked his arse in the bathroom.... evil laugh
Anyway seeing as how this is about Luke Wilson I'll just say....Office Space was hell funny so this might be a decent movie....

Don't Judge a book by it's cover....

Judge, it's a pun, get it huh huh....?

FishyJoe

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« Reply #20 on: 01-31-2004 11:23 »

I agree with Mouse On Venus.

It's hard to call it a ripoff, because the whole Rip Van Winkle thing has been done so much anyway. But still...I'm sure Judge and that other KOTH writer have seen Futurama. And it's coming from FOX, who cancelled Futurama. Doesn't it all strike you as kinda crappy and ripoffey?

I love both Office Space and Luke Wilson, but I don't know about this.
aslate

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« Reply #21 on: 01-31-2004 11:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Bushmeister:
 Well in Red Dwarf it was three million years. And when Lister got out he faced very different circumstances to Fry. This preview sounds maybe a tad too close for comfort.


But on Red Dwarf everyone died soon after he went into stasis so there was no-one to make any technological advances.

Birdbot

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« Reply #22 on: 01-31-2004 11:44 »

 frown It seems to be just like what Einstein said:

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

Judge seems to have taken Futurama, changed a few things round, and 'forgot' to metion his 'inspirition'.  up yours!
Allen

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« Reply #23 on: 01-31-2004 13:14 »

This isn't the first thread about this movie. I've said it before, I'll say it again. Give it a chance. Judge the movie not the preview. If there's a mutant cyclops and a wisecracking, alcohol drinking robot then feel free to scream ripoff. Until then give it a rest folks.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #24 on: 01-31-2004 15:25 »

What's the name of the cartoon that's about a delivery-making spaceship crewed by a robot, a slacker, and a beautiful purple-haired woman?

Oh, right, it's called Tripping the Rift, and it starts soon on Sci-Fi.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #25 on: 01-31-2004 15:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
This isn't the first thread about this movie. I've said it before, I'll say it again. Give it a chance. Judge the movie not the preview. If there's a mutant cyclops and a wisecracking, alcohol drinking robot then feel free to scream ripoff. Until then give it a rest folks.

No.  tongue
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #26 on: 01-31-2004 18:13 »
« Last Edit on: 01-31-2004 18:13 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Now that you mention it, his nose is ok, I just assumed they both had big schnozzers!!

Owen Wilson's nose is so big because he's broken it so many times. That's also the explanation for the little crokked bit on the bridge of his nose.

From what I understand, Owen Wilson is basically just playing himself in Zoolander -- perma-stoned, extreme-sports playing neo-hippie. And hilarious.   smile
FishyJoe

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« Reply #27 on: 02-01-2004 02:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
What's the name of the cartoon that's about a delivery-making spaceship crewed by a robot, a slacker, and a beautiful purple-haired woman?

Oh, right, it's called Tripping the Rift, and it starts soon on Sci-Fi.

Holy crap, no! They showed the original "Tripping The Rift" short on scifi a long while ago, along with interviews with the writer guy. It was horrible! And not only that, but it was from some KOTH writer. What's the deal with King of the Hill writers ripping off Futurama every chance they get?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #28 on: 02-01-2004 03:10 »

Maybe Groening and Judge are in cahoots.  Seriously.  Fox goes ahead with Judge's movie, until the last minute he changes the name to Futurama: The Live Action Movie, and reveals that it was coproduced by Groening.  It stars Luke Wilson as intrepid delivery boy Philip Fry, who saves the dumbed-down Earth from the evil Brain Spawn, aided by the adorable Nibbler, played by Warwick Davis.
SomeOne

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« Reply #29 on: 02-01-2004 03:37 »

A live action futurama movie would suck.
sheep555

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« Reply #30 on: 02-01-2004 03:45 »
« Last Edit on: 02-01-2004 03:45 »

More detailed plot summary:
The film focuses on U.S. Army Private Joe Bowers, deemed by his country as the epitome of “average.” A risk-phobic electrician six years away from his Army pension, he is looking forward to his retirement and little else. So, when the Pentagon asks him to be in a top secret hibernation experiment, he's a little reluctant.

But, with no immediate family and no intention to marry his long-time girlfriend, Bowers calculates the odds and decides to do his civic duty.
However, it is 1,000 years later when he exits his pod, and the world has become rampant with stupidity. Bowers' ensuing adventure has him battling wits with the local population (not a tough gig), reuniting with his fellow experimentee (a prostitute named Rita), and helping the current President and his loopy staff solve a series of crises that include dust storms, food shortages and ultra-inflation.
Joe ultimately rises to the challenge, emerging as a hero and savior, an accomplishment he could only pull off in the future.

From the casting ads they put out some time ago:

Rita: Described as in her 20s and pretty, she's a jaded hooker with a few debts, jail time, a low boredom threshold and not much else going for her. So why not take up the Army on their hibernation experiment? Rita doesn't think much of her pod partner, Bowers, except that he's stupid enough to think she's some kind of artist. When she emerges in the future, she's not surprised to find that there still is no shortage of horny men. What is surprising is that they are so completely witless she can con them out of their money without having to give any thing in return. It's a perfect world! In the meantime, Rita has inadvertently joined Joe in his scheme to save the country.


Dizz: Possibly fat and slovenly, he is described as having “testosterone for brains, and eyes that have that perpetually glazed-over look.” A defense attorney living a 1,000 years into the future, Dizz is deeply engrossed in The Violence Channel when Bowers wanders into his apartment. The lawyer doesn’t take to the stranger too kindly at first, even though he later is made Joe's court-appointed lawyer when he is charged with "having no money." Money means everything to Dizz – especially on those rare occasions when he remembers what it is he wants to use it for. Needless to say, he fails to get his client off. But he does end up helping Joe solve a few national crises - even if it's quite by accident. The character is listed as being in his 30s.


President Camacho: Sporting a bad hair-cut, machismo attitude and Captain America-type garb, this “crude, lewd and horny dude” is President of dumbed-down America in 3001. He even is replete with his own set of ever-present groupies. Unable to solve the catastrophes currently plaguing his administration, Camacho offers Joe the post of Secretary of Interior, promising to pardon him if he can resolve the current crises. However, Camacho runs out of patience before Joe's solution has a chance to reach fruition. This role is listed as between the ages of 35 and 50.

Interestingly (and perhaps taking a leaf out of The Matrix), producers note that all characters from the future should look as if they are of mixed race.

It's filming in Austin, Texas, and produced by Elysa Koplovitz - who's only other film (I can find) was Varsity Blues (1999).
Ranadok

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« Reply #31 on: 02-01-2004 12:03 »
« Last Edit on: 02-01-2004 12:03 »

It doesn't sound like much of a rip-off from that... just bad. Although it sorta sounds like a world of Benders... sorta.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #32 on: 02-01-2004 12:09 »
« Last Edit on: 02-01-2004 12:09 »

It would be realistic for most people in the future to be of mixed race, but remember in the movie they'll all be stupid and will have to be saved by some white guy.  (The "everyone is stupid" idead is going to be really annoying, I'll bet.)  Another movie that showed people of mixed race in the future is The Fifth Element (though four of the five main characters were white).

And no, the original Tripping the Rift short wasn't that good.  About the only real funny part was when the villains beam aboard and they're all facing the wall.  It's available for free online somewhere, if you want to see it (I'm guessing they cut a lot for Sci-Fi).
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #33 on: 02-01-2004 12:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
It would be realistic for most people in the future to be of mixed race, but remember in the movie they'll all be stupid and will have to be saved by some white guy.  (The "everyone is stupid" idead is going to be really annoying, I'll bet.)

 Well, we all know that the idea behind Futurama was that the future would be neither a uptopia nor a distopia, because one or the other would just get boring in the end. And without jumping to conclusions just yet, a "dumbed down society" to me sounds very much like a distopia.  hmpf
Shadowstar

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« Reply #34 on: 02-01-2004 13:51 »

[Stephen Hawking]I wanted to see your utopia, but it looks more like a fruitopia.[/Hawking]
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« Reply #35 on: 02-21-2004 20:38 »

its stuff like this that makes me want to vomit.   puke  stupid fox. stupid judge. stuipd me. wait.

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Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #36 on: 02-21-2004 21:39 »

I can't belive that some guy stole the idea!
It shows how some peopel in Hollywood are so sleasy...  mad
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #37 on: 02-22-2004 03:15 »

It looks like Fox is doing to Futurama what Hawking did to the Fry hole.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #38 on: 02-26-2004 02:22 »

 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/1-001371/
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #39 on: 02-27-2004 01:57 »

Spell it?
OK.

"Rip-off"
M-A-C-A-N-D-M-E
"Rip-off"

No?  OK.

"Rip-off"
"P-R-O-F-I-L-E-R"
"Rip-off"

Nrrrrn.

"Rip-off"
"P-I-L-O-T-C-A-N-D-I-D-A-T-E"
"Rip-Off."

COME ON!  I was close!
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